Isaac White

Certificate 4305

Washington Arkansas Land Office



                              Preemption Proof                               


Be it remembered, that, on the 13th day of January in the year 1840, Isaac   

White of the County of Pike in the State of Arkansas, personally came before 

me, the undersigned, a justice of the Peace within and for the County of     

Hempstead in the State, aforesaid; and being by me duly sworn, Deposeth and  



That, in the year Eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, he cultivated a portion  

of the public Lands of the United States upon a tract known and designated   

as the South East quarter of Section twenty, in Township Eight, South of     

Range twenty five, West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at         

Washington, Arkansas; and that at that time he resided with his family upon  

an adjoining tract known and designated as the South West quarter of Section 

twenty one, in the same Township and Range; and that in same year he         

cultivated on said First described tract about fifteen acres principally in  

corn; and that he still resided as above stated, had possession of, and      

resid(ed), occupied, and cultivated the tract first above named on the       

twenty ninth day of May, 1830; and that he still continues to have           

possession of, use, and cultivates the same. And further says not.           


                               Isaac White                                   


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 13th January, 1840.                   


                            R.L. Phillips, J.P.                              



And at the same time and place, personally came Rice Stringer and John       

Hughes, who being duly sworn state on oath: that they are personally well    

acquainted with the above name affiant, Isaac White, and that they know the  

matters and things set forth in his above affidavit to be true in substance  

and in fact, and further say not.                                            


                               Rice Stringer                                 

                                John Hughes                                  


Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 13th January, 1840.                


                            R.L. Phillips, J.P.                              



                       Land Office, Washington, Arks.                        

                              Feb. 13th 1840                                 


We are personally acquainted with Rice Stringer & John Hughes who signed as  

witnesses to the foregoing deposition & know them to be respectable &        

entitled to credit.                                                          


                            D.T. Witter, Recr.                               

                            R.L. PHILLIPS, J.P.                              



Certificate 4305, Washington, Arkansas Land Office, Record Group 49,         

National Arhives, Washington, D.C.                                           



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