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Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Papers

Restrictions

Online Catalog Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. Correspondence, Jan.11 1862-March 27, 2001, and undated.

Series 2. Miscellaneous, 1862, 1986, and undated.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Yeager Family Papers:

1862-1892.



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Yeager, Bill P.
Title Inventory of the Yeager Family Papers:
Dates 1862-1892.
Abstract The Archive of the Yeager Family Civil War collection is composed of correspondence including handwritten and typed letters, photographs, old money, and genealogy information. Many of letters include photocopies of the original letters.
Identification Ragan MSS 00251
Extent .8 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

James Evans Yeager was born November 28th, 1750 in Alabama and died in a Northern Prison Camp during the Civil War. Other members of the Yeager family are noted in the genealogy publication, but the information is primarily about Nicholas Yager (the original spelling of the surname), patriarch of the family. Very little information on the personal or professional lives of the individuals is included, but the publication does contain photographic copies of family members with captions.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains over 22 letters mainly from James to Caroline. The letters began January 22, 1862 to Yeager’s sibling telling them about the war, asking them to write, and includes information on the Union army. There are some unknown dates and copies of letters in folder 8. In folders 9 and 12 there are detailed genealogies of the Yeager family including a detailed genealogy chart of James Evans Yeager and a publication titled "The Nicholas Yager-Yeager Descendants: A Genealogy 1678-1986" by Odesa Collins. Folder 10 contains 6 photographs of Sterling silver coffee service and flatware, China and crystal glassware and place settings owned by the Yeager’s. Folder 11 contains a Confederate $100 bill and a Mexican Centavo $25 dollar bill.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 2 series:
Series 1. Correspondence, Jan.11 1862-March 27, 2001, and undated.
Series 2. Miscellaneous, 1862, 1986, and undated.

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Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
L. M. Lynch
W. H. Mays
W. H. Tinstill
Caroline Tunstill
Caroline Yeager
James Yeager
Subjects
Correspondence
Genealogy
Photographs
Places
Alabama
Tennessee
Virginia

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Donated by Mr. Bill P. Yeager, 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Nafisah Hankins in 2005.

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Detailed Description of the Collection:

 

Series 1. Correspondence, Jan.11 1862-March 27, 2001, and undated.

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1/1 Letter from John Tunstill at Ft. Piler, TN to James & Caroline Yeager, Jan.11, 1862.Letter from L. M. Lynch at Fort Pillow, TN to James Yeager Feb. 16, 1862.Letter from John Tunstill at Tennessee to John & Elizabeth Tunstill March 20, 1862.Letter from E. S. & W. H. Tinstill at William Co., TN to Caroline Yeager Dec. 6, 1862.
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1/2 Letter from James Yeager to Caroline Yeager, Jan.11, 1863.Unknown writer/ with copy of letter to wife and children, Jan.22, 1863.Letter from James Yeager at Bedford, TN to Caroline Yeager/ with copy of letter, Jan.27, 1863.Letter from James Yeager at Fayetteville, TN to Caroline Yeager, Feb.6, 1863.Letter from unknown to Caroline Yeager, Feb.6, 1863.Letter from James Yeager to Caroline Yeager/ with copy of letter, Feb.7, 1863.Unknown writer/ with copy of letter, Mar.7, 1863.Unknown writer, Mar.18, 1863.Letter from W. H. Tinstill to Caroline Yeager/ with copy of letter, Mar. 23, 1863.Letter from James Yeager to Caroline Yeager, Apr.28, 1863.Letter from James Yeager at Lynchburg, VA to Caroline Yeager/ with copy of letter , Apr.29, 1863.Letter from James Yeager at Tennessee to Caroline Yeager, June 6, 1863.
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1/3 Letter from James Yeager to Caroline Yeager, Jan.9, 1869.
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1/4 Letter from James Yeager to Gen. Letter/ Writing, July 22, 1880.
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1/5 Letter from Novell D. at Decatur, AL to Nettie/ with copy of letter, May 8, 1890.
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1/6 Letter from W. H. Mays to Mrs. Logan Yeager, Feb.7, 1892.
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1/7 1 letter with 6 page genealogy logs and envelopes, undated.Letter from Hulen & Barbara Horton to Mr. & Mrs. Bill Yeager, March 27, 2001.
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1/8 2 Civil War letters- with copies, undated.

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Series 2. Miscellaneous, 1862, 1986, and undated.

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1/9 Descendants of John D. F. Yeager-3 sheet genealogy logs of the Yeager family, undated.
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1/10 6 Photographs of silverware and crystals, undated.
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1/11 $25 Centavo bill, undated.$100 Confederate bill, Nov.20, 1862.
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1/12 Publication titled: The Nicholas Yager-Yeager Descendants: A Genealogy 1678-1986 written by Odesa Collins. 1986.

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