​​​​​​​​​​​​​ This is the fourth article of a series

 provided by John P. Evans,

  The subject being addressed is the Boundary Survey of 1841, Between

The Republic of Texas and The United States. This survey was the first

attempt to locate on the ground the boundary of  The Louisiana Purchase. Today it is the common boundary of Texas, Louisiana & Arkansas.


​​​(Each article in this series will remain posted for 60-90 days.) 



Article Posted  02/25/2020

​​​​​ARTICLE  FOR  THE  DAY

​​​​​​​​​​​​Museum Of Measurement And Time

We will provide articles for this space on a periodic basis.  The subjects will be related to items, subjects and/or exhibits featured in the museum. 


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                             Limited  Sale


Normally the museum does not offer items for sale. We are revising our exhibits and have removed several European Clocks . These clocks have been replaced with U.S. manufactured clocks. Clocks for sale were running when on display and are from Germany, France  & England.


We also have for sale a collection of Maps which have never been on display. These hand colored maps are from various 1800 publications; they are individual sheets (most have a a map on the reverse). The collection includes maps of both the U.S. and foreign countries.


All sales are final with no guarantee nor return. Should you have an interest, contact the museum for additional inform​ation. The museum is closed

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 

​​           Joint Boundary Commission
                 Payroll Reports


Did you ever 
wonder if any of your relatives were employed by the Joint Boundary Commission to survey the Texas – Louisiana boundary? Check out the list below. You might find someone you know!
  

The following is not intended to give a full listing of all Commission employees. The data was compiled from materials found in the Secretary of State Boundary Records, Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Archives and Information Services Division. Austin, Texas.



                                PAYROLL  SUMMARY 

 

         Job Descriptions - CC/M/A Chain carriers, markers and assistants

(Name)  (Employed) (Discharged)  (Employed)  (Deduction)  (Month)  (Paid By)


Adams, Oct. 21, 1840 Dec. 21, 1840 CC/M/A 7.13 30.00 60.00 Overton
William Bain, R.P. Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 24.00 Smyth
Ball, E. Jan. 24, 1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 35.00 54.00 Hunt
Barnhart, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Francis Bowen, James May 14, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 43.00 Smyth
 Boyle, W. Oct. 21, 1840 Dec. 21, 1840 CC/M/A 13.13 30.00 60.00 Overton
Bradford, Apr. 19, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00
John W. Britain, John Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Britain, John Mar. 27, 1841 June 7, 1841 30.00
Brown, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Richard Brown, Jan. 24, 1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 1.12 30.00 52.87 Hunt

Thomas Burke, Feb. 14, 1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 1.87 35.00 36.00 Hunt
Claiborne H. Capt, W. June 28, 1841 June 30, 1841 30.00 2.00 Smyth
Clancey, John June 28, 1841 June 30, 1841 30.00 2.00 Smyth
Clements, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth

William Clough, E.D.T. Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Clough, B.D.T. Mar. 27, 1841 May 19, 1841 30.00
Cook, Isaac Feb. 17, 1840 Mar. 4, 1840 CC/M/A 30.00 17.00 Hunt
Cook, Newton Feb. 17, 1840 Mar. 4, 1840 CC/M/A 30.00 17.00 Hunt

Davis, John Apr. 8,1841 May 13, 1841 30.00 Smyth
Detmore, Nov. 18, 1840 Dec. 18, 1840 CC/M/A 1.56 40.00 40.00 Overton
John C. Eaton, Ward Jan. 24, 1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 30.00 54.00 Hunt
Feeney, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Thomas Fisher, D.E. Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Fisher, D.E. Mar. 27, 1841 June 7, 1841 30.00
Flat, William Apr. 8, 1841 May 19, 1841 30.00 33.00 Smyth
Garvin, Oct. 21, 1840 Dec. 21, 1840 CC/M/A 5.63 30.00 60.00 Overton
Thomas Gibbes, Apr. 25, 1841 May 18, 1841 30.00
Lawson Harden, P.P. May 17, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 39.00 Smyth
Hendricks, A.S. Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 40.00 40.00 Smyth
Hendricks, A.S. Mar. 27, 1841 May 19, 1841 40.00
Herald, Peter Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 25.50 Smyth

