Title

W.L. Abington letters, 1882

Creator

Date Original

1882

Description

This collection contains correspondence to William L. Abington from his brother, F.C.A. Harris. The letters contain information about the daily lives of Harris and his family in Collierville, Tennessee. Discusses sharecroppers, 1882 crop, and land sold in Arkansas for taxes.

Biographical/Historical Note

William T. Abington was born in 1843, in Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee. He served in Johnson's Brigade, Company C, 4th Tennessee Infantry during the Civil War. In 1866, he married Mary Jane Plant, a native of Shelby County, and they had three children: Lena, William, and Eugene. In 1870, Abington and his family moved to Beebe, White County, Arkansas, where he became a farmer. He died February 23, 1888. F.C.A. Harris was Williams' brother and a land owner in Tennessee.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Tennessee; Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.001.001

Resource Type

Text

Collection

W.L. Abington letters, SMC.001.001

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

W.L. Abington letters, 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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