Hoping someone is familiar with the history of
Wappanocca Township, Crittenden, Arkansas..
I have been tracking the brother of my Philo Ellison from GA to Arkansas. Philo's brother was named Watson Ellison after their father.
In 1900 census, I just tripped across Watson the son while looking for HIS son, James..Watson was listed as "Wason Ellson", living alone next door to James Ellson and his family.
I am wondering if in 1900, neighborhoods in this township were strictly separated from each other by race because.. In this census (Image) Watson and family are the only people listed as "white", and they are in the middle of at least 3 pages of neighbors who are all listed Black. And for some unknown reason, on the transcription where it lists Watson as white in one place, they put [Black] beneath it...My only thought is that whoever put [Black] knew something about the neighborhood at the time and knew that no actual fully white people lived there or something..My feeling continues to be that my ancestor Watson who had sons Philo and Watson was himself passing for white.
Any information about the neighborhood will be appreciated..