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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mathew Duncan Ector Papers, 1866-1879



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ector, Mathew Duncan, 1822-1879
Title: Ector, Mathew Duncan, papers
Dates: 1866-1879
Abstract: Consisting of certificates, resolutions, and newspaper clippings, the Mathew Duncan Ector Papers, 1866-1879, document Ector’s judicial career.
Accession No.: 1934
Extent: 11 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

General and judge Mathew Duncan Ector (1822-1879) was born to Hugh Walton and Dorothy (Duncan) Ector in Putnam County, Georgia. In the 1840s, Ector studied law at Greenville, Georgia; served one term in the Georgia Legislature; and married Louisia Phillips, who died in 1842. In 1850, he moved to Texas and the next year opened a law practice in Henderson, where he married Letitia M. Graham. In 1855, Ector became editor of the Henderson Democrat and a representative of Rusk County in the Texas Legislature. During the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army, rising to the rank of brigadier general for Ector’s Brigade. Following the war and the death of his second wife in 1859, Ector married Sallie P. Chew in 1864 and resumed his Henderson legal practice in 1866. That year, he was elected Sixth District Judge of Texas, but General Joseph J. Reynolds removed Ector from office in 1867. He then moved to Marshall, where he opened a law practice with N. H. Wilson in 1868 and became Seventh District Judge of Texas. In 1875, Ector was elected to the Texas Court of Appeals, serving as the presiding judge from 1876 until his death in 1879.

Source:

Stroud, David V. "Ector, Mathew Duncan."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed November 19, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fec02.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of certificates, resolutions, and newspaper clippings, the Mathew Duncan Ector Papers, 1866-1879, document Ector’s judicial career. The certificates include his commissions as a judge in various Texas courts, 1866, and a pardon for his participation in the Confederacy, 1866. The collection also includes judicial resolutions and newspaper clippings on legal and political topics.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Ector, Mathew Duncan, 1822-1879 -- Archives.
Bonner, Micajah Hubbard
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. District Court (6th District)
Texas. Court of Appeals.
Subjects
Justice, Administration of -- Texas.
Judges -- Texas.
Places
Anderson County (Tex.)
Henderson (Tex.)
Palestine (Tex.)
Rusk County (Tex.)

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mathew Duncan Ector Papers, 1866-1879, 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
2D91 Papers, 1866-1879
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2.325/V5 Certificates, 1866

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