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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1: Family papers

Series 2: Genealogical material

Series 3: Organizations

Series 4: Miscellaneous material

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Ann McFadin Miller Papers, 1871-1982



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Miller, Ann McFadin, 1905-1983
Title: Ann McFadin Miller Papers
Dates: 1871-1982
Creator Abstract: Texas resident Ann L. McFadin Miller (1905-1983) maintained an active interest in genealogy throughout her life and was a member of a number of genealogical organizations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Content Abstract: The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, notes, and printed material, primarily associated with genealogical research. The bulk of the genealogical material has been filed by family name, and consists of correspondence, genealogical forms and charts, applications to genealogical organizations, published sources, copies of documents, family histories, and notes. Material is particularly extensive for the Bartlett, Callaway, Gibbens, Lowrance, and McFadin families. A lesser amount is devoted to the Means and Moose families and to Lazarus Nichols. Family papers include a small number of letters and other documents dating from the 1870s to the 1940s, earlier items associated with William A. Gibbens and Susannah Lowrance Gibbens.
Identification: Col 2801
Extent: 3.13 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Annie Laura McFadin was born in Leakey, Texas, in 1905, the eldest of eight children of Joseph O. McFadin and Mary Ida “Dolly” Gibbens McFadin. She maintained an active interest in genealogy throughout her life and was a member of a number of genealogical organizations, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. Ann L. McFadin married Carroll C. Miller in 1969. Her husband died in 1974, and Ann McFadin Miller died in Corpus Christi in 1983.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, legal documents, notes, and printed material make up the Ann McFadin Miller papers, the bulk of the material associated with genealogical research.

A small amount of family papers consists of letters written in the 1870s and 1880s by family in Texas, New Mexico, and Arkansas to William A. and Susannah Gibbens (who married Alexander K. Auld after her first husband’s death) of Kerrville, Texas. A few later items are associated with Joseph O. and Mary Ida Gibbens McFadin.

The genealogical research material of Ann McFadin Miller was generally filed by her by family name. Most of this arrangement has been retained, with some additions and refinements. Some unfiled material has been incorporated into existing files and duplicate material has been removed. The items within the files are unsorted and often include information related to the other families researched by Mrs. Miller, besides the family indicated in the file title. The files generally contain correspondence with other researchers, government officials, and librarians and archivists; genealogical forms and charts; copies of applications to genealogical organizations; published sources; copies of documents; family histories; and notes. The research is particularly extensive for the Bartlett, Callaway, Gibbens, Lowrance, and McFadin families. A lesser amount is devoted to the Means and Moose families and to Lazarus Nichols.

Organizational material include certificates, letters, printed material, and miscellaneous items associated with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Miscellaneous material consists of general correspondence, clippings, and printed items.

Some materials in the collection are photocopies.

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Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into four series.
Series 1: Family papers
Series 2: Genealogical material
Series 3: Organizations
Series 4: Miscellaneous material

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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.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Miller, Ann McFadin, 1905-1983.
Gibbens, William A., 1856-1879.
Gibbens, Susannah Lowrance, 1857-1925.
Nichols, Lazarus, 1823-1882.
Bartlett family.
Callaway family.
Gibbens family.
Lowrance family.
McFadin family.
Means family.
Moose family.
Subjects
Genealogy.
Women genealogists--Texas.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Correspondence.
Genealogies.
Printed ephemera.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ann McFadin Miller Papers, 1871-1982, Col 2801, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mabel Planchon, 1985 October.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1998 July.

