Creator

Date Original

1860-1905

Description

This collection contains photocopies of correspondence, deeds, wills, certificates, receipts, licenses, steamboat bills of lading, bills of sale, notices, and tax records.

Biographical/Historical Note

John R.B. Lancaster was born February 20, 1831, to John and Clarissa Decker Lancaster. The family moved to Arkansas in 1844, and settled near Round Bottom, Stone County. In 1855, John R.B. Lancaster married Eliza G. Harper, daughter of Alfred Harper. They had 10 children. Lancaster farmed in Izard County up until the Civil War, when he joined Company G, Eighth Arkansas Infantry. He was severely wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga and was released from duty because of his injuries. He returned to Arkansas, where he resumed the management of the home farm.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000217

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lancaster papers, MS.000217

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Lancaster papers, 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

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