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Collection Overview

Title: Sexton Family Papers, 1844-1985Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1844-1900

Extent: 16.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection contains correspondence, personal notes, business records, legal records, business notes, ephemera and newspaper clippings listed chronologically ranging from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s.

Subjects: Huntsville (Tex.) - History, Marshall (Tex.), United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, Walker County (Tex.)

Forms of Material: Sexton, Franklin Barlow, 1828-1900 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Franklin B. Sexton Papers documents the life of Confederate legislator Franklin Barlow Sexton. The correspondence represents a wide range of personal and business communication. Some of the most common topics in the subject files are deeds, receipts, requests for payment and land dealings. Newspaper clippings cover a variety of topics, some of which are: agriculture, national defense, oil in Texas, poetry, churches and Texas history.

Collection Historical Note

Franklin Barlow Sexton (1828-1900) was an only child, born to Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Sexton in New Harmony, Indiana. The family moved to Texas in 1838 and settled in San Augustine County. It was here that Dr. Sexton passed away when Franklin was thirteen years old.

Sexton enrolled in the Wesleyan College after an apprenticeship as a printer’s devil at a printing establishment. He studied law in the offices of J.P Henderson and O.M. Roberts and was admitted to the bar in 1848. Sexton started practicing law before turning twenty-one becoming both a successful and prominent lawyer as well as a prosperous planter. In the 1850s Sexton was elected as a Democratic member to the Texas Legislature. He went on to marry Eliza Richardson, daughter of an early Texas settler; the couple had twelve children. His daughter, Loulie, married Harry F. Estill, a very popular and well-respected President of Sam Houston State University who served in that office for 28 years.

Sexton was elected as president of the State Democratic Convention in April of 1860. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Sexton served time as a soldier in the Confederate Army. On November 6, 1862 he was selected as a representative of the Fourth Congressional District in the First Confederate House of Representatives. He served on various committees including: Commerce, War, Military and Tax. Sexton had very strong views on issues regarding taxation and opposed the idea of taxing agricultural products. He was reelected in August of 1863, which made him one of only two Texans to have served on both terms of the Confederate Congress. He was respected as one of the hardest working members of Congress.

Subject/Index Terms

Huntsville (Tex.) - History
Marshall (Tex.)
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Walker County (Tex.)

Administrative Information

Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

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Preferred Citation: Sexton Family Papers. Thomason Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.


