Drew County, Arkansas Newsbriefs - 1881

Contributed by Jann Woodard.


Arkansas Gazette

June 1, 1881 page 4 col 2:

Monticello, May 31 - "Uncle" Ed Matthews, an old and well known hunter of this place, while out hunting a few days ago, some twelve miles west of town, ran across a very large she-wolf. He says from the indications there are at least twelve or fifteen other wolves in that vicinity, but as the county court refuses premiums for wolf's scalps, the hunters do not exercise themselves to exterminate them.

May 31: The Rev. T.P. Stone, more familiarly know as "Father Stone" a Cumberland Presbyterian minister, died at his residence about ten miles south of this place last Thursday afternoon. His was an eventful life. He was one of the early settlers of this county, having immigrated from Mississippi to this state about forty years ago. He is said to have preached the first sermon ever preached in the city of Memphis. He was in his 80th year.


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