A Guide to the Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca. 1840s, 1897-1908].
Thomas Shelton Sutherland (1820-1900) was born to George Sutherland and Fanny (Menefee) Sutherland in Limestone County, Alabama. He married Elizabeth Hodges in 1848 and resided in Edna, Jackson County, Texas. His brother, William Sutherland defended the Alamo during the siege in 1836. Born in Salado, Texas, his son Thomas Shelton Sutherland II (1861-1923) married Laura Rogers in 1895.
Letters, printed material, and a family bible compose the Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca.1840s, 1897-1908], documenting the history of the Sutherland family in Texas. Letters with transcripts (1898-1908) from Laura Rogers Sutherland to Laurie Bell Sutherland Dickson Faires describe the daily activities and health of the Sutherland family in Edna, Texas. Other printed material includes photocopies of Sutherland family records, such as birth and death notices, and an order form for a bronze memorial statue (ca. 1880s).
This collection is open for research use.
Thomas S. Sutherland Family Papers, [ca. 1840s, 1897-1908], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers