Court Subpoena, John Lawson Hemphill v. Mary Dickson
Emily Callaway was born circa 1800 to John and Nancy Lawson Hemphill. John Hemphill was one of the original settlers in Clark County and established a salt refinery. Emily married Thomas Fish on July 4, 1821, but became a young widow upon his death. She married her second husband Jonathan O. Callaway on November 10, 1825. John Lawson Hemphill, Emily Callaway's younger brother, was born in 1814 to John and Nancy Lawson Hemphill. He never married and died March 30, 1835. Mary Dickson, mother of Nancy Lawson Hemphill, moved to Clark County, Arkansas, with the Hemphills in 1811, after she separated from her second husband James Dickson. She bought the first tract of land sold by the government in Clark County in 1820. She died at the age of ninety-one in 1843.
This is a court subpoena for Emily Callaway. The court case, John Lawson Hemphill versus Mary Dickson, was held in Clark County. Emily Callaway was called as a witness for the defendant, Mary Dickson. The members of the lawsuit were all related to one another.
Document, 8" x 6"
Greenville, Clark County. (Ark.)
Territorial Arkansas Collection
Arkansas State Archives
Court Subpoena, John Lawson Hemphill v. Mary Dickson, SMC.1.6a, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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