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Biographical Note

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Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Sutherland Menefee Papers, 1813-1934



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Menefee, John Sutherland (1813-1884)
Title: John Sutherland Menefee Papers
Dates: 1813-1934
Extent: 3 ft., 4 in.
Laguage: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Tennessee in 1813, John Sutherland Menefee moved with his family to Jackson County, Texas, and he went on to play a role in several important military engagements in early Texas. As an officer in the local militia he took part in the battle of Sandy Creek in 1832, and later joined the Texas army at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. Finally in 1842 Menefee again joined Texas forces against Mexican incursions.

Menefee also held public office as post master, county clerk, congressman, county judge and justice of the peace. He died in Jackson County in 1884.

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Scope and Contents

Collection includes account books, bills, financial records, correspondence, and photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Sutherland Menefee Papers, 1813-1934, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F32 Account books, 1834-1843
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2F33 Bills:
1831-1839
1840-1849
1851-1859
Letters, 1840-1842
Correspondence, 1859-1861
Photograph of T. S. Menefee
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2R116 Early Jackson County history
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4L117 Account book, 1834-1835
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2L362 Papers:
documents #1-300
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2L363 documents #301-983
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2L364 documents #984-1125
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2L365 documents #1126-1425
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2L362 Photograph, veterans of Mexican War

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