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This collection contains the papers of the James Hine Trulock family of Pine Bluff, Arkansas dating from 1859-1867. These papers contain mostly personal records as well as a lease agreement for the Hotel Trulock.

Biographical/Historical Note

James Hines Trulock was born September 22, 1799 in Darlington District, South Carolina the first son and second child of Sutton and Mary Hines Trulock. When he was three years old, his family moved to Pulaski, Georgia. James married Amanda Beardsley, on October 4, 1837. Amanda was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on April 22, 1811. After their marriage, James and Amanda lived on their plantation Magnolia Place near Blakely, Georgia. Their children Victoria Beardsley Trulock, Van Buren Nichols Beardsley Trulock and Joseph Burton Trulock were born, 1839, 1840, and 1842. In 1844, the Trulocks settled near Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas. James Hines Trulock established a new plantation here named Prairie Place. While living in Pine Bluff, two more sons were born: Marshall Sutton in 1848 and James Hines in 1849. James Hines, Sr. died on December 18, 1849 at his plantation, Prairie Place. Amanda continued to reside on Prairie Place until 1866 when she moved back to Bridgeport, Connecticut. Amanda Trulock died in 1891. Nichols Beardsley Trulock would go on to run a hotel, the Hotel Trulock in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Pine Bluff, Jefferson County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Trulock family papers, SMC.051.003


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Trulock family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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