Smithee Papers

Lyon College Special Collections
Regional Studies Center
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Title:                           Smithee Papers

Accession number:     92-005-AC

Collection size:           0.3 linear ft. (1 box)

Donor:                        Carolyn Kirk, Cave City, Ark.

Repository:                Lyon College Special Collections, Regional Studies Center 


Information About the Collection 

The Smithee Papers consist of four letters and other items once belonging to Margaret Smithee of Jackson County, Arkansas, great grandmother of the donor.  Among the other items are two oaths of allegiance to the U.S. government signed by Richard Smithee, one dated 1862 and the other 1864. 

The collection was processed by Nancy S. Griffith in 1992; detailed indexing and website finding aid were completed by Kim Halpain and Judy Blackwell in 2002.  The collection is open for research.



            Arkansas—History—Civil War, 1861-1865

            Goteher Family—Genealogy

            Jackson County (Ark.)—History

            Smithee Family—Genealogy

            Smithee, Eva

            Smithee, James

            Smithee, Richard 


Detailed Series Description 

Folder 1: 

            Letter-              To Brother and Sister from Sarah Ann Smithee; Jackson Co. 1866

            Letter-              To Eva Smithee from Jackson Co. Signed H.B. Smithee; August

                                    19, 1866

            Letter-              To Eva Smithee from H.B. Smithee; Tarrant Co, Texas; February

                                    10, 1879

            Letter-              To Mrs. George W. Pool from from Miss Eva Smithee; November

                                    22, 1877


Folder 2: 

            Note-               To R.P. Smithee from M.B. Fleming

            Title Page-        James Smithee’s Book 1860

            Receipt-           To Richard Smithee from Jesse Wells; November 20, 1863

            Oath-               Oath of Allegiance to the United States Government; Richard

Smithee; May 29, 1862

            Pass-                Issued to Richard Smithee; May 29, 1862

            Card-               James A. Paine; Merchant; Jacksonport, Arkansas

            Certificate-       Certificate of Oath, Richard Smithee; March 15, 1864

            Registration-     Voter Registration, Richard Smithee; July 23, 1867

 Card-              Small Card


Folder 3: 

            Genealogy-       James C. Smithee, born August 9, 1843

            Genealogy-       James C. Smithee died

            Genealogy-       Margaret Elizabeth, born July 18, 1884

            Genealogy-       Births:  Albert Goteher May 21, 1810, Elizabeth Goteher

December 27, 1812, Mary Goteher July 17, 1814, James Goteher

January 31, 1817, Isaik Goteher December 15, 1818, Bethany Goteher March 1, 1821, and Maston Goteher February 18, 1824


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