Bennett Blake Papers, 1826-1942 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: Bennett Blake Papers, 1826-1942Add to your cart.

ID: A/6

Primary Creator: Blake, Bennett (1809-1896)

Extent: 5.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1963

Subjects: Blake, Bennett, 1809-1896 -- Correspondence, Business records -- Texas, East, Judges -- Texas, East, Land grants -- Texas, East, McKnight, William B. (William Bonaparte) -- Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of letters, financial papers, legal documents, and land deeds, mostly of Bennett Blake, his immediate family, and related families. A significant portion of the papers relate to William Bonaparte McKnight, who married Mary Louisa Addie Blake. McKnight's papers include oil leases and negotiations for timber rights. Several original land grants are included in the collection, two signed by Republic of Texas President Anson Jones

Collection Historical Note

Bennett Blake was born on November 11, 1809 in Sutton, Vermont. He was the son of Samuel Dow Blake and Abigail Lee Blake. He arrived in Nacogdoches in 1835, ultimately acquired a large farm, and began a life as merchant and farmer. On November 24, 1853, he married Ellazina Harris, daughter of Elbridge G. and Mary Hamilton Harris, with whom he had three children.

Blake entered upon a distinguished career in public service shortly after his arrival in Texas. He was first elected justice of the peace in 1838 and reelected until, by 1850, he had served some ten years in that office. Thereafter, he became chief justice of Nacogdoches County, an office he held for twelve years.

Blake fought in the Texas Revolution. He also served under Gen. Thomas J. Rusk in an expedition against the Cherokee Indians in 1839 and engaged in a second Cherokee expedition in 1841. He was elected to the state legislature in 1862, and he became one of the Texas delegates to the Congress of the Confederate States of America, where he served during 1863-64. After the Reconstruction period, voters chose him to represent them at the Constitutional Convention of 1875, where at age sixty-six he was the second oldest delegate.

Judge Blake was a Democrat and Mason. He died in Nacogdoches County on March 1, 1896, and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery.

("BLAKE, BENNETT." The Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online. Accessed Fri Nov 14 14:03:42 US/Central 2003.)

Subject/Index Terms

Blake, Bennett, 1809-1896 -- Correspondence
Business records -- Texas, East
Judges -- Texas, East
Land grants -- Texas, East
McKnight, William B. (William Bonaparte) -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1847-1859[?]Add to your cart.

re: land, power of attorney, Chireno Academy, bailiff's resignation. Includes Mary Harris, R. E. Lindsey

June 17, 1847, mentions emigrants

Folder 2: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1861-1867Add to your cart.

re: financial concerns, slaves, Confederate money, land

November 8, 1861, "sell negroes" to pay debt.

Folder 3: Notes to Bennett Blake, 1865Add to your cart.

from Charles S. Taylor, re: corn

March 22, 1865, Mrs. Franklin Jones [image]

March 22, 1865, Mrs. S. Poe

March 31, 1865, Mrs. Meeks

April 6, 1865, Mrs. J. Parton

April 24, 1865, Mrs. Mayfield

May 9, 1865, Mrs. Straham

Folder 4: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1868Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns, cotton. Includes James R. Arnold
Folder 5: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1868-1869Add to your cart.
from W. L. Alexander re: land, taxes
Folder 6: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1868-1869Add to your cart.
with W. E. Collard and P. T. Woodson re: land, financial concerns, Fenner vs Woodson suit
Folder 7: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1868, 1870Add to your cart.

re: cotton accounts with Clapp Brothers & Co., New Orleans, LA.

November 12, 1868

December 2, 1868

December 8, 1868

December 22, 1868

December 26, 1868

June 25, 1870

November 22, 1870

Folder 8: Bennett Blake, 1868Add to your cart.

re: accounts with James H. Starr & Son, Nacogdoches, cotton prices & expenses

August 29, 1868, receipt for claims

November 5, 1868, gold account

November 5, 1868, currency account

December 31, 1868, gold account [image]

Folder 9: Bennett Blake, 1869Add to your cart.

re: accounts with James H. Starr & Son, cotton prices & expenses

September 11, 1869, gold account

Folder 10: Bennett Blake, 1870-1873Add to your cart.

re: accounts with James H. Starr & Son

April 15, 1870, Currency, County Warrants, and Gold account.[image]

June 4, 1873, Letter to Peyton F. Edwards from James H. Starr, concerning 160 acres of land. [image]

Folder 11: Bennett Blake, 1873-1874Add to your cart.

with Raguet & Fry [successors to James H. Starr & Son] re: accounts

July 24, 1873, Receipt [image]

