Creator

Date Original

1831

Description

This collection contains the field notes recorded by John Donelson, Jr., as he surveyed land that ran from southwest Missouri to Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Donelson, Jr., was the son of John Donelson and Rachel Stockley. Donelson's father was one of the first settlers of middle Tennessee and was the fifth signer of the Cumberland Compact, a document that provided for a representative government for the settlers of the area. John Donelson, Jr., was a surveyor like his father and helped survey the land in and close to Indian Territory. His survey of the "Cherokee Line" that ran from Southwest Missouri to Fort Smith took place from September 19, 1831, to January 18,1832.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Missouri; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.007.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Donelson Jr., survey notes, SMC.007.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Donelson, Jr., survey notes, 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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