Trulock Family Collection

MC 1965

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Krista Oldham, 2013.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Trulock Family
Trulock Family Collection
Inclusive Dates
MC 1965
1.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
Materials are in English.
Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Trulock Family Collection was donated to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, on November 15-16, 2012, by David W. Trulock of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Jeff M. Trulock of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Gregory K. Trulock of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lynne Trulock Ravellette of Little Rock, Arkansas, Steven Trulock of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Arch L. Trulock of Birmingham, Alabama.

Processing Information

Processed by Krista Oldham; completed in February 2013.

Related Collections

Trulock Family Papers (MC 1160)

Preferred Form of Citation

Trulock Family Collection (MC 1965), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

James Hines Trulock, the son of Sutton and Mary Hines Trulock, was born September 22, 1799 in Darlington District, South Carolina. When he was three years old, his family moved to Pulaski, Georgia. Sutton Trulock, Sr., died in 1818, and James and his brother, Sutton Trulock, Jr., moved to Blakely near Fort Gaines in southwest Georgia in 1826. On a trip to Bridgeport, Connecticut, he was introduced to Amanda Beardsley. Amanda was born on April 22, 1811 in Bridgeport to Nichols and Polly Burton Beardsley. On October 4, 1837, James Hines Trulock and Amanda Beardsley were married in Bridgeport and went to live at "Magnolia Place" Trulock's plantation near Blakely in Early County, Georgia. While in Georgia, the couple had a daughter, Victoria, born in 1839, followed in 1840 by a son, Van Buren, changed later to Nichols, Marcia, born in 1841, died in infancy, and Joseph Burton, born in 1842.

In early 1845, Trulock moved with his family to Jefferson County, Arkansas, settling on Victoria plantation (later called "Prairie Place") at Victoria landing on the Arkansas River near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. It was in Pine Bluff that two other sons were born, Marshall Sutton Trulock in March 1848 and James Hines Trulock Jr. in August 1849. James Hines Trulock died on December 18, 1849 after a brief illness following what may have been a cerebral hemorrhage. Amanda was left with five children. Amanda Beardsley Trulock became the administrator of her late husband's estate. She took charge of the operation of the plantation until the Civil War brought an end to the Trulock farming in 1864.

Amanda Trulock returned to Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1867. "Prairie Place" remained in the possession of the Trulock family until about 1915, when it was sold.

Scope and Content Note

Materials in this collection includes biographical material, correspondence, financial materials, photographs, and deeds.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged by topic.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Trulock Family Biographical Materials, 1877-1987

Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, 1843-1867

Box 1 Folder 3

Expense Book, 1860-1867

Box 1 Folder 4

Expense Book, 1881-1888

Box 1 Folder 5

Land Purchase Materials, 1838-1854

Box 1 Folder 6

General Financial Materials, 1832-1848

Box 1 Folder 7

Slave Inventory, 1854

Box 1 Folder 8

Slave Bills of Sale, 1821-1848

Box 1 Folder 9

Trulock Hotel Memorandum of Lease, 1887

Box 1 Folder 10

Trulock Family Printed and Electronic Photographs (Images 1-23)

Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence, 1838-1866 (Oversize)

Box 2 Folder 2

Amanda B. Trulock Petition for the Assignment of Dower, 1854 (Oversize)

Box 2 Folder 3

Deeds, 1849 (Oversize)

Box 2 Folder 4

Inventory of the Estate of Amanda B. Trulock, 1891 (Oversize)

Box 2 Folder 5

Labor Agreements, 1865-1866 (Oversize)

Box 2 Folder 6

Trulock Property Map, n.d. (Oversize)


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