Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo

A Guide to the Eula Frances Dunn Peacock Papers, 1771-1995



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Peacock, Eula Frances Dunn, 1908-1995
Title: Eula Frances Dunn Peacock Papers
Dates: 1771-1995
Creator Abstract: Born in Bryan, Texas, Eula Frances Dunn (1908-1995) spent most of her adult life in San Antonio, where she married Wesley Peacock, Jr. She assisted in the administration of the Peacock Military Academy, the school for boys founded by her husband's father, and was a member of many local groups.
Content Abstract: Consisting of genealogical research material, some personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts, the Eula Frances Dunn Peacock Papers provide detailed documentation of several early Texas families. The most extensive series in the papers is made up genealogical material, including correspondence with other researchers, family papers, and collected documentation on several individuals and families. A few original family documents, such as Bible pages and printed items are found here. Genealogical material is particularly detailed for the Dunn, Killough, Mixon, Parker, and Wheelock families.
Identification: Col 8116
Extent: 8.97 linear feet (14 document boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

Biographical Note

Born in Bryan, Texas, in 1908, Eula Frances Dunn lived in Bryan and Luling during her early years, moving to San Antonio in 1934. Married first to Joe R. Smith, from whom she was divorced, she married Wesley Peacock, Jr. in San Antonio in 1940. Her husband was the administrator of the Peacock Military Academy, a San Antonio school for boys founded by his father, and Frances Peacock took an active interest in the school until it closed in 1973.

The descendant of pioneer Texans from both sides of her family, Mrs. Peacock was an avid genealogist and gathered documentation on several branches of her family. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, serving on the Library Committee of the DRT Library. She was a member of several other organizations, including the San Antonio Conservation Society. Her interest in gardening and activities with gardening organizations led to her selection as one of the ten outstanding San Antonio women in 1957.

Eula Frances Dunn Peacock died in San Antonio in 1995.


Scope and Content Note

Consisting of genealogical research material, some personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts, the Eula Frances Dunn Peacock Papers provide detailed documentation of several early Texas families.

The most extensive series in the collection is made up of genealogical material, including correspondence with other researchers, family papers, and collected documentation on several individuals and families. Subseries include files created by Mrs. Peacock on various family names, arranged alphabetically. These files are general in nature and contain a mix of documentation, primarily correspondence, photocopies of documents and published sources, genealogical charts, and printed items. A few original family documents, such as Bible pages and printed items are found here. The Notebooks subseries includes the contents of three-ring binders which gather material similar to that found in the files. Most of the notebooks were labeled, as were sections within each. These labels are noted in the inventory and the arrangement of sections and items within each notebook have been maintained. A general title has been provided for unlabeled notebooks. Genealogical material is particularly detailed for the Dunn, Killough, Mixon, Parker, and Wheelock families.

The Personal Papers series consists of a small amount of miscellaneous correspondence, documents, printed items, and newspaper clippings. Included is a transcription of a brief journal kept by Wesley Peacock, Jr. while attending Southwestern University and some clippings related to family members.

An Organizations series is made up of miscellaneous items associated with several local and national organizations. The most detailed material is associated with Mrs. Peacock’s tenure on the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library Committee.

Photographs include an extensive range of family images, particularly related to the Dunn and Parker families. These include several early photos of family members in Texas. Notable among the non-family members included are two photographs of Texas Congressman Joseph Weldon Bailey. Some of the photographs are arranged by subject, primarily family names; most informal snapshots are not described specifically and have been placed in a loose chronological arrangement.

Photograph albums and scrapbooks kept by Mrs. Peacock gather family photographs, documents, and printed items. Two items contain material associated with a Caribbean cruise taken during the 1930s and social activities in the Bryan, Texas, area in the 1920s and 1930s, while a third album contains later family snapshots. Loose items found with the scrapbooks have been removed and housed in folders. Oversize documents consist of miscellaneous family items. Artifacts include a framed display of organizational pins and ribbons and a notebook from the Peacock Military Academy.

Some materials in the collection are photocopies.


 

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into seven series.
Series 1: Genealogy
Series 2: Personal papers
Series 3: Organizations
Series 4: Photographs
Series 5: Scrapbooks and albums
Series 6: Oversize documents and artifacts
Series 7: Separated material

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
Peacock, Eula Frances Dunn, 1908-1995.
Peacock, Wesley, 1896-1991.
Bailey, Joseph W. (Joseph Weldon), 1863-1929.
Caufield family.
Dunn family.
Killough family.
Mixon family.
Parker family.
Wheelock family.
Organizations
Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church (San Antonio, Tex.)
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Library.
East Texas Genealogical Society.
San Antonio Conservation Society.
Woodlawn Agenda Club (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Genealogy.
Women genealogists--Texas.
Genres/Formats
Personal papers.
Artifacts.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Genealogies.
Photograph albums.
Photographs.
Printed ephemera.
Research notes.
Scrapbooks.

Related Material

Eleazar Louis Ripley Wheelock Papers, 1833-1875, Doc 5215, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eula Frances Dunn Peacock Papers, 1771-1995, Col 8116, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Lipka, 1995 March.

