Atkinson Family Papers, 1854-1963 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Reynolds, 2001

Collection Overview

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ID: A/186

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 00/00/1984

Subjects: Families -- History, Families -- Texas, East, Family records, Genealogy, Photographs, Postmasters -- Texas -- Chireno

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains photographs, letters, genealogical information, and news articles related to the Atkinson-Gray families.

Collection Historical Note

Benjamin Arthur Atkinson was born in Butts County, Georgia on August 24, 1938, the youngest son of Washington G. Atkinson and Mary Newport Goss. He was educated in Atlanta and married Eliza Y. Hankla on January 17, 1960. They had two daughters, Mary A. and Bennie Arthur, who was born after Benjamin's death in Arkansas during the Civil War. Eliza was married again a few years later to Robert T. Noble and they had a number of children together. She was postmistress in Chireno from 1880 to 1888, and died in Logansport, Louisiana on August 7, 1919.

(Landry, Bennie Jean and Holke, Molly Gray."Atkinson, Benjamin Arthur."Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas, Texas: Curtis Media Corp., 1985. p.142.)

Subject/Index Terms

Families -- History
Families -- Texas, East
Family records
Postmasters -- Texas -- Chireno

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

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[Folder 1],

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Photograph of Benjamin Arthur Atkinson, 1838-1863

Photograph of Samuel Houston, belonged to Washington G. Atkinson

Love letter dated December 17, 1862, to Eliza Y. Atkinson of Chireno, Texas from her husband Benjamin A. Atkinson, in Camp near Van Buren, Arkansas

Letter November 6, 1854, to his sister Elizabeth from H. P. Bales

Letter ___ 12, 1874, to his sister Elizabeth from H. P. Bales

Note from Thelma Gray Brown September 12, 1948 explaining about the power of attorney referred to in the letter

Family pedigree chart and group sheets for Atkinson and Gray family

Newspaper article about Estill Gray home burning in Chireno, Texas January 26, 1963

Newspaper article February 28, 1963, that contains a history of the old Atkinson-Gray home by Mrs. Evie Gray George


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