Holmes, June 28, 1841 June 30, 1841 30.00 2.00 Smyth
Peter W. Hurst, John Feb. 12, 1841 June 26, 1841 35.00 156.33 Smyth

Jay, George May 16, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 41.00 Smyth
Jewell, Levi May 1, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00
Kearney, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Mathew Kearney, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 24.50 Smyth
Timothy Keife, Feb. 5, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 140.00 Smyth
Jeremiah King, Charles May 3, 1841 May 6, 1841 30.00 4.00 Smyth

Kuhn, Michael Apr. 21, 1841 May 12, 1841 30.00 21.00 Smyth
Layles, John Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Layles, John Mar. 27, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00
Linke, Paul Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841
30.00 27.00 Smyth
Lunt, Frederick Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Lunt, Frederick Mar. 5, 1841 Apr. 18, 1841 30.00 43.00 Smyth
Lyndsey, John Apr. 9, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00
Malone, Joseph Feb. 5,1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 26.00 Smyth
Manning, Jesse Apr. 18, 1841 June 30,1841 30.00
Mayes, George Jan. 24, 1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 1.62 30.00 52.37 Hunt

McAdams, W.R. Apr. 7, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 80.00 Smyth
McDermot, N.K. Oct. 21, 1840 Dec. 21, 1840 CC/M/A 7.81 30.00 62.06 Overton

McGreggor, Mar. 27, 1841 Apr. 26, 1841 Flag Bearer 30.00 30.00 Smyth
Peter McGreggor, Apr. 26, 1841 June 26, 1841 Flag Bearer 40.00 80.00 Smyth

Peter McGreggor, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 Flag Bearer 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Peter McManahan, Oct. 21, 1840 Dec. 21, 1840 CC/M/A 6.38 30.00 60.00 Overton
Barney 
Means, William May 3, 1841 May 6, 1841 30.00 4.00 Smyth
Merryfield, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
William Merryfield, Mar. 27, 1841 May 19, 1841 30.00
William Munden, Joe Mar. 27, 1841 June 30, 1841 30.00 96.00 Smyth

Munden, Joe Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 21.00 Smyth
Norris, _ May 10, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 47.00 Smyth
Oker, Henry Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Parrish, Jasper Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Parris, _ Mar. 27, 1841 June 7, 1841 30.00
Porter, Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Stephen H. 
Porter, Apr. 20, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00
Stephen H. Roark, James Apr. 22, 1841 May 10,1841 30.00 19.00 Smyth
Ramsdale Apr. 24, 1841 June 25, 1841 30.00
Francis Rives, George May 10, 1841 June 25, 1841 30.00 47.00 Smyth
Roberts, J.C. Apr. 23, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00
Robison, John Oct. 27, 1840 Dec. 27, 1840 CC/M/A 5.40 35.00 70.00 Overton
Rouge, Dominic June 20, 1840 June 30, 1841 Steward/Cook 35.00 431.66 Smyth
Rowls, Richard Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 25.50 Smyth
Smith, Rufus Apr. 19, 1841 June 30, 1841 40.00
Stueart, J.G. Jan. 24,1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 2.50 30.00 51.50 Hunt
Sullivan, Daniel June 21, 1840 Feb. 23, 1841 30.00 233.00 Smyth
Tarin, Antonio May 4, 1841 May 18, 1841 30.00
Teal, W.H. May 1, 1841 June 26, 1841 30.00 56.00 Smyth
Utley, E.H. May 18, 1841 June 4, 1841 30.00
Waken, Jan. 24,1840 Mar. 17,1840 CC/M/A 5.50 30.00 48.50 Hunt

John A.W. Ward, Myron Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth

Ward, Myron Mar. 27, 1841 May 19, 1841 30.00
Waite, Edmond Feb. 5, 1841 Mar. 4, 1841 30.00 27.00 Smyth
Weeks, W.B. Jan. 24, 1840 Mar. 17, 1840 CC/M/A 30.00 54.00 Hunt
Yancey, Apr. 23, 1841 May 12, 1841 30.00 19.00 Smyth

Madison

Information contained in this article is adapted from Appendix 12, pages 269 – 271, of Evolution of the Texas - Louisiana Boundary: In Search of the Elusive Corner. Copyright © 2017 by Jim Tiller and John P. Evans, Jr.