||A slave owned by Samuel Allen in Allen
v. Allen (1828);
|Acheson, or Atcheson, John
||Decedent whose estate was involved in
Wilson v. Jarrett (1836);
of scire facias on Benjamin Murphy in Earheart
v. Murphy & McCall (1830); Conway County magistrate in 1833
(19 Terr. Pap. 832);
||Tennessee juror in Stewart v. Gray (1834);
||Deposed in Joslin v. Bentley (1834).
|Adams, John Q.
||U.S. President who received Henry W.
Conway's recommendation that Robert C. Crittenden be reappointed as
Secretary of the Territory, see Crittenden
v. Woodruff (1827);
||Juror in Ledbetter v. Kendall (1835).
||Arbitrator in Clark v. Shelton (1833).
||Juror in Scull
v. Bentley (1823); Member of jury who found in favor of Archer
Wilborn in Wilborne v. Bentley
||Six year old slave sold by
Clark to Shelton in Clark v. Shelton (1833).
||A slave owned by Samuel Allen in Allen
v. Allen (1828).
|Aljous or Aljou
or Algo or Aljor, Robert
Of French descent, he may have Anglicized his name
as time went on. He is called Robert Allgore in Herndon,
p. 732, which states that he served on the first grand jury of Arkansas
County in the Arkansas Territory in 1819; summoned as grand juror
in 1810 Grand
Jury Venire; summoned as grand juror in March
1812 Grand Jury Venire, juror in Moseley
v. Murphy (1814); summoned as grand juror in April
1815 Grand Jury Venire, March 1815 Grand Jury Venire; security
on Francis Laforgue's recognizance bond securing his attendance
at his murder trial, see United States
v. Laforgue & Peeler (1828);
|Allbrook, or Albrook, James
||Deputy Sheriff of Arkansas County in
Danby v. Montgomery (1824); Deputy
Sheriff of Arkansas County in Demoss
v. Montgomery (1824);
|Allen or Allin,
|| Witnessed the writ of attachment
issued David E. McKinney on Alexander W. Mitchell's property in Daniel
v. Mitchell (1827);
||Member of grand jury that indicted five
Osages for the murder of Curtis Welborn in United
States v. Osages (1824);
||Witness in Bolinger v. Smith (1835).
|Allen, Elizabeth Tygert
||Sued by her husband for divorce and counterclaimed
in her own right in Allen v. Allen
|Allen, John W.
||Reimbursed for costs expended by him
related to his involvement in Miles
v. James (1830);
|| Sued his wife, Elizabeth, for divorce
in Allen v. Allen (1827); security
on a supersedeas bond in Griswell
& Ruddell v. Cornwall (1831);
|Allen, William O.
||Allen was a lawyer from Virginia and
a captain in the Army in the War of 1812, and came to the Arkansas
Post in 1818. He was elected to the territorial House of Representatives
from Arkansas County in 1819, and served as the first brigadier general
of the Arkansas territorial militia. Robert Oden killed in him in
a duel in March of 1820. For information about the sale of his estate,
including one slave, see Ark. Gaz.; Russell
v. Hogan (1823);
||Deputy sheriff in Stewart v. Gray (1834).
||Tennessee juror in Stewart v. Gray (1834).
||Summoned for grand jury duty, see April
1811 Grand Jury Venire;
||Juror and security on bond in
Fenter v. Payton (1825).
Anderson advertised as an attorney and partner of
P. Strother (Ark. Gaz. May 12, 1821). Justice of the Peace in Murphy
v. Douglass (1822); Clerk of Pulaski County
Court of Common Pleas in Murphy v.
McElmurry (1822) and Murphy v.
||A slave in dispute in Chandler v. Byrd
(1834) and (1835).
|Angelina or Angeline
||A slave in dispute in Chandler v. Byrd
(1834) and (1835).
