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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William M. Henson Family Papers, 1825-1895



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henson (William M.) Family
Title: Henson (William M.) Family Papers
Dates: 1825-1895
Abstract: The William M. Henson Family Papers, 1825-1895, include correspondence, legal documents, tax receipts, financial records, and literary productions related to Henson family matters such as crop prospects, illness in the family, and military affairs.
Accession No.: 1930
Extent: 167 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William M. Henson (1781-1834) was born in Pendleton District, South Carolina to William H. Henson, aide-to-camp to Colonel Ben Cleveland during the Revolutionary War, and Elizabeth Holder. William M. Henson served in the war of 1812. He married Druscilla Motley and they had eight children in Rabun County, Georgia, including Thompson M. (born 1801), James Baret (1802-1846), and Andrew Berry (1807-1874).

Thompson remained in Georgia while the rest of the siblings moved to Rusk and Panola Counties, Texas. James married Elizabeth Talley in 1822 and they had eight children. He served in the Mexican War, 1846, in Captain Ferguson’s Company G 2nd Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers, and died that year in service.

Sources:

Turner Publishing Company. Daughters of Republic of Texas, Volume 1. Turner Publishing Company, 1995.

Red Eagle J.W. "William M. Henson." RedEagleJW. http://www.redeaglejw.net/ged2www/p000008f.htm#I44046 (accessed July 19, 2010).

Herman, Joan Orr. "Descendants of William H. Henson." SEANET Corporation. http://www.seanet.com/~jherman/Henson.txt (accessed July 19, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The William M. Henson Family Papers, 1825-1895, include correspondence, legal documents, tax receipts, financial records, and literary productions related to Henson family matters such as crop prospects, illness in the family, and military affairs. The papers document the organization of Georgia troops for service in Florida against the Seminole Indians and the organization of Rusk County, Texas. Furthermore, the collection pertains to troops and service in the Mexican War as well as the production of California gold fields.

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Restrictions

Use Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henson family--Archives.
Henson, Andrew Berry
Henson, James Baret
Henson, Thomas M.
Henson, William M.
Burns, John
Clark, H. W.
Grant, James F.
Miller, A. J. S.
Wadsworth, J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 2nd. Company G
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Places
Alabama
California
Georgia
Ohio
Henderson (Tex.)
Rusk County (Tex.)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William M. Henson Family Papers, 1825-1895, 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.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
2E239 Correspondence, 1825-1895
Legal documents, 1827-1871
Land papers, tax receipts on land, 1871
Account papers, 1829-1872
Literary productions, 1859

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