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ELLIS-FARAR PAPERS

(Mss. 1000)

 

Compiled by

 

Barry Cowan

 

 

Contents of Inventory

 

Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Index Terms

Container List

 

 

 

Summary

 

Size.                       308 Items

 

Geographic

Location.                       Adams County, Miss., Pointe Coupee Parish, La., Houma, La.

 

Inclusive

Dates.                        1768-1871

 

Bulk dates.                    1804-1833

 

Language.                     English and Spanish

 

Summary.                     Papers of the Richard Ellis family and the related Benjamin Farar family, planters of Adams County, Miss., reflecting early land holdings and plantation economy and management.

 

Access.                         No restrictions.

 

Copyright.                     Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by the descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

 

Citation.                         Ellis-Farar Papers, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

Stack

designation.                   S:1, OS:E, Vault:21

 

 

 

Biographical/Historical Note



The Ellis and Farar families were early settlers and major landowners in Mississippi and Louisiana. Richard Ellis owned White Cliffs, Homochitto, and Laurel Hill plantations in Adams County, near Natchez, Miss. Upon his death, these plantations and the property associated with them were inherited by Ellis’ children John, Abram, Jane, Mary, and Martha. Dr. Benjamin Farar (1773-1826) was an early settler of Pointe Coupee Parish, La. and also owned lands in Adams, Miss. He had three children: Captain Benjamin, Ann Frances, and Margaret Madeline.

 

Mary Ellis married Capt. Benjamin Farar and moved to Laurel Hill Plantation. She inherited the land from her father and they became successful planters. Their daughter, Ann Eliza married Dr. William Newton Mercer (1792-1874) and inherited Laurel Hill. Abram Ellis and his family (daughters Margaret and Ann, son Richard G.) resided at Homochitto Plantation and later moved to Evergreen Plantation in Houma, La. Margaret Ellis married Dr. Stephen Duncan (1787-1867) and Ann Ellis married Thomas Butler (1785-1847) who owned The Cottage near St. Francisville, La. Richard G. Ellis attended Cumberland College and married Julia Saul. He later owned Evergreen, which was passed down to his son, Richard G. Ellis, Jr. Jane Ellis married Major George Rapalje and lived in Natchez, Miss. They later moved to Laurel Hill Plantation and Jane Ellis Rapalje took on a major role in its management.

 

Scope and Content Note



Legal documents, bills and receipts, and correspondence of Richard Ellis, Mary Ellis Farar and Captain Benjamin Farar, Jane Ellis Rapalje and George Rapalje, Abram Ellis, and members of their respective families.  Legal documents consist of papers pertaining to the settlement of the estate of Richard Ellis and include an agreement signed by the heirs relative to the distribution and management of his properties as well as deeds, surveys, indentures, and confirmation of land ownership.  Also included with legal documents are contracts for work performed by craftsmen and overseers on the various plantations; a typescript of Abram Ellis’ will; a copy of the will of Jane Ellis Rapalje; and papers pertaining to the partition of Captain Benjamin Farar’s estate including deeds, vouchers, and slave inventories.  Bills and receipts consist of those for merchandise and for work and repairs performed at the plantations; doctor bills for family members and their slaves; and bills for tuition to College of Louisiana. Correspondence consists of letters between various family members concerning family news such as illnesses and marriages, and plantation matters such as crop conditions and letters to and from overseers.     

 

 

Index Terms

 

Butler, Thomas, 1785-1847

Cadastral maps

Civil actions

Contracts

Conveyances

Deeds

Dunbar, William, 1749-1810

Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867

Durnford, Elias Walker, 1770-1794

Estate inventories

Farar, Benjamin, 1773-1826

Homochitto Plantation (Miss.)

Invitations

Invoices

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Kenner, William, 1776-1823

Land grants

Laurel Hill Plantation (Miss.)                         