||Member of jury that convicted Little
Eagle and acquitted three other Osages in the Osage murder trial in
U.S. v. Osages (1824);
|Arbuckle, Colonel Matthew
||Matthew Arbuckle was born in (West) Virginia
in 1776. He was commissioned as a colonel of the 7th U.S. Infantry
regiment in 1820, and commissioned as a major general in 1830. In
1824, he established Cantonment (Fort) Gibson. Lieutenant Colonel
at Fort Smith; summarized Antoine Barraque's report of the Osage attack
to General Edmund Gaines, adding that he doubted Barraque's account
in United States v. Osages (1824);
U.S. v. One Barrel of Whiskey (1834);
||Served on the grand jury in United States
v. Crittenden (1828); summoned on writ of venire, see October
1828 Writ of Venire (1828); appointed magistrate in Pulaski County
in 1831 (19 Terr. Pap. 810);
||Appointed magistrate in Lawrence County
in 1829 and in Izard County in 1835 (19 Terr. Pap. 807, 870); member
of jury that found in Samuel Jenkins's favor in
Jenkins v. James (1832); sued by Alanson Morehouse in Morehouse
v. Archer (1832);
|Archer, Samuel B.
||Appointed Circuit Judge for
1st Judicial Circuit, Ark. Gaz., June 24, 1820.
||Subpoenaed to testify on behalf of the
United States in the murder trial of the Osage Indians in U.S.
v. Osages (1824);
||Sheriff of Pulaski County; delivered
subpoena to George Teal, summoning him to testify for Schlesinger
and Gillet in Schlesinger & Gillett
v. Jeffrey (1822); served on jury that found McElmurry not
guilty Murphy v. McElmurry
(1822); Sheriff in Murphy
v. Tindall (1822), Murphy v. Douglass
(1822); Sheriff in United States
v. McCraney (1822); Sheriff in Morrison
v. Walker (1823); Sheriff in Russell
v. Hogan (1823); Sheriff of Pulaski County; served subpoena
on Richard Montgomery Scull v. Bentley
(1823); Deputy Sheriff; Deputy Marshal United
States v. Osages (1824);Welborn v. Moore (1824); Sheriff
in Wilborne v. Bentley (1824); Sheriff
in Moore v. Paxton (1825); appointed
commissioner to carry out the sale of land from Robert Crittenden
and William Trimble to Joseph Paxton; the land eventually became part
of downtown Little Rock in Paxton
v. Crittenden & Trimble (1825); Miller,
Montgomery & Crittenden v. Bentley (1827); sued Ambrose
H. Sevier and Thomas W. Johnson in trespass on the case in assumpsit
in Scott & Rutherford v. Sevier
& Johnston (1827); according to Nicholas Peay, he was in possession
of the lease upon which Peay was suing Allen and Martha Martin; this,
Peay, said, was why he did not include the lease with the pleadings
Peay v. Martin (1827); sued Ambrose
Sevier and Thomas Johnston in Armstrong v. Sevier (1828); George Scott
and Sam Rutherford revived his suit in assumpsit against Sevier and
Johnston in Scott v. Sevier (1828); Pulaski County sheriff in Earheart
v. Murphy & McCall (1830);
||Subpoenaed to testify in Crittenden v.
||Possessed a writing obligatory in Peay
v. Martin (1827).
||Served on jury that found Tindall not
guilty in Murphy v. Tindall (1822).
||Summoned for grand jury duty 1810, see
Grand Jury Writ of Venire for December
Term 1810; subpoenaed to testify in Miller v. Fowler (1812).
||Juror who found damages for Peter Holliday
against Ambrose H. Sevier in Holliday
v. Sevier (1827);
|Asher, William J.C.
||Member of jury that found in Samuel Jenkins's
favor in Jenkins v. James (1832);
Chester Ashley was born and raised in New York.
He attended Tapping Reeve's Litchfield School of Law in Connecticut,
and went west to seek his fortune, living for a short while in Edwardsville,
IL and St. Louis before settling at the little rock.
Closely associated with The Family, the Conway-Sevier-Johnson
political faction that dominated antebellum Arkansas politics, Ashley
was one of the preeminent attorneys in Arkansas. He speculated in
vast quantities of land.
A conflict between John T. Garrett and Chester Ashley
arose during the tumultuous period of 1827 and 1828. Garrett harbored
animosity toward Chester Ashley because he thought that Ashley tried
to have his appointment as Deputy Sheriff of Pulaski County revoked.
