Charles S. Taylor Papers, 1810-1930 | East Texas Research Center

By Janice Baker & Linda Nicklas, 1978, Linda Reynolds 2002

Collection Overview

Title: Charles S. Taylor Papers, 1810-1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: A/31

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Business records -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Genealogy, Taylor, Charles S. (Charles Stanfield), 1808-1865 -- Correspondence, Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 -- Sources

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian, French

Abstract

Correspondence, invoices, tax receipts, field notes, deeds, powers of attorney, and other legal documents, Confederate warrants, notes, and orders for food to be supplied to Confederate soldiers' families, and genealogical material on the Taylor and Ruoff (Ruff, Roff) families of Nacogdoches.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Most of the documents in the Charles S. Taylor Papers are in English although there are quite a few in Spanish and some in French. A large number of documents are from the period of the Texas Republic.

Collection Historical Note

Charles Stanfield Taylor was born in London, England, in 1808. He came to Texas in 1828, settling at Nacogdoches where he opened a mercantile business. The business was soon abandoned in favor of other pursuits.

Charles S. Taylor served as a member of the Nacogdoches ayuntamiento in 1832 and fought in the Battle of Nacogdoches. In 1834 he was elected Alcalde of San Augustine, and was appointed San Augustine Land Commissioner in 1835. Taylor represented the District of Nacogdoches at the First Convention at San Felipe de Austin in Oct. 1832 and was elected as a delegate from Nacogdoches to the Constitutional Convention, where he signed the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County in 1837 by Sam Houston. Mr. Taylor served two terms as County Treasurer, 1850-54. After having been licensed to practice law in the Republic of Texas in 1839, Taylor remained very active in the profession for the remainder of his life, and was elected Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County in 1860, until his death on Nov. 1, 1865.

(Hudson, Linda Sybert. "Taylor, Charles Stanfield." The New Handbook of Texas. Vol. 6. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996. p. 215).

A great many documents associated with Charles S. Taylor still survive. The Dallas Historical Society has a collection called the "Taylor family papers, 1831-1921," which consists of 251 items (for description of this collection see the East Texas Research Center). The Catholic Archives of Texas at Austin also has some of Taylor's papers (Also available in the East Texas Research Center). Presumably, these are the papers given to the Catholic Archives by a Taylor descendant when the old Taylor home was dismantled in the late 1950's.

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Genealogy
Taylor, Charles S. (Charles Stanfield), 1808-1865 -- Correspondence
Texas -- History -- Republic, 1836-1846 -- Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://digital.sfasu.edu/cdm/search/collection/EastTexRC/searchterm/Charles%20Stanfield%20Taylor%20Papers/field/all/mode/exact/conn/and/cosuppress/.

Related Materials:

Holbrook, Anna Kathryn Rulfs, 1917-  Charles Stanfield Taylor.  Nacogdoches, Tex.: Research Paper, Stephen F. Austin State College, 1950. ETRC F390.T3 H6x

Anna Schott Motley Collection. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-242


