A Guide to the Henry Lee Lathrop Papers, 1880-1928
The son of Daniel and Desire Lee Lathrop, Henry Lee Lathrop was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on 1849 November 21. By 1860, he and his family had moved to Silver Creek in Chautauqua County, New York. Lathrop first appears in Texas in the 1880 census, residing in the Wise County town of Aurora. By 1900, he was living and working as a hardware dealer in Fort Worth. Lathrop eventually moved to San Antonio, where he died on 1943 October 3.
Henry Lathrop married Celia Washburn (1848-1930) around 1875. The couple had three children: Walter Washburn (born 1878), Alice Washburn (1880-1973), and a third child who died as a baby.
The Henry Lee Lathrop Papers contain land records, letters, and tax receipts. Included are deeds to property in Tarrant County and tax receipts for property in Tarrant County and Fort Worth. Letters include two from J. M. O. Menard of Galveston concerning the flag used by Texans at the Battle of San Jacinto.
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[Identification of item], Henry Lee Lathrop Papers, 1880-1928, Doc 5193, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
Gift of Alice Washburn Lathrop, 1964 August.
Processed by Warren Stricker, 1997 June.
Finding aid edited and encoded by Tom D'Amore, 2011 July.
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