Garrett had apparently told several people that he would try to
cowhide or kill Ashley at some point. On January 17, 1828, he threatened
Ashley and late in the day entered the Gazette office, with a cowhide
and pistol. He repeated his threats and left. But later he met Robert
Crittenden at Nicholas Peay's tavern and then returned to the Gazette
office where only William E. Woodruff and Ashley remained. He fired
both barrels at Ashley, but Woodruff deflected his aim and the bullets
missed him. Another gun was fired, wounding Garrett, and then Ashley
fired one shot. Garrett dropped his gun and went across the street
to James Lemmon's gambling room. He died there. No one could figure
out who had fired the fatal shot, so the case closed with no indictment.
(For more information see Ross, Margaret. Arkansas Gazette: The
Early Years 1819:1866.)
Although accused of suborning a jury, and various
other wrongs by members of the Crittenden faction in the 1820s,
and although associated with the catastrophically unsuccessful State
Bank and Real Estate Bank, Ashley went on to be elected to the United
States Senate in 1844. As a freshman Senator he chaired the Judiciary
Committee. He died suddenly in Washington, D.C. in 1848.
Clearly the premier appellate attorney in territorial
Arkansas, Ashely served as counsel in the following cases: Benjamin
Murphy's attorney in Murphy v. Tindall
(1822), Conrad Huttzman's attorney in Yarbrough
v. Huttzman (1822); represented the U.S. in U.S.
v. McCraney (1822), Latting v.
Miles (1823), imon English's attorney in Russell
v. English (1823), Robert B. Musicks's attorney in
Boran v. Musick (1824), Edmund
Hogan's attorney in Russell v. Hogan
(1823), Joseph Paxton's attorney in Moore
v. Paxton (1825); Robert B. Musick's attorney in Musick
v. Rice & Boran (1825), administrator of William O'Hara,
a Missouri land speculator's, estate in Arkansas; sued by Frederick
Dent who desired to satisfy a default judgment obtained by him against
O'Hara in St. Louis in Dent v. Ashley
(1826); James Johnson's attorney in Reece
v. Johnson (1826);William Flanakin's attorney and surety on
Flanakin's bail bond in Lanusse v.
Flanakin (1826); William Drope's attorney in Drope
v. Miller (1826); ally of William E. Woodruff during the time
that he was sued for libel by Robert C. Crittenden in the tumultuous
and controversial summer of 1827; it was Ashley who figured out
how to compromise and settle the case, see Crittenden
v. Woodruff (1827); Daniel v.
Mitchell (1827); Crittenden v. Bentley (1827), Daniel v. Mitchell
(1827), attorney for Joseph Garress in his suit in debt against
Frances Bradford, executrix of the estate of William Bradford, see
Garres v. Bradford (1827); William E. Woodruff's attorney in
Hogan v. Woodruff (1827); Ambrose
H. Sevier's attorney - Sevier asked him to collect on a note given
to him by Peter Holliday for collection; Holliday later sued Sevier
for failing to collect the note Holliday
v. Sevier (1827); Israel Dodge's attorney in Roane v. Dodge
(1827) and Dodge v. Roane (1828);
attorney for Ambrose H. Sevier in Scott
& Rutherford v. Sevier & Johnston (1827); attorney for
Frances Bradford in Stagner v. Bradford
(1827); Russell v. Purvis (1827),
Robert C. Oden was indicted for challenging him to a duel and was
subpoenaed to testify against Oden, see U.S.
