Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Leslie Family Papers, MS.00115

Samuel Leslie was born in Barren County, Kentucky on October 25, 1809. He moved to Searcy County, Arkansas, in 1838 from Tennessee and homesteaded 160 acres of land near Cove Creek. In Arkansas, he served five terms in the Arkansas Legislature. During the Civil War, he served as a colonel in the Arkansas militia and a captain in the Confederate army.

A.J. Leslie, Sr., Samuel's son, was born in July of 1834 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Parks. After Sarah's death, he married her sister, Melinda Parks. A.J. and Melinda Leslie moved to Wiley's Cove in 1886, where he became the postmaster. Wiley's Cove was later renamed Leslie Post Office. The town of Leslie, Arkansas, was incorporated on February 9, 1903.

This collection contains deeds, tax receipts, family correspondence, land grants, and legal contracts concerning the Leslie family and their property in Searcy County, Arkansas, near the town of Leslie.

Finding aid:
  • 1. Certificate of registration with United States General Land Office, Batesville, Arkansas, by Samuel Leslie, Searcy County, Arkansas
  • 2. Certificate of registration with United States General Land Office, Batesville, by Abner Shaw, Searcy County, Arkansas, 1857 September 1
  • 3. Deed, Samuel P. and Mary Williamson to Gibson Parks for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1860 January 3
  • 4. Certificate of registration with United States General Land Office at Batesville, Arkansas, by Samuel Leslie, Searcy County, 1860 May 1
  • 5. Receipt, from R.S. Yerkes and Company to Gibson Parks, for one year's subscription to "True Democrat," 1862 September 24
  • 6. Power of attorney, James Bratton to Samuel Leslie for debt owed him by the Confederate States of America for services to Company "H," Colonel Gans regiment, Arkansas Infantry, 1863 June 30
  • 7. Receipt, from C.A.P. Horn, Searcy County Clerk, 1869 September 7
  • 8. Article of agreement, between William P. Woods of Boone County, Arkansas, and E.B. Sewell of Searcy County, Arkansas, 1874 December 9
  • 9. Receipt, from Searcy County Tax Collector to Samuel Leslie, 1875 February 20
  • 10. Deed of conveyance, between Samuel Leslie to A.J. Redwine for lands in Wiley Cove, Searcy County, Arkansas, 1878 August 22
  • 11. Certificate of registration with United States General Land Office at Harrison, Arkansas, by Andrew Leslie of Searcy County, Arkansas, 1878 December 30
  • 12. Clerk's tax deed, J.N. Hamilton, Searcy County Clerk, to William P. Redwine for assessment of lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1880 April 21
  • 13. Statement, by J.C. Bratton, Searcy County Clerk, concerning charges against J.W. Stephenson and the estate of S.E. Leslie, 1887 March 17
  • 14. Warranty deed, Benjamin Potter to A.J. Leslie for land in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1891 October 8
  • 15. Deed of conveyance, Benjamin and Mandy Potter to A.J. Leslie for land in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1901 October 8
  • 16. Warrranty deed, Harrison P. and Sarah R. Horton to A.J. Leslie for land in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1901 April 9
  • 17. Warranty deed, Martha Leslie to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1901 April 9
  • 18. Administrator's deed, Martha H. Leslie to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 October 14
  • 19. Warranty deed, Grace Leslie to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 October 14
  • 20. Quitclaim deed, Peter and Belle Treadwell to Martha Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 October 15
  • 21. Quitclaim deed, Charles and Grace Stephenson to Martha Leslie for lands in Searcy County, 1902 October
