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Overview

Biographical Sketches

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Arrangement of the Papers

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Ashe-Brashear papers, 1838-1923, undated, bulk 1848-1905,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Brashear & Ashe:

An Inventory of Ashe-Brashear Papers at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1838-1923, undated, bulk 1848-1905



Overview

Creator: Brashear & Ashe.
Title: Ashe-Brashear papers
Dates: 1838-1923, undated
Dates (Bulk): bulk 1848-1905
Abstract: The Ashe-Brashear papers primarily document legal business undertaken by the Brashear & Ashe law firm of Houston, Texas in the 1880s and 1890s, and include legal papers pertaining to the extended Ashe family. The firm was composed of Charles Eliot (C.E.) Ashe and Sam Houston (S.H.) Brashear. The documents primarily consist of abstracts of title, deeds, other documents pertaining to land titles and land grants, probate and estate papers, tax documents, documents pertaining to collection of accounts, correspondence, memorandums, and notes. Papers date from 1838 to 1923 and undated, with the bulk dating from 1848 to 1905.
Quantity: 1.4 cubic ft.
Location: These records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English with three documents in French.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Biographical Sketches

Charles Eliot (C.E.) Ashe was born at Cedar Bayou, Harris County, Texas, on September 17, 1866, the son of Richard G. and Sallie S. Jones Ashe. His father was a native of Tennessee, but spent most of his life in Harris County and the city of Houston. C.E. Ashe's maternal grandfather was Anson Jones, a surgeon on the battlefield of San Jacinto and the fourth and last president of the Republic of Texas. Ashe was educated in Houston public schools and studied law under his uncle, Judge C. Anson Jones. He was admitted to the bar in February 1888. In the 1890s, Ashe and Sam Houston Brashear maintained a law practice, Brashear & Ashe, in Houston, Texas. In 1900, Ashe was elected judge of the Eleventh District Court of Harris County. He was re-elected several times and became one of the few district judges in the state who served consecutively for more than a quarter of a century.

Ashe married Marion B. Szabo, daughter of Adolf Alexander and Harriett Marion (Baker) Szabo, on November 26, 1902. The couple had a daughter, Marjorie Ashe, born December 27, 1912. Ashe was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and the Redmen, and participated in a number of civic and social organizations. He died on February 22, 1940, in Harris County, Texas.

Sam Houston (S.H.) Brashear was born in Houston, Texas on July 9, 1866, the son of John Brashear and Katherine A. McGowan Brashear. He studied law at a Houston law office and was admitted to the bar in April 1887. He was elected Harris County District Judge in 1892 at the age of 26, one of the youngest men to serve in that position. He practiced law with Charles E. Ashe in the 1890s. From 1898 to 1901, Brashear served as mayor of Houston and afterward returned to his private law practice.

Brashear married Josephine Pereira in June 1893 and had one son, John J. Brashear. S.H. Brashear was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Masonic Lodge, and the Odd Fellows. He died in Houston on September 14, 1941 and was buried in Forest Park Abbey.

Cromwell Anson (C. Anson) Jones was a lawyer, land speculator, and judge. He was born in Washington County, Texas, on June 5, 1850, the son of Anson Jones, president of the Republic of Texas, and Mary Smith McCrory Jones. He was one of four children, including Charles Elliot, Samuel Edward, and Sarah Sophia (Sallie) Jones. Jones took control of most of his father’s estate lands and became a county judge in 1876. He died in Houston, Texas, on January 19, 1888, and was buried in Glenwood Cemetery.

(Sources include: Wharton, Clarence R. "Charles Eliot Ashe," in Texas Under Many Flags, Vol. III. Chicago: American Historical Society, Inc., 1930; A Guide to the Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin; Cromwell Anson Jones and Judge Samuel Houston "Sam" Brashear, Find A Grave; all web pages accessed March 6, 2017.)

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

The Ashe-Brashear papers primarily document legal business undertaken by the Brashear & Ashe law firm of Houston, Texas in the 1880s and 1890s, and include legal papers pertaining to the extended Ashe family. The firm was composed of Charles Eliot (C.E.) Ashe and Sam Houston (S.H.) Brashear. Also included are papers pertaining to C. Anson Jones, an uncle of C.E. Ashe, and papers pertaining to land owned by C.E. Ashe's family in various Texas counties. Other papers pertain to transactions involving Ashe's parents, Richard G. (R.G.) and Sallie S. Jones Ashe. The documents date from 1838 to 1923 and undated, with the bulk dating from 1848 to 1905, and primarily consist of abstracts of title, deeds, other documents pertaining to land titles and land grants, probate and estate papers, tax documents, documents pertaining to collection of accounts, correspondence, memorandums, and notes. They pertain to land in the city of Houston as well as Colorado, Hardin, Harris, Jasper, Liberty, Montgomery, Matagorda, San Jacinto, Tyler, and Wise counties. Information in some of the abstracts of title dates back to 1824. Documents are both handwritten and typed.

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Arrangement of the Papers

The records are arranged into two groups by accession and then alphabetically by subject within each grouping.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished works are protected for the life of the author plus 70 years. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Ashe, Charles E., 1866-1940.
Brashear, Sam H., 1866-1941.
Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-1888.
Subjects (Persons):
Ashe, R. Gaston, 1849-1927.
Ashe, Sallie S., 1845-1919.
Jones, C. Anson (Cromwell Anson), 1850-1888.
Subjects (Families):
Ash family.
Subjects:
Abstracts of title--Texas.
Collecting of accounts--Texas.
Land grants--Texas.
Land titles--Texas.
Law firms--Texas--Houston--History.
Lawyers--Texas--Houston.
Probate law and practice--Texas--Cases.
Places:
Hardin County (Tex.)
Harris County (Tex.)
Houston (Tex.)
Liberty County (Tex.)
Matagorda County (Tex.)
Montgomery County (Tex.)
Polk County (Tex.)
Tyler County (Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas.
Deeds--Texas.
Field notes--Texas.
Legal documents--Texas.
Promissory notes--Texas.
Receipts (financial records)--Texas.
Releases (permissions)--Texas.
Tax records--Texas.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Comptroller's Office ad valorem tax volumes, 1835-1926, undated, 95.57 cubic ft. (643 volumes)
Texas Comptroller's Office, Ad Valorem Tax Division, county property tax rolls, 1837-1981, more than 6,600 reels of microfilm
Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
Cromwell Anson Jones Papers, 1837-1926, 1 ft., 10 in.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Ashe-Brashear papers. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1980.085, 1991.248

These papers were purchased by Houston Daniel and donated to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center by him on December 31, 1980. Houston and Charlotte Daniel donated an addition to the collection on December 31, 1991.

Processing Information

Finding aid by Charlene Kourie, 1980 and 1992

Updated by Lynda Young, July 2004 and June 2005

Updated by Lisa Meisch, June 2005

DACS edits by Lisa Meisch, July-August 2015

EAD encoding by Caitlin Burhans, December 2016

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Detailed Description of the Papers

Ashe-Brashear papers, 1838-1923, undated, bulk 1848-1905,
1.4 cubic ft.