Processing Information

Processed by Warren Stricker, 1999 May.

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


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1: Genealogy

Box
1 Files
Armstrong family
Astin, Robert: Daughters of the American Revolution application
Astin, Robert: Sidney James Landman Sons of the American Revolution application
Bates family
Brewer family
Caufield, Isabella
Dunn family
Dunn family: Bible records
Dunn family: funeral cards
Dunn, George Hayes
Dunn, James (3 files)
Dunn, James: Texas General Land Office records
Dunn information from Roberta Powell (2 files)
Killough family
Killough, Nancy Jane
Killough, Samuel Blackburn
Killough, Samuel Blackburn: Daughters of the Republic of Texas approved papers
Box
2 Mapp family
Mixon material, Elizabeth Abbot, etc.
Parker, Emmanuel
Parker family (4 files)
Parker family: Sidney Landman material
Parker family: W. S. Parker, Clarke
Box
3 Parker; Hogan: Colonial records, North Carolina
Parker, Richard, Sr.: Daughters of the American Revolution application (2 files)
Parker, Richard, Sr.: papers (3 files)
Parker, Richard, Sr.; Parker, Richard, Jr.
Parker, Richard, Sr.: proof documents
Parker, Richard: documents, A. J. Parker war record
Parker, Richard, Jr.
Parker, Stephen: Daughters of the American Revolution supplemental application (2 files)
Parker, Stephen: Sidney James Landman Sons of the American Revolution application
Peacock family
Prickett, Mary P.
Wheelock, Annette Woodward
Wheelock, Eleazar Louis Ripley
Box
4 General genealogy (8 files)
Box
5 Notebooks
[Caufield] (6 files)
Caufield, Fullerton, Dunn
Caufield—Killough—Wheelock—Wilkes—Covey
H. Caufield
Roberta Powell
Wheelock
Wilkes
Covey-Cole
Cole—Covey—Elliott—Killough—Wheelock
[Unlabeled section]
Mary Jane
[Dunn family]
Wilkes
Elliott
[Unlabeled section]
[Dunn family] (2 files)
Dunn Genealogical Record
Dunn—Robertson County
James Dunn chart
[Unlabeled section]
Letters
Original material and corrections
Box
6 James Dunn II master chart
[Unlabeled section]
James Dunn II
[Unlabeled section]
Caufield mini-charts
Cavitt-Cavett-Cavet
Other materials
[Unlabeled section]
James Dunn, Sr. wills
Genealogy Info
Wheelock
Wheelock, papers, notes
James Dunn, George H. Dunn
Killough
Charles R. Holloman
Sidney Landman
Sidney Landman
Mrs. Clarke, Ft. Stockton
Mrs. Kirkland
Georgia Cemeteries
Mr. Hudson
Kay Melear
[Unlabeled section]
Kay Melear
Cemetery records
Box
7 Mapp—Astin—Lanier—Brewer
[Unlabeled section]
Littleton Mapp
Henry Brewer, Lanier
Mixon, Carmichael
[Unlabeled section]
Letters
Deeds, documents
Mixon chart
Abbott
Kay M.
Bates—Carmichael—Mixon—Henderson
Bible info
Mixon—Carmichael census records
Trussell
Garner
Research info
Cemetery records
Court and cemetery records
Richard Parker
[Unlabeled section]
Jack Parker
Zelma Conway Sherman
[Unlabeled section]
Richard Parker, continued (3 files)
Original Parker
[Unlabeled section]
Richard Parker
Wyatt Vaughn
Bates chart
Nelson chart
Nelson will
Wallace
Correction marr
Box
8 Richard Parker—original chart
[Unlabeled section]
Richard Parker chart
Stephen Parker (Emmanuel)
William Christopher
Astin
Bates
[Unlabeled section]
Parker, Landman
Chas. R. Holloman, Raleigh
Sidney letters, Parker
Proof records
Richard Parker chart
Emmanuel Parker, Putnam County, Georgia
Emmanuel Parker, Mary (Polly) Astin
Chart material
R. Parker, Landman
Letters—S. Landman
Linda Hill
Bates
Richard Parker
Stephen Parker, Emmanuel Parker
William Christopher
Emmanuel Parker, Putnam County, Georgia
Wallace family
Brewer
Texas—Cemeteries
[Unlabeled section]
Parker—Mixon, Sidney Landman
Parker—Mixon, Mixon chart
[Unlabeled section]
Outline chart
Documents—Parker
Mixon
Box
9 Zelma Conway [Sherman]
[Unlabeled section]
Sid's box
Sidney's report, Atlanta, Georgia
Mrs. Clarke—Old Richard's will
Mr. Hudson—Sid
Mrs. Phillips
Documents ordered
[Zelma Conway Sherman]
[Unlabeled section]
[Joseph Grant]
[Joseph Grant]
Frances Thomas
Eleazar L. Wheelock (2 files)
Wheelock



 

