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1829 Missouri Township, Clark Co, Arkansas #009
Jessy Bittick, SC 1829 what does it mean?
1m 21+
2m -21
2 females 14+ [is Nancy Williams Bittick, his mother, one of these females?]

1829 Clark County, Territory of Arkansas, Sheriff's Census Index:
Bittick, Jesse - Missouri Township
Bittick, Jonathan - Antoine Township
Bittick, Robert - Missouri Township - age 21-45

1830 Little Missouri Township, Clark Co, Arkansas, p202:
Jesse Biddise/Biddix - 10001/21001:
1m -5 = 1825-30 = John c1826
1m 20-30 = 1800-10 = Jesse c1804
2f -5 = 1825-30 = Frances c1827and Caroline c1830
1f 5-10 = 1820-25 = unknown
1f 20-30 = 1800-10 = Polly Wood c1805

Arkansas Territory, Pike Co, Arkansas Tax List
1837 - Jesse Bittick, p1
1838 - Jesse Bittick, p1
1839 - Jesse Bittick, p1
In 1834, 1835 and 1836 Jesse is shown with 1 slave. In 1836 value was $700. [courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

In 1853 and 1855 Jesse is recorded in the Tax Book, Clerk's Office, Murfreesboro, Pike Co, Arkansas.
[The Gens of Pike County, Arkansas, Spring 2004, Vol 15, No. 2, p15-30, courtesy of Dorothy Miller]

1840 Census - Brewer Township, Pike Co, AR p66:
Jesse Bittick - 011011/012
1m 5-10 c1830-35 = Samuel c1834
1m 10-15 c1825-30 = John c1826
1m 20-30 c1810-20 = unknown male - a brother of Jesse's?
1m 30-40 c1800-10 = Jesse c1804
1f 5-10 c1830-35 = America c1835
2f 10-15 c1825-30 = Frances M. c1827 and Caroline c1830
Polly is missing from the enumeration - she must have died before 1840.

Who is the unknown male, age 20-30 b1810-20? Could he be the unknown female, 5-10 b1820-25 in 1830?

Note, some of the printed census records are not correct. I read the numbers off the actual census records.

1850 Thompson Township, Pike Co, Arkansas, 16 or 19 November 1850, p185b:
#208/208 Jesse Bittick 46 m farmer NC
John 23 m Ar
Caroline 20 f Ar
America 19 f Ar
Saml 16 m Ar
Land Records:

24 March 1826
Clark County, Arkansas
Deed Book B, page 5.

Know All Men By These Presents:
That, this Indenture, made this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six between SAMUEL BITTICK of the Territory of Arkansas and County of Clark, of the one part;
and JESSE BITTICK of the County and Territory, aforesaid, of the other part.

Whereas, the said Samuel Bittick, being the Father of the said JESSE BITTICK, by reason of his age and infirmities, in Consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear for my son, JESSE BITTICK, and also for divers other good causes and considerations, me, the said SAMUEL BITTICK, hereunto have given and granted, and confirmed and by these presents, do give, grant, and confirm unto the said JESSE BITTICK, three head of horses, called by the names - dick, and roane, and hos, and also seven cows and calves and four heifers and ten steers, and also one set of turners tools, to have and to hold, and enjoy all singular, the said horses and cattle and tools, aforesaid, unto the said JESSE BITTICK, his executors, administrators, and assignes, to the only proper use and behoof of, forever; and I, the said SAMUEL BITTICK, all and singular, the said horses, cattle, and tools, to the said JESSE BITTICK, his executors, administrators, and assigns against me, the said SAMUEL BITTICK, my executors and administrators, and all and every other person or persons, whatsoever, shall and will warrant and defend, by these presents, of all and singular, put the said JESSE BITTICK in full possession, by delivering to him the above mentioned horses, cattle, and tools, at the time of the sealing and delivering of these presents hereby granted whereunto, I have set my hand and seal, this 24th day of March, 1826.
Samuel Bittick (Seal)
William Kelley
Elijah Kelley

Territory of Arkansas,
Clark County, SS}
This day personally appeared William Kelley and Elijah Kelley, whose names are subscribed to the foregoing Deed of Gift, and after being duly sworn, deposeth & saith, that they saw SAMUEL BITTICK subscribe the same and that he acknowledged that it was for the use and purposes therein specified. Sworn to and subscribed before me an acting Justice of the Peace this 15th April 1826 ___ Kelly J. Peace.
(signed) William Kelley
Elijah Kelley

I, Thomas S. Drew, Clerk of the Circuit Court in & for the County of Clark, do certify that the foregoing record is a true and complete copy or transcript of the original which was received and recorded this 17th day of April, 1826. ___ Kelly?
T.S. Drew
Court Records:

Clark Co, Arkansas:
1827 April 2 - purchased 1 cow and calf for $5.37 1/2 from the estate of Jacob Wood, dec'd.

Estate of Jesse Bittick
Abstract made by an unknown abstractor about 1890 from original records of Pike County, Arkansas and recorded in Abstract of Title Book Prior to 1890, page 302:

Clark Co, Arkansas
Probate Book 1, p271
In Vacation
29 March 1859
Edwin Lynn petitions and states and represents that on the 26th day of March 1859 he took letters of administration on the estate of Jesse Bittick deceased &c. That all the immediate heirs are of age, that there is personal property belonging to said estate &c., etc., and prays for an order to sell said personal property &c. The prayer of the petitioner is granted by the Court.

Probate Book 1, page 298
April Term 1859.
Administrator presents bond for $1600 and the same is by the Court approved.

Probate Book C, page 133
July Term 1875
A.W. Davis administrator de bonis non of said (estate) files his final account current and settlement. The same is in all things confirmed by the Court and the administrator de bonis non is discharged.
[see Other Documents: Newspaper Articles]
1837 September 19: The Arkansas Gazette
A Stray Mare and Colt.
State of Arkansas, }
County of Pike, } Sct.
Township of Thompson }
Pursuant to an order to be directed, we have
this day viewed a stray Mare and Colt, shown
to us by John L. Barnes, said to find the same to be a
Sorrell Mare, about fourteen hands high, with
some scars on each side of her thigh, shod all around,
branded thus, __, on the near shoulder, a blaze in her face,
flax mane and tail, right hind foot white half way up to
her hock, and some white spots on her back, about nine
years old this spring; and the colt a year old this spring,
a bright bay, with a star in the forehead, left hind foot
white, black mane and tail; appraised at sixty dollars,
by us.
Given under our hands, this _th day of May, A.D.
John Jackson, }
Jesse Bittick, } Appr.
Sworn and subscribed before me, this 24th day of May,
A.D. 1837.
John Hughes, J.P.
A copy. Test:
D. S. Dickon, Clk of P.C.C.
August 23d, A.D. 1837.


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