Title

Edward Cross letters, 1837-1841

Creator

Date Original

1837-1841

Description

These letters concern Edward Cross's personal matters and the beginnings of the Cairo and Fulton Railroad.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Cross was born in Hawkins City, Tennessee, on November 11, 1798. Before moving to Arkansas in 1826, he was admitted to the bar and practiced law. He became the United States Judge for Arkansas Territory on May 26, 1830. He served as United States Surveyor General for Arkansas from 1836 to 1838. He was elected to Congress as a Democrat and served from 1839 until 1845. From 1845 to 1856, Cross was a judge on the Arkansas Supreme Court. He was president of the Cairo and Fulton Railway from 1855 to 1862. In 1874, he became Arkansas Attorney General. He died at his home "Marlbrook," in Hempstead County, on April 6, 1887.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.003.014

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Edward Cross letters, SMC.003.014

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Alexander Cross farmer's diary, Arkansas States 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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