A Guide to the S. N. Clabaugh Reminiscences, [ca. 1944]
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
S. N. Clabaugh Reminiscences, [ca. 1944], 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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