Orton Family Papers, 1833-1889 | East Texas Research Center

By Linda Comingore

Collection Overview

Title: Orton Family Papers, 1833-1889Add to your cart.

ID: A/23

Primary Creator: Orton, Sidney Maury (1818-1859)

Other Creators: Orton, Louisa M.

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Subjects: Family records, Mt. Enterprise Male and Female Academy -- Records and correspondence, Orton, Louisa M. -- Correspondence, Orton, Sidney Maury, 1818-1859 -- Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The letters and business papers included in the Orton Family Papers concern mostly the Sidney Maury Orton family. In addition, many letters concern the Mt. Enterprise Male and Female Academy, where Sidney and Louisa's children attended school.

Collection Historical Note

Sidney Maury Orton (1808-1858) married Louisa M. Timberlake (1820-1901) from Lexington, Tennessee. They came to Nacogdoches in 1839, and S. M. Orton became Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County in the 1848. Originally a blacksmith by trade, he was also a farmer and owned mercantile establishments in Nacogdoches and in San Augustine. Orton was an active Mason, and was instrumental in the establishment of Nacogdoches University.

The Ortons had four children: Mary Louise Adeline, Richard David (who became sheriff of Nacogdoches County), Harriet Winfrey, and John Greer.

(Davis, Bryan H., Jr."Orton Family" Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985. p.499).

Subject/Index Terms

Family records
Mt. Enterprise Male and Female Academy -- Records and correspondence
Orton, Louisa M. -- Correspondence
Orton, Sidney Maury, 1818-1859 -- Correspondence


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal Correspondence, 1834-1845],
[Box 2: Personal Correspondence, 1846-1854],
[Box 3: Personal Correspondence, 1855-1887],
[Box 4: Business Papers, 1831-1904],
[Box 5: Business papers and miscellaneous],
[All]

Box 1: Personal Correspondence, 1834-1845Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1834-1837Add to your cart.

Aaron and Elizabeth Neal to Louisa and Richard Timberlake, Lexington, Tenn. 1-20-1834.

Sarah Fell (Paducah, Ky.) to S. M. Orton (Pleasant, Tenn.) 11-2-1836.

Martha J. Murphree (Grove Will, Henry Co., Tenn.) to Louisa Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) 11-30-1837.

Folder 2: 1838Add to your cart.

Martha J. Howard (Locusgrove) to Mrs. L. M. Timberlake (Lexington, TN) 10-2-1838.

H. Hill (Williamson Co.) to S. M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) 10-20-1838.

Geo. W. West (Louisville) to Samuel (S. M.) Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) 10-20-1838.

Aaron Neal (North Carolina) to Louisa Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) 12-12-1838.

Folder 3: 1839Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton (Holly Springs) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) 1-30-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Water Force) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) 2-2-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Carretton, Miss.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) 2-5-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Holly Springs) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) 2-27-1839. [image]

Folder 4: 1839Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton (Mount Sorrow 10 miles below Vickburg) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 4-2-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Holly Springs) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 4-24-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Grenda) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 4-27-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Fort Jessop, Louisiana) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 5-9-1839. [image]

Folder 5: 1839Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton (San Augustine, Texas) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 5-12-1839. [image]

S. M. Orton (Clarksville, Texas) to Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 6-3-1839. [image]

Adaline M. Greer (San Augustine) to S. M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 8-25-1839. [image]

Ben Millery (Nacogdoches) to S. M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 9-21-1839. [image]

L. V. Greer (San Augustine) to S. M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 11-19-1839. [image]

Folder 6: 1840Add to your cart.

William S. and Sarah H. King (Williamson Co., Tenn.) to S. M. Orton Esq. (Lexington, Tenn.), 2-2-1840. [image]

Aaron Neal to Mrs. S. M. Orton (Louisa) (Lexington, Henderson Co., W. Tenn.), 2-28-1840. [image]

S. M. Orton (Steam Boat Paragon Miss. River, Arkansas line) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 3-5-1840. [image]

S. M. Orton (Alexandria Red River, La.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 3-13-1840. [image]

S. M. Orton (San Augustine, TX ) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 3-31-1840. [image]

Folder 7: 1840Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 4-22-1840.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (San Augustine, TX) 4-26-1840.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 5-10-1840.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 6-4-1840. [image]

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 6-19-1840.