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

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Family papers

Box Folder
1 Correspondence, 1876-1944
1 J. E. Gibbens, Fort McKavett, Texas, to W. A. Gibbens, 1876 September 15.
J. E. Gibbens to W. A. Gibbens, Kerrville, Texas, 1877 October 10.
W. A. Gibbens, Fort Griffin, Texas, to Susannah Gibbens, [1879?] May 25.
W. A. J. Gibbens to unknown recipient, 1880 November 8.
W. A. J. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to unknown recipient, 1880 December 24.
Nancy Muse to Susannah Gibbens, 1881 January 5.
W. A. J. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to Susannah Gibbens, Kerrville, Texas, 1881 February 5.
W. A. J. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to Susannah Gibbens, 1881 March 14.
F. M. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to Suckie Gibbens, 1881 April 11.
George W. Thompson, Garland County, Arkansas, to Susaner Gibbs [Gibbens?], Kerrville, Texas, 1881 April 24.
N. J. and C. H. Muse to Susannah Gibbens, 1881 May 18.
F. M. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to unknown recipient, 1881 June 17.
C. H. Muse to Susannah Gibbens, 1881 June 22.
C. H. Muse to Susannah Gibbens, 1881 July 28.
N. J. and C. H. Muse to Susannah Gibbens, 1881 August 20.
F. M. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to possibly Susannah Gibbens, 1881 August 21.
F. M. Gibbens, Galena, New Mexico, to possibly Susannah Gibbens Auld, 1881 October 9.
N. J. and C. H. Muse to Susannah Gibbens Auld, 1882 February 26.
J. S. Lowrance, Nogal, New Mexico, to Susannah Auld, Kerrville, Texas, 1882 August 9.
W. A. J. Gibbens, White Oaks, New Mexico, to Susannah Gibbens, June 18.
2 M. A. Cooper, Leakey, Texas, to J. O. McFadin, 1905 July 16.
Susannah Auld to Joe [McFadin?], 1924 May 25.
Susannah Auld to Joe [McFadin?], 1924 June 3.
Ann McFadin, Uvalde, Texas, to Mary Ida McFadin, Kerrville, Texas, 1925 December 17.
Aunt Saner, Kerrville, Texas, to Joe and Dollie McFadin, 1930 January 25.
John N. Garner, Washington, D.C., to Joe McFadin, Reagan Wells, Texas, 1931 June 15.
Erie? K. Walker, San Antonio, Texas, to Mary Ida Dollie McFadin, Uvalde, Texas, 1944 April 3.
3 Poem: “The Baby,” G. W. Thompson, 1871 December 29.
Discharge: W. A. Gibbens, Company F, Frontier Battalion, Camp Cline, Texas, 1875 August 31.
Certificate: William A. Gibbens, brand record, Kerrville, Texas, 1876 May 15.
Marriage license: Mack C. Vannarian and Ida Gibbens, Kerr County, Texas, 1892 December 28.
Census: Auld family, scholastic census, includes notes on family birth and marriage dates, 2 items, 1903 August 4.
Funeral notice: Mrs. Nic McFadin, 1928 April 6.
4 Autograph book: possibly Mary Ida Gibbens, 1889-1900.
5 Miscellaneous material

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Series 2: Genealogical material

Box Folder
2 6 Auld family
Bartlett family
7-10 Bartlett, general
11-12 Nicholas Bartlett
13 Nicholas Bartlett, military record
14 Jesse Bartlett
15 “Bartlett Family History,” J. Alonzo Matthews
16 “The Bartlett Line from the Matthews Collection,” J. Alonzo Matthews
17 Bartlett/Pearce
Box Folder
3 18 J. Hobart Bartlett, correspondent
19 Roger Bartlett, correspondent
20 Bess Carnal, correspondent
21 Ruth Neal, correspondent
22 Theretta Pickel, correspondent
23 Burleson and Bishop families
Callaway family
24-26 Callaway family, general
Box Folder
4 27-28 “Callaway Family History,” Louise B. Cox
29-30 Callaway Family Association
31 Bobbie L. Callaway, correspondent
32 Louise B. Cox, correspondent
33 Clayton W. Williams, correspondent
34 James Elliott
Box Folder
5 Gibbens family
35-36 Gibbens family, general
37 William A. Gibbens
38 Gibbens/Lowrance
39 Gibbens family reunion
Lowrance family
40-43 Lowrance, general
44 Lowrance/Moose
45 Lowrance wills
Box Folder
6 McFadin family
46-50 McFadin family, general
51 McFadin family Bible
52 James A. McFaddin
53 Nathan Arnett McFadin
54 Al McFadin
55 Circleville, Texas
56 Victoria, Texas
57 Sardinia, South Carolina
Box Folder
7 58 L. Camp Gilliam, correspondent
59-60 Maude McFadin, correspondent
61 Nell Nunn, correspondent
62 Pauline Rankin, correspondent
63 Dorothy J. Stitt, correspondent
64-65 Means family
66-67 Moose family
68 Morgan
69-70 Lazarus Nichols
71 Thompson family
Box Folder
8 72 Cemetery markers
73-75 Miscellaneous genealogy

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Series 3: Organizations

Box Folder
8 76 Daughters of the American Revolution
77-78 Daughters of the Republic of Texas
79 United Daughters of the Confederacy

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Series 4: Miscellaneous material

Box Folder
8 80 Letters
81-82 Newspapers and clippings
83 Printed material

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