|Submitted by Wilma King
Transcribed by Marsha Boles
Page 1st (right upper corner)
In Fulton County Arkansas
In December *1850. Mr. James Mt Gomery , Sr.
came from Pisgan Church, **(Mecklinburg) Gaston
County, near Crawford Mountain
North Carolina, with his family, consisting of his
sons Joseph, James, & William, and his daughter
Hannah: his wife died some years after he came
here; his son John, & family, also moving with
him from same place. His son Samuel Mt
Gomery, moved from the same place in the spring.
of 1854, with his family.
These families settled on the east (struck out) North side of
the Strawberry, and below the fork of Strawberry:
& some 8 and 10 miles below where Prosperity now is ___
In the fall of 1857. Mr. Thomas Cochran and
family, moved from Prosperity church, Lincoln County
Tennessee (misspelled). Mr Luther Wyley, a simple man, came from the above
named church, at the same time. In the fall of
1898, Dr. James Cooper. (from Starksville Miss.) & family, with his son John
and family (from the same place.). The same fall William R. Chesnut, & family
from Pisgah, Pope County, Ark, formerly from Cabo__
County Georgia. The same fall, 1898. Mr. John
Wiley from Mississippi (spelling), formerly from Prosperity, Lincoln County Tennessee (spelling).
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* 1849 was originally entered; it has been altered to become 1850
** Mecklenburg is struck out by double lines. Above the stricken word
"Gaston near Crawford Mountain" is written is small letters.
Mt. Gomery = Montgomery
MS & TN spelling per penmanship rules for double letters was changed to modern form.
P.S. at the bottom of page is a different writing instrument and hand. Meaning unknown.
___ indicates a few letters missing (from Xerox copy outer edge).
CK OUT MR WYLEY - is he "single" or "simple" - maybe get a 3rd persons interpretation.