Creator

Date Original

1856

Description

This letter, written by E. Grandison Corder, describes his dire financial straits and his need for help from Major John Henry.

Biographical/Historical Note

Emelius Grandison Corder was born in Rutherford, Tennessee on June 8, 1817. He married MargaretMatlock around 1844 and had two children, David and Lucinda. Margaret died in November of 1849.He later married Sarah Price and had two children with her, Annette and Emelius. He lived with his wife and their children at Lukfata, Choctaw Nation. He worked as a licensed trader. Emelius died on June 28,1887, in De Queen, Arkansas, at the age of 70, and was buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery. His wife, Sarah,died on January 21, 1905 and is buried next to him.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Tennessee

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.009a

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Emelius Grandison Corder letter, SMC.008.009a

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Emelius Grandison Corder letter, 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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