A Guide to the Charles Stanfield Taylor Papers, 1832-1864
Born in London, England, Charles Stanfield Taylor (1808-1865) immigrated to the United States in 1828 and moved to Texas, where he took his Mexican citizenship oath in 1830. Taylor represented Nacogdoches, in the Convention of 1832 and continued to represent this area until the Texas Revolution in 1836. He and three other Nacogdoches representatives signed the Declaration of Independence.
Following the revolution, President Sam Houston nominated Taylor to run the boundary line between Texas and the United States but the nomination was withdrawn when Mirabeau B. Lamar became President. Between 1850 and 1852, Taylor served as county treasurer of Nacogdoches County. He served as chief justice of Nacogdoches County from August 1860 until his death on November 1, 1865.
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Taylor, Charles Stanfield" http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/TT/fta16.html (accessed June 16, 2010).
The Charles Stanfield Taylor Papers, 1832-1864, contain correspondence, agreements, inventories, and deeds, relating to Taylor’s business and political activities during years of the Republic of Texas and the U.S. Civil War in the Nacogdoches-East Texas area.
Uthis collection is open for research use.
Taylor (Charles Stanfield) Papers, 1832-1864, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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