Box Folder-Item
1980.085-1 Aldermen of the City of Houston, Harris County, Texas, 1894-1895:
1-1 Election of aldermen and mayor, 1894
1-2 Transcript of action of council and other documents pertaining to grading, paving, and constructing curb walls on Giraud, Washington, First, Second, Third, and Railroad streets, 1894-1895
2-1 Allen, C.C.: Correspondence from C.C. Allen to C.E. Ashe pertaining to acres in Benjamin Barrow, Jr. Survey in Harris County, Texas, 1888-1889
Andy, Jack and Louisa, 1872-1873:
3-1 Tax receipts and receipts on notes pertaining to Obedience Smith Grant, Harris County, Texas, 1872-1873
3-2 Release by heirs of C.C. Hudson (Weatherford and Elleth) to Louisa Andy, 1872
Angle, D.M. and Sarah E., 1896:
4-1 Sheriff's sale of real property pursuant to lawsuit judgment, Trinity County, Texas, (D.M. and Sarah Angle, defendants), 1896
4-2 Lists of assets and liabilities of D.M. Angle, undated
Ashe and Brashear file, 1857-1858, 1862, 1868, 1875, 1885, 1893:
5-1 Deed from Robert Brewster and C.J. Grainger to Frederick Penmeyer: Lot 110, Block 126 in Harris County, Texas, June 16, 1862
5-2 Deed from Robert Brewster and C.J. Grainger to Frederick Penmeyer: Lots 7 and 8, Block 126, June 11, 1862
5-3 Certified copy of deed from Whitfield Harral to Job Harral for a portion of Block 380 in Houston, Harris County, Texas, February 27, 1868
[Deed executed February 27, 1868. Copy certified February 28, 1885.]
5-4 Abstract of title to Lots 8, 9, and 10 of Block 461, south side of Buffalo Bayou, Houston, Harris County, Texas, part of the Obedience Smith Grant, March 1893
5-5 Abstract of title to 100 acres on Cedar Bayou, Harris County, Texas, part of the William Scott League and the property of James K. Markey, 1875
5-6 Field notes for 122 acres situated on the south side of Brays Bayou, Harris County, Texas, the northwest portion of a tract originally granted to Jacob Thomas by the Mexican government. Surveyed for Ingram Roberts and E.S. Perkins, May 12, 1858
5-7 Deed from Roberts to Perkins for half of Lot 6 on the Luke Moore Survey and 122 acres out of the J. Thomas League adjoining Lots 3 and 6 of the Luke Moore Survey, December 29, 1857
Ashe and Brashear file, 1838-1886, undated:
6-1 Memorandum entitled "In Re Michelle Land." Pertains to certificates furnished by John A. Christie and lists acreage and valuation of interests owned by Christie, S.S. Ashe, and M.L. Wicks, no location, undated
6-2 S.S. Ashe v. W.R. Baker, District Court of Harris County, Texas, Case #12621. Defendant's assignment of error. Filed by Brashear & Ashe law firm, undated (probably about 1880s-1890s)
6-3 Certified copy of deed from the State of Texas to Isaac W. Brashear, assignee of E.B. Cogswell, for 640 acres situated in the Harris District on Buffalo Bayou, seven miles west of the City of Houston, July 14, 1848
[Deed executed July 14, 1848. Copy certified September 9, 1876.]
6-4 Assessment of taxes due on S.M. Williams Survey, 1876-1886; prepared for M.C. Wellborne (Wellborn?), November 30, 1886
6-5 Transfer by M.C. Wellborn to J.J. McKeene of his interest in various life insurance policies. Signed by Wellborn as the sole heir of Sarah J. Wellborn, deceased, December 8, 1886
6-6 Copy of $5,000 insurance policy for Sarah J. Wellborn from the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, March 10,1881
6-7 Notes regarding heirs of H. Trott, John Flowers Survey (no location), and Brashear v. Flowers (Case #7792, November term 1872) and partial abstract of title for southwest ½ part of John Flowers Survey, undated
6-8 Memorandum to Mrs. M.A. Bryan regarding William Scott, who died October 9, 1837, and his heirs. References to Valentine Dalton, W.L. Conner, John L. Bryan and John B. Ashe, February 14, 1873
6-9 List of owners (from deed book?) of various lots in "Block 57" (no location). Lots 9, 10, and 11 noted, 1838-1853
Ashe and Brashear file, 1877, 1892, 1905-1912, undated:
7-1 Notes on cost of concrete and brick gutters, retaining walls, pipe drains, etc., no location, undated
7-2 Correspondence, field notes, on D.B. Macomb (or McComb) Survey, Tyler County, owned by S.E. Jones and Sallie S. Ashe, 1905-1912
7-3 Administrator's bond for estate of Thomas Macomb, deceased 1877
7-4 Notes regarding Block 3, Block 161, Block 470 (Harris County, Texas?). Parties referenced include S.K. McIhenny, William D. Cleveland, S.L. Allen, B.F. Pannell, undated
7-5 Postal card to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas, from the Moulton Agency, Chicago. Pertains to settlement of case, A.T. Risser v. J.D. Northrup, May 19, 1892
7-6 Rent lists for Providence St., Elysian St. Home Place locations, undated
7-7 Four business cards for Brashear & Ashe, Edenharter, G.M. Kuhn, D. Landreth, undated
Ashe and Brashear file, 1848-1896:
8-1 Receipts: J.H. Wood for A. Jones; E.D. Little, Washington County; Anson Jones estate; and Mrs. Mary Jones 1848-1849
8-2 Tax receipts, list of owners and notes regarding Amos Rawls League, Abstract 81, Matagorda County, 1880s
8-3 Letter regarding Matagorda County Jail, 1881
8-4 Handwritten tax receipt to S.E. Jones for taxes paid on estate property of C.A. Jones (Block 162, Lots 3, 4, & 5 in the City of Houston), October 3,1896
8-5 Warranty deed from S.E. Jones to J.M. Dorrance, for Block 333, Lots 6, 7, and part of Lot 12 in the City of Houston, Texas, June 4, 1892
8-6 Tax receipts in Montgomery, Wilson County. References to Meeks, Perry Worshaw, Ashe, Ferguson, Presswood, Sandel, and Pelham, 1878-1886
8-7 Copy of deed from Thomas Sampson to George F. Roesberg for sale of land in Verona, Lee County, Mississippi, May 4, 1868
8-8 Deed of gift from J.E. Foster to Roesberg, for land in Houston, Harris County, Texas, part of the Obedience Smith Survey, November 9, 1874
9-1 Ashe, C.E.: List of names of renters and receipts received, 1892-1893
10-1 Ashe, Mrs. Sallie S. and Dr. S.E. Jones (Heirs of C. Anson Jones): Correspondence, tax receipts, quitclaim deed, memorandum pertaining to land in Tyler County, Texas on D.B. Macomb (or McComb) Survey owned by heirs of C. Anson Jones, 1880-1923
Ashe, R.G. and Sallie S., 1824-1923, undated:
11-1 Abstract of title (?) for league of land originally granted to John Austin by Coahuila and Texas on July 21, 1824 (no location), undated
11-2 Abstract of title for Block 106, Lot 3 (no location), 1868-1879
11-3 Letter to R.G. Ashe, probably from C.E. Ashe, pertaining to rental property at 2008 Hamilton Street (in the City of Houston), November 8, 1923
11-4 Deed of trust from R.G. and Sallie Ashe to Mrs. E.C. Howard, for various lots in Block 414 in Harris County, Texas, to secure a $2,500 promissory note to Mrs. Howard, July 25, 1891
11-5 Deed of trust from R.G. and Sallie Ashe to Mrs. E.C. Howard, for Block 414, Lots 8-11 in Harris County, Texas, to secure a promissory note for $2,500 to Mrs. Howard, July 10, 1894
11-6 Renewal of lien and deed of trust executed by R.G. and Sallie Ashe, pertaining to promissory note now held by R.G. Qualtrough, December 21, 1904
11-7 Promissory note of R.G. and Sallie Ashe to Mrs. E.C. Howard for $2,500, June 25, 1891
11-8 Receipt to R.G. Ashe from W.O. Ausley (?) for payment of $100 rent on Block 333, parts of Lots 8, 9, and 10, in Houston, Texas, June 1, 1905
11-9 Release of deed of trust to Sallie and R.G. Ashe from Mrs. E.C. Howard, for Block 414, Lots 8-11 in Harris County, Texas, October 24, 1902
