Creator

Date Original

1850-1870

Description

This collection consists of correspondence and documents from the Earle-Ward family of Crittenden County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

Josiah Francis Earle (1828-1884) was a landowner, school commissioner, and court clerk in Crittenden County, Arkansas. After serving in a Confederate Cavalry unit in the Civil War, Earle became prominent in the Ku Klux Klan in the area. The town of Earle in Crittenden County is named for him. Earle's sister Cynthia Earle Ward (d.1868?) married J.E.H. Ward of Virginia who became a major plantation owner in the area. After Ward died of disease while serving the Confederate Army, Cynthia managed the operations of the plantation. She died in the late 1860's shortly after moving to Minnesota.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Subjects

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; Arkansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Geographical Area

Arkansas; St Paul, Ramsey County (Minn.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000555

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Earle-Ward Family collection, MS.000555

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Earle-Ward Family collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Additional Content

Cynthia Earle Ward diary, 1865

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