Ledgers (account books)

Mercer, William Newton, 1792-1874                        

Miro, Esteban, 1744-1795

Mortgages

Plantations—Louisiana

Plantations—Management

Plantations—MississippiAdams County

Plantations—Mississippi--Natchez

Plantations—Southern States—Records and correspondence

Receipts

Slave labor—Southern States

Slavery—Louisiana

Slavery—Mississippi

Slavery—Southern States

Turner, Edward, 1778-1860

White Cliffs Plantation (Miss.)

Wills

 

 

Container List

 

 

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S:1

1

1

1772 Fragment of statement of Elias Durnford concerning survey of Michael Hooten’s plantation.

 

1

1

2/6/1787 Spanish land conveyance from Michael Fortier to Daniel Clark.

 

1

1

1789 Fragment of land grant from Gov. Esteban Miro to J. Bohannon (?).

 

1

1

11/6/1789 T.W. Butler relinquishment of land to Richard Ellis.

 

1

1

n.d. Fragment mentioning “judgments…other charges.”

 

1

1

n.d. “600 Arpans granted to WM. Butler on the St. Catharn Creek A. County.”

 

1

1

n.d. “2650 Arpans-Granted to Michael Fortier-Adams County.”

 

1

1

4/26/1804 Plat and resurvey of Benjamin Farar’s property at White Cliffs.

 

1

2

1/27/1795 Agreement and certificate signed by heirs of the estate of Richard Ellis.  Filed 3/24/1804.

OS:E

 

1

1775 Deed from Michael Hooten to Isaac Johnson. Marked “Benj. Farrar Filed March 29, 1804.”

 

 

1

6/12/1777 Lease agreement from Evan Cameron to Isaac Johnson.

S:1

1

2

1786-1788 Grant of 150 “Arpens” to Richard Ellis.

 

 

2

1788 Spanish land grant to Richard Ellis. 

 

 

2

1789 Spanish land grant to William Butler.

 

 

2

1786-1788 Map of grant “for 150 Arpans.” 

 

 

2

12/12/1797 Spanish conveyance of land from Isaac Johnson to Benjamin Farar.  Includes translated summary.  

 

 

2

10/30/1804 Conveyance of land from Thomas Welsh to Edward King.

OS:E

 

1

8/15/1805 US certificate verifying Benjamin Farar’s Spanish land claim.

 

 

1

6/4/1805 US certificate verifying Richard Ellis’ Spanish land claim.

 

 

1

6/4/1805 US certificate verifying Benjamin Farar’s Spanish land claim.

 

 

1

10/3/1805 US certificate verifying Jane Rapalje’s Spanish land claim.

 

 

1

9/17/1805 US certificate verifying Benjamin Farar’s Spanish land claim

S:1

 

3

4/28/1806 Survey of Benjamin Farar’s land.

OS:E

 

2

1808 Indenture: John Cammack to Benjamin Farar.

 

 

2

5/4/1811 US certificate verifying Benjamin Farar’s land claim.

 

 

2

5/3/1811 US certificate verifying Benjamin Farar’s land claim.

 

 

2

5/4/1811 US certificate verifying Benjamin Farar’s land claim.

 

 

 

 

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S:1

1

3

4/1/1819 William Harcourt v. Isaac Gaillard: Declaration of Ejectment.

OS:E

 

2

9/25/1819 Deed Benjamin Aikin to Benjamin Farar.

S:1

1

3

10/6/1819 Discharge and acquittal of Benjamin Aikin’s mortgage.

 

 

3

5/2/1804 Receipt to Abram Ellis for items bought from Mace P. Butler.

 

 

3

9/28/1806 Receipt to Capt. Benjamin Farar for payment for surveying. 

 

 

3

2/22/1806 Receipt to Benjamin Farar for notice of land claim.

 

 

3

2/22/1806 “

 

 

3

2/22/1806 “ “

 

 

3

1/20-21/1810 Receipt to Abram Ellis for horse feed and boarding.

 

 

3

3/31/? Fragment of letter from Benjamin Farar to wife Mary.