  • 22. Power of attorney, to collect a legacy or distributive share, Flora Tennessee and Nora Parks nominate A.J. Leslie to collect a debt owed them by J.W. Russell of Hickman County, Tennessee, for the Sarah McClarren estate, 1902
  • 23. Warranty deed, Sam E. Leslie and Fruza Leslie to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 October 15
  • 24. Warranty deed, A.J. and Malinda A. Leslie to W.H. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1903 April 2
  • 25. Warranty deed, A.J. and Malinda A. Leslie to Mat Sooter for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1903 April 2
  • 26. Warranty deed, A.J. and Malinda A. Leslie to Evan Daugherty for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1904 February 23
  • 27. Warranty deed, H.W. and Hallie Pendergraft to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1904 May 26
  • 28. Warranty deed, Evan and Lucy Daugherty to G.S. Thompson for lands in Searcy County, 1904 August 6
  • 29. Warranty deed, A.M. and Julia Potter to J.H. Baldridge for lands in Van Buren County, Arkansas, 1907 March 7
  • 30. Warranty deed, A.J. and Malinda Leslie to George Brooks for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1907 March 19
  • 31. Quitclaim deed, George T. and C.A. Blair to A.J. Leslie, Sr., for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1907 March 30
  • 32. Warranty deed, George and Flossie Brooks to A.J. Leslie, Sr., for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1907 April 24
  • 33. Warranty deed, George and C.A. Blair to A.J. Leslie, Sr., for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1907 May 27
  • 34. Warranty deed, N.W. and Josie Redwine to J.O. Cotton for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1909 January 26
  • 35. Warranty deed, A.J. Leslie, Sr., to Asa M. Potter for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1910 June 14
  • 36. Quitclaim deed, B.P. and M.F. Thomas to A.J. Leslie, Sr., for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1910 June 14
  • 37. Loan agreement between Andrew J. Leslie, Jr., of Leslie, Arkansas, and Georgia State Savings Association of Savannah, Georgia, 1912 February 21
  • 38. Deed of trust, Andrew J. Leslie, Jr., of Leslie, Arkansas, to Edward W. Bell, Trustee for Georgia State Savings Association, Savannah, Georgia, 1912 February 21
  • 39. Title abstract, Andrew J. Leslie, Searcy County lands, 1912 March 5
  • 40. Warranty deed, Asa M. and M.J. Potter to J.S. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1914 March 16
  • 41. Letter, E.B. Patrick, Assistant Secretary of the Georgia State Savings Association, Savannah, Georgia, to W.H. Leslie, Leslie, Arkansas, 1920 January 31
  • 42. Deed, Andrew J. and Malinda A. Leslie to J.A. McCleanen for lands in Hickham County, Tennessee, undated
  • 43. Survey field notes for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, undated
  • 1. Receipt, from Darlene L. Dickey to H. Carson, 1803 July 16
  • 2. Deed of conveyance, Henry and Sophia Begly to Samuel Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1853 February 10
  • 3. Military bounty land grant, in the name of Richard M. Dick, private in Captain Rabin's Company, Georgia Volunteers, Florida War, to John M. Hensley, for lands in Arkansas, district of Batesville, 1853 August 1
  • 4. Certificate of registration with General Land Office at Harrison, Arkansas, by Andrew J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1855 March 1
  • 5. Choctaw Land Certificate in name of Elu-nan-tubbe, given over to Samuel Leslie, 1857 April 1
  • 6. Military bounty land grant, in the name of William J. Williams, Lieutenant in Captain Berryman's Company, Kentucky Militia, War of 1812, assigned to Abner S. Shaw, 1857 April 2
  • 7. Deed of conveyance, Isaac H. and Sarah Horton to Abner S. Shaw, 1859 June 24
  • 8. Deed of conveyance, Isaac H. and Sarah Horton to Abner S. Shaw, 1859 June 24
  • 9. Deed of conveyance, Henry Begly to Sam Leslie, 1860 December 21
