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


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Folder 1: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notes, 1857Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notes, some on 1860 Census formsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Holloway Lee Power - Religious notes [2 written on receipts for 1842 and 1843; 1 on stamped envelope]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Hand-drawn maps of journey from Alabama to Bastrop, TexAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Holloway Lee Power Daybook, 1848-1861Add to your cart.
Contains agricultural notes on cotton and corn, mathematical problems and solutions, drawings, observations on the weather for 1848-1853, family births and deaths, medical notes on ailments and cures, record of patients treated, farming account records, and religious note
Folder 9: Religious notes - Not Holloway Lee Power [Holloway B. Power?]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Mathematical notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Little Hope Association of Primitive Baptists Constitution and Creed, 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Bethany Church, 1853-1882Add to your cart.

List of members, 1869-1874.

Bethany Church Record, 1853-1882. Lists members, records letters of members transferring from other churches, contains minutes of church meetings and constitution.

Letter of dismissal for Celia Bigg

Folder 13: Store Accounts; Tax Receip, 1849-1874Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Pamphlets on farming, 1867, 1882-1883Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Speech about America,  [Alaska already acquired], 1867Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Power family genealogy and biography [newspaper clipping and photocopies]; Bible record, 1859, 1967-1978Add to your cart.

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