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This collection contains the personal and business papers of several members of the Lincoln- Knox family, including Charles James Lincoln; his son, Charles Knox Lincoln; his grandfather, Jonah Lincoln; Jason and Ann Peil Sowell; and genealogical material pertaining to the Lincoln, Knox-Percival, and Pegues families.

Biographical/Historical Note

C.J. (Charles James) Lincoln was born on April 5, 1832, in Lebanon Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. His parents, Elisha and Eliza Alpin Lincoln, were natives of Massachusetts and Connecticut, respectively. When C.J. was five, his family moved near Nelsonville, Hocking County, Ohio. In 1851, he went to Rock Island, Illinois, where he spent five years working for a drug company. It was here that he began his study of pharmacy. In 1856, he went to New Orleans, and in 1857, he came to Little Rock, which became his permanent home. He was employed at the drug store of Dr. J.J. McAlmont. During the Civil War, Dr. Lincoln served two years as surgeon in the Sixth Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Hardee’s Brigade, Gavon’s Division. In 1861, he enlisted in the Capitol Guards in Little Rock. This branch of the state militia was assigned to duty in Lyon’s Brigade. During the latter part of the war, he served in Cleburne’s Division. After the war, Lincoln returned to Little Rock and secured employment in Roderick L. Dodge's drug store. This firm later became the C.J. Lincoln Company. On May 15, 1870, Lincoln married Eudora Percival Knox of Van Buren, Arkansas. She was the daughter of George W. and Eudora Elvira Rose Knox. The Lincolns had two children, Charles Knox and Georgia. C.K. Lincoln, born April 4, 1871. Charles succeeded his father as president of the C.J. Lincoln Company. On April 27, 1916, he married Irma Culbert of Little Rock, daughter of James Merritt Culbert and Alice Augusta Chinski Culbert of Little Rock. They had one son and three daughters. C.K. Lincoln died on January 9, 1950. Georgia Lincoln married Colonel James Ancil Shipton. They had one daughter, Eudora Rose Shipton, who married Paul Jackson Pickens. J.A. Shipton died in 1926, and George L. Shipton died on July 15, 1954. Dr. C.J. Lincoln died on December 25, 1910, at his home in Little Rock. Eudora Lincoln died in 1921. The Lincolns are entombed at the Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Lincoln-Knox family papers, MS.000187


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Lincoln-Knox Family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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