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Series 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Correspondence, May 2, 1835- October 2, 1844Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sexton Correspondence, February 10, 1846 - December 30, 1851Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Sexton Correspondence, 1853Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Sexton Correspondence, January 26, 1854 - January 20, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Sexton Correspondence, February 19, 1856 - February 9, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Sexton Correspondence, January 27, 1860 - January 9, 1868Add to your cart.
Folder 7A: Sexton Correspondence, February 11, 1868 - September 9 1870Add to your cart.
Folder 7B: Sexton Correspondence, February 10, 1870 - October 28, 1870Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Sexton Correspondence, 1871-January 27, 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 1B: Sexton Correspondence, January 28, 1872 - July 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sexton Correspondence, July 1, 1872 - December 31, 1872Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Case 1053: W.S. U.S. Rowlette, Walker, R.D. Orton. Sexton Attorney for Defendant, circa  1872Add to your cart.
Folder 4A: Sexton Correspondence, January 1, 1873 - September 19, 1873Add to your cart.
Folder 4B: Sexton Correspondence, October 5, 1873 - December 26, 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Homes vs. Johns, 1873Add to your cart.
Folder 6A: Sexton Correspondence, January 3, 1875 - December 1, 1875Add to your cart.
Folder 6B: Sexton Correspondence, 1876 - November 6, 1876Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Sexton Correspondence, July 15, 1876 - January 24, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 1B: Sexton Correspondence, January 25, 1877 - September 26, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 2A: Sexton Correspondence, October 12, 1877 - March 30, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 2B: Sexton Correspondence, April 5, 1878 - May 28, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Amanda Cartwright vs. George Pauls et al , Fort Bend Co, March 7, 1877 - December 28, 1877Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hall vs San Augustine County, August 20, 1878 - November 7, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 5A: Sexton Correspondence, 1878Add to your cart.
Folder 5B: Sexton Correspondence, January 9, 1879 - October 10, 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Hall vs San Augustine County, 1879Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hall vs San Augustine County, 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 8A: Sexton Correspondence, October 15, 1879 - November 13, 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 8B: Sexton Correspondence, April 2, 1880- December 19, 1880Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Sexton Correspondence, January 4, 1881 - April 30, 1881Add to your cart.
Folder 1B: Sexton Correspondence, May 2, 1881 -December 31, 1881Add to your cart.
Folder 2A: Sexton Correspondence, January 10, 1882 - March 20, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 2B: Sexton Correspondence, March 20, 1882 - May 27, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 3: From envelope marked Frost , Thorn, et al vs. William Kincannon et al, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Hall vs San Augustine County, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 5A: Sexton Correspondence, October 12, 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 5B: Sexton Correspondence, October 14, 1882; 1882Add to your cart.
Folder 5C: Sexton Correspondence, January 6, 1883 - April 25, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 6: From envelope marked Frost , Thorn, et al vs. William Kincannon et al, 1883Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hall vs San Augustine County, 1883Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Sexton Correspondence, April 30, 1883 - February 22, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 1B: Sexton Correspondence, March 3, 1884 - May 19, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 2A: Sexton Correspondence, May 20, 1884-September 29, 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 2B: Sexton Correspondence, October 11, 1884 - July 27, 1885Add to your cart.
Folder 3A: Sexton Correspondence, March 19, 1885 - June 3, 1886Add to your cart.
Folder 3B: Sexton Correspondence, June 4, 1886- January 6, 1887Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Correspondence, January 11, 1887- June 27, 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clapp vs. Eugledow, 1885-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 3A: Sexton Correspondence, July 11, 1887- October 26, 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 3B: Sexton Correspondence, October 30, 1887 - 1887Add to your cart.
Folder 3C: Sexton Correspondence, January 9, 1888 - March 24, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 3D: Sexton Correspondence, April 7, 1888 - December 5, 1888Add to your cart.
Folder 4A: Sexton Correspondence, January 10, 1889 - February 24, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 4B: Sexton Correspondence, February 24, 1890 - June, 10 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 4C: Sexton Correspondence, June 30, 1890 - December 30, 1890Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Correspondence, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Clapp vs Branch, 1890Add to your cart.
Folder 3A: Sexton Correspondence, January 1, 1891 - July 17, 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 3B: Sexton Correspondence, July 1891 - March 16, 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 3C: Sexton Correspondence, April 26, 1891 - December 24, 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clapp vs Branch (1061), 1891Add to your cart.
