Cox Family Papers
Manuscript Collection: MC172
Little is known about the Cox family from Smithwick, Texas. The donor of this collection, Mrs. W. T. Peterson, is the granddaughter of Samuel C. P. Cox, who was postmaster of Smithwick, Burnet County, Texas. Mrs. Peterson is the great granddaughter of Andrew Cox, who operated the first store in Smithwick, Texas. Mrs. Peterson may be a descendant of Andrew McClure Cox (1816-1891), farmer, businessman, state representative and county official of Burnet County.
These papers are comprised of two legal documents concerning the Cox family of Texas dated in 1901 and 1903. The first is a printed appointment dated in 1901 of Samuel C. P. Cox as postmaster of Smithwick, Burnet County, Texas, by J. L. Bristow to William E. Dwyer in Washington, D.C. The second is a printed post office notice written in 1903 from J. M. Clark to Palm Cox, of Smithwick, Texas, advising of receipt of a registered letter.
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[Identification of Item], Cox Family Papers, MC172, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Mrs. W. T. Peterson, Nov. 1943.
Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.