 

 

3

8/6/1812 Receipt to Abram Ellis from Dr. Smith

 

 

3

1/28/1812 Receipt.

 

 

3

6/20/1812 Invitation to Mrs. Duncan to July 4th ball in Washington, DC.

 

 

3

8/31/1812 Receipt for sale of cotton from Abram Ellis to Mayhew Fletcher.

 

 

3

9/17/1812 Receipt to Abram Ellis for payment of doctor’s bill.

 

 

4

9/22/1812 Letter to Stephen Duncan regarding Abram Ellis’ purchases.

 

 

4

1813 Receipt to Abram Ellis for taxes.

 

 

4

3/7/1803 Promissory note from Abram Ellis to Oliver Walton.

 

 

4

4/25/1813 Letter to Abram Ellis from Oliver Walton concerning promissory note listed above.

 

 

4

4/17/1813 Letter from M. Duncan, Middlesex, Pa.

 

 

4

5/11/1813 Receipt for sale of Abram Ellis’ cotton.

 

 

4

2/10/1814 Note from Abram Ellis concerning payment of a bill.

 

 

4

2/24/1814 “ “

 

 

4

3/27/1814 Letter to Margaret Duncan from her brother Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

4

4/17/1814 Letter to Margaret Duncan from Emily Duncan.

 

 

4

10/26/1814 Letter to Margaret Duncan from her brother Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

4

4/?/1814 Receipt for “a note of hand for collection.”

 

 

4

11/7/1815 Letter to Margaret Duncan from Ann Butler.

 

 

4

10/17/1815 “ “

 

 

4

1815           “ “

 

 

4

               “ “

 

 

4

1/2/1815 Letter to Margaret Duncan from her brother Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

4

n.d. Letter to Margaret Duncan from Ann Butler.

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S:1

1

4

2/19/1815 Letter to Margaret Duncan from Ann Butler.                                                        

 

 

4

3/11/1815 “ “

 

 

4

9/29/1815 Promissory note from Jane Rapalje and Benjamin Farar to Samuel Moore.

 

 

5

12/31/1818 Receipt for payment.

 

 

5

12/31/1818 Receipt to Capt. Benjamin Farar for purchases.

 

 

5

12/31/1818 Receipt to Capt. Benjamin Farar for “1 Big Coat.”

 

 

5

1/2/1819 Contract for James Nelson to build cistern for Jane Rapalje.

 

 

5

1/1/1819 Bill to “Mrs. Farrar” for repairs.

 

 

5

1818 Letter to Jane Rapalje from Julia Saul.

 

 

5

10/12/1818 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for “2 Knob Locks.”

 

 

5

11/25/1818 Receipt for spices and rice.

 

 

5

10/9/1818 Receipt to Benjamin Farar from George Newman for harness repair.

 

 

5

9/28/1818 Receipt for store purchases.

 

 

5

7/3/1818 Receipt to Benjamin Farar for payment to Lustman and Patton.

 

 

5

2/27/1818 Receipt to Jane Rapalje from W.D. King for chain pump.

 

 

5

2/12/1818 Receipt to Jane Rapalje From George Newman for harness repair.

 

 

5

2/13/1818 Letter to Richard G. Ellis from his wife Julia Ellis.

 

 

5

1/11/1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar from Wm. D. Griffith for “drafting law for the emancipation of Louisa and her child & attending Legislature.”

 

 

5

1/5/1818 Receipt to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

5

1818 Subscription notice to the Female Charitable Society.

 

 

5

April-December 1817 Receipt to Jane Rapalje from John Rabb for purchase of household goods.

 

 

5

9/1/1817 Letter to Thomas Butler.

 

 

5

6/28/1817 Letter to Mary Farar from E.B. Stark.

 

 

5

7/19-8/19 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for cotton cards and wool.

OS:E

 

2

5/11/1817 Will of Jane Rapalje.

S:1

1

5

5/7/1817 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for payment of $500.

 

 

5

July-Dec. 1816 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for Dr. Lehman’s bill.