11-10 Release of deed of trust to Sallie and R.G. Ashe from Mrs. E.C. Howard, for various lots in Block 414 in Harris County, Texas, May 31, 1905
11-11 Specifications for house to be built on Block 414, Hamilton Street between Gray and Pearce (in Harris County, Texas), for Mrs. Sallie Ashe, undated
12-1 Atascosa County, Texas: Deed from James Macras to T.J. Gowan and G.H. LaFeuvre, for sale of a 110-acre portion of Survey No. 45 granted to Cruz Laudin (?), in Atascosa County July 1, 1880
Bailey, Thomas and Tully Gregory, Estate of, 1855-1856:
13-1 Letter from Sabin Henderson regarding will of Thomas Bailey, deceased. Original and transcribed copy, February 6, 1855
13-2 Deed from James B. Gregory to William T. Gregory of Henderson County, Tennessee, for the sale of James' interest in the estate of Tully Gregory, half brother of Thomas Bailey. Original and transcribed copy, October 6, 1856
13-3 Power of attorney. Appointment by Elizabeth Kendrick of DeSoto County, Mississippi, to her brother William T. Gregory of Henderson County, Tennessee, for the sale of her interest as an heir of Tully Gregory. Certificate of the Judge and Clerk of the Probate Court of DeSoto County attached, July 25, 1856
14-1 Baker, Gardner Brown and Sarah Ann: Deed to D.C. Sandel from Gardner Brown Baker and Sarah Ann Baker, for sale of land in Harris County, Texas, October 4, 1860
15-1 Bayliss, Henry: Correspondence pertaining to land in Harris County, Texas, 1888-1892
16-1 Belden, Frances to L. Burnes: Release by N.S. and Frances Belden. Release of vendor's lien on land in Montgomery County, Texas, retained as security for payment of promissory notes executed by L. Burnes, September 1900
17-1 Brashear, Sam H.: Newspaper clipping, undated, concerning Judge Brashear as a possible candidate for the U.S. Congress, undated
18-1 Braun, Theodore, Estate of: Application for guardian of minor by C.H. Braun, 1890
19-1 Brenk, Paul, Estate of: Letter and list of claims against estate of Paul Brenk, 1893
Brown Pharmacy, S.A., 1894, 1896:
20-1 Plaintiff's original petition and citation, W.B. Dunlap et al. v. Janetta H. Thompson, proprietress of S.A. Brown Pharmacy, filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, March 11, 1896
20-2 Promissory note for $1,800.00 to the South Texas National Bank; signatures torn off, September 27, 1894
21-1 Buffinger, T.S., Heirs of: Legal documents pertaining to the estate and heirs of Tobias S. Buffinger (Houston, Harris County, Texas), 1895-1903
22-1 Bundick, Marcellus: Receipt signed by J.W. Grace, Houston, Texas for $1,500.00, representing payment in full of Bundick's note January 9, 1861
Carrol, John, Estate of and Roper, Catherine, Estate of, 1867, 1885, undated:
23-1 Papers of Ben E. Roper as administrator of the estate of John Carrol, April 30, 1867, and undated
23-2 Certified copy of will of Catherine W. Roper, October 13, 1885
[Will dated January 6, 1873, certification dated October 13, 1885.]
23-3 Papers concerning the estate of Catherine W. Roper, undated
24-1 Castleton, E.L.E., Estate of: Memorandum of real estate in Harris and Brazoria County, Texas, 1862
25-1 Chase & Sanborn v. The Artesian Hotel: Correspondence, affidavit, invoice, and bill of lading concerning collection of sworn account owed to Chase & Sanborn by the Artesian Hotel of La Porte, Texas, 1893-1895
26-1 Cherry League, William: Abstract of title for William Cherry League, Liberty County, Texas. References to Cherry, Dillon, Hardin, G.W. Davis, 1850-1881
27-1 Cheveral, C.H., Estate of: Memorandum of partition of the estate of C.H. Cheveral among his heirs, December 1, 1894
28-1 Chew, Carrie: Lawsuit papers and notes concerning case, In the Matter of Carrie Chew, filed in the District Court of Harris County, Texas, 1873, undated
Includes supplemental petition for guardianship, Filed April 3, 1873 by Mary C. Fisher (mother of Carrie Chew).
Crawford, William, Heirs of, 1895:
29-1 Affidavits of John McDougall and Milton Crandall regarding the heirs of William Crawford, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, April 4, 1895
29-2 Affidavit of W.C. Norris, executed in Harford County, Maryland, April 19, 1895
29-3 Citation in Case #17372, District Court of Harris County, Texas, Martha E. Schaefer et al. v. Charles Rugers et al., undated
30-1 Democratic Executive Committee of Texas: Correspondence to Honorable C.E. Ashe, July 1892
31-1 Dumble, James F.: Correspondence, invoices, etc. regarding collection of account owed St. Louis Refrigeration and Wooden Gutter Co. by James F. Dumble 1890-1892
32-1 Dunbar Survey, William: Abstract of title, William Dunbar Survey, Hardin County, Texas 1849-1880
Ellenburger, Joseph and Elizabeth, 1853-1891:
33-1 Property tax receipts to Joseph Ellenburger or his estate concerning property in Harris County. Includes two Confederate tax receipts for $85 and $17, 1853-1865, 1880-1891
33-2 Petition of Joseph Ellenburger in the District Court of Harris County containing list of promissory notes executed by Morris Campbell to the Texas & New Orleans Railroad Company and held by Ellenburger, 1867
33-3 Release of deed of trust from William Weisbarth to Joseph Ellenburger regarding Blocks 6 and 86 in the City of Houston, July 1871
33-4 Certification of Lizzie Ellenberger (sic) as the duly authorized agent of A.W. May, executor of the estate of Josef Ellenberger (sic) for the collection of rents belonging to the estate, September 1884
34-1 Ford, W.E.: Correspondence of Brashear & Ashe and San Antonio & Aransas Pass Railway regarding collection of money for W.E. Ford's cattle killed in Harris County, Texas July and August 1891
35-1 Foster, J.E., Estate of: Report by commissioners on the partition of lands of the J.E. Foster estate among heirs Violet Foster, Katie M. Brooks, J. Edward Foster, and Emma Foster June 4, 1887 (?)
36-1 Hail, W.F., Estate of: Notice for claims against estate, April 1889
37-1 Harris, J.M., Clarksville, Texas: Correspondence between Adams & Hesse and J.M. Harris, and Brashear & Ashe and J.M. Harris, 1891
38-1 Henderson, J.W.: Notes on scrip grant, #66, Vol. 4 February 15, 1858
39-1 Hill, Mrs. E.P.: Petition regarding Mary Hill and Mrs. E.P. Hill, Harris County, Texas, June 1905
40-1 Hollingsworth, J.B. (Polk County, Texas): Correspondence pertaining to quarry on Houston East & West Texas Railroad, March 1895
41-1 Houston, East & West Texas Railway Co.: List of bondholders, 1885-1889
Houston, Texas, City of. Abstracts of title, instruments, and notes concerning the following city blocks and lots, about 1870s to 1890s, undated
42-1 Blocks 1 and 2. Includes certification of proceedings in the estate of minors Elenor Connelly and Joseph Harris, undated
42-2 Blocks 3, 4 and 124. Includes correspondence to Ashe and Brashear from A. Irwin of East Oakland, California, concerning sale of Block 3, undated
42-3 Block 22, undated
42-4 Blocks 28 and 29, undated
42-5 Block 35 (Hardy Street). Map and correspondence, August 1891
42-6 Block 50. Notes regarding Margaret Callahan, Henry Wiese heirs, undated
42-7 Block 54, undated
42-8 Block 56. Deed from Asa Jarman to wife Ann Jarman,October 1867
42-9 Block 60, undated
42-10 Block 93, undated
42-11 Block 126, undated
42-12 Block 150, undated
42-13 Block 162, undated
42-14 Blocks 173, 175, 180, 181, 380, etc. Deed from Abram Groesbeck to David H. Paige, February 1885
42-15 Block 177, undated
42-16 Block 173, undated
42-17 Block 178, undated
42-18 Block 295, undated
42-19 Block 420. Deed of trust from B.O. Mally to John Holland, December 1889
