A Guide to the Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1932.
Mary Gordon (née Bouhanan) was born near Huntsville, Alabama, in 1848. In 1854, her family moved to Texas, settling near Waco, after which her father soon died, leaving Mary with her mother and five siblings. Mary attended Huntsville (Alabama) Female College at sixteen in order to become a teacher. After the Civil War, Mary taught school in various communities throughout Texas. In 1901, she married Thomas Tolson Gordon, a father of three. Her husband died in 1923, after which Mary moved in to the Women’s Confederate Home in Austin. She likely died around 1932.
The Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1932, consists of an autobiographical volume written by Mary Bouhanan Gordon. Her volume primarily covers key events in her life, such as attending school in Huntsville, Alabama, life during the Civil War, her marriage to Thomas Tolson Gordon, and the lives of her stepchildren.
This collection is open for research use.
Mary Bouhanan Gordon Reminiscences, 1848-1932, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Subsequent revisions were made by Ryder Kouba, December 2010.
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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