Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - K.W. rector papers, MS.000230

K.W. Rector was a successful farmer in the Mill Creek Township of Izard County, Arkansas. He was born in 1858 in Izard County. His parents, J. W. Rector and Ann E. Cooper Rector, were natives of Kentucky who came to Arkansas in 1852. K.W. Rector married Martha C. Bigham on September 25, 1879. Her parents were Samuel and Susannah Bigham of Tennessee. K.W. and Martha Rector had five children together, and by 1910, amassed a farm of nearly 500 acres in Izard County.

This collection contains journals and diaries kept by K.W. Rector and members of the Rector and Bigham families. It also contains deeds and United States land grants from members of the families and other residents of the Izard County area during the 1850s.

·         1. Journal, 1862 March 10 (Box 1)
·         2. Journal, 1884 August 21-November 19
·         3. Journal, 1885 November 28-1894 April 8
·         4. Journal, 1893 November 24-1900 October 22
·         5. Journal, 1896 February 15-1902 March
·         6. Journal, 1898 August 20-1902 December
·         7. Journal, 1899 January 1-1899 November 21
·         8. Journal, 1901 February 1-1902 March 29
·         9. Journal, 1902 December 31-1903 August 21
·         10. Journal, 1906 December 28-1907 March
·         11. Journal, 1912 January 30
·         12. Journal, 1912 March 8
·         13. Journal, "Earl Rector's Book," 1916 August 8-1917 November 4
·         1. Land grant, United States of America to Joseph A. Dillard, 1853 November 1 (Box 2)
·         2. Land grant, United States of America to Warren Johnson, 1853 December 10
·         3. Deed, T.W. Edmonson to Samuel L. Bigham and John Woods, 1853 February 10
·         4. Land grant, United States of America to William D. Bugbee, 1854 July 1
·         5. Land grant, United States of America to Thomas W. Edmondson, 1855 March 1
·         6. Land grant, United States of America to Thomas W. Edmondson, 1855 March 1
·         7. Land grant, United States of America to William M. Taylor, 1855 June 16
·         8. Land grant, United States of America to William Dillard, 1859 July 1
·         9. Land grant, United States of America to Joseph W. Rector, 1859 July 1
·         10. Land grant, United States of America to Samuel L. Bigham, 1859 July 1
·         11. Miscellaneous papers (9 items)


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