Series 2: Personal papers

Box
10 Correspondence and greeting cards (5 files)
Eula Frances Dunn Peacock obituary
Wesley Peacock, Jr., journal
Edward G. Parker
Invitations and announcements
Programs
General printed material
Box
11 Clippings
Family (2 files)
San Antonio
Texas
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous personal papers



 

Series 3: Organizations

Box
11 Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church
Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
General (2 files)
Certificates
DRT Library Committee (4 files)
East Texas Genealogical Society
San Antonio Conservation Society
Woodlawn Agenda Club



 

Series 4: Photographs

Box
Tall 12 Dunn family
Includes Almera Dunn, Cassie Dunn, Eula Frances Dunn, George Hayes Dunn, James Robert Dunn, Nancy Jane Dunn, Nelle Parker Dunn, Pete Dunn, Ralph B. Dunn, Ralph B. Dunn, Jr., Ruth Dunn Grube, Mary Jane Dunn Shannon, and Mildred Dunn Sterling.
Dunn family
Includes Joseph W. Bailey, Almera Dunn, George Hayes Dunn, James Blackburn Dunn, James Mason Dunn, and Ralph Blackburn Dunn.
Dunn family
Includes Eula Covey Dunn, Eula Frances Dunn, James Blackburn Dunn, and Ralph Blackburn Dunn.
Dunn family
Includes Nelle Parker Dunn.
Dunn family
Includes Ralph Blackburn Dunn and George H. Dunn.
Dunn family
Includes Eula Frances Dunn, Nelle Parker Dunn, Ralph Blackburn Dunn, Ralph Blackburn Dunn, Jr., and William Mason Dunn.
Dunn family
Includes Evelyn Emmons Dunn, Mary Frances Dunn, William Mason Dunn, and William Mason Dunn, Jr.
Dunn and Parker families
Sidney Landman snapshots, Georgia
Parker family
Includes Asa J. Parker, Eula Frances Dunn, Edward Thomas Gaines Parker, Edward Wylie Harrison Parker, Hulbert W. Parker, Marietta Parker, Martha Ann Little Parker, Susan Mary Ann Bates Parker, and Will Parker.
Parker family
Includes Dorothy Hamill Parker and Edward Gaines Parker.
Box
13 Peacock family
Eula Frances Dunn Peacock
Includes Nelle Parker Dunn.
Eula Frances Dunn Peacock and Wesley Peacock, Jr.
Wesley Peacock, Jr.
People, various
Includes Joseph W. Bailey, Robelia Bated Grant, Nettel Herron, Jack Miller, William Henry Mixon, H. H. Sargent, and Mollie Trotter.
People, various
Includes Jim Forgason, John Scott Lipka, Don Shannon, Doug Shannon, Storm family, and Suinna Walker.
People, unidentified
Possibly Texas A&M University
Photocopies
Box
14 Snapshots



 

Series 5: Scrapbooks and albums

Box
Oversize 15 Album pages, circa 1920-1929
Photo album/scrapbook, 1930-1939
Photo album, 1960-1969
Box
Oversize 16 Scrapbook, 1920-1939



 

Series 6: Oversize documents and artifacts

Box
Oversize 17 Oversize documents
Certificate: Cassie Parker Dunn, United Daughters of the Confederacy membership
Certificate: J. M. Dunn, Order of the Eastern Star, past patron certificate
Certificate: Mrs. J. M. Dunn, Woman’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, Mission Study Certificate, 1924 and undated
Drawing?: Ralph Blackburn Dunn
Print: Administration Building, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Genealogical chart: Dunn family
Oversize artifacts
Pins and ribbons: Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Masons
Notebook: Peacock Military Academy
Clip



 

Series 7: Separated material

See the DRT Library's online catalog for the location of these items.
Cavitt, Ellen Burnett. Some Tracings of Cavett-Cavitt Family History, 1725-1965. Waco, Texas: s.n., possibly 1965.
Crowell, Evelyn Miller. Men of Achievement. Dallas: J. Moranz Associates, 1948.
Dunn, Mary Franklin Deason, transcriber. Rusk County, Texas, 1860 Census. Henderson, Texas: Mary Franklin Deason Dunn, 1982.
Killough, Stephen P. The Killough Family. Amarillo, Texas; Grants, New Mexico: Service Printing Co., 1981.
A Map of Historical Homes and Buildings Throughout Texas. Humble Oil & Refining Co., circa 1960-1969.
National Geographic Society (U.S.). Cartographic Division. The Making of America: Texas. Map. Washington, D.C.: The Society, 1986.
"Robertson County Historical Survey Committee Presents First Annual Springtime Pilgrimage, May 12-13, 1973" [photocopy].
San Antonio de Bexar Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Lineage Book of San Antonio de Bexar Chapter: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. San Antonio, Texas: San Antonio de Bexar Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1988.
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Meyersville, Tex.). St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church: 125th Anniversary, 1851-1976. Meyersville, Texas: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1976.
Texas A & M University. The Longhorn. College Station, Texas: Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, 1903 and 1904.
Wilson, Ruth. "A Republic of Texas Township: An Essay" [photocopy].