Lee's Creek ran past Tom Comstock's homestead in Crawford County, and divided his place from Oklahoma - he was my great, great grandpa, the first of our family to move to Arkansas. There are lots of stories about Tom - he was evidently quite a character. One story goes like this. In a much earlier time, the spring rains had Lee Creek raging and Tom stood on his levee, shook his fist at the heavens and ordered "God, don't you dare flood my fields". And the flood didn't happen that year.
I wonder if they could really afford that $100 gift... I suspect it was a sacrifice.