Creator

Date Original

1836-1856

Description

This collection contains a statement and an affidavit by Henry Wilcox.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Wilcox was born near Utica, New York, on August 4, 1800. He was an orphan. Wilcox attended Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, graduating in 1827. He tutored the family of Virginia Governor John Floyd. Wilcox moved to Palmyra, Missouri, and married Sarah Pleasant Pettus on September 2, 1829. Henry and Sarah had four children: Granville, Rebecca, Juliette, and Antoinette. At age forty, Henry began studying law and was admitted to the bar in New London, Missouri, on October 10, 1843. He was admitted to the Arkansas bar on September 28, 1844, in Crawford County, Arkansas. As the Civil War approached, Wilcox became an active leader in northwest Arkansas's secessionist movement. He died July 15, 1865, in Van Buren, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.022.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Henry Wilcox papers, SMC.022.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Henry Wilcox 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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