A Guide to the Sebastian Haupt Papers, 1812-1832, 1861
The son of J. Henry S. Haupt, Sebastian Haupt (1781-1835) lived with his wife Matilda Brewster in Greene County, Alabama, where they raised their three children: Lewis, Nancy Ann, and William Walton. Haupt engaged in mercantile activities and also owned land in Jackson County, Alabama. Around 1849, his son William Walton moved to Bastrop County, Texas, where he worked as a rancher and became a captain in the Texas Militia.
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Photostats of correspondence, legal documents, and a commission compose the Sebastian Haupt Papers, 1812-1832, 1861, chronicling Haupt’s business endeavors and the military career of his son William Walton Haupt. Correspondence concerns familial affairs, while legal documents relate to the acquisition of land in Jackson County, Alabama, and the shipment of goods. Additionally, a commission pertains to William Walton’s appointment as a captain in the 26th Texas Militia Brigade.
This collection is open for research use.
Sebastian Haupt Papers, 1812-1832, 1861, 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.
Detailed Description of the Papers