University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the S. N. Clabaugh Reminiscences, [ca. 1944]



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Clabaugh, S. N., b. 1854.
Title: Clabaugh, S. N., Reminiscences
Dates: [ca. 1944]
Abstract: A typescript comprises the S. N. Clabaugh Reminiscences, [ca. 1944], documenting Clabaugh’s family history and experiences as a youth in Bosque County, Texas, as well as his work as a rancher.
Accession No.: 80-035
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Madison County, Texas, S. N. Clabaugh (b. 1854) was one of seven children to C. F. and Betsy Clabaugh. In 1859, he moved with his family to Bosque County, Texas, where he worked as a rancher. After the death of his parents in the 1860s, Clabaugh moved to McLennan County, working as a farmhand until being hired by the Houston and Texas Central Railway from 1871 through 1872. For the next few years, he continued work as a rancher and was appointed deputy sheriff of McLennan County in 1875. Three year later, Clabaugh married Nannie Bell Nichols, with whom he had nine children. During the early 1900s, the couple moved to Hamilton County, where Clabaugh was elected commissioner in 1916.


Scope and Contents

A typescript comprises the S. N. Clabaugh Reminiscences, [ca. 1944], documenting Clabaugh’s family history and experiences as a youth in Bosque County, Texas, as well as his work as a rancher. Additionally, the reminiscences describe his employment by the Houston and Texas Central Railway Company, his experiences as deputy sheriff in McLennan County, and his election as commissioner in Hamilton County.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Clabaugh, S. N., b. 1854 -- Archives.
Clabaugh family.
Subjects (Organizations)
Houston & Texas Central Railway Company -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects
Ranching -- Texas -- History -- 19th century.
Places
Bosque County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Hamilton County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
McLennan County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

S. N. Clabaugh Reminiscences, [ca. 1944], 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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4Zf236 Reminiscences, [ca. 1944]