Folder 8: 1840Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 7-4-1840.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-16-1840.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 7-19-1840.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Penn.), 8-12-1840.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 8-25-1840. [image]

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 9-1-1840.

Folder 9: 1841-1842Add to your cart.

Richard Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton and Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches via New Orleans), 5-24-1841.

James M. Timberlake (Fulton Redriver, Hempstead Co.) to Mr. Murray Orton (Nacogdoches, Texas;), 12-2-1841.

S. M. Orton (Alexandria, La.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-19-1842.

Richard Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Republic of Texas), 7-9-1842.

R. Timberlake (Henderson Co. , Tenn.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 10-19-1842.

Folder 10: 1844Add to your cart.

William Howard (Tenn., Henderson Co.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 1-11-1844.

R. Timberlake to Maury M. (S. M.) and Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 1-13-1844.

S. M. Orton (Gauises Ferry) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-5-1844.

S. M. Orton (Natchitoches, La.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-7-1844.

Richard Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-6-1844.

R. Timberlake to Mrs. Lewisey (Louisa) M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 10-10-1844.

Jeremiah Hill (Nashville) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, Texas), 10-24-1844.

Folder 11: 1845Add to your cart.

T. A. White (San Augustine) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches,TX) 2-6-1845.

R. Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 11-4-45.

Box 2: Personal Correspondence, 1846-1854Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1846Add to your cart.

Mary F. Timberlake (Jackson, Tenn.) to Mrs. Eliza M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 1-11-1846.

H. C. Laurence (Henderson Co.,Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 3-23-1846. [image]

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-18-1846.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, TX), 4-20-1846.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-21-1846. [image]

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 5-31-1846.

Folder 2: 1846Add to your cart.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-4-1846.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-28-1846.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-13-1846.

S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 7-19-1846.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-20-1846.

M. R. Ochiltree (Nacogdoches) to S. M. Orton Esq. (Nacogdoches), 7-22-1846

Folder 3: 1846Add to your cart.

Louisa M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-28-1846.

Louisa M. Orton (Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-24-1846. [image]

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to S. M. Orton Esq. (Nacogdoches, TX) 8-25-1846.

Louisa M. Orton (Livingston, Miss.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 9-22-1846. [image]

Mary A. E. Timberlake (Jackson Mad., Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 11-2-1846.

Folder 4: 1847Add to your cart.

Mary Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 1-5-1847.

Mary Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 3-21-1847.

Mary Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-14-1847.

James Howard (Lexington, Tenn. ) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches,TX), 11-3-1847.

B. P. Roy (Nashville) to S. M. Orton Esq. (Nacogdoches, TX), 11-29-1847.

F. _ Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to Sidney M. Orton (Nacogdoches,TX), 12-8-1847.

Folder 5: 1848Add to your cart.

____ White (Sabine Co.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX),

F. Timberlake (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to Louisa Orton (Nacogdoches, TX.), 5-28-1848.

Mary Howard (Lexington, Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-16-1848.

E. T. Doherty (Rusk Co., TX) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-28-1848.

Folder 6: 1849-1850Add to your cart.

John H. Wilson (San Augustine) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches Co.), 3-11-1849.

S. N. White (Sabine, TX) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-18-1849.

Julia F. Timberlake and R. Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton or Maury (S. M.) Orton (Nacogdoches,TX), 3-3-1850.

R. Timberlake and Julia F. Timberlake (Tenn., Henderson Co.) to Maury (S. M.) Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-10-1850.

Mary Howard (Lexington, Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-28-1850.

Folder 7: 1850Add to your cart.

Julia Frances Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. M. L. Orton, 9-23-1850.