  • 10. Tax receipts, Hickman County, Tennessee, for Sarah McClaren, 1860-1887
  • 11. Indenture between David Maxwell and Samuel Leslie, 1869 August 28
  • 12. Receipt for receiver's office by Andrew J. Leslie for taxes on land in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1871 January 20
  • 13. Tax receipt, Searcy County, Arkansas, to Samuel Leslie, 1877 January 29
  • 14. Warranty deed, Benjamin and M.L. Potter to Samuel Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1879 June 28
  • 15. Account of materials used by Andrew J. Leslie to build a structure in Searcy County, for W.J. McClemons, 1879
  • 16. Deed of conveyance, A.J. and Mary Redwine to A.J. Leslie, 1881 August 26
  • 17. Certificate of registration with United States General Land Office at Harrison, Arkansas, by Samuel Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas. 1888 March 3
  • 18. Statement by John C. Earl, Notary Public, concerning A.J. and M.A. Leslie, 1893
  • 19. Warranty deed, from J.B. and Margaret McCasland to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1896 March 17
  • 20. Quitclaim deed, Andrew and Susie Stephenson to Martha Leslie, 1900 April 10
  • 21. Statement by C.C. Knight, Searcy County Justice of the Peace, concerning Mary Giles' deed, 1901 January 31
  • 22. Warranty deed, A.G. and Julie A. Leslie to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1901 May 4
  • 23. Warranty deed, Bammie Leslie to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1901 July 13
  • 24. Certificate of registration with United States General Land Office at Harrison, Arkansas, by Andrew J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 February 12
  • 25. Quitclaim deed, William F. Boyd, Salla J. Boyd, Martha J. Blair, Samuel Boyd, Tennessee Boyd, James M. Boyd, Emme Boyd, and Mary Giles to A.J. and J.W.S. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 October 15
  • 26. Warranty deed, Anna B. Mathis to Andrew J. Leslie, 1902 October 15
  • 27. Administrator's deed from G.B. Greenhaw, guardian of Nancy Leslie, to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1902 October 15
  • 28. Quitclaim deed, Benjamin F. Waterson to Martha Leslie, 1902 October 15
  • 29. Article of agreement, lease to Wilder Stave Company, between A. J. Leslie and J.C. Wilder of Searcy County, Arkansas, 1903 April 10
  • 30. Warranty deed, Andrew J. Boyd to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1903 July 13
  • 31. Warranty deed, from Matthew Sooter, Jr., and Nancy L. Sooter to A.J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1903 October 31
  • 32. Warranty deed, J.E. and F.P. Blair to A.J. Leslie, 1905 May 9
  • 33. Warranty deed, G.S. and L.S. Thompson to A.J. Leslie, Sr., 1905 November 27
  • 34. Warranty deed, G.S. and L.S. Thompson to A.J. Leslie, 1906 August 1
  • 35. Quitclaim deed, The Farmers Bank to A.J. Leslie, Sr., 1907 January 24
  • 36. Warranty deed, J.O. and S.J. Cotton to A.J. Leslie, 1909 January 26
  • 37. Warranty deed, A.J. Leslie, Sr., to Andrew J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1909 December 9
  • 38. Warranty deed, R.L. and A.B. Russell to A.J. Leslie, Sr., 1909 December 10
  • 39. Warranty deed, A.J. Leslie, Sr., to Andrew J. Leslie for lands in Searcy County, Arkansas, 1909 December 11
  • 40. Agreement between G.W. Smith, grocer, and heirs of A.J. Leslie , Sr., to settle his debts, 1910 December 31
  • 41. Tax receipt, for A.J. Leslie, Searcy County, Wiley's Cove Township, 1913 March 7
  • 42. Warranty deed, Andrew J. Leslie to J.S. Leslie, 1914 January 8
  • 43. Warranty deed, John S. and Bell Leslie to W.H. Leslie, 1917 October 2
  • 44. Warranty deed, Belle Leslie to W.H. Leslie, 1918 February 21
  • 45. Receipt, for susbscription to "The Old Line Democrat," to Gibson Parks, Burrowsville, Searcy County, Arkansas, undated

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