Peyton Forbes Edwards Ledger | East Texas Research Center

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ID: A/66

Primary Creator: Edwards, Peyton Forbes (1844-1918)

Extent: 1.0 Volumes

Subjects: Court calendars -- Texas -- Nacogdoches, Edwards, Peyton Forbes, 1844-1918, Law offices -- Records and correspondence, Lawyers -- Texas, East, Legislators -- Texas, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Stamped "General Index - Peyton F. Edwards" the ledger serves as an index to Dockets D and E of an unidentified record of judgments. The names included in the index are those of Nacogdoches residents of the period.

Collection Historical Note

Peyton Forbes Edwards was born in Nacogdoches in 1844. He was the son of Sarah H. Forbes and Haden Harrison Edwards and the grandson of Haden Edwards. He served in the Texas Cavalry and as a brigade quartermaster during the Civil War. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1867, Edwards practiced law in Nacogdoches where he also served as County Treasurer. From 1876-1879 he served in the state senate. He was judge of the third judicial district of Texas for four and a half years. In 1886 Edwards moved to El Paso where he died in 1918.

Sources:

"EDWARDS, PEYTON FORBES." The Handbook of Texas Online. Online at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/EE/fed8.html (Accessed 12 November 2003).

Subject/Index Terms

Court calendars -- Texas -- Nacogdoches
Edwards, Peyton Forbes, 1844-1918
Law offices -- Records and correspondence
Lawyers -- Texas, East
Legislators -- Texas
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans


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