S. M. Orton (Grand Ecore, La.) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 10-11-1850.

Ja. A. Craft (Jefferson) to Henry Lawrence (Nacogdoches), 10-19-1850.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to David Tanner (Pine Hill, TX), 11-27-1850.

S. M. Orton (Alexandra)to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 12-19-1850.

M. E. Tanner (Rusk Co.) to Cousin Henry, 12-29-1850.

Folder 8: 1851Add to your cart.

Julia F. Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Sister (Louisa M. Orton), 2-4-1851.

Julia F. Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Sister (Louisa M. Orton), 4-22-1851.

S. M. Orton (Grand Ecore, La.) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-12-1851.

S. M. Orton (New York) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 7-21-1851.

S. M. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 9-5-1851.

Folder 9: 1852Add to your cart.

B. M. Orton (Haney Znaw Texas) to S. M. Orton, 1-7-1852.

Malvina N. Orton (Nacogdoches) to Aunt (Lexington, Tenn.), 3-14-1852.

Fannie Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. L. M. (Louisa) Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-1-1852.

J. W. Chariton (Woodville, TX) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 8-28-1852.

Fannie Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. L. M. (Louisa) Orton (Nacogdoches), 10-16-1852.

Mary Howard (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. L. M. (Louisa) Orton (Nacogdoches), 12-21-1852.

Folder 10: 1853Add to your cart.

H. H. Orton to Cousin, 1-8-1853.

M. A. (Mary) Howard (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches,TX), 3-5-1853.

M. L. A. Orton (Rusk Co., TX) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 3-6-1853.

M. L. A. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 3-20-1853.

R. D. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 3-20-1853.

Malvina N. Orton (Henderson Co. Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 3-27-1853.

Folder 11: 1853Add to your cart.

J. E. Campbell (Virginia Cottage ) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, {X), 4-7-1853.

R. D. D. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-19-1853.

N. Orton (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to Mrs. S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-27-1853.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-1-1853.

B. D. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. Louisa Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-2-1853.

M. L. A. Orton (Mount Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-7-1853.

R. D. Orton (Mount Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-9-1853.

Folder 12: 1853Add to your cart.

Fannie Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-14-1853.

M. L. A. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-21-1853.

M. L. A. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-29-1853.

M. L. A. (Adaline) Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX.), 10-16-1853.

Adaline (M. L. A.) Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 11-15-1853.

M. N. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 11-15-1853.

M. L. A. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 11-21-1853.

Folder 13: 1854Add to your cart.

Fannie Howard (Lexington, Tenn.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 1-21-1854.

M. L. A. and H. W. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 2-19-1854.

J. T. White (San Augustine) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-10-1854.

H. W. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-11-1854.

Louisa M Orton (Lexington, Tenn.) to R. D. Orton (Mt. Enterprise), 7-9 and 10-1854.

Folder 14: 1854Add to your cart.

J. T. White (Nacogdoches, TX) to Mrs. Louisa Orton (Lexington, Tenn.)7-10-1854.

Mary L A. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 9-3-1854.

M. L. A. and L. M. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches,TX) 9-18-1854.

H. W. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX),9-28-1854.

H. W. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to B. D. Orton , 10-2-1854.

F. M. Nobles (Mt. Enterprise, Rusk Co.) to R. D. Orton, 10-10-1854.

Box 3: Personal Correspondence, 1855-1887Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1855Add to your cart.

W. H. Roy (Spring Hill) to Cousin (S. M. Orton) (Nacogdoches, TX), 2-4-1855.

D. Collins (Mt. Enterprise, TX) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches,TX), 2-21-1855.

W. H; Roy (Spring Hill)to Cousin (S. M. Orton) (Nacogdoches, TX), 5-11-1855.

Jacob Davis (Marion) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 6-25-1855.

L .V. Greer (San Augustine) to Maury (S. M. Orton) (Nacogdoches, TX), 8-11-1855.

Folder 2: 1856Add to your cart.

Harriet Winfrey Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton (Brother) (Mt. Enterprise), 4-10-1856.

