University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Francena Martin Sutton Narrative, [ca. 1914]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sutton, Francena Martin, d. 1914
Title: Sutton, Francena Martin, Narrative
Dates: [ca. 1914]
Abstract: The typescript of the Francena Martin Sutton Narrative, [ca. 1914], concerns life in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1864 and the journey of a group of Fayetteville women and children to Washington, Arkansas, that year.
Accession No.: 1922
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

A resident of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Francena Martin Sutton (d. 1914) traveled to Washington, Arkansas, with a group of women and children in 1864, hoping to escape the hardships of the Civil War. After their arrival in Washington, Confederate soldiers escorted the women to Paris, Texas. Sutton had at least two children, William Seneca Sutton, a dean of the University of Texas School of Education, and Mary Sutton Kinsworthy.


Scope and Contents

The typescript of the Francena Martin Sutton Narrative, [ca. 1914], concerns life in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in 1864 and the journey of a group of Fayetteville women and children to Washington, Arkansas, that year. The account describes combat in Fayetteville; relations between the women, Union and Confederate soldiers, and slaves; hardships of weather and food during the journey; and encounters with Native Americans.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sutton, Francena Martin, d. 1914 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army -- History
United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects
Indians of North America -- Arkansas
Women -- Confederate States of America -- Social conditions.
Slavery -- Arkansas
Places
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Fayetteville (Ark.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francena Martin Sutton Narrative, [ca. 1914], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2R203 “A Civil War Experience of Some Arkansas Women,” [ca. 1914]