A Guide to the Garrett (William) Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843
Born in Tennessee around 1811, plantation owner William Garrett moved to the Ayish Bayou District of Texas and settled in San Augustine in the late 1820s or early 1830s. Garrett owned over a thousand acres of land and 132 slaves. His plantation produced corn, cotton, wheat and barley. Garrett may have been married twice and had at least five children. His exact date of death is not known, but he probably died before 1884 according to a son’s marriage announcement.
Source: Jasinski, Laurie E. “GARRETT, WILLIAM.” HoTo. Accessed December 15, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fga57
The William Garrett Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843, consist of a Photostat ledger and account book detailing purchases such as coffee, thread, and whisky from numerous individuals.
The collection is open for research.
William Garrett Papers, 1832-1834, 1840-1843, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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