A Guide to the Cornelius Kincheloe Stribling Papers, 1861-1862, 1874-1880
Lawyer, judge, and land surveyor, Cornelius Kincheloe Stribling (1833-1918) was the son of Benjamin Haile Stribling (1794-1852) and Ruth Bradley Greenwood. After studying law with his brother in San Antonio, Texas, Stribling joined the Masonic Order in 1854. Stribling resided in a number of counties in Texas, including Gonzalez, Lavaca, Shackleford, and Throckmorton. During the Civil War, he mustered into Company C of the 8th Texas Cavalry, also known as Terry’s Texas Rangers. Stribling married Callie Augusta Grover in December 1859. After her death a year later, he married Nancy Caroline Stribling, with whom he had ten children. Although he originally worked in Fort Griffin, Texas, as lawyer and land surveyor with several partners, such as George A. Kirkland and Sam Spears, Stribling became district judge of Shackelford County by 1880. He died in Throckmorton County on December 13, 1918, and is interred in Throckmorton cemetery.
"Cornelius Kincheloe Stribling." The Online Archive of Terry’s Texas Rangers. Accessed February 28, 2011. http://www.terrystexasrangers.org/biographical_notes/s/stribbling_ck.html.
Comprised of typescripts of letterpresses and a diary, the Cornelius Kincheloe Stribling Papers, 1861-1862, 1874-1880, document Stribling’s activities as a member of the Masonic district of Texas as well as his career as a lawyer and a land surveyor. The diary entitled "A Record of Grand Lecturer C. K. Stribling," concerns Stribling’s inspection tour of Masonic lodges in Texas (1861-1862), while letterpresses contain business correspondence relating to Stribling’s law practice, land surveying firm, and various business partners: George A. Kirkland, Sam Spears, and another by the name of Shields (1874-1880). The majority of letters pertain to surveying and selling land in the vicinity of Fort Griffin, financial transactions, and legal issues.
This collection is open for research use.
Cornelius Kincheloe Stribling Papers, 1861-1862, 1874-1880, 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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