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From: Crawford Co, AR Notebook, p. 33
(1830) "Census shows 2,440 persons living in Crawford County, making it third in population; only behind Lawrence and Hempstead Counties. Upper Township, in which Ft. Smith was located, had a population of 876 whites, 135 slaves and 2 "Free Coloreds". Richland Twp., in which "Van Buren" was located, had a population of 468 whites and 62 slaves. Among the wealthiest men in the county in this census year were Mark Bean, Ben Moore Sr., John Dillard, Henry A. Quesenbury, Thomas Moore Sr., Ben Weaver, Wm. Stagner, Nicholas Crouch and James Standefer. Arkansas Territorial population reached 30,388 by this year."
HISTORY OF SEBASTIAN COUNTY; p. 725.
"Murder of Seaburn Standifer. - In September, 1847, a man named Hadley deliberately and in cold blood shot and killed Seaburn Standifer, a citizen of the county, living about seven miles south of Fort Smith. He was tried for the offense at Little Rock and acquitted."
Goodspeed. ARKANSAS; HISTORY OF SEBASTIAN COUNTY; p. 693.
"The first settlers on Mazzard Prairie, in addition to those already named, were Jesse, Thomas and Seaburn Standifer and Samuel B. Stevens. The early settlers were very fond of horse-racing, and near the residence of Samuel Caldwell, on the south edge of Mazzard Prairie, they prepared and maintained a race-track on which they trained their horses for speed."
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