Ballinger, William Pitt, papers, 1815-1909.
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James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of Commodore James Barron (1769-1851) and son of Wilton Hope and Jane Armistead (Barron) Hope (1791-1862). James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was the commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Annie Beverley Whiting (1825-1920) in 1857. The couple had two daughters, Jane ("Janey" or "Jennie") Barron Hope (b. 1859?) and Ann ("Nanny") Hope. James Barron Hope i...
Gail Borden, Jr. (1801-1874) was a surveyor, inventor, newspaperman, businessman and agriculturalist. He was born in Norwich, New York, and moved to Texas in 1829. Borden was a surveyor for Austin's Colony and a founder of the "Telegraph and Texas Register", but is most famous as an inventor; he patented the first process for condensing milk. The Borden Milk Company bears his name. From the description of Borden, J. Gail, papers, 1830-1937. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat r...
William H. Davis of Ogdensubrg, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. enlisted in the 16th New York Infantry Regiment. From the description of William H. Davis Papers, 1861-1890 bulk 1861-1863. (St. Lawrence University). WorldCat record id: 39698552 ...
Edmund Kirby-Smith, son of General Edmund Kirby-Smith, was a citizen of the United States and an engineer by profession. From the guide to the Records of Land Transactions by Edmund Kirby-Smith and Virginia Téllez de Kirby-Smith in the Isla de Tacamichapa, Veracruz 32741540., 1884-1945, 1895-1925, (Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin) Confederate general, university chancellor, and mathematics professor from St. Augustine (S...
Soap manufacturer who founded the Colgate Company, New York City. From the description of Housebooks, 1841-1853. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58662007 ...
James Harrison received a promissory note for $3,000 from G.C. Swallow, drawn on the Merchants' National Bank of St. Louis, Missouri on, April 10, 1868. Several James Harrisons were found in the 1870 and 1880 Montana Territorial Census, but none can be validated as being this James Harrison. From the description of James Harrison records, 1868. (Montana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 688184999 Epithet: the younger, printer British Library Archi...
General and Chief of Ordnance for the Confederate States Army; later, president of the University of Alabama. From the description of Extracts from my notes written chiefly soon after the close of the war, [ca. 1865]. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29452282 Born in Dauphin County, Pa., Josiah Gorgas graduated from West Point in 1841 and was assigned to the ordnance corps. He served in the Mexican-American War and was promoted to captain in 1855. In 1853, he mar...
Epithet: witness of Wolley Ch iii.79 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000759.0x0001e9 Epithet: gentleman, subject of Wolley Ch x.60 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000759.0x0001e1 Epithet: witness of Wolley Ch xi.42, 43 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000...
Texas governor Pendleton Murrah (1826?-1865) graduated from Brown University in 1848. He practiced law in Alabama before moving to Texas in 1850 to help with his tuberculosis. Later that year, Murrah married Sue Ellen Taylor and opened a law firm in Marshall. As a Democrat, he served in the Texas Legislature (1857-1859) and, during the Civil War, as quartermaster officer in the 14th Texas Infantry of the Confederate Army (1862). During his tenure as governor of Texas from 1863 throu...
Native of Kentucky; educated privately and at Transylvania University; graduate of West Point; served in the Black Hawk War; commanded the Army of Texas during the late 1830's; served in the Mexican War with the 1st Texas Rifle Volunteers; commissioned paymaster in the United States Army and later commanded the Department of Texas; resigned to join the Confederate Army in 1861 and commanded the Western Department from 1861 through the Battle of Shiloh, April 1862, where he was mortally wounded. ...
No further information is available on Smith. For further information on Seward see an encyclopedia. From the description of Military Appointment Certificate, 1840. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 41953697 Henry Smith (1788-1851), the first governor of Texas, was born in Kentucky and moved to Brazoria County, Texas, in 1827. In 1833 Smith was elected magistrate of Brazoria and appointed a delegate to the Convention of 1833. The gover...
Member of the first Confederate Congress and brigadier general in the Confederate Army. From the description of Papers, 1863-1895. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 41395626 ...
Born and educated in Kentucky, John Hunter Herndon arrived in Galveston, Texas, in 1838. He studied law in Kentucky and Houston, and was admitted to the bar in Fort Bend County in November 1838. In 1839, Herndon married Barbara Makall Wilkinson Calvit, heir to the Calvit sugar plantation in Brazoria County, and by 1860 he had become one of the wealthiest landowners in Texas. Although he was not in active military service during the Civil War, the war and Reconstruction depleted most of his fortu...
Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...
Moses Austin Bryan, 1817-1895, became Stephen F. Austin's secretary in 1832. Bryan enlisted in the Texas army in 1836 and served at the Battle of San Jacinto. He was a member of the Somervell Expedition in 1842, and enlisted in the Third Texas Regiment during the Civil War. In 1873, Bryan helped organize the Texas Veterans Association and served as its secretary until 1886. From the description of Moses Austin Bryan papers, 1814-1930, (bulk 1836-1889). (San Jacinto Museum of History)...
Guy Morrison Bryan, a nephew of Stephen F. Austin, was a Confederate officer and legislator. He was born in 1821 in Heraculaneum, Missouri, to James Bryan and Emily Bryan, daughter of Moses Austin and sister of Stephen F. Austin. After her husband’s death, Emily Bryan married her father’s business partner, Stephen Perry, and the family moved to Texas in 1831. Guy Morrison Bryan couriered the William B. Travis Alamo letter to Brazoria in 1836. Following the battle of San Jacinto, Bry...
Attorney of Houston, Texas. One of two Texas commissioners sent to negotiate a cessation of hostilities between U.S. troops and the state of Texas in May 1865. From the guide to the William Pitt Ballinger diary MSS. 0104., 1864-1868, (W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama) William Pitt Ballinger, attorney, born in Kentucky in 1825, moved to Galveston in 1843 and began the study of law with an uncle, James Love. He was admitted to the bar in 1847. ...
Oran Milo Roberts (1815–1898) was a jurist and governor of Texas, 1879-1883. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1836, was admitted to the bar in 1837, and moved in 1841 to San Augustine, Texas, where he opened a successful law practice. In 1844, Sam Houston appointed Roberts district attorney of San Augustine, and in 1866, Governor James Pinckney Henderson appointed him district judge. Roberts also taught law at the University of San Augustine. Roberts earned...