Law & legal affairs; Orphans; Children; Republic of Texas;
1835 court decision handed down by Judge A. Hotchkiss naming Bailey Anderson, Jr. and Samuel McFadine as "Tutrix" or female guardian of four orphaned minors, Wade H. Shoat, Nancy Shoat, Luiza Shoat and Stoakley Shoat, children of Kit Shoat,...
Law & legal affairs; Witnesses; Debt; Trials, litigation, etc.;
Interrogatory answers from witnesses pertaining to C. R. Patton about delivery to Josiah H. Bell's landing, Henry Horn deceased $1154.28 note due January 1, 1838 signed by Thompson amounts, potential benefits or conflicts, boats of William H....
Law & legal affairs; Witnesses; Judicial proceedings; Republic of Texas;
Summons on July 9, 1839 for Alexander Loyd and A. F. Gray to appear on September 1, 1839 and give evidence in the case of Charles Richards vs. Edmond Hyde and James Perkins. Signed by C. Deen, San Augustine County, Texas District Clerk.
Marriage license issued in Nacogdoches County, Texas, to Benjamin Thomas and Martha Engledone, sworn to by Rev. Littleton Fowler, Minister of the Gospel of the Methodist Episcopal Church, filed January 17, 1839.
Military rations; Militias; Coffeepots; Commerce; Business & finance; Republic of Texas;
Receipt dated 13 September 1838 for a coffee pot and forty-pounds of "cantings" purchased for the use of the military in the field by Major John S. Roberts, Quartermaster from Smith & Watkins. Purchase for a total of $11.50
Militias; Military discharges; Military service; Republic of Texas;
Certificate No. 43 dated August 26, 1838 at the headquarters in Nacogdoches for honorable discharge of Raburn Haley, of Shelby County, Texas, who joined the the Mounted Gunmen, 2nd Company of the 3rd Regiment, 3rd Brigade of the Texas Militia on...
Militias; Military discharges; Military service; Republic of Texas
Honorable Discharge, given to Shelby County, Texas resident Rolly Reigns, from the Company of Volunteers of Mounted Gunmen in the Third Company of the Third Regiment, Third Brigade of Texas Militia. Signed by Capt. George W. Hanks and Lieut. Col....
Militias; Military officers; Political elections; Republic of Texas
Republic of Texas document signed by Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County Charles S. Taylor authorizing Judge William Roark to hold local militia elections on April 6, 1839 for a captain and two lieutenants.
Paying bills; Alcoholic beverages; Militias; Republic of Texas;
Order to pay D. F. Ford for 30.5 gallons of whiskey at $1.62 per gallon, destroyed on the orders of H. McLeod, Adjutant General, approved and signed by Major J. S. Roberts, Quarter Master in Nacogdoches on August 30, 1838.
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Black and white photograph of an elderly woman. She is sitting with her hands folded in her lap, and her expression is very stern. The woman wears a dark colored cape over a dark colored, long-sleeved dress with a bonnet on her...
Revolutions; Ammunition; Gunpowder; Rangers; Republic of Texas;
Order requesting that William Smith forward lead and gunpowder to the Texas Rangers under the command of Captain Silas and charge the cost to the government of Texas. Signed by Henry Millard, Committee Chair, San Felipe, Texas.