Houston, Texas, City of, 1845-1894:
43-1 Block 430, Holman Survey. Abstract of title, 1845-1876
43-2 Block 435, Mosley Baker. Abstract of title, 1845-1869
43-3 Isaac W. Brashear Grant. Abstract of title, 1848-1884
43-4 Bronson League. Correspondence from Dr. O. Eastland to C.E. Ashe and related hand-drawn map, May-September 1889
43-5 Abstract of title, 125 acres of the J.S. Black Survey, undated
43-6 Contract between Mrs. Bertie Boyce Howard and W. H. Stetson for house repairs and list of repairs, April 15, 1893
43-7 Correspondence regarding Gentry estate and J.G. Tracey, November 1885
43-8 John Marks Survey. Field notes and related memo, September 1889
43-9 Correspondence and memos regarding Madgwick v. Madgwick, District Court of Harris County, Texas, 1893-1894
43-10 Robert Scott Grant, 640 acres. Abstract of title, undated
43-11 Map of subdivisions in the Samuel Williams Survey, undated
Box Folder-Item
1980.085-2 Houston, Texas, City of, 1861-1896, undated:
1-1 Accounting of the estate of Thomas D. Page, a minor, 1873-1874
1-2 Mrs. M.H. Arbuckle, executrix of the estate of E.L.E. Castleton, deceased, v. H.B. Sanborn, District Court of Harris County, Texas. Petition for a claim due the Castleton estate by Sanborn for professional services rendered by Dr. Castleton, 1893
1-3 Handwritten statement to the 24th Texas Legislature by a committee of the Harris County Bar Association opposing the addition of another district court for Harris County. C.E. Ashe is a member of the committee, about 1895
1-4 Papers pertaining to court case, Houston Book & Stationery Co. v. Houston Baseball Association, 1889
1-5 Memorandum to Brashear & Ashe from Texas Secretary of State regarding Houston Baseball Club charter, February 4, 1889
1-6 Deed, unsigned, by Charles Jones, an heir of John A. Dunn, deceased, to "Proetzel" for an undivided 1/2 interest in 147 3/5 acres of the John Flowers Survey, Harris County, Texas, undated
1-7 Notice of the city health officer of Houston, Texas to George Cudlipp of 1714 Everett St., Bond of George Cudlipp for his appeal of his conviction in Recorder's Court of a violation of a Houston city ordinance, September 1896, July 29, 1896
1-8 Bond of George Cudlipp for his appeal of his conviction in Recorder's Court of a violation of a Houston city ordinance, September 1896
1-9 Deed from Michael Heflin of Drew County, Arkansas to Joseph Koch of Harris County, Texas, for land in the Harris District on Spring Bayou, 18 miles west of Houston, November 22, 1861
1-10 Schedule of uncollectible taxes, William and Ann Reichart, on part of James (or Joseph) Gamble Survey, no location, about 1870s
1-11 Notice of Application for Special Law. Notice to the 20th Texas Legislature on behalf of Committee appointed at a meeting of the citizens of Houston, of intention to apply for passage of law repealing a previous law regarding incorporation of the City of Houston in Harris County, January 14, 1887
Houston, Texas, City of, 1860-1897:
2-1 Statements and list of items purchased by H.P. Noland of Houston, Texas, from L.N. Brunswig, wholesale druggist, March 1896
2-2 Notes from Herrle & Sons for payments on Harrington Co. pianos, 1888-1890
2-3 Letter to Ann Robinson from C.E. Ashe regarding payment on seven notes given to Herrle & Sons for payment on a musical instrument and related memorandum, July 25, 1894
2-4 Legal papers filed in the estate of Frederick Pelzer, deceased, Harris County, Texas, undated
2-5 Newspaper clippings and receipt regarding Notice of Commissioner's sale of Port of Houston property, March 1896
2-6 Drafts, public instrument of protest, affidavit on account regarding Rice Manufacturing Co. v. J.R. Morris, 1894
2-7 Insurance policy for Mrs. Fredericka Rumple, No. 4800, Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance Company, Hamburg, Germany, July 20, 1897
2-8 Memorandum of the pleadings and depositions of witnesses, Spofford v. Waldron Paige & Co, undated
2-9 Memorandum regarding property decreed to Elizabeth Trott, J.A. and Elizabeth Dunn, Martha Ann Trott, and Henry Trott, undated
2-10 Hand drawn map of Flowers survey, undated
2-11 Deed from Elizabeth Trott to William Hartley for sale of 492 acres, part of Jackson Bundick grant, September 15, 1871
2-12 Handwritten wills of Frederick and Barbara Schmidt, June-July 1860
2-13 Certified copy of deed from William R. Wilson to Alfred Kemp for land in Moody Survey within the city limits of Frosttown, July 3, 1873
2-14 Notes regarding Oliver Ames, undated
3-1 Jasper County, Texas: Abstract of title of the Thomas McGallin Survey, 4428 acres, in Jasper County, Texas, 1834-1883
4-1 Kearney, Mrs. E. v. H.E. Roos: Papers regarding lawsuit and account, 1885
5-1 Koenig heirs: Notes, memorandum of sale, and correspondence regarding Koenig heirs and property, 1894
6-1 Kruttschmitt, E.: Letter to Brashear & Ashe regarding claim against Mr. Kruttschmitt by Mr. P. Pizzini of New Orleans November 15, 1890
7-1 Langham, J.D. v. William Burnett: Constable's sale of William Burnett's interest in land in City of Houston pursuant to execution of judgment in favor of Langham, December 10, 1895
8-1 Lannan, T.J., Estate of: Correspondence of Morgan J. Kelly (executor) and John H. Secrist of Waller County, Texas, concerning claim by Secrist against Lannan estate 1887-1888
9-1 La Porte, Texas: Examination of title to lots 1, 2, and 3, Block 305, 1824-1895
Love, Thomas C. v. T. Hadley Franklin, 1880, 1888-1889:
10-1 Statements from Thomas C. Love & Son to T. Hadley Franklin for the purchase of various clothing items, 1880, 1888
10-2 Affidavit of Wallace Williams regarding bills and statements to Franklin, March 18, 1889
10-3 Abstract of judgment for Case #758, Thomas C. Love and Son v. T. Hadley Franklin, Justice Court, Harris County, Texas, July 9, 1889
11-1 Lynchburg, Town of: Abstract of title to lots 6 and 3 and 30 ft. off of lots 7 and 2 in Block 1. Government of Mexico to N. Lynch, 1832-1850, 1869
Marriage records, 1837, 1841, 1890:
12-1 Edward Albert Madgwick and Adda L. Williams, Butler County, Ohio, October 23, 1890
12-2 Travis Miller and Diana Strausschneider, Colorado County, Texas, January 22, 1841
12-3 Patrick Reels and Mary Bright, formerly Mary Snider, Colorado County, Texas, November 25, 1837
McCormick, William and Rebecca, 1858, 1866:
13-1 Deed to lot in Moscow, Polk County, from E.L. Smith, 1858
13-2 Title search on I. Parker League, Tyler County; Josephus Clayton, original grantee, undated
13-3 Appointment of Ben E. Roper as administrator of estate of Rebecca McCormick, 1866
14-1 McCoy, John: Papers pertaining to Case #2220, John McCoy v. S.S. Ashe, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas at Tyler. Pertains to land in Angelina County, Texas, September 25, 1891
15-1 McElroy, Robert: Three letters to Brashear & Ashe from Charles S. Harris, attorney in Galesburg, Illinois. Concerns claim of C.C. Merrill against McElroy, August-November 1890
16-1 Mellinger, John: Certified copy of the opinion of the Texas Supreme Court in tax case, John Mellinger and wife v. City of Houston, January 23, 1887
17-1 Miller, Carrie: Authorities on motion for new trial, filed in Case #31994, Carrie Miller v. Texas & New Orleans Railroad Co., District Court of Harris County, Texas, undated
18-1 Miller, Maggie (Minor): Statement and petition from guardian, William Thompson, 1872
19-1 Noland, W.V.: Correspondence with C.E. Ashe regarding collection of accounts, August-September 1895
