October 4, 1869
Sallie Stockard was born in Alamance County, North Carolina. Stockard was a historian, author, and frontrunner in the fight for equality of women in education. Her book The History of Lawrence, Jackson, Independence and Stone Counties of the Third Judicial District of Arkansas is a valued source of early Arkansas history. This book, often referred to as “The Arkansas Book,” was one of the earliest regional history books to be researched locally and to quote the pioneers extensively.