Folder 12: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1868-1879Add to your cart.
with John M. Richardson re: land. Includes field notes, deed
Folder 13: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1881, UndatedAdd to your cart.
with John M. Richardson re: land. Includes field notes
Folder 14: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1869-Jan. 1870Add to your cart.
re; financial concerns. Includes J. H. Muckleroy, survey notes
Folder 15: Letters to Bennett Blake, Oct. 1870-1871Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns, Fenner vs Woodson suit. Includes J. F. and J. B. Foster, land leases.
Folder 16: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1872-1873Add to your cart.
with William R. Reagan re: land, legal and financial matters, [James C.] Walker
Folder 17: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1872-1873Add to your cart.
re: land, legal and financial matters
Folder 18: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1872-1873Add to your cart.
re: accounts with J. H. Brown & Co., Tyler, TX
Folder 19: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1872-1875Add to your cart.
with James C. Walker re: land, financial concerns. Includes plat
Folder 20: Letters to Bennett Blake, Apr.- Oct. 1876Add to your cart.
from James C Walker re: land, financial concerns, legal matters, John M. Sparks
Folder 21: Letters to Bennett Blake, Nov. 1876-Jan. 1877Add to your cart.
from James C. Walker re: land. financial and legal matters.
Folder 22: Letters to Bennett Blake, Jan.-Mar. 1883Add to your cart.
from James C Walker re: land, financial concerns
Folder 23: Letters to Bennett Blake, Apr.-June 1883Add to your cart.
from James C Walker re: land, financial concerns
Folder 24: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1884Add to your cart.
from James C. Walker re: financial concerns
Folder 25: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1885-1893Add to your cart.
from James C. Walker re: land, financial concerns
Folder 26: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1873Add to your cart.
with Ball, Hutchings & Co. re: financial concerns
Folder 27: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1873Add to your cart.
with Loewenstein Elias re: financial concerns
Folder 28: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1874Add to your cart.
from Convent of the Sacred Heart, Clarksville, TX re: financial concerns
Folder 29: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1874Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns
Folder 30: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1875-1876Add to your cart.
re: land, income tax, legal and financial matters
Folder 31: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1877Add to your cart.
from H. D. Donald re: land and financial concerns. [One letter incomplete.]
Folder 32: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1877-1879Add to your cart.

re: financial matters, land, bail

January 29, 1877, letter mentions having cancer

December 11, 1879, letter mentions bailing son out.

Folder 33: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1877-1879Add to your cart.
from J. S. Thomason, Sr. re: land, financial concerns
Folder 34: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1880-1885Add to your cart.
from J. S. Thomason, Sr. re: land, financial concerns
Folder 35: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1880-1882Add to your cart.
with Joseph M. Langley and W. F. Nelson re: land, survey dispute. Includes court petition
Folder 36: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1887-1891Add to your cart.
from Joseph M. Langley re: land, financial concerns, timber
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1880-1883Add to your cart.

re: land, financial concerns, small pox

April 12, 1882, letter about weather & small pox cases "came from Dallas brought by bad women." [image]

Folder 2: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1884Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns
Folder 3: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1884-1887Add to your cart.
from John Durst re: land surveying
Folder 4: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1885Add to your cart.
from F. A. Kimball re: land, financial concerns. Includes survey.
Folder 5: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1885-1886Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns, insurance, heirs of Hiram Williams
Folder 6: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1887, 1892Add to your cart.
from Richardson & Watkins, Athens, TX re: land, financial concerns. Includes field notes and plat
Folder 7: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1887Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns, power of attorney, timber. Includes A. J. Angle, J. P. Forsyth, Lafayette Burnes
Folder 8: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1887Add to your cart.
re: land, financial concerns. Includes G. W. Shepherd, Peyton F. Edwards. Handwritten
Folder 9: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1888Add to your cart.
with M. E. Campbell re: land, financial concerns, C. H. Long
Folder 10: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1887-1888Add to your cart.
from O. C. Kirven re: land, financial concerns
Folder 11: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1889-1891Add to your cart.
with O. C. Kirven re: land, financial concerns
Folder 12: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1887-1889Add to your cart.
from S. J. Stuart re: land, financial concerns
Folder 13: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1890-1891Add to your cart.
from S. J. Stuart re: land, financial concerns
Folder 14: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1892-1893Add to your cart.
from S. J. Stuart re: land, financial concerns
Folder 15: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1888Add to your cart.
re: land, taxes in Leon Co., Dr. Joseph Hertz, financial concerns
Folder 16: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1889Add to your cart.
re: shingles, land, financial concerns
Folder 17: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1889-1892, UndatedAdd to your cart.

from J. L. Pogue re: land, financial concerns, timber, cotton, small pox in Mineola

Undated letter about people moving west

February 8, 1891, letter about small pox in Mineola and that cotton prices are down.

Folder 18: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1890-1891Add to your cart.

re: land, financial concerns, timber, F. H. K. Day family

August 28, 1891, letter about early settlers and questions where certain people are.