20-1 Perry, Thomas, Estate of: Inventory of Drucilla Perry, 1887
21-1 Rheim, Mrs. S. and Mrs. Kolb, Columbia, Texas: Statement of account due and letters 1892-1893
22-1 Richeson, Ada G. and R.B.: Findings of fact by Judge C.E. Ashe in Case #35,920, Ex parte Elsy Dean May Richeson, District Court of Harris County, Texas, (habeas corpus). References to J. Marshall Dempsey, Nacogdoches, J.G. White, State of Missouri, 1905
23-1 Riviere, Joseph: Papers pertaining to supplies and credit for material for brick building in Liberty, Texas, 1895
Robb, Thomas B., 1881-1882, 1886:
24-1 Citation, Gardiner S. Spofford v. Anna E. Paige, executrix of will of David H. Paige, Thomas B. Robb, et al., District Court of Harris County, Texas, January 7, 1886
24-2 State of Texas tax receipt, for 1881 taxes paid by Johns & Spence for Thomas B. Robb, January 30, 1882
24-3 "Memorandum of Title, Block 487 S.S.B.B.," no location. Listing of land transactions and deed books in which they are recorded, undated
24-4 Letter to T.B. Robb from Johns & Spence regarding 1881 tax receipts, March 10, 1882
24-5 Three receipts accompanying letter to T.B. Robb from Johns & Spence regarding 1881 tax receipts, 1881-1882
25-1 Roberts, Patrick and Thomas, et al.: Notice of exercising power of sale (regarding land in Province of Ontario, Canada), August 19, 1893
26-1 Rodgers, R.J. and William J. Jordan: Lease agreement. Rodgers leased his house and premises in Sour Lake, Hardin County, Texas, to Jordan from December 1890 until November 1, 1891, for $75.00, December 1890
Ross, Mrs. Charlotte D., Estate of, 1887-1888:
27-1 Power of attorney from Austin F. Ross and Lucien E. Ross to Mrs. Margaret Geary, widow of Austin Ross, wife of Charles E. Bozant, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 7, 1888
27-2 Abstract of judgment in Case #1847, Samuel P. Noland, Administrator of estate of Charlotte D. Ross, v. H.F. Stockbridge, County Court of Harris County, Texas, September 7, 1887
27-3 Papers concerning land in 1888 in Harris County, undated
28-1 Sanborn & Warner: Letter to Brashear & Ashe from Sanborn & Warner regarding collection matters involving J.P. Shannon & Co. and J.C. Harris, November 7, 1891
San Jacinto County, Texas, 1903-1905:
29-1 Copy of judgment in Case #1066, State of Texas v. Unknown Owners of 527 [acres], Vital Flores grant of land for delinquent taxes (court unknown), November 9, 1903
29-2 Letter to Judge C.E. Ashe from J.M. Hansbro, attorney, regarding sale of Vital Flores land pursuant to tax judgment and Beauchamp heirs, March 12, 1904
29-3 Letter to Judge Ashe from W.B. Hale, Tax Collector for San Jacinto County, regarding payment of taxes owed on the Flores land, July 17, 1905
29-4 Handwritten notes regarding tax suit, undated
Smith, J.J.C., 1875, 1877:
30-1 Receipt in Houston, Texas, from P.W. Schneider to Mrs. J.J.C. Smith for $90.00 payment for one bay horse, February 13, 1875
30-2 Receipt from P.W. Schneider to Mrs. Smith for payment of $25.00, March 1, 1875
30-3 Document filed by guardian with final account of the estate of J.J.C. Smith, October 1877
31-1 State of Texas v. Cynthia (Sintha) Parks, et al.: Correspondence and legal papers regarding custody of the Parks children, Cynthia (Sintha), Fletcher, and Oliver. (Parents, Mathew Parks and Ollie Parks Pendleton), 1919-1920
Sydnor, Annie E. and P.A. Walker, Milam County, Texas, 1882-1883, undated:
32-1 Petition for writ of error in Case #1582, Thompson et al. v. Powell et al., District Court of Milam County, Texas, filed by Sydnor and Walker, heirs of John N. Barnhill of Ohio, about 1883
32-2 Abstract of judgment for Case #10157, S.S. Ashe v. Annie E. Sydnor, executrix of will of John B. Sydnor, deceased, District Court of Harris County, Texas, October 30, 1882
32-3 Handwritten list of names (parties to the suit?) regarding Thompson lawsuit, undated
33-1 Szabo, A.A.: Correspondence among Szabo, C.E. Ashe, Violet Sondheim, etc. regarding land in New York, 1901-1907, 1922-1923
34-1 Tomlinson, Charles, Guardianship of, and Martha N. Tomlinson, Estate of: Legal documents and correspondence. References to Archer County and Singleton family, about 1882-1884
35-1 Tyler County, Texas: Abstract No. 372. Nancy Skillern, deceased, original grantee; patentee, heirs of Nancy Skillern. References to James Arnold, Will of Sarah Edwards, Belle Ragnut, J. Starr, Bennet Blake, John Forbes, Moses L. Patent, H.H. Edwards, J.S. Mayfield, Jennings Ochiltree, 1867-1881
36-1 Walker, P.C.: Letter and agreement regarding purchase of land in Wise County, Texas out of John Barnhill tract. W.A. Carrington, trustee, sold land to auction, about 1878
37-1 Wedekind, M.A.: Letter to C.A. Jones from Mrs. Wedekind (writing for W. Wedekind), of Round Mountain, Blanco County, Texas, regarding taxes paid on a 160-acre tract of land originally granted to Ira Jones (Abstract No. 219), May 16, 1873
38-1 Wendels, Franz: Letters and statements regarding sales of pianos to various individuals (Carrie Stafford, Mrs. E. Sieder) by Franz Wendels and collection of accounts. Collections handled by Hardman Peck & Co. of New York, 1893-1894
39-1 Westheimer, M.D.: Statement for $3.00 purchase (illegible) from A.S. Fox, a Houston dry goods business, by Mr. Westheimer, December 31, 1870
40-1 White, Jesse, Estate of, and Heirs: Receipts, letters, memorandums, abstracts of title to land in Harris and several other counties, probate notes and division of property for heirs, with list. References to White, Whitlock, Macomb, Singleton, Parrott, Warner, Lee, Tullos, McCracken, Gill, Newman, Weeden, Overland, Faulk, about 1850-1886
Wiggins, D.A. and Anna J., 1875-1900:
41-1 Tax receipts for taxes paid on 160 acres of the D.W. Collins Survey, Montgomery County, Texas, 1876, 1881-1900 (not inclusive)
41-2 Redemption receipts for taxes paid on 160 acres of the D.W. Collins Survey, Montgomery County, Texas, 1881, 1893
41-3 Promissory note from D.A. and Anne Wiggins to Pleasant M. Yell for repayment of $140.00, April 16, 1875
41-4 Promissory note from D.A. and Anne Wiggins to Susan C. and Jerian Hartley for $180, April 20, 1875
41-5 Release from Pleasant M. Yell, Montgomery County, Texas, for payment in full by the Wiggins of their promissory note and cancellation of deed of trust, January 1879
41-6 Deed of trust from D.A. Wiggins to the Hartleys securing note with the D.W. Collins 160 acres, April 20, 1875
Williams, Martha J., widow of Marcus Strange, deceased, and guardian of minors Ophelia and Hay E. Strange, 1864-1876, 1894:
42-1 Guardianship papers, including bill of sale of schooner, Ophelia, to Robert Rhode, 1864-1876
42-2 Inventory of interest in N. Lynch league (Parrott to White). Reference to McComb deed, 1894
43-1 Winfrey, Garrett v. Texas & New Orleans Railway Company: Assignment of interest. Sour Lake Station, Hardin County, Texas, June 1891
44-1 Young Survey, Samuel: Abstract of title, 1861-1885
Box Folder-Item
1980.085-3 1-1 Allen, A.C. and J.K.: Certified copy of deed by Rowland Allen and Sally Allen to Henry R. Allen and Samuel L. Allen, settling debts owed by the partnership of A.C. & J.K. Allen after the death of J.K. Allen, February 4, 1840
[Deed originally executed in Liberty County, Republic of Texas, February 4, 1840 and recorded April 18, 1840, in Harris County, Texas. Copy certified September 12, 1877 by County Clerk of Harris County.]
2-1 Allen, Sam: Deed executed by Sam Allen to John F. Morriss for the sale of 47 acres of the north portion of the Jacob Thomas Survey on Brays Bayou, February 20, 1893
