A Guide to the H. G. Horton Papers, 1915-1916
After moving from Georgia to Texas, Reverend Hamilton G. Horton was ordained a deacon in the Methodist Church at the Rio Grande Conference in 1860. The first pastor at the Methodist Episcopal Church of Bryan, established 1869, he also worked in Seguin, Luling, Uvalde, Hays County, and other parts of Texas. During the Civil War, Horton served in the Confederate Army. He served as a Vice President of the Texas Methodist Historical Association from the groups inception in 1909 through the 1910s. He also wrote numerous articles in the 1920s for Frontier Times magazine, a Texas history and genealogy publication. Horton had several children, including a daughter, Frances.
Brazos County Historical Commission. "Methodist Episcopal Church South."http://www.brazoscountyhistory.org/node/67 (accessed July 21, 2010).
Smith, Jonathan K. T. "Reported Deaths, Nashville Christian Advocate, 1908-1910." TNGenWeb. http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/nca08-04.htm (accessed July 21, 2010).
"Frontier Times Magazine." Dec. 1926. http://www.frontiertimesmagazine.com/1226.html (accessed July 21, 2010.)
Texas Methodist Historical Association. Texas Methodist historical quarterly, Volumes 1-2. Texas Methodist Historical Association, 1909-1910.
Correspondence, literary productions, sermons, notes, clippings, and scrapbooks comprise the H. G. Horton Papers, 1915-1916. The papers relate to the history of Methodism in Texas, especially in Hays County, and the Texas Methodist Historical Association.
The collection is open for research.
H. G. Horton Papers, 1915-1916, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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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