Folder 19: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1891-1892Add to your cart.
from William and Henry Benton and John H. Jones re: land, J. L. Pogue
Folder 20: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1892Add to your cart.
with J. H. Garrett, E. D. Roberson, J. H. Roberson re: land, financial concerns
Folder 21: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1893Add to your cart.
re: financial concerns. Includes E. A. Blount, J. P. Forsyth
Folder 22: Letters of Bennett Blake, 1895-1904Add to your cart.
n.d. re: land, financial concerns, cotton. Includes verification of military service of Oliver [Olaf] Peterson
Folder 23: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1836-1839Add to your cart.

from family in Vermont re: family matters, farming, health

January 14, 1839, letter about family and challenges of being a parent

Folder 24: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1841-1848Add to your cart.

from family in Vermont re: family matters, financial concerns, Mexican troubles, friends

April 21, 1845, letter misses Blake, Uncles wife fell in fire, disease euyipelus.

Folder 25: Letters to Bennett Blake, 1850-1881Add to your cart.
from family and friends re: family matters, lottery ticket. financial concerns
Folder 26: Letters, 1902-1910Add to your cart.
re: Bennett Blake estate
Folder 27: Account book Clarksville, GA., 1830-1831Add to your cart.
Includes later accounts of estates, 1837-1851, Nacogdoches, TX
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ledger,  Nacogdoches, TX, 1841-1843Add to your cart.
Includes clippings and loose items on recipes, medical cures, household hints
Folder 2: Account book, Nacogdoches, TX., 1858-1871Add to your cart.
Includes commodities, labor
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: List of notes owned by Bennett Blake, 1875-1885Add to your cart.
Indexed
Folder 2: Lists of notes belonging to Bennett Blake, 1871-1882Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Inventories of taxable property belonging to Bennett Blake, 1868-1869, 1872-1875Add to your cart.
List of taxes paid by Bennett Blake
Folder 4: Promissory notes owed or transferred to Bennett Blake, 1852-1867Add to your cart.

August 12, 1852, Moses Damuson

January 12, 1854, Samuel Hunter

October 20, 1858, Henry W. Supriest (3 notes)

August 19, 1858, John B. Hardeman

February 27, 1858, Perry G. Nichols

April 1, 1859, J. W. McKnight

November 29, 1859, S. Cave

March 5, 1860, James R. Arriolo

January 25, 1860, J. W. House

January 28, 1862, Antonio Laflore

November 29, 1867, L. W. Millsap

November 29, 1867, L. W. Millsap

Folder 5: Promissory notes owed or transferred to Bennett Blake, 1871-1872Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Promissory notes owed to Bennett Blake, 1875-1885Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Receipts of Bennett Blake, 185_ -1895, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Receipts of Bennett Blake, 1864Add to your cart.
For Confederate bonds[image]
Folder 9: Accounts and bills of Bennett Blake, 1844-1845, 1860-1869Add to your cart.

Account with Bondis & Luesch [image]

Mrs. E. W. Bolters account with J. H. Muckleroy, 1860. [image]

W. B. Ochiltree account with M. G. Whitaker, July 1861. [image]

Blake paid J. H. Muckleroy 15g Gold, October 21, 1868.

Account with J. H. Muckleroy, October 1868, [image]

James Holmes account with R. S. Walker, 1859.

Statement of cotton shipped by McCutchen Co. for Bennett Blake, 1868.[image]

Account with Jesse Muckleroy, 1868.

Money received by J. H. Brown for Bennet Blake, February 22, 1869. [image]

Folder 10: Accounts and bills of Bennett Blake, 1870-1875, UndatedAdd to your cart.
With Peyton F. Edwards
Folder 11: Accounts and bills of Bennett Blake, 1870-1879Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Accounts and bills of Bennett Blake, 1880-1887Add to your cart.
With George F. Ingraham, Ingraham & Edwards, Ingraham & Irion[?]
Folder 13: Accounts and bills of Bennett Blake, 1887-1896Add to your cart.
With Ingraham & Ratcliff
Folder 14: Accounts and Bills of Bennett Blake, 1881-1888, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake, 1852-1859Add to your cart.
Assessments. Includes agent Starr & Amory
Folder 16: Tax estimates and receipts of Bennett Blake, 1860-1865Add to your cart.
Assessments. Includes Mary Harris, J[esse] H. Muckleroy, Nancy Hamilton, and agents E. Coon, N. J. Moore, L. Elliott
Folder 17: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake assessments, 1866-1869Add to your cart.

Includes Mary Harris, James H. Starr & Son.