[Deed executed in Harris County, Texas, February 20, 1893, and recorded February 21, 1893.]
3-1 Ashe, Charles E. and S.H. Brashear: Tax receipt to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas from Office of Comptroller, Austin, December 31, 1890
Ashe, R.G., 1877, 1883, 1889:
4-1 Letter to R.G. Ashe, Houston, Texas from W.M. Brown, Comptroller, Austin regarding settlement of dues owed by Ashe to the State of Texas in his capacity as tax collector for Montgomery County, Texas, January 10, 1883
4-2 Letter to R.G. Ashe, Sheriff and Collector, Montgomery County, Texas, from Comptroller's Office, Austin regarding request for receipts, Series C for 7th Class Merchants, October 19, 1889
4-3 Promissory note in the amount of $748.80. R.G. Ashe to T.W. House, Montgomery County, Texas, April 7, 1877
5-1 Ashe, Sallie S.: Delinquent tax receipt of Mrs. Sallie S. Ashe for Harris County, Texas land. Delinquent taxes paid for 1894-1897, October 15, 1898
6-1 Ashe, Samuel S.: Political broadside. Printed endorsements of former Harris County Sheriff Samuel S. Ashe by citizens of Houston, Texas, for appointment to an unnamed office, December 29, 1876
Astugue, William, 1888-1889:
7-1 Letter to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas from the French Vice Consul (name illegible), Galveston, Texas, regarding Astugue (?) matter in Paris, April 11, 1889
7-2 Letter in French from J. Ader Avoué, Tarbee, (H.P.). Response to inquiry regarding affairs of William Astugue, December 7, 1888
Bailey, Thomas, Estate of, 1855-1860:
8-1 Deed executed by Solomon M. Stewart to William P. Nuner, for the sale of land in Harris County of 4/5 of 640 acres 11 miles north of City of Houston, being part of the estate of Thomas Bailey, March 15, 1860
[Deed executed in Goliad County, Texas, March 15, 1860. Filed January 1, 1861.]
8-2 Deed of release. William T. Gregory et al. (heirs of Tully Gregory) to Oliver P. Storm of Tennessee for the sale of 4/5 of the estate willed to Tully Gregory, deceased, by half brother Thomas Bailey of Harris County, Texas, October 14, 1856
8-3 Indenture. Oliver P. Storm of Tennessee to Solomon M. Stewart of Tennessee for the sale of land in Harris County, Texas, described as 4/5 of 640 acres, situated about 11 miles north of City of Houston, and part of the estate of Thomas Bailey of the City of Houston, April 18, 1857
8-4 Last will and testament of Thomas Bailey, executed in Harris County, Texas. List of real estate, inventory and appraisement, January 22, 1855
9-1 Baker, Mosely: Abstract of title, 1846-1847, to Block 358, S.S.B.B., City of Houston, Harris County, Texas, September 21, 1887. Patent-Republic of Texas to Mosely Baker, Assignee of J. S. Holman, 1846-1847, 1887
10-1 Barr, Robert, Estate of: Certified copy of deed by Jacob De Cordova, administrator of estate of Robert Barr, deceased, to Benjamin F. Tankersly, for sale of land owned by the Barr estate in Milam County, Texas by public auction, August 28, 1849
[Certified copy of deed, originally executed in Harris County, Texas on August 28, 1849 and recorded January 14, 1850 in Harris County. Copy certified June 30, 1892, in Falls County, Texas.]
11-1 Canfield Survey: Field notes of 143 acres of land for "Griffin" on Canfield Survey. Surveyed by Joseph M. Brown (?), (No county or state given), October 25, 1859
12-1 Carrol, John, Estate of: Letters of administration, issued by County Court of Harris County, Texas. Ben E. Roper appointed administrator of the estate of John Carrol, deceased. Signed by J. Brashear, Chief Justice, County Court, May 1, 1867
13-1 Chapman, Robert: Deed executed in Harris County, Texas. Robert Chapman to William Owens and John Lemons for the sale of 50 acres located on bank of Middle Creek, July 9, 1869
14-1 Cheveral, G.H., Estate of: Certificate of redemption from Comptroller's Office, Austin, Texas, for payment of 1892 taxes by the G.H. Cheveral estate, for lots in Harris County, Texas (N.S. Baker, Lot 11, Block 441 and Lot 6, Block 455; Renner Addition, 50 x 100 ft.), 1892
15-1 Easton, Nelson S. et al. v. The Houston & Texas Central Railway Co. et al.: Pre-printed petition form from the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Texas at Galveston, for use in the above-described case. To be used by a petitioner seeking damages against the railroad for livestock killed, 1886
16-1 Ellenberger, Joseph: Insurance policy for one-year term from State Insurance Company of Missouri. Insured: Joseph Ellenberger, Houston, Texas. Covers house, furniture etc. situated on Lot 6, Block 66, to the amount of $1,500.00, March 14, 1871
17-1 Gates Survey, William: Letter to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas from the County Clerk of Washington County, Texas regarding information on the William Gates Survey, March 12, 1888
18-1 Gibbons, G.A.: Deed of trust. Conveyance by G.A. Gibbons to S. M. McAshan, Trustee, of Lot 9 in Block 137 on south side of Buffalo Bayou in the City of Houston, to secure promissory note for debt of G. A. Gibbons to William D. Alexander, June 25, 1872
[Deed of trust, executed in Harris County, Texas, June 25, 1872, and recorded June 26, 1872.]
19-1 Glidden, J.F. & H.B. Sanborn: Warranty deed form for the sale of land in Potter County, Texas by J.F. Glidden and H.B. Sanborn, undated. Land described as being part of Glidden & Sanborn's Addition to the Town of Amarillo, undated
Grau, Susanna, 1878:
20-1 French document. République et Canton de Neuchâtel, greffe de la justice de paix du fal-de-rue. Expédition du bénéfice d'inventaire de Susanne née Wonnier veuve de Guillaume Grau, 1878
20-2 Letter to Robert Burns, Houston, Texas from H. Rosenberg (Consul of Switzerland), President of Galveston Bank & Trust Company, Galveston, Texas, regarding liquidation of Madame Susanna Grau (?), grandmother of child (name illegible), and guardianship papers, December 28, 1878
21-1 Harrall, Thomas: Deed for land sold at auditor's sale, Benton County, Arkansas. Northwest ¼ Section 9, 17 N. Township, 33 W Range, Area 40, sold to Thomas Harrall. Printed, March 4,1872
Hartley, Susan and Jerian, 1875, 1878:
22-1 Deed executed by Susan C. Hartley and Jerian Hartley to David A. Wiggins for the sale of 160 acres out of southeast quarter of D.W. Collins 640 acre survey in Montgomery County, April 20, 1875
[Deed executed in Galveston County, Texas, April 20, 1875, and recorded July 7, 1875.]
22-2 Memorandum from H.M. Trueheart Company, Galveston, Texas to Caldwell & Peel, Willis, Texas regarding D.A. Wiggins' promissory note to the Hartleys (See above document), September 2, 1878
22-3 Promissory note in the amount of $180.00. David A. Wiggins to Susan C. Hartley and Jerian Hartley for the sale of 160 acres of D.W. Collins 640 acres in Montgomery County, Texas, April 20, 1875
23-1 Hendy, Mrs. Fannie: Tax receipt. Decatur, Wise County, Texas to Mrs. Fannie Hendy regarding Abstract 35, 123 acres. Jno. N. Barnhill, original grantee, 1881
24-1 Houston, City of: Street improvement certificate (bond) issued by Mayor H. Scherftins, City of Houston, regarding paving improvements on Dallas Street, Block 267, 75 ft. frontage. Owner, E. Hoencke (?), November 26, 1890
25-1 Houston East & West Texas Railway Co.: Receipt from the Houston East & West Texas Railway Co., Nacogdoches, Texas to Thomas Murphy for labor and services rendered, August 20, 1885