Folder 5: From envelope "Albington Case", 1892Add to your cart.
Folder 6A: Sexton Correspondence, January 2, 1893- August 24, 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 6B: Sexton Correspondence, August 28, 1893 - December 31, 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 7: From envelope "Albington Case", 1893Add to your cart.
Folder 8: John Gregg Civil War Letter, 1864Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Index to Sexton Papers [1 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Index to Sexton Papers [2 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Copy of Index to Sexton PapersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Clippings, 1939-1941Add to your cart.
Poultry, Agriculture, Dairy
Folder 2: Sexton Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Caravan
Folder 3: Sexton Clippings, 1939; 1941; undatedAdd to your cart.
C.C.C and N.Y.A., W.P.A
Folder 4: Sexton Clippings, 1941-1942Add to your cart.
Churches
Folder 5: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
Cotton
Folder 6: Sexton Clippings, 1940; 1942Add to your cart.
County Courthouses
Folder 7: Sexton Clippings, 1936Add to your cart.
De Zavala, Lorenzo
Folder 8: Sexton Clippings, 1936Add to your cart.
Duval, John Crittendon
Folder 9: Sexton Clippings, 1942; undatedAdd to your cart.
Faith Home
Folder 10: Sexton Clippings, 1939-1942Add to your cart.
Barge service ad, Texas Dams ad, Texas Canals. Flood Control
Folder 11: Sexton Clippings, 1941Add to your cart.
Cranfill, J.B.
Folder 12: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
Forts and Military Posts
Folder 13: Sexton Clippings, 1940; undatedAdd to your cart.
Health and Colds
Folder 14: Sexton Clippings, 1940 -1941Add to your cart.
History of Texas
Folder 15: Sexton Clippings, 1939Add to your cart.
Homes of the First Texans, Portrait of Senator Cornally
Folder 16: Sexton Clippings, 1937; 1939-1940Add to your cart.
Houston
Folder 17: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
Houston Volunteers
Folder 18: Sexton Clippings, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Industries
Folder 19: Sexton Clippings, 1942-1943Add to your cart.
Iron and steel industry
Folder 20: Sexton Clippings, 1936Add to your cart.
Lee, Fitzhugh
Folder 21: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
Lincecum, Gid
Folder 22: Sexton Clippings, 1935; 1937; 1940; undatedAdd to your cart.
Libraries
Folder 23: Sexton Clippings, 1939; undatedAdd to your cart.
McDonald Observatory
Folder 24: Sexton Clippings, 1939-1940; undatedAdd to your cart.
Indians
Folder 25: Sexton Clippings, 1934; 1939- 1941Add to your cart.
Industries and Minerals
Folder 26: Sexton Clippings, 1941Add to your cart.
Nimitz, Chester W.
Folder 27: Sexton Clippings, 1943Add to your cart.
Industries
Folder 28: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
McFarlin, R.M.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Clippings, 1939 -1942Add to your cart.
Memorials
Folder 2: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
National Defense
Folder 3: Sexton Clippings, 1938- 1942; undatedAdd to your cart.
Oil in Texas
Folder 4: Sexton Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
An administrator's views on proration, Thompson, Ernest O.
Folder 5: Sexton Clippings, 1939- 1940; 1942Add to your cart.
Paper
Folder 6: Sexton Clippings, 1934, 1937; 1939; undatedAdd to your cart.
Parks and Forrests
Folder 7: Sexton Clippings, 1936; 1940; undatedAdd to your cart.
Poems and Poets
Folder 8: Sexton Clippings, 1943Add to your cart.
Quin, Right Reverend Clinton Simon
Folder 9: Sexton Clippings, 23-Aug-36Add to your cart.
Santa Anna
Folder 10: Sexton Clippings, 1933; 1936-7; 1939-40; 1942Add to your cart.
Schools and Colleges
Folder 11: Sexton Clippings, 1937; 1939; 1940Add to your cart.
Soil Conservation and Erosion
Folder 12: Sexton Clippings, 1940 -1941Add to your cart.
Science
Folder 13: Sexton Clippings, 1936Add to your cart.
Smith, Deaf
Folder 14: Sexton Clippings, 1942Add to your cart.
Texas Historical Association
Folder 15: Sexton Clippings, 1939Add to your cart.
Texas and the New York's Worlds Fair
Folder 16: Sexton Clippings, 1936Add to your cart.
Texas Declaration of Independence
Folder 17: Sexton Clippings, 1937 -1938Add to your cart.
Texas Ports
Folder 18: Sexton Clippings, 1934; 1936; 1939-1943; 1985Add to your cart.
Distinguished Texans
Folder 19: Sexton Clippings, 1935; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas Historic High Spots
Folder 20: Sexton Clippings, 1942; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas Heroes
Folder 21: Sexton Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas Statehood Week
Folder 22: Sexton Clippings, 1943Add to your cart.
University of Texas
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Clippings, 1943Add to your cart.
W.A.A.C. Schools in Texas
Folder 2: Sexton Clippings, 1929 -1930; 1936Add to your cart.
Carlsbad Cavern and other Explorations
Folder 3: Sexton Clippings, April 21, 1879Add to your cart.
Teacher's College Day
Folder 4: Sexton Clippings, 1835; 1836Add to your cart.
Texas 100 Years Ago Today
Folder 5: Sexton Clippings, 1889; 1929-31; 1936-38Add to your cart.
General Clippings (a)
Folder 6: Sexton Clippings, 1930; 1932; 1935; undatedAdd to your cart.
General Clippings (b)
Folder 7: Sexton Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
General Clippings ( c )
Folder 8: Sexton Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Ephemera
Folder 9: Sexton Clippings, 1928-1931Add to your cart.
Public Service News
Folder 10: Sexton Clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.
Stories of Famous Hymns
Folder 11: Sexton Clippings, 1925; 1928; 1934-1940Add to your cart.
Texas History (a)
Folder 12: Sexton Clippings, 1933-1936; 1940Add to your cart.
Texas History (b)