 

 

5

10/21/1816 Receipt to Benjamin Farar for Dr. Lehman’s bill.

 

 

5

10/26/1816 Receipt.

 

 

5

3/2/1816 Typescript of Abram Ellis’ will.

 

 

6

n.d. “ As relating to Morals and Education. A Mothers advice to her Son.” To Abram Ellis from his mother.

 

 

6

n.d. Letter to Mrs. Rapalje from Mary.

 

 

6

n.d. Note: “ I shall certainly expect the pleasure of Mrs. Rapalje’s company on Tuesday evening the 10th.”

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S:1

1

6

1818-1822 Account book.

 

 

6

1819, 1822 Receipt to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

6

1819-1820 Account of  Jane Rapalje.

 

 

6

9/28/1819 Receipt to Mrs. Richard Ellis for “1 Martingale.”

 

 

6

June, 1819 Receipt to “Mrs. Farrar” for acid, cordials and brandy.

 

 

6

6/9/1819 Receipt for 300 loaves of bread.

 

 

6

6/7/1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar.

 

 

6

April-May 1819 Receipt to Mrs. Farar for ribbon, paper, tape, thread, and cotton balls..

 

 

6

5/5/1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar from Sophia Elliott for stable rent.

 

 

6

5/5/1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar.

 

 

6

5/29/1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar from Samuel David for 16 yards of gingham.

 

 

6

5/5/1819 Receipt to “Mrs. Ferrar” for 12 bundles of tape.

 

 

6

March 1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar for hardware.

 

 

6

4/30/1819 Receipt to “Mrs. Farra” for silk.

 

 

6

4/20/1819 Receipt to “Miss Ferrar” for silk.

 

 

6

4/20/1819 Receipt to “Capt. Farra” for silk.

 

 

7

3/25/1819 Receipt.

 

 

7

3/18/1819 Receipt for ribbon.

 

 

7

3/15/1819 Receipt to “Mrs. Farrar.”

 

 

7

3/11/1819 Receipt for ribbon.

 

 

7

2/25/1819 Receipt to Mrs. Rapalje for bowls and pitchers.

 

 

7

3/6/1819 Receipt.

 

 

7

Jan.-March 1819 Receipt to “Capt. B. Farrar.”

 

 

7

7/23/1819 Receipt to Jane Rapalje from John Forsythe for building materials.

 

 

7

Jan. 1818-Feb. 1819 Receipt to Benjamin Farar from Davis and Moore for clothing and household items.

 

 

7

2/3/1819 Letter to Richard Ellis.

OS:E

 

2

2/3/1819 Letter to Richard G. Ellis.

S:1 

1

7

1/20/1819 Postlethwaite v. Nelson: Dismissal of Attachment.

 

 

7

1/13/1819 Receipt for “1 set Patent Ballances.”

 

 

7

1/26/1819 Ledger sheet showing account of “Captain Farrar” for horse boarding, feed, and gig rental.

 

 

7

1/9/1819 Receipt to Mrs. Farar.

 

 

7

1/15/1819 Receipt to Mrs. Farar.

 

 

7

1/8/1819 Receipt to “Doctor.”

 

 

7

n.d. Receipt to “Capt. Farrar.”

 

 

7

2/20/1819 Receipt to “Mrs. Rappele.”  

 

 

7

2/3/1819 Letter to Jane Rapalje.

OS:E

 

3

6/31/1821 Deed: David Wood to Benjamin Farar.

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S:1

2

8

1/13/1823 Receipt: H.C. Wilkins to Capt. Farar for $10,000.

 

 

8

1/5/1824 Receipt to Capt. Farar for purchase of slaves.

OS:E

 

3

n.d. Settlement of Benjamin Farar’s land titles.

S:1

2

8

2/8/1825 Bill of sale to Samuel Cook for $1,000 for “one Negro woman named Nancy and her two children.”

 

 

8

2/2/1825 Bill of sale to Samuel Cook for slaves.

