Date Original



This collection contains two letters written by members of the Asa C. Gracie family from 1861 giving reasons for a family member's support for the Civil War, and 1918 written from the Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Biographical/Historical Note

Creed Taylor was born January 1, 1800, in Mercer County, Kentucky, to John Taylor (1767-1841) and Nancy Lewis (1776-1820). He moved to Arkansas in 1817, but returned to Kentucky, only to go back to Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, in 1821, where he remained. In 1830, Creed Taylor became the first sheriff of Jefferson County, and in 1836, he became the first county judge. In 1851, he was the Commissioner of Swamp Lands. In October 1821, he married Eulalie Vaugine and had two children: Eulalie and Anne Elizabeth. Eulalie Vaugine Taylor died in August 1827. In 1828, he married Marianne Valliere, Eulalie's first cousin. They had one child, Samuel. Marianne died in 1838. He married Mary Boone Jones in 1838. He died June 8, 1887, in Jefferson County. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery in New Gascony, Jefferson County, Arkansas, near his three wives. Asa Gracie was a grandson of Creed Taylor.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Kentucky; New York





Resource Type



Asa C. Gracie letters, SMC.025.010


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Asa C. Gracie letters, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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