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Box 1: Personal Papers, 1834-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Item 1: 1843, Oct. 10, F. T. Phillips to CST. 4 p. (cross written)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: 1843, May 5, F. T. Phillips, Galveston, to CST. 1 p.Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1846, Mar. 30, George W. Posselwhite, New York, to William Jones ("Uncle"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1847, Jan. 12, David G. Burnet, Austin, to CST. 1 p.Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1848, Mar. 19,S. Skipper to CST. 1 p.Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1852, June 15, Eliza Taylor Brownson, West Cornwall Conn., to CST ("brother"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1852, Oct. 29, J. A. Sterne, Rusk, to CST ("uncle"). 1 p.Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1852, Nov. 30, Eugenia Garret, Marion, to CST. ("Uncle"). 2 p. (photocopy)Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1854, Oct. 21, CST, Nacogdoches, to Col. Robert L. Lane. 2 p.Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1854, Oct. 25,John S. Heaynes, LaGrange, to CST. 2 p.Add to your cart.
Item 11: 1855, Jan. 7, CST, Nacogdoches, to John L. Haynes. 1 p.Add to your cart.
Item 12: 1855, Jan. 20, CST, Nacogdoches, to Lane. 3 p.Add to your cart.
Item 13: 1856, Oct. 16, Sarah, Charleston, to ("my dear, dear sister"). 4 p.Add to your cart.
Item 14: 1859, Oct. 20, Oakland College to ("my dear sister"). 4 p.Add to your cart.
Item 15: E. W. Cave, Alto, to CST. 3 p.Add to your cart.
1859, Dec. 7, E. W. Cave, Alto, to CST. 3 p.
Item 16: E. W. Cave, Kennedy's near Trinity, to CST. 2 p.Add to your cart.
1859, Dec. 12(?), E. W. Cave, Kennedy's near Trinity, to CST. 2 p.
Item 17: E. W. Cave, Austin, to CST. 1,p.Add to your cart.
1859, Dec. 23, E. W. Cave, Austin, to CST. 1,p.
Item 18: E. W. Cave, Austin, to CST. 3,p. re: Rio Grande delegation, impending war.Add to your cart.
1860, Jan. 3, E. W. Cave, Austin, to CST. 3,p. re: Rio Grande delegation, impending war.
Item 19: E. W. Cave, Austin, to CST. 4,p. re: Rio Grande War, Sabine Pass Railroad, South Carolina Secession.Add to your cart.
1860, Jan. 21, E. W. Cave, Austin, to CST. 4,p. re: Rio Grande War, Sabine Pass Railroad, South Carolina Secession.
Item 20: CST, Nacogdoches, to Mrs. E. C. R. Sterne ("Sister"). 2 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860, Aug. 14,CST, Nacogdoches, to Mrs. E. C. R. Sterne ("Sister"). 2 p. (Photocopy)
Item 21: CST, Nacogdoches, to Mrs. E. C. R. Sterne ("Sister"). 1 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860, Sept. 6,CST, Nacogdoches, to Mrs. E. C. R. Sterne ("Sister"). 1 p. (Photocopy)
Item 22: CST, Nacogdoches, to E. W. Cave. 1 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860, Sept. 11, CST, Nacogdoches, to E. W. Cave. 1 p. (Photocopy)
Item 23: CST, Nacogdoches, to Thomas Curl. 1 p.(Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860, Sept. 25, CST, Nacogdoches, to Thomas Curl. 1 p.(Photocopy)
Item 24: Julia Curl, Chireno, to CST ("pa"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
1860? Nov. 3,Julia Curl, Chireno, to CST ("pa"). 2 p.
Item 25: Eugenia Barret, B , to CST ("uncle"). 2 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860? Nov. 9, Eugenia Barret, B , to CST ("uncle"). 2 p. (Photocopy)
Item 26: Eugenia Barret, Crockett, to CST ("uncle"). 2 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860? Nov. 18,Eugenia Barret, Crockett, to CST ("uncle"). 2 p. (Photocopy)
Item 27: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 3 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860, Dec. 4, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 3 p. (Photocopy)
Item 28: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST (unclear). 3 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1860, Dec. 29, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST (unclear). 3 p. (Photocopy)
Item 29: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("my dear uncle"). 3 p.Add to your cart.
1861, Jan. 23, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("my dear uncle"). 3 p.
Item 30: Julia, Chireno, to CST ("my dear pa"). 4 p.Add to your cart.
1861, Feb. 14,Julia, Chireno, to CST ("my dear pa"). 4 p.
Item 31: Julia Curl, Chireno, to CST ("pa"). 2 pAdd to your cart.
1861, Apr. 11, Julia Curl, Chireno, to CST ("pa"). 2 p
Item 32: Julia Curl, Chireno, to CST ("pa"). 1 p.Add to your cart.
1861, May 3, Julia Curl, Chireno, to CST ("pa"). 1 p.
Item 33: Milam Taylor, Ft. Bliss, to CST ("pa"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
1861, July 7, Milam Taylor, Ft. Bliss, to CST ("pa"). 2 p.
Item 34: Irion Taylor, Ft. Bliss, El Paso Co., to CST ("father"). 4 p. re:Capturing U.S. spies at Fort Bliss in El Paso.Add to your cart.
1861, July 21, Irion Taylor, Ft. Bliss, El Paso Co., to CST ("father"). 4 p. re:Capturing U.S. spies at Fort Bliss in El Paso.
Item 35: Milam Taylor, Fort Bliss, to CST ("pa"). 4 p. re: Bloodless Battle.Add to your cart.
1861, Aug. 10, Milam Taylor, Fort Bliss, to CST ("pa"). 4 p. re: Bloodless Battle.
Item 36: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 3 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1861, Dec. 17, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 3 p. (Photocopy)
