Yes, you are correct. I am not too familiar with names and places in Arkansas.My g.grandfather Peyton Green Whaley was an overseer on John Anderson's plantation in Hempstead County Arkansas, not Washington County. He enlisted in Monroes 1st Arkansas Cavalry at Washington in Hempstead County Arkansas and was temporarily detailed to a blacksmith shop in Washington Arkansas. My g.grandmother Catherine (Anderson) Whaley was John Anderson's daughter and was born on his plantation near Hope Arkansas. She always gave Hope as her former home in Arkansas.
Not long after the war, my great grandparents inherited Anderson's plantation, promptly sold it to carpetbaggers and moved to the Brown-Coleman County line near Bangs, Texas and patented 350 acres of cheap west Texas crop land.By 1878, Whaley had established a sucessful grocery store in Brownwood and by 1887, he established a wholesale produce distribution company on the Santa Fe Railroad in Brownwood. The abandoned concrete building and warf of Whaley's wholesale distributon business still remains on a Santa Fe railroad siding in Brownwood.
My great grandparents Joshua D.and Mary Lou (Blanton) Coffee moved from Fannin County Texas in 1879 and leased about 50 acres of P.G. Whaley's land. My grandfather, John T. Coffee married P.G. Whaley's daughter, Nora Kate. My great grandmother Mary Lou Coffee was killed on a runaway freight wagon in 1884.