 

 

8

7/30/1825 “List of papers rec’d by the adminst. Doct. Mercer” concerning Benjamin Farar’s estate. 

 

 

8

7/30/1825 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for $100.

 

 

8

8/1/1825 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for $123.65.

 

 

8

8/12/1825 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for house painting.

 

 

8

8/12/1825 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for building of gin and mill.

 

 

8

8/29/1825 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for work at gin and mill.

 

 

8

10/31/1825 Receipt to William Newton Mercer to John Neill for service as overseer.  

OS:E

 

3

July 1825-January 1826 Accounts for the estate of Benjamin Farar.

S:1

2

8

3/23/1826 Letter from William Newton Mercer outlining additional accounts of the estate of Benjamin Farar.

 

 

8

3/26/1826 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for papers pertaining to the estate of Benjamin Farar.

 

 

8

4/28/1820 Receipt to Richard Butler for ten shares of stock in Feliciana Steam Boat Co.

 

 

8

4/8/1826 Letter to William Newton Mercer from Thomas Butler.

 

 

9

4/20/1826 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for dividends from “F. Steam Boat stock belonging to the estate of R. Butler.”

 

 

9

5/16/1826 Receipt to William Newton Mercer.

OS:E

 

3

2/1/1819 Deed from James C. Wilkins to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

3

9/2/1833 Deed from James Bailey to William Newton Mercer.

S:1

2

9

5/1/1827 List of accounts from the estate of Benjamin Farar.

 

 

9

1/8/1827 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for dividends from bank stock held by Benjamin Farar’s estate.

 

 

9

11/12/1827 Agreement between Benjamin F. Young and William Newton Mercer to purchase property in New Orleans.

 

 

9

1/8/1827 Receipt to William Newton Mercer for dividends from bank stock held by Benjamin Farar’s estate.

 

 

9

1/17/1827 Letter to William Newton Mercer.

 

 

9

2/28/1829-3/6/1829 Letter to George Green and Son concerning handling of William Newton Mercer’s cotton. 

 

 

9

4/16/1829 Lists of slaves from Ormond, Laurel Hill, Natchez, and Presleigh. 

 

 

9

n.d. Note to William Newton Mercer from Clark Johnson

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S:1

2

9

n.d. List of accounts of Benjamin Farar with William Vancampen.

 

 

9

4/10/1829 “List and valuation of Negroes on “Presler” plantation.

 

 

9

n.d. List and valuation of slaves on Beverly plantation.

 

 

9

n.d. List of slaves and valuation.

 

 

9

n.d. “List of servants owed by Mrs. Farar with their valuation.”

 

 

10

n.d. “Negroes at Ormond.”

 

 

10

n.d. “List of servants owned by Mrs. Mercer and their valuation.”

 

 

10

n.d. “Negroes at Beverly.”

 

 

10

n.d. List of slaves and their values at Ormond.

 

 

10

n.d. Lists of slaves and their values. (4 pages).

 

 

11

n.d. Hand drawn map of Benjamin Farar’s properties.

 

 

11

n.d. Surveyor’s note concerning boundaries.

 

 

11

n.d. Note concerning disposition of slaves owned by Mrs. Farar.

 

 

11

4/7/? Note concerning disposition of slaves owned by Mrs. Farar.

 

 

11

n.d. Letter concerning the opening of “Mr. Rapalje’s” will.

 

 

11

n.d. Note to Judge Overton verifying that Benjamin Farar and his son, Capt. Benjamin Farar died intestate.  

 

 

11

n.d. Hand drawn map of Beverly and other properties.

 

 

11

n.d. Note: ”By request of Capt. Farar I have sent the written resolutions for the signature witnesses residing in the neighborhood on lands claimed by Lieut. Gen’l. Harcourt.”

 

 

11

n.d. List of slaves on Presleigh plantation.

Vault:21

 

1

11/1/1833 Confirmation Certificate B.244.

Vault:21

 

1

11/1/1833 Confirmation Certificate B.252.

