1839 List of Letters

Back in the 1800’s, people didn’t have mailboxes for home delivery. You had to come to town to get your mail. Names of those who had mail waiting on them were published in local papers as a public service. Here is one such list from a Monroe paper in 1839. Maybe you had an ancestor who had mail waiting!

The Ouachita Banner

Friday, October 4, 1839

Page 3, Column 1

A LIST OF LETTERS

Remaining in the Post Office at Monroe on the 1st of September, 1839.

A.

Adams, William

Almbry, S.

Austin, Wm.

Arno d, Isam

Averett, Philip

B.

Brown, Squire

Brown, Alfred

Bradstreet & Latham 2

Bunch, Dennis 2

Buckner, Francis

Beies, F.C.

Banister, James

Bryan, Henry R.

Bed, David D.

Butler, Mrs. G.

Breazral, Wm.

Briggs, Mrs. Julia

Baly, N.B.

C.

Cotton, Jno. A.

Cooke, D.P.A.

Callam, Mrs. Martha 2

Calticotte, Miss Ellen F.

Coleman, Richard T.

Cook, E.G.

Cravens, Henry

Cason, John

Coultson, John

Clerk of the District Court 2

Cavittee, Larance

D.

Dean, Joseph

Dawson, Samuel

Davis, Isaac

Dunn, James

E.

Evans, Dr. H.G.

Essick, George

English, Wm. K.

Etheridge, J.L.

F.

Floyd, Mrs. Martha Ann

Hamilton, Wm.

Friend, Miss Emily M.

Eeigle, Philip

Fuller, John

G.

Gillmore, Brunce & Boice

Gwin, John

Glenn, S.S.

Grayson, D.Y.

Girod, Francois

Gay, David

Guttry, George

Gee, Sack P.

H.

Hughes, Jeptha

Harris, Nancy

Hart, Joel

Hardy, G.

Howard, Wm. C.

Harvey, Thos. S.

Hamill, John N.

Hadley, Mrs. Piety L.

Hickman, Jacob

Hume, John

Hamilton, David

Holeman, William W.

Hopkins, Mr.

Harrington, Geo. W.

Hawthorn, R.

I.

Iber, Scott A.

J.

Jackman, Mrs. W.

Jones, Wm.

Jones, R.T.

Jones, Prestly

Jordon, John

K.

Kilborn, James

L.

Lumpkin & Jackson

Long, Wilson

Loring, Wm. J.

Lee, Richard

M.

May, Wm. 2

Moore, Jas. R.

Miller, George C.

Markhem, Lewis L.

Mitchell, Wm. W.
Morhouse, C.F.

Moore, Charles G.

McMahan, John

McGregor

N.

Newman, Jonathan

O.

Olivo, James

Overton, Mrs. Emily

Owen, Wm.

Owen, Ormenicus

P.

Pagan, Pete

Poole, Mrs. Caroline B.

Pinnell, Mrs. Eliza J.

Payne, Daniel

Popes, Abner

Powell, James

R.

Ricketts, James C.

Roane, James

Reynolds, Miss Mary

Reed, John L.

Roberson, William

Ross, Morgan O.

S.

Spencer, Geo.

Scott, Mrs. Ann Elize

Schmydt, Gustavus 2

Scofield, G.H.

T.

Thomas, Joesph 2

Taylor, John  3

Thigpen, James

Tucker, William H.

Van Swearingin, Mr.

Van Ransalear, Robert

W.

Williams, Electius J.

Wallace, Samuel

White, Daniel

White, James

Williams, John

Webb, V.

Woods, S.

Wills, William

Wood, Harrison B.

Wood, Mathew

Wade, Daniel

Wattey, Jordon

Williams, Edward J.

                                                                        George Jessup, P.M.

                                                            Monroe, Sept. 20, 1839

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