v. Oden (1827); sued Thomas James for failing to pay attorney's
fees in Ashley v. James (1828);
Bradley v. Trammell (1828), Sevier v. Holiday (1828), attorney for
Alexander W. Cotton in West v. Cotton
& Caperton (1828); Woodruff v. Lucas (1828), Ralph F. Izard's
lawyer in Izard v. Newton (1828);
attorney for David Miller and William Montgomery in Montgomery
& Miller v. Peay, et. al. (1828); John Kerley's attorney
in Kerley v. Jones (1828); Armstrong
v. Sevier (1828), Scott v. Sevier (1828), Stone v. Neill (1828),
Dodge v. Roane (1828), sued Thomas James, see Ashley v. James (1828),
Robert McElmurray's lawyer in Russell
v. McElmurray (1828); Thomas H. Tindall's attorney in Russell
v. Tindall (1828), William Hickman's attorney in Byrd
v. Hickman (1828); William E. Woodruff's attorney in
Woodruff v. Lucas (1828); August A. Chouteau's attorney in Lemmons
v. Chouteau (1828);William Stone's attorney in Stone
v. Neill, Johnston, & Peay (1828); Peter and Jesse C. Lindell's
attorney in Lindell v. Shields,
Conway, et. al (1828); Edwards & Lewis v. Parker (1828),
attorney in Montgomery v. Clark
(1828); West v. Cotton & Caperton (1828), lawyer for Grande
and Criswell in Grande v. Fooy
(1829); John H. Cocke's lawyer in Cocke
v. Henson, Johnson and Sevier (1830); Benjamin Johnson's attorney
in McLain v. Johnson (1830);
Holiday v. Sevier (1830); David Earheart's presumptive attorney
in Earheart v. Murphy & McCall
(1830); Benjamin Johnson's attorney in Wilson
& Stewart v. Johnson (1830); William E. Woodruff's lawyer
in Bentley v. Woodruff (1830);
Benjamin Miles's lawyer in Miles
v. James (1830); Byrd v. Hickman (1831), Bartley Harrington's
attorney in Harrington v. Stroud
(1831); John T. Davis's lawyer in Davis
v. Crittenden (1831); Nicholas Trammel's lawyer in Bradley
v. Trammel (1831); Benjamin Howard's lawyer in Howard
v. Murphy (1831); Buzzard v. James (1832), Bentley v. Johnson
(1832), Joslin v. Bentley (1832), lawyer for Allen M. Oakley in
Tilford, Trotter, & Co. v. Oakley
(1832); Williamson v. May (1833), Williamson v. Buzzard (1833),
Clark v. Shelton (1833), Maddox v. Morris (1833), Fisher & Sevier
v. Spofford (1833), Desha v. Henderson & Byrd (1833),Richard
C. Byrd's lawyer in Byrd v. Fowler
(1834); Chandler v. Byrd (1834), Thompson v. McHenry (1834),
Wilson & Stewart v. Crittenden (1834), Stewart v. Gray (1834),
Collins v. Johnson (1834) McLain v. Roundtree (1834), McLain v.
McCarty (1834), Joslin v. Bentley (1834), Janes v. Buzzard (1834),
Chandler v. Byrd (1834), McLain & Badgett v. Smith (1834); Thompson
v. McHenry (1834), Bentley v. Joslin (1834), Badgett v. Cotton (1835),
Byrd v. McKnight (1835), Bolinger v. Smith (1835), Carr v. Tweedy
(1835), Chandler v. Byrd (1835), Hickman v. Scott (1835), Ledbetter
v. Kendall (1835), McDaniel v. Milam (1835), Pope v. Campbell (1835),
Swift v. Thorn (1835), Wilson v. Tutewiler (1835), McLain v. McCarty
(1835), Wilson v. Jarett (1836), McKee v. Murphy (1836);
||Addressed the jury on behalf
of the plaintiff in a speech which "descanted on the mass of
evidence" in the case of Latting v. Miles;
|| Buzzard v. James (1832);
had a judgment rendered against him in Lafayette County Justice of
the Peace Court in Jacob Buzzard's favor in Buzzard
v. Oakley (1832);
||Tennessee juror in Stewart v. Gray (1834);
||See the List
of Lawrence County in Schlesinger & Gillett v. Jeffrey (1822);
deputy sheriff of Pulaski County in Hogan
v. Woodruff (1827); Miller, Montgomery
& Crittenden v. Bentley (1827); deputy sheriff of Pulaski
County in Lemmons v. Toncray (1827); deputy sheriff in U.S.
v. Johnson (1827); deputy sheriff of Pulaski county who served
the subpoenas on Robert Crittenden and Chester Ashley in connection
with Robert C. Oden's indictment for challenging Ashley to a duel,
see U.S. v. Oden (1827); deputy
sheriff of Pulaski County in U.S.
v. Sevier (1827); subpoenaed to testify on behalf of Abraham Secrest
in his detinue suit, see Secrest v.
Guest (1828); deputy sheriff of Pulaski County in U.S.
v. Birmingham (1828); United States v. Johnston (1828); Hogan
v. Woodruff (1828); deputy sheriff of Arkansas County in United
States v. Laforgue & Peeler (1828); United States v. Oden
(1828); deputy sheriff of Pulaski County who executed subpoenas in
October 1828 Writ of Venire (1828);
Howell v. Crutchfield (1831); deputy sheriff in Howell
v. Crutchfield (1831);