Includes income tax

Folder 18: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake assessments, 1870-1876Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake assessments, 1877Add to your cart.
Includes agents R. Irion, H. D. Donald, Robert Lacy, Edwards & Irion
Folder 20: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake assessments, 1878-1879Add to your cart.
Includes agents P. F. Edwards, Donald & Gordon, Edwards & Ingraham, Robert Lacy, Bradley
Folder 21: Tax receipts of Bennet Blake assessments, 1880-1882Add to your cart.
Includes agents Ingraham & Lloyd, W. A. Patrick, George F. Ingraham
Folder 22: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake assessments, 1883-1887Add to your cart.
Includes agents George F. Ingraham, Ingraham & Edwards, Irion & Co., Ingraham & Irion, Thomson & Donnan, Ingraham & Ratcliff
Folder 23: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake assessments, 1888-1895Add to your cart.
Includes agents Ingraham, Ratcliff & Ingraham
Folder 24: Tax receipts of Ella Blake for assessments, 1873-1882Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tax receipts of Ella Blake and estate assessments, 1883-1895Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Tax receipts of Isaac F. Blake and estate assessments, 1874-1883Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Tax receipts of Bennett Blake, Jr. assessments, 1877-1895Add to your cart.
Includes Mr. E. Bowler, Ella Blake, Gus Fears
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Tax receipts of persons with surnames beginning with B [no A's] assessments, 1858-1891Add to your cart.
Mostly Nacogdoches County
Folder 2: Tax receipts of persons with surnames beginning with C-E assessments, 1866-1918Add to your cart.
Includes Willis Crawford
Folder 3: Tax receipts of Fears family for assessments, 1869-1890Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Tax receipts of Finley/Fenley family and other surnames beginning with F assessments, 1857-1885Add to your cart.
Includes S[arah] Thompson
Folder 5: Tax receipts of persons with surnames beginning with H-K [no G. I, J] assessments, 1857-1903Add to your cart.

Includes Nancy Hamilton

Exchange Certificate, 1864. [image]

