University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the P. F. Roddan Family Papers, 1839-1850



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Roddan Family
Title: P. F. Roddan Family Papers
Dates: 1839-1850
Abstract: In a letter dated October 26, 1839, P. F. Roddan provides a first hand account of the Texas Cherokee War of 1839. The collection also contains three letters written by members of the Roddan family between 1846 and 1850.
Accession No.: 2008-209
Extent: 4 letters
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

P. F. Roddan served as a volunteer in the Texas Cherokee War under Burleson, Landrum and Rusk in the summer of 1839 near Rusk, Texas. He had come to Texas in March of 1839 via Mississippi and New Orleans.


Scope and Contents

In a letter dated October 26, 1839, P. F. Roddan provides a first hand account of the Texas Cherokee War of 1839. Writing to his parents in Franklinville, New York, he describes conditions in Nacogdoches and East Texas and then provides an account of the battle. The collection also contains three letters written by members of the Roddan family between 1846 and 1850, including an 1850 letter from R. F. Roddan to his mother, written from the Nevada City gold fields.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.


Index Terms

Subjects
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846.
Roddan, P. F. -- Archives.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

P. F. Roddan Family Papers, 1839-1850, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2.325/F257 Letters, 1839-1850