26-1 Jones, Anson: Hand-drawn map from the General Land Office. Depicts leagues of land in La Salle and McMullen Counties near the Frio River. Anson Jones' land outlined in red, April 17, 1882
Jones, C. Anson, 1883, 1887-1888:
27-1 Deed of trust. Conveyance by C. Anson Jones of land in Houston, Harris County, Texas to Henry F. Fisher, Trustee, as security for Jones' promissory note payable in two years to Levy Heidingsfelder, guardian of minors Thomas H. Dobson and Anthony C. Dobson, September 15, 1887
Deed of trust, executed in Harris County, Texas, September 15, 1887 and recorded October 21, 1887.
27-2 Letter to C. Anson Jones from Frank J. Henson, Fairview, Texas, requesting an answer regarding the sale of his land in Wilson County, March 17, 1888
27-3 Promissory note of C. Anson Jones for repayment of $1,000 loan received from the estate of Thomas H. Dobson and Anthony C. Dobson, minors, by guardian Levy Heidingsfelder, undated
Attached receipts evidencing Jones' payments from May 11, 1888 to June 15, 1889.
27-4 Warranty deed executed in Harris County, Texas. W.P. Hamblen (?) to C. Anson Jones for the sale of a parcel on the south side of Buffalo Bayou in the City of Houston, part of Lots 3, 4 and 5 in Block 162 at corner of Prairie and Hamilton Streets, July 16, 1883
28-1 Jones, C. Anson, Estate of: Receipt from Pereira & Randolph, Wholesale Dealer and Importers, Houston, Texas to Mr. Chas. Ashe for C. Anson Jones estate, December 31, 1889
29-1 Jones, Mrs. C.A.: Tax receipt from Ochiltree County, for year 1888. Received of R.S. Harrison for Mrs. C.A. Jones for Jesse White 1352 acres, Abstract No. 467, January 12, 1889
30-1 Jones, Ophelia Hulsey: Copy of marriage license, Muscogee County, Georgia, for Robert L. Jones and Mrs. Ophelia Hulsey, February 5, 1863
Affidavit of Ophelia Jones, October 31, 1870, regarding her marriage to Robert L. Jones, and certification, November 1, 1870, are attached to the license
31-1 Kennely v. Hunt: Letter to S.H. Brashear, Attorney at Law, from Bexar County Sheriff regarding Case No. 3232, Kennely v. Hunt, April 19, 1888
32-1 Kokernut, David L.: Abstract of title to one league of land granted by Texas and Coahuila to David L. Kokernut. Describes land situated on Cedar Bayou and in Harris and Liberty Counties, 1835-1850
33-1 Liberty County, Texas: Abstract of title for Liberty County school land in Hardin County, Texas, 4,428 acres, 1858-1881
34-1 Macomb, Rufus K.: Certified copy of transfer from the Texas General Land Office, filed in Case No. 1714, Rufus K. Macomb v. J.S. Stanford (court unknown), April 25, 1884
[Certification dated September 8, 1883. Transfer is from Jesse White to James E. Bayne of Harrisburg County, Texas, for the sale of Land Certificate No. 192 for 3/4 league and one labor of land issued on June 25, 1854.]
35-1 Macomb, T.W., Estate of: Memo on stationery of C. Anson Jones regarding estate of T.W. Macomb, deceased, and making application for his son, Rufus K. Macomb, for administration, June 28, 1875
36-1 Matagorda County, Texas: List of names of owners and abstract, in part, of Matagorda (County?) land, 738 acres and 200 acre tracts, now 100 acres. Signed by M. Jones, December 1839-July 1857
37-1 Mayfield, F.F.: Letter to C.E. Ashe from F.F. Mayfield, editor/publisher of Conroe Enterprise, Conroe, Texas, requesting collection of payment for ad placed by Dr. J.J. McKanna (?), September 2, 1893
38-1 McComb, W.P.: Letter to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas from W.P. McComb, Conroe, Texas, regarding collection of money for claim, November 23, 1890
McCormick, Rebecca, Estate of, 1867:
39-1 Affidavit of William White in the case of William White v. Estate of Mrs. R. (Rebecca) McCormick. Concerns White's claim against the McCormick estate, February 18, 1867
39-2 Sworn account of John G. Walker, attorney, for professional services rendered, March 4, 1867. Executed in Harris County, Texas. Claim against the estate of Rebecca McCormick, filed April 23, 1867
McCormick, William, 1850-1866:
40-1 Affidavit, executed in Harris County, Texas. Executed by Thomas W. Macomb, administrator of the estate of Jesse White, deceased, for a claim against the estate of William McCormick, deceased. Reference to sale of 500 acres of land, part of George White League in Harris County, May 29, 1866
40-2 Deed executed by William McCormick and Rebecca McCormick to Napoleon B. Dewalt for the sale of 400 acres of land on waters of Long King Creek, a part of league of land owned by Pierre Blanchet, September 3, 1850
Deed executed in Polk County, Texas, September 3, 1850, and recorded October 2, 1850.
40-3 Deed executed by James H. McCardell and John P. Kale to William McCormick for the sale of 621 acres, a part of one league granted to P. Blanchet by Governor of Mexico and Municipality of Nacogdoches on July 5, 1835 situated on Long King's Creek in Polk County, March 18, 1851
Deed executed in Polk County, Texas, March 18, 1851, and recorded November 19, 1851.
40-4 Deed executed by William McCormick to Mrs. Sophiah Lee Rucker for the sale of land on east side of Trinity River on waters on Long King Creek, November 14, 1851
Deed executed in Polk County, Texas, November 14, 1851, and recorded November 18, 1851.
40-5 Deed executed in Polk County, Texas by William McCormick to Henry McCormick for the sale of 150 acres in Polk County on east side of Trinity River on waters of Long King Creek bounded by land of Blanchet, Whittington and Jones, October 24, 1852
40-6 Deed executed by John L. Neyland to William McCormick for the sale of part of the headright of P. Blanchett, March 3, 1853
Deed executed in Polk County, Texas, March 3, 1853, and recorded April 27, 1853.
40-7 Deed executed by Joseph F. Peters to William McCormick for the sale of land situated in Town of Moscow on League of John Dickerson, September 2, 1858
Deed executed in Polk County, Texas, September 2, 1858, and recorded September 9, 1858.
41-1 McGrath, James: Letter to Charles E. Ashe, Attorney at Law, Houston, Texas, from James McGrath, Cleveland, Texas, regarding collection of railroad company wages owed, October 7, 1893
42-1 Miller, Maggie, Estate of: Citation in case, Estate of minor, Maggie Miller, Harris County District Court. Summons Miss Miller to the District Clerk's Office to select a guardian of her person and estate, October 1, 1874
Murphy, Mrs. B., 1885:
43-1 Letter to C. Anson Jones, Attorney at Law from Mrs. B. Murphy, Nacogdoches, Texas regarding collection of money, August 25, 1885
43-2 Letter to C. Anson Jones, Attorney at Law from Mrs. B. Murphy, Nacogdoches, Texas regarding collection of money, September 8, 1885
43-3 Letter to C. Anson Jones, Attorney at Law from Mrs. B. Murphy, Nacogdoches, Texas regarding collection of money, December 7, 1885
44-1 Noble, Sarah: Deed of gift. Sarah Noble of Harris County, Texas to her daughter-in-law Martha P. Noble (the wife of son, Stephen P. Noble) for four slaves and three tracts of land in Harris County, part of the "Town Tract" of the City of Houston, September 27, 1852
[Deed executed September 27, 1852. Filed September 28, 1852.]
45-1 Noland Amr. v. Stockbridge: Letter to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas, from N.E. Dever, Sheriff of Washington County, notifying them of writ of execution against certain land in the case of Noland Amr. v. Stockbridge, and the pending sale of such land, April 25, 1888
46-1 Nuner, William P.: Deed executed by William P. Nuner to Bradford H. Nash regarding 400 acres of land located about 11 miles north of City of Houston on Green's Bayou, December 29, 1860
