Haden Edwards Papers, 1831-1969 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Comingore, Pam Palmer

Collection Overview

Title: Haden Edwards Papers, 1831-1969Add to your cart.

ID: A/37

Primary Creator: Edwards, Haden (1771-1849)

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in 5 boxes and 1 bundle consisting of 800 total items.

Subjects: Edwards, Haden, 1771-1849, Fredonian Insurrection, 1826-1827, Land titles, Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These papers are a collection from several sources. Part of them were given to the ETRC by the Old Stone Fort, others were found among the Nacogdoches County Court House Records, and the rest were already a part of the East Texas Research Center's vertical file collection. They have been combined so that they will be in a more useable and convenient form.

Collection Historical Note

Haden Edwards, pioneer settler and land speculator, was born in Stafford County, Virginia, on August 12, 1771. In 1820 he married Susanna Beall of Maryland, and they eventually had thirteen children together. They moved to the area of Jackson, Mississippi, where he and his brother Benjamin W. Edwards acquired a plantation.

In 1823 Edwards traveled to Mexico City, where he joined Stephen F. Austin in a three-year attempt to persuade various Mexican governments to authorize American settlement in Texas. Their efforts resulted in the colonization law of 1824 in Mexico City and of 1825 in Saltillo, which allowed impresarios to introduce settlers to Texas.

After a series of reversals and frustrations, Edwards and his brother supported, and eventually headed the events known as the Fredonian Rebellion. Before an armed clash occurred the Fredonians dispersed, in early February 1827, and Edwards fled to Louisiana for safety. He returned to Texas during the Texas Revolution and made his home in Nacogdoches until his death, on August 14, 1849. Edwards is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Source:

"EDWARDS, HADEN." The Handbook of Texas Online. Online at http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/EE/fed4.html (Accessed 21 November 2003).

Subject/Index Terms

Edwards, Haden, 1771-1849
Fredonian Insurrection, 1826-1827
Land titles
Texas -- History -- Revolution, 1835-1836

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Finding Aid Revision History:

Linda Comingore, 1978

Pam Palmer, 1983


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2: Edwards Estate],
[Box 3: Edwards Estate],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Bundle 1],
[All]

