University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the E. C. Hankins Papers, 1861-1931



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hankins, E. C.
Title: Hankins (E. C.) Papers
Dates: 1861-1931
Abstract: The E. C. Hankins Papers, 1861-1931, contains photocopies of material related to Hankins and his wife Ida.
Accession No.: 67-096
Extent: 6 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

In 1876, Eli Clements Hankins (1855-1925) married Ida J. Perry (1860-1931), daughter of Asa H. Perry (1827-1863) and Harriet W. Odom (1837-1893) and sister of Maggie I. Roberts. Asa was the son of William Marshal Perry (1800-1883) and brother of Mrs. E. J. Tyson (d. 1883), William Perry, and Cicero Rufus Perry (1822-1898). In 1863, Asa visited his friend John Means. When Means’s mother was insulted by a group of Mexicans camping near Clinton, Texas, he and Asa went off to confront the men. A few days later they were found dead near the camp, but the culprits were not identified. Three years later his widow Harriet married John Mackey. Harriet was the sister of William and N. H. Odom.


Scope and Contents

The E. C. Hankins Papers, 1861-1931, contains photocopies of material related to Hankins and his wife Ida. The collection includes photocopies of obituaries for Mrs. Ida Perry Hankins (1931) and her mother Harriet W. Mackey (1893), a biographical sketch of William Marshal Perry, three letters from William Odom concerning the Civil War (1861-1863), and a narrative about the murders of Asa Perry and John Means.


Restrictions

Use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hankins, Eli Clements, 1855-1925 -- Archives.
Perry family.
Perry, Asa H., 1827-1863
Means, John, d. 1863
Odom, William
Perry, William Marshall, 1800-1883
Hankins, Ida Perry, 1860-1931 -- Archives
Mackey, Harriet W., 1837-1893
Perry, Cicero Rufus, 1822-1898
Subjects
Murder -- Texas -- De Witt County.
Obituaries -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- 1846-1950.
Texas -- Genealogy.
San Antonio (Tex.)
Hays County (Tex.)
Blanco County (Tex.)
Goliad (Tex.)
De Witt County (Tex.)

Related Material

See also the Perry (Cicero Rufus) Papers


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

E. C. Hankins Papers, 1861-1931, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3G465 Obituaries:
Mrs. Ida Perry Hankins, 1931
Mrs. Harriet M. Mackey, 1893
Biographical sketch of William Marshall Perry, undated
Letters to Harriet and Asa Perry:
From N. H. Odom to Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Perry, December 6, 1861
From William Odom to Mrs. H. W. Perry, January 7, 1862, March 31, 1863
Narrative of the murders of Asa Perry and John Means, undated