Creator

Date Original

1825-1911

Description

This collection contains one large Bible, dated 1825. Family information pages and a few other miscellaneous documents are also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

This Bible belonged to the Jefferson family of Benton and Washington counties in Arkansas. George H. Jefferson was born in Tennessee, in 1802 and married Elizabeth Moore in 1825. Elizabeth was born in 1810, and was the daughter of Samuel Moore, a veteran of the War of 1812. George and Elizabeth came to Washington County in 1835 and eventually relocated to Benton County in 1842, where George opened a hotel and a cabinet shop in Bentonville. Ten children were born to the marriage, including Samuel Allen Jefferson. Samuel Jefferson married Joan Neal in 1862 and the couple had eleven children. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, enlisting in 1861 with Company B of the First Arkansas Cavalry, Arkansas State Troops. While serving, Jefferson was wounded in the Battle of Wilson's Creek. He later joined Company G of Gordon's Arkansas Cavalry Regiment.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Benton County (Ark.); Washington County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000426

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Jefferson family Bible, MS.000426

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Jefferson family Bible, 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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