Creator

Date Original

1864-1967

Description

This collection consists of correspondence, receipts, real estate and personal tax receipts, poll tax receipts, forms, form letters, meeting notices, post cards, and a check. It relates to the ownership and operation of the Wynn family's farming operation in Howard County, Arkansas, for almost a century. Of special interest are records relating to food production during the latter part of the Great Depression and World War II.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Wynn was born in Tennessee about 1827. In 1844, he married Martha Beene in Itawamba County, Mississippi. Just before the Civil War, he moved his family to Sevier County, Arkansas, and settled in the Bethany (Possum Hollow) community, some three miles southeast of what is now Dierks in Howard County, Arkansas. After his death in 1882, his property passed into the hands of his son, John T. (J.T.) Wynn, who was born in 1862. J.T. Wynn continued its operations until his own death in 1951. During World War II, the Wynn family farm was a part of Howard County, Arkansas’s effort to produce additional crops for the war effort. J.T. Wynn is buried along with his parents, and other family members in the Wynn Cemetery near his home.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000550

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Wynn family collection, MS.000550

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Wynn family collection, 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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