Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Thomas G. Morehead Papers, 1803-1992

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morehead, Thomas G. (Thomas Garnett)
Title: Thomas G. Morehead Papers
Dates: 1803-1992
Creator Abstract: Thomas G. Morehead was a retired U.S. Army officer and resident of San Antonio, Texas.
Content Abstract: The collection contains material gathered as part of Morehead's genealogical research on the Garnett family, particularly the family of William Garnett, who died in defense of the Alamo in 1836.
Identification: Col 13654
Extent: 0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Thomas Garnett Morehead retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of colonel and resided in San Antonio, Texas.

Scope and Content Note

Consisting of material gathered as part of genealogical research, the Thomas G. Morehead papers focus on the Garnett family, particularly the family of William Garnett, who died in defense of the Alamo in 1836.

Included in the papers are photocopies from published biographical and genealogical sources, legal documents photocopied from county land and probate records, notes, and printed material. The majority of the sources are related to the Garnett family in Missouri and Texas, with some documents from Virginia. A few newspaper clippings are also part of the papers.


Access Restrictions

No restrictions. The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Please be advised that the library does not hold the copyright to most of the material in its archival collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

Index Terms

Personal Names
Morehead, Thomas G. (Thomas Garnett).
Garnett family.
Garnett, William, 1812-1836--Family.
Alamo defenders.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Thomas G. Morehead Papers, 1803-1992, Col 13654, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Thomas G. Morehead, 2006 October.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 2007.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2010 August.

Detailed Description of the Collection


Thomas G. Morehead Papers, 1803-1992

Box Folder
1 Research material and notes, 1986-1992 and undated
1 General Missouri research, 1986-1987 and undated
2 General Texas research, 1986, 1992, and undated
Collected source material, 1803-1908
3 Virginia records [photocopies], 1803-1858
4 Howard County, Missouri: deeds [photocopies], 1838-1874
5 Saline County, Missouri: deeds and probate records [photocopies], 1857-1875
6 Colorado County, Texas: deeds [photocopies], 1898-1908
7 Colorado County, Texas: Mary L. Garnett et al v. John N. Garnett et al [photocopies], 1879-1883
8 Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties, Texas, records [photocopies], 1860-1907
Printed material, 1984-1985
9 Clippings, 1984-1985