Judges Boles, Andrew 1844-46 Harris, J.S. 1846-48 Graves, H. 1848-50 Garrett, J.B. 1850-52 Boles, Andrew 1852-56 Farr, Thomas 1856-58 Willoughby, W.J.1885-62 Freeman, J.A. 1862-64 Whittington, G. 1864-Nov Cabler, N.W. Nov1864-Aug 65 Kymes, C.R. Aug 1865-Mar 1867 Ussery, M. 1868-72 West, J.H. 1874-78 Fulton,J.B. 1878-84 Logan, A.S. 1884-86 Vaught, Silas P.1886-90 Martin Mondy and then John Cook were judges for a short time before Garrett
Coroners Langsford, A. 1844-46 Cunningham, S. 1846-48 McKinley, J. 1848-50 Stockton,D.W. 1850-52 Isenhour,V. 1852-58 Amerson, J.M. 1858-60 Isenhour, M.C. 1860-62 Smith, William 1862-64 Standridge, J. 1864-68 Cearly, C.W. 1868-72 Standridge, S. 1872-74 Autrey, H.S. 1874-76 Rowton, Q.C. 1876-78 Coffman, J.A. 1878-80 Hay, W.J. 1880-82 Rifle, N.B. 1882-84 Shirley, Joseph 1884-86 Greene, C.H. 1886-88 Gross, Frank 1888-90
Clerks Fisher,George 1844-46 McLendon, J.I. 1848-50 Fleming, J. 1848-50 Fleming, J.S. 1850-52 Hughes, E.L. 1852-54 Woolard, D.A. 1854-60 Stall, J.A. 1860-64 Laird, J.J. 1864-65 Campbell, D.S. 1865-67 Goodner, G.D. 1867-68 Cotton, Z.I. 1868-72 Gray, G.W. 1872-74 Goodner, G.D. 1874-90
Treasurers Fleming, J.M. 1844-46 Collins, J. 1846-48 Farr, D. 1848-50 Stall, James A. 1850-56 Fleming, J.F. 1856-60 Jones, A. 1860-68 Williamson, H.H 1868-72 Sanders, W.W. 1872-74 Williams. W.M. 1874-75 Overstreet, H. 1875-78 Watkins, J.A. 1878-82 Anderson, J.M. 1882-84 Smith, S.M. 1884-90
Sheriffs Robinson, N.F. 1844-46 Hudson, James 1846-48 May, J.H. 1848-54 Garrett, J.B. 1854-60 Simpson, W.C. 1860-65 Martin, T.L. 1865-68 Reeves, William 1868-72 Speers, G.H. 1872-74 Fulton, J.B. 1874-76 Goodner, H.S. 1876-82 Golden George W 1882-90
Surveyors Harris, J.M. 1846-48 McLendon, J.J. 1848-50 Boles. A. 1850-52 Burk, R.S. 1852-56 Burk, Robert 1856-60 Burk, R.S. 1860-62 Burk, Robert 1862-64 Burk, R.S. 1864-66 Cogburn, J. 1866-68 Melson, L. 1868-74 Collier, H.R. 1874-78 Melson, L. 1878-80 Highsmith, W.H. 1880-88 Collier, H.R. 1888-90
Assessors Penland, N.A. 1868-72 Muse, Stephen 1872-74 Snider, C. 1874-76 Robins, J.F. 1876-80 Willis, G.B. 1880-86 Wasson, J.N. 1886-88 Willis, G.B. 1888-90
|Delegate in State Convention
Clingman, A.M. represented the county, held March 4 to 21, and May 6 to June 3, 1861, for the purpose of considering the question of the secession of the States from the Union.
J. C. Priddy and R. Lamb represented the county in the constitutional convention held January 4 to January 23, 1864, and J. C. Priddy represented Montgomery and Perry Counties in the constitutional convention held January 7 to February 18, 1868. Nicholas W. Cable represented Montgomery County in the last constitutional convention–held July 14 to October 31, 1874.