Folder 13: Sexton Clippings, 1930; 1936-1938; 1940Add to your cart.
Texas History ( c )
Folder 14: Sexton Clippings, 1920; 1926; 1930-31; 1935-36; 1940; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas History (d)
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Clippings, 1931;1934-35;1939-40;1942; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas History (e)
Folder 2: Sexton Clippings, 1931; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas History (f)
Folder 3: Sexton Clippings, 1931;1939-40Add to your cart.
Texas History (g)
Folder 4: Sexton Clippings, 1933-1936; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas History (h)
Folder 5: Sexton Clippings, 1934-1937; undatedAdd to your cart.
Texas Centennial
Folder 6: Sexton Clippings, 1929;1933;1939; undatedAdd to your cart.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Sub-Series 3Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 7A: Sexton Cases, January 1, 1894 - June 28, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 7B: Sexton Cases, July 1, 1894 - April 17, 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 7C: Sexton Cases, April 19, 1895 - November 26, 1895Add to your cart.
Folder 8: U.S. vs James Reagan, represented by J.B Sexton, 1894Add to your cart.
Folder 9A: Sexton Cases, November 30, 1895-September 28, 1896Add to your cart.
Folder 9B: Sexton Cases, September 29, 1886 - Februar 2, 1900Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Clapp vs Eugledow, undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1A: Miscellaneous Documents, 1869 -1892; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1B: Miscellaneous Documents, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 1C: Miscellaneous Documents, 1887; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sexton Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Sexton Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sexton Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sexton Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Sexton Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Index for Informatiom on Texas Counties, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Sexton Account Books, 1882-1885Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Briefs: U.S. Courts at Tyler and other courts, F.B. Sexton, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Orasmus B. Matteson et als vs William N. Martin et als, 1882-1883Add to your cart.
Henderson County District Court
Folder 7: Blount and Polk vs. J.T. Harris et als, 1882Add to your cart.
In the District Court of Cooke County
Folder 8: Thorn et als vs. Kincannon, 1882Add to your cart.
District Court, Wise County
Folder 9: Masonic Leaflets, 1880-1; 1885; 1896; undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Financial Records and Correspondence, 1860-61; 1866-69; undatedAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Franlkin B. Sexton, Nobles of the Lystic Shrine Ceritificate, February 22, 1897Add to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 2: Field notes on land in Daugherty deed, undatedAdd to your cart.
Attached to letter of Sexton to R.A. Hindman. [o.v.]
Folder 3: The Leader newspaper, September 22, 1892Add to your cart.
From the envelope marked "Abington Case" September 22, 1892 [o.v.]
Folder 4: Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool Policy of Insurance, October 3, 1889Add to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 5: Statement of Account with L.J. Womack, 8-DecAdd to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 6: Correspondence referring to Thomas Clark's 100 acre land purchase, 1887Add to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 7: The Liverpool & London and Globe Insurance Company Policy, F.B. Sexton, May 18, 1885Add to your cart.
Building policy [o.v.]
Folder 8: Copy of deed for 96 1/5 acres of land in San Augustine County, January 1, 1887Add to your cart.
Purchase price $100 cash and two promissory notes for $190.50 each bearing %10 interest per year [o.v.]
Folder 9: Copy of deed for 50 acres of land located in San Augustine County, January 1, 1887Add to your cart.
Purchase price $75 cash and two promissory notes for $87.0 each bearing 10% interest per year [o.v.]
Folder 10: Copy of deed for 50 acres of land located in San Augustine County, January 1, 1887Add to your cart.
Purchase price $75 cash and two promissory notes for $87.0 each bearing 10% interest per year [o.v.]
Folder 11: Acknowledgment of receipt of title papers, April 2, 1882Add to your cart.
Relating to the John M. Sally 4534 3/10 acres grant in Henderson County [o.v.]
Folder 12: Map of John M. Sally 4535 acres grant in Henderson County, undatedAdd to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 13: Map of John M. Sally 4534 grant in Henderson County, June-July 1881Add to your cart.
Showing resurvey and subdivisions made by R.J. Hailey. Area by resurvey 4534 acres [o.v.]
Folder 14: Correspondence and deed referring to settlement of land, August 17, 1880Add to your cart.
Jointly owned by John Forbes and F. A. Tibbles [o.v.]
Folder 15: Deed to all co-partnership rights and title to real and personal property, April 5, 1873Add to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 16: Garrett and John's Tax Receipt, 1871-1872Add to your cart.
[o.v.]
Folder 17: Deed for goods, lands, chattels and tenements, September 30, 1872Add to your cart.
Taken from Reynolds and Collins to satisfy judgement to J.F. Lynch for $300. Upshur County [o.v.]
Folder 18: Statement of Account with J.H. Callaway & Co., June 1872Add to your cart.
F.B. Sexton [o.v.]
Folder 19: Mortgage valued $6000 on stated acreage situated in Sabine and Trinity counties, March 1, 1872Add to your cart.
To Weed Sewing Machine Company [o.v.]
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sexton Newspaper Clipping Scrapbook, 1864Add to your cart.

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