M. L. A. Haltom (Mt. Enterprise) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Mother) (Nacogdoches, TX), 4-17-1856.

J. H. Haltom (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Father) (Nacogdoches), 4-27-1856.

R. D. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to Father (S. M. Orton) (Nacogdoches), 6-21-1856.

L. M. Orton (Mt. Enterprise) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches, TX), 10-13-1856.

Folder 3: 1857-1859Add to your cart.

H. W. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 3-23-1857.

Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 8-1-1857. [image]

Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 7-25-1858.

H. A. Stan (Nacogdoches) to Mrs. L. M. Orton, 12-27-1859.

Folder 4: 1860Add to your cart.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to Richard Orton, 1-12-1860.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to R. D. Orton, 2-3-1860.

John G. Graham (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 2-13-1860.

Mary C. Muckleroy (Nacogdoches) to Friend (Dick Orton), 2-19-1860.

L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 3-13-1860.

Thomas L. Timpson (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 3-15-1860.

Folder 5: 1860Add to your cart.

L. V. Greer (San Augustine) to Louisa Orton, 3-28-1860.

Finis W. Graham (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 3-31-1860.

John G. Graham and J. H. Haltom (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 4-1-1860.

not signed (Nacogdoches) to Dick Orton, 4-7-1860.

Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 4-16-1860.

Folder 6: 1860Add to your cart.

Thomas L. Timpson (Nacogdoches) to Dick Orton, 5-1-1860.

Henderson and Mary (Nacogdoches) to Dick (R. D.) Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 5-12-1860.

H. W. Orton and L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 5-21-1860.

Thomas L. Timpson (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 5-30-1860.

James H. Haltom (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 5-30-1860, and L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 6-5-1860. (same letter)

Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 6-28-1860.

Folder 7: 1860Add to your cart.

H. W. Orton and Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 7-2-1860.

Laurence (Nacogdoches) to Friend (R. D. Orton), 7-9-1860.

H. W. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), 8-22-1860.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to Richard Orton, 10-2-1860.

Folder 8: 1861Add to your cart.

J. F. Howard (Lexington, Tenn.) to R. D. Orton, 1-9-1861.

B. G. Laurence (Mt. Pleasant) to Mrs. Louisa M. Orton, 1-10-1861.

C. F. McHaney (Mifflin, Tenn.) to Richard Orton, 3-29-1861.

M. A. Hurman (Lexington, Tenn.) to Brother, 5-14-1861.

R. D. Orton (Bexar Co., TX) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 9-28-1861.

R. D. Orton (San Antonio, TX) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 10-15-1861.

R. D. Orton (Fort Bliss, TX) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 12-18-1861. [image]

Folder 9: 1862Add to your cart.

H. W. Orton and L .M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton (El Paso, TX), 2-8-1862.

L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton (El Paso, TX), 5-25-1862.

not signed (Sumney Srile) to Mr. Harris, 9-25-1862.

Folder 10: 1863Add to your cart.

G. B. Crain (Camp Hardeman, Brazos River) to Dick Orton, 1-14-1863. [image]

G. K. Cessvy (sings) to R. D. Orton, 4-29-1863.

J. B. Harris (Camp OK Bayou De Rouge) to Dick Orton, 5-23-1863.

T. D. Rusk (Shreveport, La.) to Dick Orton, 6-6-1863.

J. B. Harris (Trish St. Mary Camp Hunter) to R. D. Orton, 6-13-1863

Folder 11: 1863Add to your cart.

Lawrence S. Taylor (Camp Allston) to R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 6-19-1863.

J. H. Haltom (Camp Allston) to R. D. Orton, 6-23-1863.

Lawrence S. Taylor (Camp Allston) to Dick Orton, 6-23-1863.

Tom D. Rusk (Shreveport) to Dick Orton (Nacogdoches), 6-24-1863.

Folder 12: 1863Add to your cart.

M. M. Old (Donelson) to Dick Orton, 7-5-1863.

Pitts (Camp near Washington) to Dick Orton, 8-18-1863.

