Creator

Date Original

1848

Description

This tax receipt was issued to John Henry by Crawford County, Arkansas.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Henry was born in 1806 in Massachusetts, and was one of the early settlers of Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. He was a friend of Sam Houston of Texas, and conducted business with him for a few years. He also opened mercantile businesses with Edward Cunningham and D.C. Williams. On August21, 1838, he married Adaline Parks of Franklin County. That same year, he sold stock for the Van Burenand Fayetteville Turnpike Company. In 1840, he acted as director of a bank, which he opened with John Drennen and George C. Pickett. At the beginning of the Civil War, Henry moved to New Orleans, where he went into business with Brown Taylor. He died February 19, 1891, in New Orleans.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Louisiana; Massachusetts

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.008.019

Resource Type

Text

Collection

John Henry tax receipt, SMC.008.019

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

John Henry tax receipt, 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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