A Guide to the Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940
Members of the interrelated Duckworth, Smith, and McPherson families from Kentucky and Mississippi migrated to Austin and Bastrop County, Texas in the mid-19th century.
Correspondence, business papers, and legal documents comprise the Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940, chronicling the interrelated Duckworth, Smith, and McPherson families of Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas. Family correspondence describes the migration of the families to Texas in the mid-19th century, frontier life in Texas, and social conditions during the Civil War. Documents also pertain to land transactions and surveys, as well as a will (1850) for Frances Elizabeth Smith, a German passport (1870), and documents related to Jordan Smith's role as a Bastrop County official.
This collection is open for research use.
Duckworth-Smith-McPherson Family Papers, 1838-1885, 1940, 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