H. Muckleroy (Camp Texas) to R. D. Orton, 8-20-1863.

W. S. Murphey (Douglas, Texas) to R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 8-20-1863.

G. B. Crain (Camp of Atchafalia, Morgans Ferry) to R. D. Orton, 8-24-1863.

J. B. Harris (Camp Lane on Atchafalia) to R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 8-29-1863.

G. B. Crain (Camp on Carrian Cove Bayou) to R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 11-8-1863.

Folder 13: 1864Add to your cart.

W. L. Alexander (Camp of 4th TMV) to R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 1-20-1864.

Friend or Valentine (Joe A. Hattom) to Friend (Dick Orton), 2-14-1864.

Joe A. Haltom (Spring Valley) to Dick Orton, 2-28-1864.

G. B. Crain (Home) to Dick Orton (Nacogdoches), 4-4-1864.

L. S. Taylor to Dick Orton, 4-20-1864.

Folder 14: 1864Add to your cart.

J. H. Haltom (Camp 30 miles Southeast of Alexandra) to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 5-4-1864.

J. G. Graham (Camp on R.R. about 7 miles above Fort Derusia) to Dick Orton, 5-8-1864.

G. B. Crain (Camp at Wilsons Landing 15 miles below Alexandra) to R. D. Orton, 5-8-1864.

G. B. Crain (Camp near Soundvill, Louisiana) to R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 5-29-1864.

Joe H. (Mt. Enterprise) to R. D. Orton, 6-4-1864.

Folder 15: 1865-1879Add to your cart.

G. B. Crain (Camp near Independence Washington County) to R. D. Orton, 4-9-1865.

L. M. O. (L. M. Orton) to H. W. Orton (Nacogdoches), 7-29-1866.

L. V. Greer (Cedar Hill) to Cousin Winfrey, 10-18-1870.

W. (Winfrey) (Halesborough Red River Co. TX) to Mother (Louisa M. Orton), 4-7-1874.

C. A. Shants (Wills Point TX) to J. G. Orton, 4-13-1879.

Folder 16: 1884-1887Add to your cart.

R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches) to Mrs. Lizzie Orton, 11-17-1884.

L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) to Mrs. Fannie Howard, 4-3-1886.

J. W. Grain (Burlington, TX) to Mrs. Dora Orton, 10-10-1887.

Folder 17 J. H. Haltom (Harison)to Dick Orton, March 2.

J. H. Haltom to R. D. Orton (Lexington, Tenn.), June 20.

Louisa M. Orton (North Mt. Pleasant Miss.) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), April 17.

Malvina N. Orton (Henderson Co., Tenn.) to S. M. Orton, June 7.

R. D. Orton to E. D. Orton , April 23, 18 _.

Box 4: Business Papers, 1831-1904Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles of Agreement, 1854-1864Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton and Luke Stevens, 3-10-1854.

L. M. Orton and Henderson Muckleroy, 12-26-1861.

Mary C. Muckleroy and Richard D. Orton, 1-22-1864.

Folder 2: Bills and Receipts, 1832-1848Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton from Thomas Bradford, 12-8-1832.

Oswin H. King, 4-21-1834.

Philip Walker, 12-31-1834.

A. Oatble (Louisville) to Mr. Orton, 2-29-1836.

H. P. Buckley (New Orleans) to Mr. Hodgliefs, 5-1-1836.

Chamberlin and Co. (Louisville) to S. M. Orton, 12-17-1836.

William Scism to S. M. Orton, 1837.

Chamberlin and Co. to S. M. Orton, 1-20-1837.

Joshua Gibbs to S. M. Orton, 12-1-1837.

Charles Chivaillin to S. M. Orton, 4-17-1848.

S. M. Orton to Bennett Blake, 6-7-1848.

Folder 3: Bills and Receipts, 1853-1870Add to your cart.

