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This collection contains correspondence, envelopes, deeds, business records, tax receipts, estate papers, plat maps, abstracts of property, legal documents, and genealogical data collected by several generations of the Knox–Faber family of Sebastian and Crawford counties, Arkansas. The collection also includes documents related to the estates and heirs of Hugh Knox and Horace B. Rose.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Knox (1811-1854), the first United States Marshal of the Western District of Arkansas, came to Arkansas Territory with his father, Hugh Knox, about 1825. The family settled at Barling, just southeast of Fort Smith, where the younger Knox became a businessman and trader. George Washington Knox served as United States Marshal, 1851-1853. His widow, Eudora Elvira Rose Knox, lived in Van Buren, Arkansas, until her death in 1901. One of their daughters, Georgia Lydia Knox, married William L. Faber, who studied at the University of Marburg, Germany, and later became a chemist, civil engineer, and metallurgist. Prior to the war he had been a music teacher and artist. After the war he helped develop mining interests in northwest Arkansas. Faber moved to Utah, where died in 1873. William and Georgia Faber's only child, Henry C., married Pauline Sadler. They were the parents of two children, Georgiana Pauline Faber and Grace Charlotte Faber. Henry Faber lived in Van Buren until his death in 1933

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

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Knox-Faber family papers, MG.00112


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Knox-Faber family papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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