Creator

Date Original

1797-1879

Description

This collection contains correspondence, deeds, certificates, plats, fieldnotes, contracts, power of attorney papers, leases, and other papers related to land grants, titles, and claims in the settlement of Little Rock, Arkansas, and surrounding areas. John E. Knight collected documents about the settlement of Little Rock, Arkansas. The majority of these papers are from William Russell to Chester Ashley, pertaining to pre-emption claims in and around Little Rock. Other material concerns the 1819-1822 dispute related to the New Madrid Certificate and pre-emption claims of James Bryant, Stephen F. Austin, and William M. O'Hara.

Biographical/Historical Note

John E. Knight was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in 1816. In 1843, he married Hannah Donnellin New York, and came to Little Rock, Arkansas, that same year. Knight was editor of the Arkansas Democrat from 1846 to 1850. He was also associated with the Arkansas Gazette. He had one daughter, Elizabeth Knight, who married James S. Pollock, a banker in Little Rock. Knight died in Little rock, Arkansas, on October 28, 1901, and was buried in Mount Holly Cemetery. Elizabeth Knight Pollock died in 1910.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas Post; Arkansas Territory; Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.); Missouri; District of Columbia

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000136

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John E. Knight papers, MS.000136

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John E. Knight papers, 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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