Vault:21

 

1

11/1/1833 Confirmation Certificate B.253.

S:1

2

12

1/8/1820 Note from Jane Rapalje instructing Bank of the State of Mississippi to pay Geoff Grant $81.56.

 

 

12

1/8/1820 Receipt to “Mrs. Farra.”

 

 

12

1/3/1820 Receipt to “Mrs. Raplee.”

 

 

12

1/8/1820 Receipt to Mrs. Farar.

 

 

12

1/10/1820 Receipt for $10.80.

 

 

12

1/20/1820 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for bricks. 

 

 

12

1/17/1820 Receipt to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

12

7/3/1820 Receipt to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

12

2/5/1820 Receipt from E.M. French “Received 12 Dollars for making three dresses.”

 

 

12

n.d. Receipt to Jane Rapalje for pork and bacon.

 

 

12

5/24/1820 Receipt to “Mrs. Rappelje” for silver tea and coffee service.

 

 

12

6/12/1820 Receipt.

 

 

12

7/20/1820 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for stock dividends.

 

 

12

8/12/1820 Receipt to Eliza Farar for binding.

 

 

12

2/10/1821 Receipt to M. Ashbrook.

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2/22/1821 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for medicines.

 

 

12

2/22/1821 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for tools.

 

 

12

2/25/1821 Letter and receipt to Capt. Benjamin Farar from John Forsythe for bricks

 

 

12

3/2/1821 Receipt to M. Ashbrook for bacon.

 

 

12

3/2/1821 Receipt to M. Ashbrook for pork.

 

 

13

7/21/1821 Bill to Jane Rapalje from Winter & Moore.

 

 

13

3/12/1821 Letter to Jane Rapalje from M. Ashbrook concerning plantation matters.

 

 

13

3/27/1821 Receipt to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

13

3/27/1821 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for medicines.

 

 

13

7/27/1821 Letter to Thomas Butler from “Farar.”

 

 

13

4/18/1821 Letter to Jane Rapalje from M. Ashbrook concerning his resignation as overseer.

 

 

13

5/21/1821 Letter to Jane Rapalje.

 

 

13

n.d. Receipt

 

 

13

n.d. Receipt to Jane Rapalje for carpentry and repair work to a hearth and mantle.

 

 

13

8/13/1821 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for slates and writing paper.

 

 

13

2/13/1822 Letter to Jane Rapalje from William Kenner concerning his family and their move to New Orleans.

 

 

13

2/22/1822 Receipt for linen.

 

 

13

3/9/1822 Letter to Jane Rapalje concerning family matters.

 

 

13

3/11/1822 Letter to Jane Rapalje from niece Frances A. Kenner.

 

 

13

3/22/1822 Receipt to “Mrs. Rapeljy” for claret and mustard.

 

 

14

4/7/1822 Receipt to “Mrs. Rappele” for plates and tumblers.

 

 

14

April 1821-April 1822 Bill to “Mrs. Rappalj.”

 

 

14

5/2/1822 Receipt to “Mrs. Rappalee” for bonnets and ribbon. 

 

 

14

1822 Receipt.

 

 

14

12/24/1822 Receipt to “Capt. Farrar” for “1/2 Gall Best Cognac Brandy.”

 

 

14

January 1823 Agreement between Jane Rapalje and George Gaydon to oversee her plantation.

 

 

14

1/7/1823 Letter to Jane Rapalje from Diana Rapalje.

 

 

14

1/21/1823 Bill of sale for cotton from R.G. Ellis.

 

 

14

9/25/1823 Letter to “Jane Rappellee.”

 

 

14

n.d. Receipt.

 

 

14

n.d. Receipt.

 

 

14

n.d. Receipt.

 

 

14

n.d. Receipt for a work table.

 

 

14

n.d. Receipt to Jane Rapalje from Foote Huntington & Co.

 

 

14

5/14/1823 Receipt “Mrs. Rappellee” from “Jas Jackson & Co.”