Item 37: Milam Taylor, Mesilla, to CST ("pa"). 2 pAdd to your cart.
1861, Dec. 29, Milam Taylor, Mesilla, to CST ("pa"). 2 p
Item 38: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("my dear uncle"). 4 p.Add to your cart.
1862, Jan. 29, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("my dear uncle"). 4 p.
Item 39: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 6 p. (Photocopy)Add to your cart.
1862? Feb. 23, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 6 p. (Photocopy)
Item 40: Lawrence Taylor(?), Camp Hope, Prairie County, Ark., to CST ("pa"). 4 p. incomplete.Add to your cart.
1862? July 29,Lawrence Taylor(?), Camp Hope, Prairie County, Ark., to CST ("pa"). 4 p. incomplete.
Item 41: Lawrence Taylor, Bosier Parish, to CST ("pa"). 4 p. damaged.Add to your cart.
1862, May 1,Lawrence Taylor, Bosier Parish, to CST ("pa"). 4 p. damaged.
Item 42: E. W. Cave, Houston, to CST. 2 p.Add to your cart.
1862, June 17,E. W. Cave, Houston, to CST. 2 p.
Item 43: Lawrence Taylor, Little Rock, Ark., to CST ("pa"). 4 p.Add to your cart.
1862, July 18, Lawrence Taylor, Little Rock, Ark., to CST ("pa"). 4 p.
Item 44: Lawrence Taylor, Camp Crystal Hill, to CST ("pa"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
1862, Aug. 3, Lawrence Taylor, Camp Crystal Hill, to CST ("pa"). 2 p.
Item 45: Thomas J. Curl, Chireno (?), to CST. 1 p.Add to your cart.
1862, Aug. 5, Thomas J. Curl, Chireno (?), to CST. 1 p.
Item 46: C. Taylor, San Antonio, to Julia Curl ("dear sister"). 3 p.Add to your cart.
1862, Oct. 27, C. Taylor, San Antonio, to Julia Curl ("dear sister"). 3 p.
Item 47: F. Voigt, Camp Bayou, Ark., to CST. 4 p. original & typescriptAdd to your cart.
1862, Dec. 4, F. Voigt, Camp Bayou, Ark., to CST. 4 p. original & typescript
Item 48: Henry T. Curl, Miss.(?), to Curl ("pa"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
1863, Jan. 9, Henry T. Curl, Miss.(?), to Curl ("pa"). 2 p.
Item 49: William Taylor, Camp near Chanville, to Amelia Taylor ("sister"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
1863, Nov. 2, William Taylor, Camp near Chanville, to Amelia Taylor ("sister"). 2 p.
Item 50: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 1 p.(photocopy)Add to your cart.
1863, Nov. 19, Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("uncle"). 1 p.(photocopy)
Item 51: Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("my dear uncle"). 2 p.Add to your cart.
1864, Jan. 9,Eugenia Barret, Austin, to CST ("my dear uncle"). 2 p.
Item 52: Lawrence Taylor, Harrisonburg, La., to CST ("pa"). 2 p. damaged.Add to your cart.
1864, Mar. 1, Lawrence Taylor, Harrisonburg, La., to CST ("pa"). 2 p. damaged.
Item 53: Lawrence Taylor, Harrisonburg, La., to CST ("pa"). 2 p. damaged.Add to your cart.
1864, Mar. 3, Lawrence Taylor, Harrisonburg, La., to CST ("pa"). 2 p. damaged.
Item 54: (Irion Taylor), Galveston, to CST ("pa"). 3 p. damaged and incomplete.Add to your cart.
1864, Mar. 20, (Irion Taylor), Galveston, to CST ("pa"). 3 p. damaged and incomplete.
Item 55: Irion, Springville to ?. 1 p.Add to your cart.
1869, June 20, Irion, Springville to ?. 1 p.
Item 56: Julia, Dallas, to "my dear brother". 3 p.Add to your cart.
1902, Dec. 29,Julia, Dallas, to "my dear brother". 3 p.
Item 57: H. D. Taylor, Nacogdoches, to "my dear sister". 1 p.Add to your cart.
1913, Dec. 31, H. D. Taylor, Nacogdoches, to "my dear sister". 1 p.
Folder 2: Fragments of letters.Add to your cart.
Fragments of letters.
Folder 3: Book belonging to Anna and Harriet D. Irion, 1858-1898.Add to your cart.
Book belonging to Anna and Harriet D. Irion, 1858-1898.
Folder 4: Miscellaneous recordsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: The American Legal Association membership certificate, 1850.Add to your cart.
The American Legal Association membership certificate,1850. photocopy.
Item 2: Sons of Temperance CharterAdd to your cart.
Sons of the Temperance Charter.
Item 3: Proclamation by the President of the Republic of TexasAdd to your cart.
Proclamation by the President of the Republic of Texas,April 25,1839.
Item 4: Texas Chronicle-ExtraAdd to your cart.
Texas Chronicle-Extra, Jan. 4, 1838.
Folder 5: RecipesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Recipe for SoapAdd to your cart.
Recipe for making hard water soap, nd.[image]
Item 2: Recipe for SyrupAdd to your cart.
Recipe for making aromatic syrup of rhubarb [image]
Folder 6: Genealogical and family history materials of the Ruoff and Taylor familiesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Inheritance letterAdd to your cart.
1860 Nov. 7Hanoh, Consul of Wurttenburg to CST, inheritance from John George Ruoff
Item 2: Letter from Francis Von der HoyaAdd to your cart.
1853 Feb 13, Francis Von der Hoya to CST
Item 3: Estate papers of Johann Eberhard RuoffAdd to your cart.
1849 May 25, Estate papers of Johann Eberhard Ruoff
Item 4: Estate papers and family tree of Johann Eberhard RuoffAdd to your cart.
Estate papersand family tree of Johann Eberhard Ruoff
Item 5: Charles S. Taylor family record book (a carbon copy)Add to your cart.
CST family record book (a carbon copy)
Item 6: Typewritten biography of the Honorable Charles S. Taylor, 39 p.Add to your cart.
Typewritten biographyof the Hon. Charles S. Taylor, 39 p.
Folder 7: PhotographsAdd to your cart.