Folder 6: Tax receipts of Mary Harris assessments, 1857-1866Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Tax receipts of Mary Harris assessments, 1867-1871Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Tax receipts of Luna family assessments, 1870-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Tax receipts of persons with surnames beginning with M-P [no Q] assessments, 1867-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tax receipts of persons with surnames beginning with R-S assessments, 1867-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Tax receipts of Thompson family assessments, 1857-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Tax receipts of persons with surnames beginning with V-W [no X,Y,Z] assessments, 1856-1887Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Receipts of Bennett Blake, 1859-1885Add to your cart.
For debts in Vermont, land transactions, and agreements with collection agents
Folder 14: Promissory notes to Bennett Blake or transferred to him, 1870-1883, 1895Add to your cart.
Land transactions, canceled or unsigned; receipt for interest in promissory note
Folder 15: Promissory notes to Bennett Blake, 1885Add to your cart.
Land transactions. Canceled with some signatures torn or cut out
Folder 16: Promissory notes to Bennett Blake, 1887-1889Add to your cart.
Land transactions
Folder 17: Certificates for headright entitlements, 1839Add to your cart.
Surnames beginning with A-D.
Folder 18: Certificates for headright entitlements, 1839Add to your cart.
For surnames beginning with E-H
Folder 19: Certificates for headright entitlements, 1839-1840Add to your cart.
For surnames beginning with I-P
Folder 20: Certificates for headright entitlements, 1839, UndatedAdd to your cart.
For surnames beginning with R-Z; list of land certificates placed with Bennett Blake
Folder 21: Articles of agreement of Bennett Blake et al, 1866-1869Add to your cart.
Land, financial concerns, farming
Folder 22: Articles of agreement of Bennett Blake et al, 1870Add to your cart.
Land. Includes Moses L. Patton, field notes
Folder 23: Articles of agreement of Bennett Blake et al, 1874Add to your cart.
Land, farming
Folder 24: Articles of agreement of Bennett Blake at al, 1882-1883Add to your cart.
Land
Folder 25: Articles of agreement of Bennett Blake et al, 1884-1892Add to your cart.
Land
Folder 26: Indentures to Bennett Blake et al, 1866-1883Add to your cart.
Farm leases
Folder 27: Redemption certificates for land of Bennett Blake et al, 1857, 1869Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Warranty deeds of Bennett Blake, 1891, 1893Add to your cart.
Land
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1826-1836Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1837Add to your cart.
Includes signatures of Nacogdoches Board of Aldermen
Folder 3: Land deeds, 1838-1839Add to your cart.
Includes Thomas J. Rusk
Folder 4: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1840-1842Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1843-1846Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1850-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1853-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1860-1867Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1868-1869Add to your cart.
Includes canceled deed to 8-year-old daughter of Frederick Voigt
Folder 11: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1871-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1874-1878Add to your cart.
Includes plats
Folder 13: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1880-1882Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1883-1884Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1885-1888Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, 1894-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Land deeds of Bennett Blake et al, from court-ordered sales, 1868-1903Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Deeds in trust of Bennett Blake et al, 1870-1876Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Deeds in trust of Bennett Blake et al, 1881-1886Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Bonds for land titles of Bennett Blake et al, 1838-1859Add to your cart.
Includes letter from H. L. Upshur to N. Amory
Folder 21: Bonds for land titles of Bennett Blake et al, 1869-1883Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Mortgages of crops to Bennett Blake, 1871-1875Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Field notes and plats of William Hamilton league, Panola County, 1877-1880, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Includes letter on verve of notes.
Folder 2: Field notes and plat of Nancy Hamilton tract in Vital Flores league, Nacogdoches County, 1868, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Field notes and plat of Isaac Kneeland league, Rains County and Wood County, 1889-1890, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Survey notes and plat of the Henry Kraber tract, 1838, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Field notes with plats, 1850-1887, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Field notes, 1859-190_, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Plats, 1838, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Plats, 1901, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Memoranda notebook of Pre-emption Claims, 1856-1858, 1875, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Lists of deeds placed with Bennett Blake
Folder 10: Release from mortgage to Bennett Blake; notes about land, 1871-1872, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Leases of land from Bennett Blake, 1871-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Deeds for slaves purchased by Bennett Blake, 1844-1862Add to your cart.
Promissory Note for slave, January 16, 1854. [image] Deed for slave, March 22, 1844. [image] Deed for slave, March 5, 1858. [image] Deed for slave, November 8, 1862. [image] Deed for slave, October 10, 1859. [image]
Folder 13: Deeds and mortgage for livestock and miscellaneous property, 1853-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Bond from Alfred W. Sanborn to Bennett Blake re: mercantile business in Sutton, VT, 1833Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Powers of attorney to Bennett Blake et al, 1835-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Affidavit signed by Bennett Blake re: Richard P. Robinson, alias Richard Parmalee, 1875Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Exhibit for Bennett Blake vs Abram Judy and Ferdinand Cook  re: title to James Lindley, 1871Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Court-ordered sales and partitions of lands bought or sold by Bennett Blake, 1868-1876Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Samuel McCall Penner Vs Mary L. Woodson et al (including Bennett Blake), 1871-1873Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Receipts of Bennett Blake for legal fees, 1850-1891Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Bills of Bennett Blake, 1872-1893Add to your cart.
For court costs and attorney's fees
Folder 22: Estate papers of Elbridge G. Harris, 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Estate papers of Nancy Hamilton and Elias E. Hamilton, 1851-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Bankruptcy and estate papers of Jesse H. Muckleroy, 1857-1867Add to your cart.
Promissory notes
Folder 25: Bankruptcy and estate papers of Jesse H. Muckleroy, 1859-1873Add to your cart.
Includes receipts, bills, deed to Bennett Blake, Letters
Folder 26: Estate papers of Davis King, Bennett Blake executor, 1859-1864Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Miscellaneous estate papers, 1840-1858Add to your cart.
Includes estates of David Kenley, Joseph Buffington, James P. Haynes, Rolley Spinks
Folder 28: Miscellaneous estate papers, 1863-1876Add to your cart.
Includes estates of Ephraim Coon, Marshall Mayfield, E. P. Gaines, Hardeman & Barrett, H. H. Edwards, Helen Blake
Folder 29: Estate papers of Isaac F. Blake, Bennett Blake executor, 1874, 1883, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Estate papers of Koriah[?] C. Blake and Susan [Blake] Fielder, 1866-1868Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Copy of will and estate papers of Bennett Blake, 1888-1904Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Freemasonry papers of Bennett Blake, 1841-1894Add to your cart.

Includes certificates, dues statements

A diploma from Milam Lodge #2, Republic of Texas, Bennet Blake ,June 10, 1841. [image] Master Mason Certificate, July 2, 1867. [image]

Folder 2: Political broadsides of Bennett Blake, 1856Add to your cart.

While he was running for Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County

Printed circular on political views of Bennett Blake, June 23, 1856. [image] Printed circular on political views of Bennett Blake, July 28, 1856. [image]

Folder 3: Texas Veteran Association papers of Bennett Blake, 1874-1886Add to your cart.
Includes certificates, Letters
Folder 4: Eastern Texas Railroad Company papers of Bennett Blake, 1860-1871Add to your cart.

Includes warrant and claim of Nancy Hamilton, stock certificate, receipt, hand-drawn map.

Warrant No. 93, Office of the Eastern Texas Railroad Company to Nancy Hamilton, July 13, 1861. [image] Eastern Texas Railroad Stock, May 15, 1860. [image] Eastern Texas Railroad stock, July 17, 1861. [image] Eastern Texas Railroad papers, August 29, 1868. Handwritten map of railroad lines in East Texas. [image] Railroad Company Warrant, Aug. 29, 1868. Eastern Texas Railroad claim, January 23, 1871. [image]

Folder 5: Miscellaneous papers of Bennett Blake and family, 1864-1874Add to your cart.

