Date Original



This collection consists of a tax receipt and sheriff's commission.

Biographical/Historical Note

Enoch Obed Wolf, born March 27, 1829, in Clinton, Ohio, was the son of Elijah Gideon Wolf and Sarah Hartman Wolf. In 1847, Enoch married Eliza Long in Franklin, Arkansas. Enoch and Eliza had three sons, Ernest, Fiber, Rufus Allan; and five daughters, Elizabeth, Leona, Emma, Sierra Nevada, and Eliza. Eliza Long Wolf died in 1879. Enoch married Elizabeth Agnes Billingsley Simpson in June 1880. Enoch married again in 1883 to Elizabeth J. Couch. Enoch Obed Wolf died October 30, 1910, in Izard County, Arkansas. Wolf served as a Captain in the 14th Arkansas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, during the Civil War. By 1864 he had risen to Major, when he was captured and imprisoned in St. Louis, Missouri, where General William Rosecrans had planned to avenge a Union major's death by executing a Confederate Major. Wolf was saved after it was learned he was a Mason: St. Louis area Masons sent telegrams to President Abraham Lincoln, who issued a reprieve. After the war, Enoch O. Wolf settled in Fulton County, Arkansas, serving as county sheriff from 1866-1868. He also served as state representative from Izard County, 1874-1875.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Missouri; Ohio





Resource Type



E.O. Wolf papers, SMC.021.001


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

E.O. Wolf papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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