Anna Taylor Rulfs [View Online]

Henry Hughes [View Online]

Item 1: Photograph of Anna Taylor RulfAdd to your cart.
Anna Taylor Rulf [image], 1907
Item 2: Photograph of Henry HughesAdd to your cart.
Henry Hughes (?) son of Laura Curl and John V. Hughes [image]
Item 3: Photo of Taylor headstonesAdd to your cart.
Photograph of Lawrence S. Taylor and Harriet D. Irion.
Item 4: Photo of headstoneAdd to your cart.
Photograph of Charles Standfield Taylor's headstone.
Item 5: Nacogdoches Hall of Fame 1990 BiographyAdd to your cart.
Charles S. Taylor biography write up for Nacogdoches Hall of Fame 1990.
Item 6: Photostat copy of Charles Taylor PhotographAdd to your cart.
Photostat copy of Charles Taylor portrait photo.
Folder 8: Mourning LetterAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Letter Expressing Sorrow and MourningAdd to your cart.
Personal writing by an unknown author about the loss of a loved one. [image]
Folder 9: Legal papers pertaining to the Taylor homestead.Add to your cart.
Item 1: Land Grant CertificateAdd to your cart.
Land Grant Certificate, July 23, 1849
Item 2: PhotocopiesAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of land grant drawings
Item 3: Land grant drawings (original)Add to your cart.
Drawing of Taylor land holdings and homestead plots.
Item 4: Official Land SurveyAdd to your cart.
Official land survey signed by Thomas S. Brooks, Deputy Surveyor, and A.A. Nelson, County Surveyor of Nacogdoches County.
Folder 10: Charles S. Taylor estate documentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Certificate of RedemptionAdd to your cart.
Certificate of Redemption from the Estate of Charles S. Taylor, tax reciept for 1476 acres of land in Upshur County for 1867.
Item 2: Part of a letterAdd to your cart.
Part of a letter, unknown date, unknown recipient, and unknown addresser.
Item 3: List of County of Nacogdoches assetsAdd to your cart.
List of County property includes, Cotton cords, Wool, Percussion caps, Morphine, Lead, Shot, Opium, and Powder.
Item 4: RecieptAdd to your cart.
Reciept for payment.
Item 5: Inventory of Land and LotsAdd to your cart.
Inventory of Land and Lots on which James H. Starr pays direct taxes.
Item 6: Charles Taylor Estate PapersAdd to your cart.
Charles Taylor deed of estate to Mary Taylor.
Folder 11: History of Land Office Under Charles S. TaylorAdd to your cart.
Item 1: History of Texas Land Office in Nacogdoches Under Charles S. TaylorAdd to your cart.
"A history of the action of the political and civil authorities and citizens relating to the land office at Nacogdoches under the jurisdiction of Charles S. Taylor," by L. S. Taylor. Written original and published copy. [image]
Folder 12: Newspaper ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Newspaper article on the Allen brothersAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of an article published in The Daily Sentinel by Lucille Fain, entitled: "A tale of 2 Nacogdoches brothers and their 'dubious land promotion.'" Unknown date.
Item 2: Newspaper article on the Raguet FamilyAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of an article published in The Pine Log by Mrs. Guy Blount on Friday, May 22, 1959, entitled: "When Was 'Secession Flag' Raised in Nacogdoches??"
Item 3: Article on Colonel Raguet and the Philadelphia Savings Fund SocietyAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of an article printed in The Daily Sentinel by Carolyn Ericson on March 7, 1976, entitled: "Uncle of local man helped found Society."
Item 4: Runnels ArticleAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of an article published in The Weekly Sentinel, (Nacogdoches, Texas), on July 22, 1903, entitled: "A Very Grave Offence; Young Man Caught In The Act of Poisoning Syrup." The article recounts the allegations against Runnels and being charged for poisoning a batch of syrup at Stripling Haselwood & Co.'s with strychnine.
Folder 13: Deed RecordsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Record of Deeds, etc., burnt, etc., in the organized counties of TexasAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of  a compliation of Records of Deeds that were burnt, destroyed, or manipulatied in the organized counties of Texas and date of qualification of first recorder, complied by James F. Starr.
Item 2: Record of DeedsAdd to your cart.
Photocopy of a handmade table that shows the transference of land ownership.

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