Includes exchange certificates from Confederate States Depository's Office, amnesty oath, certificate for Bennett Blake, Jr. from Rusk Masonic Institute.

Exchange Certificate No.497, December 24, 1864. [image] Amnesty Oath for Bennett Blake, October 14, 1865. [image] Letter stating that Bennett Blake attended school, July 4, 1874. [image]

Folder 6: Texas Constitutional Convention papers of Bennett Blake, 1875, UndatedAdd to your cart.

Includes directory; notes on education, taxation, general provisions, revisions, judicial system.

1875, Directory of the Officers and Members of the constitutional Convention of the State of Texas Undated,  "A Financial Project" Undated, "Joint resolution calling the convention authorize the convention to frame a need constitution from the State of Texas" Undated, Speech about land, public schools, passing from old constitution to a new one Undated, Bill of Rights notes

Folder 7: Nacogdoches University papers of Bennett Blake [treasurer and trustee], 1845-1846Add to your cart.

Includes list of university lands, agreements for use and remodeling of the Red House, land deed.

August 15, 1846, Blake sells a house and land to the Trustees of Nacogdoches University 1845, Copy of B. Blake's report as Treasurer of Nacogdoches University June 19, 1845, Articles of agreement between the Trustees of Nacogdoches University and Bennett Blake for rent of "Red House" May 29, 1845, Subscribers that will pay rent for the Red House [image] June 19, 1845, Obligation to make good rent of Red House

Folder 8: Nacogdoches University papers of Bennett Blake, 1847-1884Add to your cart.
Includes deeds, account, receipts
Folder 9: School fund papers of Bennett Blake, 1857-Jan. 5, 1858Add to your cart.
Includes Letters from teachers
Folder 10: School fund papers of Bennett Blake, 1858Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from teachers, contract
Folder 11: School fund papers of Bennett Blake, 1859Add to your cart.
Includes correspondence from teachers, receipt
Folder 12: Letters to McKnight family, 1870-1899Add to your cart.

Financial concerns, family matters, horses, land, estate settlement. Includes James McKnight, Mary Addie L. Blake Bowler McKnight, William Bonaparte McKnight [2nd husband of Mary Addie Blake].

March 14, 1876, letter about horses, measurement in hands, wants to trade for cattle and sheep near Melrose

Folder 13: Letters to Addie and W. B. McKnight, 1896-1905Add to your cart.
From George F. Ingraham re: Bennett Blake estate
Folder 14: Letters of McKnight family, 1900-1901Add to your cart.
Legal and financial concerns
Folder 15: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1901-1903Add to your cart.
From James I. and Myrta Blake Perkins re: land, financial concerns. Includes plat of McIver tract in Orange County
Folder 16: Letters of W. B. McKnight, 1901-1905[?]Add to your cart.
From J. L. M. Pirtle re: insurance, timber rights, dispute over Bennett Blake league, oil near Conroe
Folder 17: Letters of W. B. McKnight family, 1903Add to your cart.
Nettermark Bank failure, family matters, financial concerns, timber thieves
Folder 18: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1904Add to your cart.
From Ed Pierson re: land in Falls County. Includes field notes and plats
Folder 19: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1904-1905Add to your cart.
Land, timber, McIver tract, Negro church at Linn Flat
Folder 20: Letters of W. B. McKnight, Jan.-Feb. 1906Add to your cart.
Timber, McIver tract
Folder 21: Letters of W. B. McKnight et al, March-July 1906Add to your cart.
Timber, McIver tract, oil
Folder 22: Letters of W. B. McKnight and Blake families, Aug. Dec. 1906Add to your cart.
Land, private investigation, timber, McIver tract, family matters
Folder 23: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1908Add to your cart.
Land, financial concerns, family matters, timber. Includes plat and field notes
Folder 24: Letters of W. B. McKnight, 1909-1910Add to your cart.
Hamilton family, McIver tract, financial concerns, land for court house site offered by Edward A. Blount, Sr. Includes plat
Folder 25: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1911-1929Add to your cart.
Blake heirs, land, family concerns, oil
Folder 26: Letters of W. B. McKnight, 1934-1941Add to your cart.
Cotton acreage allotments, soil depleting acreage allotments, cotton tax exemption
Folder 27: Letters of W. B. McKnight, 1930-1933Add to your cart.
Oil leases, family matters
Folder 28: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1932-1937Add to your cart.
From R. H. Gamble Co. re: ALP store lease
Folder 29: Letters to W. B. McKnight, 1932-1938Add to your cart.
From U.S. Department of Commerce re: telephone line
Folder 30: Letters of W. B. McKnight, 1935-1938Add to your cart.
Land, taxes, family matters, financial concerns
Folder 31: Letters of W. B. McKnight, 1941-1942, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Telephone service, land, financial concerns, family matters, oil, timber
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters of W. B. McKnight and tax receipts, 1889-1907Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters of W. B. McKnight and tax receipts, 1906-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters of W. B. McKnight and tax receipts, 1911-1915Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Letters of W. B. McKnight and tax receipts, 1915-1918Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Letters of W. B. McKnight and tax receipts, 1919-1942Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Accounts and bills of James McKnight, 1869-1877Add to your cart.
December 8, 1871, receipt from Reiersen & Gragard for 2 cloaks November 30, 1877, Receipt from John T. White (mercantile)
Folder 7: Accounts and bills of James and W. B. McKnight, 1880-1899Add to your cart.