[Deed executed in Harris County, Texas, December 29, 1860, and filed January 1, 1861.]
47-1 Pannell, H.G.: Deed executed by H.G. Pannell to H. Herman Yungst, for the sale of property in City of Houston on south side of Buffalo Bayou, Lot No. 10, Block 161, January 17, 1872
[Deed executed in Harris County, Texas, January 17, 1872, and filed for record February 5, 1876.]
48-1 Parker, Rufus H., Estate of: Letters of administration to S.E. Jones issued by the County Clerk of Harris County, Texas September 9, 1898
49-1 French passport: French passport for Adolphe Szabos (?), 1890
Prandy, Thomas, 1884-1885:
50-1 Letter to C. Anson Jones of Houston, Texas, from Thomas Prandy, County Surveyor, La Salle County, Texas, regarding information on his land surveyed in 1839, August 2, 1884
50-2 Letter to C. Anson Jones of Houston, from Thomas Prandy, surveyor of La Salle County, Texas, regarding information requested concerning his land in Bexar District and La Salle County; state of title, taxes, value, etc., June 16, 1885
51-1 Reichart, William and August: Deed executed in Harris County, Texas. William and August Reichart to William Hartley, for the sale of three tracts of land on Green's Bayou, north of City of Houston, August 10, 1875
52-1 Reynolds League, A.C.: Sketch of A.C. Reynolds League, showing ownership with acreage bound on top by J. White 1/3. League and at bottom by O. Smith Survey, no county given, undated
53-1 Roseberg, G.F.: Tax receipt. Sheriff's office, Lee County, Mississippi, to G.F. Roseberg regarding Lot. 2, Block 112 in Verona, May 6, 1868
54-1 Smith, H.: Chattel mortgage (?) executed in Harris County, Texas, by H. Smith. Smith agrees to secure four promissory notes to H. Harper (?) with one Studebaker automobile, July 14, 1891
55-1 Stegman, Fred: Release of vendor's lien executed and notarized in Harris County, Texas. Fred Stegman to Joseph and Frederica Ellenburger, for final payment on promissory note for purchase of part of Block 66 on the south side of Buffalo Bayou in the city of Houston, May 20, 1876
56-1 Stockbridge Brothers: Letter to S.P. Noland, Houston, Texas from Sheriff N.E. Dever, Washington County, Texas, regarding land of Stockbridge Bros. in William Gates Survey, October 5, 1887
Stockbridge, Elam, 1888:
57-1 Letter from B.D. Griffin, Montgomery County Clerk, Montgomery, Texas to Brashear & Ashe regarding land records of Elam Stockbridge, February 28, 1888
57-2 Letter to Brashear & Ashe, Houston from H.M. Lewis, Washington County Clerk, regarding deed from John Murphy to Elam Stockbridge for 699 acres of land in William Gates League, March 13, 1888
58-1 Stockbridge, N.F.: Letter to Brashear & Ashe from Ellis County Sheriff W.D. Ryburn, Waxahachie, Texas. Response to inquiry about sales of land in 1883-84 involving N.F. Stockbridge & H. Benningham, June 22, 1888
59-1 Sydnor, John B.: Last Will and Testament of John B. Sydnor of Galveston County, Texas, March 24, 1864
60-1 Sydnor, Mrs. Annie E.: Tax receipt. Decatur, Wise County, Texas to Mrs. Annie E. Sydner for year 1881 regarding Abstract 35, 123 acres. Jno. N. Barnhill, original grantee, 1881
61-1 Taylor, John, Heirs of: Deed executed in Harris County, Texas. Fred Jaeger and Isabell Jaeger and Carrol Teal and Jennette Teal, (only heirs of John Taylor, deceased) to Ben E. Roper for the sale of 1/4 of the John Taylor League in Montgomery County, July 21, 1870
62-1 Tevis, Noah: Abstract of title to 80 acres in Jefferson County out of Noah Tevis Headright, granted by the Mexican Government to Noah Tevis, 1860-1881
63-1 Tinsley, Sam: Letter to Brashear & Ashe, Houston, Texas from D.F. Rowe regarding guardianship of children of Sam Tinsley October 1, 1889
64-1 Toler, Hugh A.: Deed executed by Hugh A. Toler to D.M. Angle for the sale of land in Trinity County, Texas, being the unsold balance of the north half of 1 1/4 leagues originally granted to Usibio Ysidro Pantaleon of 2,767 1/2 acres; balance of 1,946 1/2 acres conveyed, August 13, 1887
[Deed executed in New York City, New York, August 13, 1887, and recorded September 6, 1887.]
65-1 Tomlinson, C.A., Estate of: Power of attorney, executed in Travis County, Texas. C.L. Lowday appoints E.T. Eggleston to collect 1874 claim against the estate of C.A. Tomlinson, minor, June 24, 1876
66-1 Tracy, Ben H.: Deed executed in Liberty County, Texas, by Ben H. Tracy to Jasper P. Mainer for the sale of 135 acres of land in Liberty County, bound by the southeast corner of land sold to Barnabas Carnes and by the west bank of Winters Bayou November 4, 1868
67-1 Trotts, Henry, Estate of: Amended petition, filed in Harris County, Texas probate court, in the case of the Henry Trotts estate. Filed by George N. Bringhurst, acting administrator, Isaac W. Brashear and E.P. Trotts, administrator, and concerns the sum of $52.00 paid to James W. Henderson (?), September 29, 1847
68-1 U.S. Marshal, Appointment of: Letter to "Gestin" (?) from "Chenault" (?) regarding the appointment by the president of a U.S. Marshal for the Eastern Texas District. Marked "Private." On letterhead marked "Treasury Department, First Auditor's Office," July 17, 1885
Varney, Ezekiel, 1859-1860, 1866:
69-1 Deed executed by James L. Chambers and wife to Ezekiel Varney for the sale of 550 acres, part of the 1/4 league originally granted to W.T. Neal and situated on east side of Brazos River, December 15, 1859
[Deed executed in Fort Bend County, Texas, December 15, 1859, and recorded April 30, 1860.]
69-2 Deed executed by Ezekiel Varney to Mary Allie Varney and Ezekiel Varney, Jr. for the sale of 550 acres in Fort Bend, part of a league originally granted to W.T. Neal, June 19, 1866
[Deed executed in Fort Bend County, Texas, June 19, 1866, and recorded June 22, 1866.]
White League, Reuben, 1869:
70-1 Field notes, Harris County, Texas. Survey of 50 acres made for David Penn out of north part of Spyar Singleton's portion of a league of land originally granted to Reuben White on east side of San Jacinto River about 18 miles from City of Houston. Surveyed by J.J. Gillespie, September 22. 1869
70-2 Field notes, Harris County, Texas. Survey of 50 acres of land made for Miss Lucilla Penn out of north part of Spyar Singleton's portion of a league of land originally granted to Reuben White situated on east side of San Jacinto River about 18 miles from City of Houston. Surveyed by J.J. Gillespie, September 22, 1869
71-1 White Survey, Jesse: Letter to Mrs. Jones, Houston, Texas from John B. Wolf, Collector, Milam County, Texas regarding Judge Jones and a land suit on the Jesse White Survey January 26, 1891
72-1 White, Sarah, Estate of: Bond of Thomas W. Macomb, executed in Harris County, Texas. Macomb was appointed administrator of the estate of Sarah White, deceased, May 31, 1869
[Bond dated May 31, 1869, and filed June 4, 1869.]
73-1 Woodson, Glen: Letter to Charles W. Ashe, Houston, Texas from Glen Woodson, Conroe, Texas, regarding contacting witnesses for Woodson's case, October 14, 1893
74-1 Zeitler, Ernst: Deed executed by Ernst Zeitler and wife and Charles Gottschalk of Harris County to John W. Hobson for the sale of land in Harris County, Texas. Consists of half of Lot 6 and all of Lot 7 in the City of Houston on the north side of Buffalo, January 31, 1874
[Deed executed in Harris County, Texas, January 31, 1874, and recorded February 2, 1874.]

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