|Advertisements for architect/builder and a painter/paper-hanger in The Chicot Press, February 26 1870|
In an 1870 Chicot County newspaper two craftsmen advertise their services. Architect and builder J.W. Trawick is an "Architect and Builder" at "Luna, Ark." He "solicits contracts for buildings of every style, and will promptly perform all work in his line." Your "Satisfaction is guaranteed" he states confidently. In the 1870 Census, Trawick is listed as a thirty-four year old carpenter. Living at Luna Landing, he was born in North Carolina, as was Jane (sp?), his thirty-three year old wife.
John Barnes, a "Painter, Paper-hanger and Glazier" also advertised his services. Barnes offered a more verbose and sweeping guarantee: "All work done by him warranted to give entire satisfaction, and to be as good as any done in the South." In the 1870 Census, Barnes is a thirty year old painter. Living at Lake Village, he was born in Illinois; his wife, Mary Jane, age eighteen, was a native Arkansan.
Ten years earlier in 1860, Barnes is a twenty-three year old painter; listed this time in the Census as a Indiana native. In 1860 he share a Lake Village residence with several other craftsmen:
- Charles Pearcy, 29 year old bricklayer, born in Kentucky
- Margaret Pearcy, 18, born in Tennessee
- Charles H, 4, born in Mississippi
- Richard, 4 months old, born in Arkansas
- Isaac Norton, 25 year old bricklayer, born in New York
- George Rundle, 23 year old painter, born in Virginia
SOLICITS contracts for buildings of every style. He is also prepared to furnish Designs, Estimates, and Perspective Drawings of all the modern orders of architecture: build, measure, superintend, and furnish working plans for building at modest prices.Herod, a Mississippi native, was later appointed Mississippi's State Architect by in 1865. However, little is known about Herod, and by 1870 he was farming in Yazoo County, Mississippi.
|The Chicot Press, January 17, 1861|
Other building tradesmen residing in downtown
in 1860: Lake Village
John T. McMurray, 23, painter, born in
Residing at the Parker House Hotel.
Daniel B. Miles, 22, bricklayer, born in
Mississippi. Residing next door to the Parker
House Hotel with his wife, Arthenia Miles, 22
John C. C. Bayne, 30, painter, born in
Georgia. Living with his family.
sometime between 1857 and 1860]
Margaret Bayne, 24, born in
Charles J. Bayne, 6, born in
George Bayne, 3, born in
Thomas Bateman, 20, bricklayer, born in
England. Living at the Buck Horn Hotel, John