Includes food, clothes, household items

Receipt from John E. Jones, sale of goods, April 21, 1880. [image]

Folder 8: Accounts and bills of W. B. McKnight, 1900-1909Add to your cart.
Includes clothes, farm equipment, buggy repair
Folder 9: Bill, 1906-1907Add to your cart.
[to W. B. McKnight?] for "Expenses in getting up the heirs of G. W. Thompson." Includes transportation, lodging, meals
Folder 10: Accounts and bills of W. B. McKnight, 1924-1937Add to your cart.
For food and cotton ginning
Folder 11: Receipts of James and W. B. McKnight, 1867-1909Add to your cart.
Includes postal receipts, Star-News, Nacogdoches Tobacco Association, medical bills
Folder 12: Wetlermark Bank, 1894, 1903Add to your cart.

Deposit slip of James McKnight

Bank draft of W. B. McKnight

Folder 13: Land deeds of James and W. B. McKnight, 1865-1880Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Land papers of the McKnight family, 1911-1921Add to your cart.
Includes deeds, plat, survey notes, affidavit
Folder 15: Title abstract of James McKnight homestead in the Chireno grant, [1810]-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Plats of McKnight family lands, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Mortgage of crops and land leases held by W. B. McKnight family, 1899-1909Add to your cart.
Includes relinquishment
Folder 18: Land leases of W. B. McKnight and mortgage of crops, 1923-1939Add to your cart.
Includes Farm Security Administration waiver
Folder 19: Oil, gas, and mineral leases and drilling contracts of W. B. McKnight et al, 1930-1931, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Includes T[homas] E. Baker of Commercial National Bank
Folder 20: Oil, gas, and mineral leases of W. B. McKnight et al, 1931-1937Add to your cart.
Includes unsigned leases with list of land owners in Nacogdoches County
Folder 21: Deeds and drafts of deeds of W. B. McKnight for timber rights, 1904-1937Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Appointment of James McKnight as overseer for road work; contracts for labor, 1874, 1880-1885Add to your cart.
Contract to hire "Negro boy named Prince" from Isaac Robinson, June 4, 1880. [image]
Folder 23: Employee time record for road work, 1910Add to your cart.
Includes McKnight name
Folder 24: Contracts of W. B. McKnight et al, for buildings and bridges, 1899-1920Add to your cart.
Includes Wm. H. and D[iedrich] Rulfs
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Estate of Eldred Coleson, James McKnight administrator, 1864-1871Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Estate of C. R. McKnight; estate of John Pate, Undated, 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Court case State of Texas vs Milton Mast, 1887Add to your cart.
For taxes collected but unpaid. James McKnight et al, plaintiffs, posted his bond
Folder 4: Lawsuits over land and timber rights, 1901-1906Add to your cart.
Involving W. B. McKnight and Blake families
Folder 5: Miscellaneous legal papers of W. B. McKnight, 1885-1903, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Includes jury duty, receipt for court costs, note on oil lease, sale of heifer
Folder 6: Cove Spring Memorial Association, 1884-1942Add to your cart.
Includes Letters re: tax exemption and timber, receipt.
Folder 7: Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1854-1860Add to your cart.
Appointment of trustees for Nacogdoches and Melrose circuits; minutes of Melrose circuit conference
Folder 8: Teaching contracts of Betty and W. B. McKnight, 1874-1881Add to your cart.

Includes schools at Melrose, Cove Spring, Pleasant Hill

Bill for tuition of Mr. McKnight's children, September 10, 1874. [image] June 14, 1874, Teachers voucher for Betty McKnight May 20, 1881, Articles of agreement between W. B. McKnight and Patron of School No.42 June 13, 1881, Contract between Trustees of School Community 42 and W. B. McKnight

Folder 9: Freemasonry, 1869-1915Add to your cart.

Receipt for dues, widow's certificate, letter enclosing history of chairs at Milam Lodge No. 2

Certificate of Master Mason's Widow, to Mrs. McKnight, January 8, 1858. [image]

Folder 10: Miscellaneous., 1898, 1914, UndatedAdd to your cart.