 

 

14

3/17/1823 Receipt to Mrs. Farar from Cath. Davis

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2/14/1823 Receipt to Jane Rapalje for subscription to the Female Charitable Society.

 

 

14

n.d. Receipt.

 

 

15

May 1824 Tax receipt to John Johnson.

 

 

15

12/9/1824 Land claim confirmation for Ellis heirs.

 

 

15

1/7/1825 Tax receipt to John Johnson.

OS:E

 

3

3/11/1825 Deed of Confirmation from James C. Wilkins to Anna Eliza Mercer.

S:1

2

15

8/2/1825 Receipt to “Mrs. Rapalgee” for services rendered by Dr. William Flood.

 

 

15

7/30/1825 Letter to Thomas Butler from Mrs. William Flood requesting payment (see above).

 

 

15

5/3/1825 Subpoena for Thomas Butler.

 

 

15

1826 Tax receipt to the heirs of Benjamin Farar.

 

 

15

12/13/1825 Receipt to Thomas Butler from Mrs. William Flood.

 

 

15

4/3/1826 Letter to William Connor from Ann Farar.

 

 

15

9/4/1826 Letter to William Mercer concerning selection of “house servants.”

 

 

16

6/10/1826 Letter to Thomas Butler from Benjamin Farar.

 

 

16

7/10/1827 Receipt for dress, ribbons, and piece goods.

 

 

16

1827 Tax receipt to heirs of Benjamin Farar.

 

 

16

7/12/1827 Letter to Thomas Butler from J. Walker

 

 

16

8/25/1827 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

16

2/8/1828 Letter to Thomas Butler.

 

 

16

1829 Tax receipt to William Newton Mercer.

 

 

16

2/21/1829 Letter to William Newton Mercer.

 

 

16

12/30/1823 “Appraisement of the Estate of Jane Rapalje deceased.

 

 

16

10/23/1830 Affidavit concerning land exchange between Capt. Benjamin Farar and Nathan Dix.

 

 

17

2/2/1832 Receipt to William Newton Mercer from H. Townsend for legal fees.

 

 

17

5/25/1832 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

17

6/19/1832 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

17

6/24/1833 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

17

9/22/1833 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

17

12/30/1833 Valuation of property of Abram Ellis.

 

 

17

7/15/1834 Receipt to Abram Ellis from the College of Louisiana.

 

 

17

7/20/1835 Receipt for payment of $46.71 to John Holmes.

 

 

17

7/20/1835 Receipt to Thomas Butler from A.C. Brady for clothing.

 

 

17

8/13/1836 Receipt to “Abraham” Ellis from the College of Louisiana.

 

 

17

10/16/1835 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

17

8/13/1836 Receipt to “Abraham Ellis from the College of Louisiana.

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8/13/1836 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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10/18/1836 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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10/28/1836 Receipt to Abram Ellis for $20.00.

 

 

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n.d. Letter to Thomas Butler from Abram Ellis.

 

 

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9/27/1837 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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10/15/1837 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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1/25/1837 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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3/30/1838 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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4/30/1838 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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4/18/1839 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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5/17/1839 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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7/18/1839 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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10/19/1839 Letter to Thomas Butler from R.H. Nicholls of Jefferson College.

 

 

18

4/17/1840 Letter to Thomas Butler form Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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5/3/1841 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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3/17/1844 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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4/18/1844 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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7/4/1844 Letter to Thomas Butler from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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5/11/1846 Letter to Thomas Butler concerning the disappearance of Thomas Ellis.

 

 

18

6/25/1847 Letter to Thomas Butler from B. Lacey.

 

 

18

8/2/1846 Letter to Thomas Butler from Thomas Ellis.

 

 

18

2/13/1853 Letter.

 

 

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3/21/1871 Letter to “Cousin” from Richard G. Ellis.

 

 

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3/11/1871 Letter to Richard G. Ellis from R.H. and J.F. Bradford. (enclosed with above letter).

 

 

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n.d. Hand-drawn map showing lands of R.G. Ellis and Thomas Butler.