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UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture
John Nicks Papers, 1828-1846
1.25 Linear feet; 1 half-document box and 1 flat box (oversized)
Alphabetically by surname.
Scope and Content
This collection contains legal documents, including land sales and purchases, chiefly from the territorial period of Arkansas. Also includes documents signed by Presidents Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, and James K. Polk as well as a biographical sketch of Nicks.
General John Nicks was born in North Carolina in 1774 and later moved to Natchitoches, Louisiana. He served in the War of 1812 and the Seminole War and was a United States District Attorney as well as a representative in the Third and Fourth Territorial Legislature from Crawford County. He was discharged from the army in 1821 and soon after worked as a sutler at Fort Smith in 1821 and Cantonment Gibson in 1824.
On 1824 July 13 Nicks married Sarah Price Perkins, a native of Virginia, in Crawford County. John and Sarah had two children: Eliza Perkins (b. 1826) and John Quinten (b. 1828). Nicks was appointed Brigadier General of the Arkansas militia in 1827 by John Quincy Adams. He was also the commissioner who selected Nicksville as county seat for Lovely County. Nicks died of pneumonia at Cantonment Gibson on 1831 December 31.
Arkansas--Land records--19th century
Cravens, William Fadjo, Jr., 1929-2012, collector
Nicks, John, 1774-1831
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for viewing at the Arkansas Studies Institute.
Conditions Governing Use
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John Nicks Papers, 1828-1846, UALR.MS.0033. UALR Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock.
Footnote or Endnote info:
Description of item, file number, box number, John Nicks Papers, 1828-1846, UALR.MS.0033.