Petition about sheep and goats in Nacogdoches County, Undated

Poll list and tally sheet for stock law election, 1914

Small fliers exonerating W. B. McKnight, Undated

Rev. John Goodwin, 1898

List of McKnight family births and deaths, Undated

Folder 11: Letter from J. L. Burgess, Land agent; Letter from Western Casualty & Guaranty Co.; Blank postcard, 188_, 1911, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Receipts, accounts, and bills, 1866-1895Add to your cart.

Includes cotton bales, groceries

Receipt of sale for 58 bales of cotton, June 28, 1866. [image]

Folder 13: Land deeds, 1849-1857Add to your cart.
Includes Stephen Nichols, John Minchew, William Riley Seals
Folder 14: Land deeds and transcriptions of deeds, 1859-1902Add to your cart.
Includes Eldred Coleson, Procella/de la Cerda family. Notes about Shaker lands in Ohio on back of one deed
Folder 15: Field notes, plats, and chain of title for various tracts, 1842-1926, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Includes John Poe, Blount family, Oscar B. Slay, E. Fite
Folder 16: Miscellaneous land papers, 1847-1920Add to your cart.
Includes receipt for certificate, land lease, oil lease, timber rights
Folder 17: List of land owners and acreage, notes about land, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Petition of Anna M. C. Keller Jones, 1850Add to your cart.
Includes copies of Spanish documents of Daniel Keller
Folder 19: Miscellaneous legal papers, 1868-1885, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Includes judgment in Sarah Thompson vs E. S. Huston; partitions of Rusk and Lacey family lands; notes
Folder 20: Confederate service discharge of H. R. Hyde, 1863Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Estate papers of Martha Nichols, 1859-1862Add to your cart.
Includes bills, accounts, and receipts
Folder 22: Treasury warrants, 1862-1890Add to your cart.

Includes Freestone County, TX; Panola County, TX; United States of America; State of Louisiana; Natchitoches Parrish, LA; Bossier Parrish, LA

March 1, 1864, No.4610, State of Louisiana, 50 cents March 1, 1864, No.5098, State of Louisiana, 50 cents March 1, 1864, No.3348, State of Louisiana, 1 dollar August 12, 1852, No.505, Parrish of Natchitoches, 1 dollar July 1, 1862, No.5710, Parrish of Bossier, 1 dollar July 1, 1862, No.1240, Parrish of Bossier, 25 cents

Folder 23: Treasury warrants, 1862-1863Add to your cart.

State of Texas

January 28, 1862, No.3531 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Military Service, 10 dollars May 20, 1862, No.56641 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Military Service, 5 dollars April 9, 1863, No.5958 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 20 dollars November 7, 1862, No.57636 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 10 dollars October 3, 1863, No.14965 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 20 dollars

Folder 24: Treasury warrants, 1864Add to your cart.

State of Texas

November 15, 1864, No.28379 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 50 dollars November 15, 1864, No.28181 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 2 dollars 50 cents November 15, 1864, No.28353 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 20 dollars November 14, 1864, No.27432 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 10 dollars November 14, 1864, No.27417 State of Texas Treasury Warrant for Civil Service, 10 dollars

Folder 25: Miscellaneous, 1888-1907Add to your cart.

Portion of a seed catalog

Teaching contract of H. J. Richardson for Holly Springs School, Nacogdoches County

One share of 5 dollars of Dallas Branch of the Cooperative Manufacturing Alliance of Texas, June 7, 1888 No.842. [image] Judge Sam A. Wilson died, Funeral notice, January 24, 1892. [image]

Oversized 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Commission and oath of Bennett Blake as Captain in the Vermont Militia, 1834Add to your cart.
Item 2: Land grant to Henry Krabers signed by Anson Jones, 1845Add to your cart.
Item 3: Land grant to heirs of William Hamilton signed by Anson Jones, 1846Add to your cart.
Item 4: Land grant to Elias E. Hamilton signed by Gov. P. H. Bell, July 30, 1850Add to your cart.
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Item 5: Land grant to John A. White signed by Gov. P. H. Bell., 1850Add to your cart.
Item 6: Land grant to Bennett Blake, assignee of John B. Long signed by Gov. E. M. Pease, 1855Add to your cart.
Item 7: Certified copy of land grant to John Reid, 1855Add to your cart.
Item 8: Certified copy of land grant to Isaac Kneeland, 1854Add to your cart.
Item 9: Broadside notice of land for sale in Nacogdoches County, 1875Add to your cart.
Includes hand-drawn plat
Item 10: Blueprint Nacogdoches Land Company's map of Nacogdoches Oil Field, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Item 11: Bennett Blake's file of promissory notes, 1837-1843Add to your cart.
Leather or sheep skin with pockets for filing small papers alphabetically, rolled and tied

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