Moses Brock & James Mansfield


                        Old Citizens of Pike County.

Eds. Standard: Moses Brock was born in Gra(i)nger county, Tennessee,
January 17th, (1803); he came to Arkansas in 1850 and settled on Saline
Creek in Pike county near the place where he now resides; he has been a
member of the Missionary Baptist church over 40 years. He is not only a
member but a good and pious man, having raised a respectable family; one of
his sons John W. Brock, resides in your (Clark) county.

Brother Brock is a farmer by occupation and not withstanding his age he
works on his farm yet. If you were to see him moving about you would
suppose him to be about 50 years old.

Next comes Major James Mansfield, who was born in Logan county, Ky., on the
4th day of July 1801, he came to Arkansas in 1833, and I suppose settled on
Saline Creek, Pike County, near to Moses Brock, and there for (a) number of
years he labored on his farm enjoying the fruit of his labor. Major
Mansfield, as he is familiarly called, is a worthy member of the Christian
or Campbellite church, and a good citizen.

Fine rains, cotton booming, corn improving, health tolerable good, people
happy, building new camp ground near to Saline Creek on the road from this
place to Antoine. Camp Meeting to embrace 2nd Sabbath in September. Ye
editors come up and attend the camp meeting.

                                Yours &c.

                                G.W. Logan

Murfreesboro, Aug. 7th 1883.

Southern Standard, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, August 25, 1883. Newspaper item
provided by Alan B. Syler.

Update 03.19.01              David Kelley 1997                 BIO-0004.HTM