University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the John Poindexter Landers Papers, 1604-1848



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Landers, John Poindexter
Title: Landers, John Poindexter, Papers
Dates: 1604-1848
Abstract: The John Poindexter Landers Papers, 1604-1848, comprise genealogical papers and reminiscences of the Miller family from England, who established in Virginia and Texas, and the Rucker family, from Germany, who established in Virginia and Tennessee.
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Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Simon Miller (1762-1838) from Bedford County, Virginia, was one of the Austin’s Old Three Hundred colonists. Miller married Elizabeth Reade, by whom he had several children. After the death of his first wife, he moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee where he married Sarah Lucinda Rucker, the daughter of James Rucker, in 1802. Between 1809 and 1816 he moved to the Missouri (later Arkansas) Territory, settling on Mulberry Creek in present Western Arkansas. When the US government gave this land to the Cherokees, he was forced, together with other settlers, to seek other land. About this time he became acquainted with Moses and Stephen F. Austin and made arrangements to become a member of their colonizing project in Texas.


Scope and Contents

The John Poindexter Landers Papers, 1604-1848, comprise genealogical papers and reminiscences of the Miller family from England, who established in Virginia and Texas, and the Rucker family, from Germany, who established in Virginia and Tennessee. All the genealogical papers are transcripts of original documents.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Landers, John Poindexter--Archives
Miller family
Rucker family
Subjects
Colonists--Texas--History--Sources
Places
Texas--History--Sources

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Poindexter Landers Papers, 1604-1848, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2N230 The Miller Family of England, Virginia and Texas, December 9, 1959
The Rucker Family of Virginia and Tennessee, undated