Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Sanford Holman Papers, 1839-1845



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Holman, Sanford, 1816-1843
Title: Sanford Holman Papers
Dates: 1839-1845
Creator Abstract: A veteran of the Texas Revolution who participated in the Battle of San Jacinto, Sanford Holman (1816-1843) was a resident of San Augustine County, Texas, and served as a Customs Collector for the San Augustine District (1842-1843).
Content Abstract: The collection contains legal documents recording land transactions and claims against the Sanford Holman estate.
Identification: Doc 6176
Extent: 4 items (4 folders)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

William Sanford Holman was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, on 1816 April 12, a son of Isaac (1775-1835) and Anne Wigglesworth (1783-1841) Holman. A veteran of the War of 1812 and an attorney, Isaac Holman served as a Kentucky legislator and Tennessee state senator.

Sanford Holman moved with his family to Lincoln County, Tennessee, around 1818. A shortage of money and a resulting credit crisis in that state in 1834 prompted the Holman family to move to San Augustine County, Texas, in three groups between 1834 October and 1835 March. The family soon became prominent in the area, with Sanford’s brother, William W. (1806-1873), representing San Augustine in the first Congress of the Republic of Texas. Another brother, James Saunders Holman (1804-1867), served as the first mayor of Houston after it was incorporated in 1837.

Sanford Holman served in the Texan army during the Texas Revolution and was a member of Captain William Kimbro's "San Augustine Company" at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1842 September, President Sam Houston appointed Holman as Customs Collector for the San Augustine District. Owing the government more than $2,600, he was removed from office by 1843 July.

Sanford Holman married Clementine Cartwright (1819-1847) in San Augustine on 1838 January 14. The couple had two children, Annie (1839-1923), who married Richard Fendall Slaughter (1829-1904), and William Sanford, Jr.

Sanford Holman died in San Augustine on 1843 December 23. His brother William W. Holman and his widow Clementine were named administrators of his estate the following month.

References

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album. Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing, 1995.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: The Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Volume II. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1974.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1986.

Dixon, Sam Houston, and Louis Wiltz Kemp. The Heroes of San Jacinto. Houston, Texas: Anson Jones Press, 1932.

Holman, Dixon W. "James Sanders Holman." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho38.

Holman, Dixon W. "William W. Holman." Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fho39.

Ingmire, Frances Terry, compiler. San Augustine County, Texas, Marriage Records, 1837-1880. St. Louis, Missouri: Frances Terry Ingmire, 1980.

Noble, Harry P., Jr. Texas Trailblazers: San Augustine Pioneers. Lufkin, Texas: Best of East Texas Publishers, 1999.

San Augustine Public Library. 1828-1940: Probate Cases of San Augustine County, Texas. Nacogdoches, Texas: Ericson Books, 1984.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains legal documents recording land transactions and claims against the Sanford Holman estate.


Restrictions

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
Holman, Sanford, 1816-1843.
Subjects
Decedents' estates--Texas--San Augustine County.
Locations
San Augustine County (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Estate records.
Legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sanford Holman Papers, 1839-1845, Doc 6176, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kevin R. Young, 1979 July and 1980 January.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1996 July.

Finding aid edited by Tom D'Amore, 2011 January.

Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2011 January.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Sanford Holman Papers, 1839-1845

Folder
1 Agreement: Sandford Holman, Willis W. Jones, and William W. Holman, regarding contract between William W. Holman and Pleasant Thorp, San Augustine County, Texas, 1839 March 1.
Folder
2 Deed: Robert C. McDaniel to Sandford Holman, San Augustine County, Texas, 1843 March 24.
Folder
3 Order: estate of David Kenley vs. estate of Sandford Holman, San Augustine County, Texas, 1845 January 18.
Folder
4 Petition: P. J. Griffin vs. estate of Sanford Holman, San Augustine County, Texas, 1845 March 31.