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "ABSTRACT FROM A REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF BOARD OF ALDERMAN OF THE CITY OF NACOGDOCHES, UPON THE FIRST SECTION OF THE CORPORATION ACT OF FEB. 11, '52", 1852Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Abstract: Sovereignty of the Soil to Mathew Cartwright, 1831-1834Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Affidavit, application for land, certificate, criminal cases, 1841-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles of agreement, 1834-1902Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Authorization to H. H. Edwards (typescript), 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Bills, 1833-1841Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bills, 1841-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Blotter copies of letters (illegible), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Bonds for land, 1844-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Book of Accounts between Haden Edwards and his son H. H. Edwards in the disposal of partnership Plank & Lumber", 1840Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Certification of H. H. Edwards as a Grand Juror (typescript), 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Nacogdoches, empowers Haden Edwards to solicit funds in U.S. for "Ladies Brigade" to protect Nacogdoches from Santa Anna. (typescript), 1836Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, affidavit of heirship, and other genealogical materials relating to the Edwards family, 1898-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence - Business (typescripts), 1832-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence - Business (originals), 1841-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence - Business (originals), 1841-1892Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence - Business (typescripts of originals in Folders 15 and 16), 1844-1857Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence - Personal - Haden Edwards and son H. H. Edwards, 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence - Personal (typescripts of originals in Folder 18), 1848Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Dreamer in No Man's Land" by George Scullin (True Magazine), one article about Hayden Edwards, 1948Add to your cart.
Box 2: Edwards EstateAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Administrative notices, orders by the court, 1850-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Articles of agreement, 1853-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles of agreement, 1853-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bonds, mortgages, vouchers, 1849-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Deeds, 1851-1855Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Document requesting administratorship, 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Documents requesting to submit statements or exhibits, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Envelopes and miscellaneous papers, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Exhibits of execution distribution of land and debts incurred by administrator (typescripts), 1849-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Exhibits of execution, 1849-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Exhibits of execution (typescripts of originals in Folder 10), 1849-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Haden Edwards Headright, 1856Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Inventory of land, 1850, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Leases, 1855, 1857Add to your cart.
Box 3: Edwards EstateAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters (typescripts), 1849-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Letters and memos, 1851-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Letters and memos (typescripts of originals in Folder 2), 1851-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 4: List of property and claims (typescripts), 1850-1865Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lots deeded by Estate (typescript), 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper notice of reading of will. Small notebook, authorization of Haden H. Edwards to be administrator, 1850, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Partition and distribution, 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Petitions (typescripts), 1850, 1865Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Petitions (originals), 1849-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Promise to pay, 1853, 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Receipts (typescripts), 1851-1860Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Receipts, 1849-1858Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Release of claims to Estate by James and Susan Thorn (typescript), 1859Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Will of Haden Edwards (typescript), 1850Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Field notes, 1835-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Files by virtue of Headright Certificate, 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Guardianship - Willis Brewer Reeves and Haden Edwards Reeves (typescript), 1855Add to your cart.
Folder 5: William Hart Estate: Administrators notice and sale, 1852-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 6: William Hart Estate: Agreement, power of attorney, mortgage, orders by the court, 1838-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 7: William Hart Estate: Certificate for land, statement of condition, inventory, 1841-1851Add to your cart.
Folder 8: William Hart Estate: Court cases involving Hart and Hart Estate, 1847-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 9: William Hart Estate: Exhibits of Estate, 1856-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 10: William Hart Estate: Memos, voucher, 1852-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 11: William Hart Estate: Receipts and bills, 1849-1859Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Headright, indenture, 1834-1848Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Certificates (land), Massir claim, 1848-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Deeds, 1851-1857Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Envelopes, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Field notes and surveys, 1848-1856Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Letters and memos, 1838-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Letters and memos (typescripts of originals in Folder 17), 1844-1850Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Hoover-Faddis Claim: "List of settlers on the Faddis & Hoover L" (typescript and original), undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Order of court, agreements, report by Commissioners, 1839, 1853-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Receipts and bills, 1849-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Hoover-Faddis Claim: Statements of exhibits, notice (trespassing), 1848-1849Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Inventory of Haden Edwards league and inventory of Calvery Estate, 1850Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Land deeds, 1837-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Land deeds, 1837-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Land titles, 1830-1835Add to your cart.
Folder 5: License to sell liquor, lease, release of mortgage, agreement, notification<blockquote> </blockquote>, 1841-1853Add to your cart.
1.) Republic of Texas license to sell spirituous liquors, 6/17/1841 2.) Leasing of a ferry boat on the Sabine River, 2/19/1846
Folder 6: Memos, 1841-1878Add to your cart.
Folder 7: News releases (typescripts), 1858Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Newspaper clippings concerning Haden Edwards and a descendant, 1936, 1963, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Official papers relating to Edward's land grant (typescripts), 1825-1826Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Petitions, 1835-1852Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Power of attorney, 1848-1853Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Promise to pay notes, 1842-1848Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Receipts, 1832-1857Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Receipts, 1832-1857Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Scraps of paper and recipe for eye water, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Subpoena, decree from Massie vs. Republic of Texas, authorization to make deeds, deed transfer, 1838-1849Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Surveys, 1835-1844Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Terms of Sale for the Towns of Fredonia and Cotton-Plant (original and photocopy), 1839Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Wills of Cleveland Robbs, John Blackburn, Elizabeth Sparks, John Walling, Antoinette Huston (typescripts), 1844-1847Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Inventory of the Edwards Papers donated to the University of Texas Archives, 1948Add to your cart.
Bundle 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Committee of Vigilance and Safety of Nacogdoches by Haden Edwards, original hand printed document, 2/6/1836Add to your cart.

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