Desperadoes -Jack Daniel, Daniel and Rail Blocher, charged with the assassination of William Patton
Officials of Montgomery County, Arkansas 1886-1958
S. W. Rayburn 1846-50 J. W. Crow 1850-52 M. Bozeman 1852-54 W. F. S. Barkman 1854-58 W. H. Hammond 1858-60 J. F. Fagan 1860-62 F. Leach 1862-64 E. H. Vance 1864-66 J. M. Smith 1866-68 D. P. Beldin 1868-74 O. D. East 1874-78 C. A. Gantt 1878-82 Jesse A. Ross 1882-84 G. W. Baxter 1884-88 John J Sumpter 1889-91 Gibson Witt 1893-95 J.D. Kimbell 1897-99 Gibson Witt 1901-03 Thomas M. Milan 1905-07 O.H. Stumpter 1909 Hamp Williams 1911 J.N. Wasson 1913-15 Houston Emory 1917-23 G.D. Dillard 1925-27 Granville Jones 1929 L.Walter Wheatly 1931 elected to succeed Granville Jones caused by death Walter Wheatley 1933-37 Thirty-first:Garland and Montgomery James H. Pilkinton 1939-41 Ninth: Montgomery, Pike and Hempstead Tom Kidd 1943-45 Dr. F.C. Crow 1947 Dr. Floyd Charles Crow 1949-51 Chism Reed 1953 Fifth: Logan, Scott, Yell, Montgomery Boss Mitchell 1955-57
Montgomery County Representatives in State Legislature:
Granville Whittington 1846-48 James Hudson 1848-50 H. A. Whittington 1850-52 R. S. McFarlane 1852-54 W. Satringfellow 1854-56 Henry Heffington 1856-60 D. A. Woolard 1860-62 C. G. Hurt 1862-64 J. C. Priddy 1864-66 G. K. Robinson 1866-68 J. V. Harrison and J. H. Demby 1868-70 J. F. Lane and J. J. Sumpter 1870-72 L. D. Gilbreath, J. J. Sumpter and George G. Latta 1874-74 H. H. Barton and J. J. Sumpter 1874-75 Alfred Jones 1875-76 William R. Cubage 1876-78 J. H. Demby 1878-80 A. C. King 1880-82 John A. Watkins 1882-84 William P. Birch 1884-86 N. H. Harley 1886-88 Gibson W. Witt 1889-91 W.O. Duiffie 1893 Joseph W Shaw 1895-87 George H. Spears, Jr. 1899 Jas. N. Wasson 1901 Robert M. Reece 1903 J.N. Wasson 1905 Jerry Witt 1907-09 C.T. Cockburn 1911-13 Monroe M. Plemmons 1915 M.M. Plemmons 1917 C.H. Herndon 1921-23 John H. Freeman 1925 Osro Cobb 1927-29 Harold Watkins 1931-33 Fred Jones 1935 James Fred Jones 1937 J. Fred Jones 1939 Paul Hulsey 1941 C.H. Herndon 1943-47 J.Paul Hulsey 1949 W.V. (Shorty) Smith 1953-55 Ode Maddox 1957
Leaders of Arkansas. Chosen by the people, theirs have been the decisions which have moved Arkansas forward.
For representation in the State Senate Montgomery County has always been districted with other counties, and the counties composing the senatorial district have been frequently changed. The district now consists of Montgomery and Garland Counties. Prior to 1868 Montgomery County was represented singly in the Lower House of the General Assembly, after which she was represented in a district with other counties up to 1874, and since the latter date, under the new constitution, she has been represented singly. F. Leach represented Hot Springs, Montgomery and Saline Counties in the Senate of the special session of the Confederate Legislature held at Washington in Hempstead County, from September 22 to October 2, 1864; and at the same time and place C. G. Hurt represented Montgomery County in the Lower House.
The political status of Montgomery County is fully shown by the votes cast for the several candidates at the following elections: At the September election, in 1888, James P. Eagle, Democratic candidate for governor, received 769 votes, and his opponent, C. M. Norwood, 426 votes. At the presidential election in the same year, the candidates for President received votes as follows: Cleveland, 806; Harrison, 161; Streeter; 2, Fisk 1.
The full returns for the county, at the September election in 1890, are as follows:
For governor, James P. Eagle, 851; N. B. Fizer, 372
For secretary of State, B. B. Chism, 882; J. M. Pittman, 316
State treasurer, R. B. Morrow, 884; T. J. Andrews, 316
Auditor of State, W. S. Dunlop, 880; O. S. Jones, 318
Attorney-general, W. E. Atkinson, 884; T. P. Chambers, 313
Commissioner State lands, C. B. Myers, 884; C. M. B. Cox, 313
Commissioner of agriculture, M. F. Locke, 869; G. B. Farmer, 304
Superintendent of public instruction, J. H. Shinn, 882; T. M. C. Birmingham, 315
Associate justice Supreme Court, M. H. Sandels, 885; W. R. Coody, 312
For circuit judge, R. D. Hearn, 941
Prosecuting attorney, James D. Shaver, 918
For representative, G. Witt, 803, L. Melson, 434
County judge, W. O. Diffle, 864, G. W. Hughen, 331
Circuit clerk, J. S. Nelson, 1,141
Coroner, J. R. Bates, 945; William Webb, 32
Sheriff, J. N. Wasson, 749, W. P. Birch, 465
County treasurer, S. M. Smith, 1,167
Assessor, G. R. Miller, 1,193
County surveyor, H. R. Collier, 993
Reference: "The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Western Arkansas." Published by Southern Publishing Company 1891.
Montgomery County ARGenWeb Project
Neighbours chicken houses. Pullets being collected. January 2006.
June 29, 2008 Travel, Pages 89 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
REMEMBERING ARKANSAS State’s poultry industry boom: A ‘chicken in every pot’? By Tom Dillard
One of the nice things about living in a rural area is having space for chickens. My wife and I had laying hens while living in Little Rock, but we limited ourselves to only six. Now, we live on 30 acres and have the perfect place for a real backyard flock. Last week I wrote about the birth and early years of the poultry industry in Arkansas. This week I will pick up the story with the end of World War II in 1945, the eve of a new era for American history. ...