Holloway Lee Power Papers, 1842-1978 | East Texas Research Center

By Pamela Palmer

Collection Overview

Title: Holloway Lee Power Papers, 1842-1978Add to your cart.

ID: A/93

Primary Creator: Power, Holloway Lee (1802-1866)

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Bethany Baptist Church (Nacogdoches County, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence, Church records and registers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County, Clergy -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County, Farmers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County, Power, Holloway Lee, 1802-1866 -- Correspondence, Primitive Baptists -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains agricultural, mathematical, and personal notes; religious meditations; correspondence; and a few legal and business papers. There are also some papers of one of Power's sons, Holloway Bunyan Power, born in 1834 in Alabama. He also was a farmer, and upon his father's death on November 6, 1866, he succeeded him as a preacher for Bethany Baptist Church. Some of the records of the church are included with this collection.

Collection Historical Note

Holloway Lee Power was born April 14, 1802 in Floyd County, Kentucky and appears on the census there as late as 1820. In 1821 he married Elizabeth Meals of Madison County, Alabama where he served as a Justice of the Peace from 1824 to 1826. In February 1825 he was baptized into Bethany Baptist Church and licensed to preach on October 22, 1842. In 1850 he moved his family from Hickory Flat, Alabama to Nacogdoches County, Texas where his son William already resided. He soon arranged to buy some land and established a farm there, growing mainly cotton and corn. First associated with North Church, Power became unhappy with the salaried preacher there, B. E. Lucas, and left to help organize Bethany Baptist Church of Nacogdoches County in 1853. Power preached in this church which was a member of the Little Hope Association of Primitive Baptists. In addition to farming and preaching, Power occasionally practiced medicine, as recorded in his daybook along with notes on ailments and cures. His interest in medicine may have stemmed from his own health problems as reflected in his two-part diary for 1850-1857. (Power, Bill K. "Power, Holloway Lee Family." In Nacogdoches County Families, 540. Dallas, TX.: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985.

Subject/Index Terms

Bethany Baptist Church (Nacogdoches County, Tex.) -- Records and correspondence
Church records and registers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County
Clergy -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County
Farmers -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County
Power, Holloway Lee, 1802-1866 -- Correspondence
Primitive Baptists -- Texas -- Nacogdoches County


Box and Folder Listing


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[Box 2],
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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence from Holloway Lee Power, Nacogdoches County, to Brother Beebe [editor of religious periodicals, Alabama], 1855, 1862Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence from Power to Beebe, contAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Civil War correspondence from Power, 1861-1865Add to your cart.

Holloway Lee Power [Nacogdoches County] to Hummel Charms [?], n.p., re: Secession, cat 1861. [Draft of letter with religious notes.]

Holloway Lee Power, Nacogdoches County, to son Holloway Bunyan Power 'while in the army" re: Baptism, 1865.

Folder 4: Correspondence to H. L. Power and Others, 1864-1875Add to your cart.

N. C. Jacks [?], Gilmer, TX, to Rev. H. L. Power, [Nacogdoches], Dec. 6, 1864.

J. S. Overton [?], Nacogdoches, to Rev. Mr. Power, n.p., May 21, 1865.

Ben Parker, Anderson County, TX, to Brother Power, n.p., Oct. 1, 1869.

W. P. Watkins [?], Rusk County, TX, to Brother Power, n.p., October 29, 1869.

J. E. Hardie [?], Henderson, to H. L. Power, Nacogdoches, July 20, 1875

Fragment of letter concerning family matters, n.d.

Folder 5: Legal Papers, 1857-1874Add to your cart.

Draft of land deed from William L. Lilly to James W. Power, Nacogdoches County, 1859.

Bond from James R. Arnold of Eastern Texas Railroad Company to H. L. Power for a mule, July 18, 1861.

Agreement between Holloway L. Power and his former slaves to hire them for the remainder of the year, July 4, 1865.

Appointment of H. B. Power as Road Overseer, Nacogdoches County, January 20, 1869.

Deed in trust for indebtedness between J. J. and Sela Millard and Bennett Blake, Nacogdoches County, Nov. 19, 1874.

Folder 6: Holloway Lee Power Diary, Part I, 1850-1853Add to your cart.
Describes his move from Alabama to Texas, negotiations to buy land, weather, church meetings, religious meditations, physical ailments. He mentions going to Thomas J. Rusk's to be magnetized for headaches though to little effect. [image]
Folder 7: Photocopy of Power Diary, Part IAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Holloway Lee Power Diary, Part II, 1854-1857Add to your cart.
Material much the same as in Part I except there are more religious meditations. In September 1854 he returned to Alabama to visit relatives and the diary describes this trip. [image]
Folder 9: Photocopy of Power Diary, Part IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Holloway Lee Power - Sketches of Apostle PeterAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Holloway Lee Power - Bible Reflections, 1843-1844Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Holloway Lee Power - Religious Notes with "Index" [contents list]Add to your cart.

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