Creator

Date Original

1868 November 23

Description

This collection contains a letter written by Senator Enoch H. Vance Sr. to his son E. H. Vance Jr.

Biographical/Historical Note

Enoch H. Vance Sr. was born January 1820 in Madison County, Alabama to William Houston and Elizabeth Campbell Vance; married to Lucinda Massey, Susanah Martin Lawhorn, and Dianna Alby. During his three marriages he fathered seven children, Virginia Elizabeth Vance Allison, Emily Vance, Enoch H. Vance Jr., James Anderson Vance, Samuel H. Vance, Robert Campbell Vance, and John Ferlong Vance. Enoch was nominated for governor of Arkansas by the Republican State Nominating Committee but lost to Powell Clayton. In 1868 he was elected to the Arkansas State Senate where he introduced a bill to the senate in 1868 to create a new county in Arkansas, which he named Grant. Enoch owned a store in Sheridan, the county seat of Grant county, where county business was transacted until the completion of the courthouse in 1871. Enoch was appointed the first tax assessor for Grant County.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Senator Enoch H. Vance Sr. to his son E. H. Vance Jr.

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.068.017

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Enoch H. Vance letter, SMC.068.017

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Enoch H. Vance letter, 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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