C. and H. W. Raguet to S. M. Orton, 1-1-1853.

S. M. Orton to T. F. Campbell (Mt. Enterprise), 5-28-1853.

S. M. Orton to R. Nummalee, 3-24-1854.

S. M. Orton to Mt. Enterprise M. and F. Academy, 7-4-1854.

Judge S. M. Orton to Charles Vinzent (Mt. Enterprise), 12-28-1854.

S. M. Orton to John Lambert, 1-1-1855.

S. M. Orton to G. M. L. Smith, 12-24-1857.

Mrs. S. M. Orton to J. R. Arnold, 10-29-1858.

R. D. Orton in account with G. B. Crain, 2-5-1868.

Mrs. L. M. Orton in account with G. B. Crain, 2-18-1868.

Wash Sleet in account with G. B. Crain, 3-19-1870.

Folder 4: Bills and Receipts, 1871-1885Add to your cart.

G. Orton account with F. Voigt, 2-25-1871.

John Orton pay Mrs. R. Huston requested by D. F. Coats, 3-3-1876.

J. G. Orton to W. H. and G. H. Weaver, 1877.

John G. Orton pay Morris, Ratcliff, and Quinn requested by R. P. Fearls, 3-16-1882.

John G. Orton account with Mayer and Schmidt, 1-1-1884.

John G. Orton account with J. Goldstone, 4-18-1885.

L. M. Orton from G. M. L. Smith, no date.

W. F. Weathers, no date.

Alphabetized list of debts owed by 117 persons

Folder 5: Business Correspondence, 1838-1856Add to your cart.

G. Gannen to Mr. Lawrence, 2-5-1838.

S. M. Orton Nacogdoches) to B. Ochiltree, 8-30-1846.

J. L. Ely to Judge Orton, 4-25-1847.

I. M. Chariton (Tyler) to Murray (S. M. Orton) (Nacogdoches), 2-19-1853.

Rich Patrick (New York) to S. M. Orton, 2-20-1853.

John A. Greer by his agent S. M. Orton to Barret and Sinn, 12-11-1853.

Rob. B. Gilliam (Oxford, NC) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 4-15-1856

Folder 6: 1863-1880Add to your cart.

J. S. West (Nacogdoches) to R. D. Orton, 11-24-1863.

James R. Armstrong (Henderson)-to the Farmers and Producers of Rusk County, 12-8-1863.

Amory R; Starr (Marshall, TX) to John G. Orton Esq. (Nacogdoches), 7-30-1872.

Bryan Tyson (Washington, D.C.) to J. G. Orton (Nacogdoches), 5-4-1874.

A. J. Rawlings (Sand Hill) to S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 1-17-1880.

J. L. Ely to Judge Orton, no date.

J. A. Greer (San Augustine) to Maury (S. M. Orton), no date

Folder 7: Election Circulars, 1856Add to your cart.

Henry P. Gotcher for Chief Justice, 7-14-1856.

Bennett Blake for Chief Justice, 7-28-1856.

R. S. Walker for District Judgeship, 7-29-1856.

B. F. Benton for Judge of the Fifth Judicial District, 8-1-1856.

Folder 8: Legal Papers, 1834-1847Add to your cart.

Henry Smith Judgment against James Leslie (Tennessee, Henderson County), 11-1-1834.

Samuel Wilson judgment against James Leslie (Tenn., Henderson Co.), 2-1-1836.

Sale of land, S. M. Orton and John A. Greer (Nacogdoches), 5-24-1846.

County License to retail spirituous liquors, J. A. Greer (Nacogdoches), 9-25-1846.

State of Texas vs. Sam Houston Terrell, testimony of Th. Rusk, 5-15-1847.

State of Texas vs. Sam Houston Terrell, testimony of Will M. Kent, 5-15-1847.

County License to retail spirituous liquors, S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 9-15-1847.

County License to retail spirituous liquors, S. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), 9-15-1847.

Folder 9: Legal Papers, 1848-1882Add to your cart.

Isaac C. Skillian Lodgment against John H. Wilson, 12-24-1848.

Statement from docket of Jas. Hart of Rusk Co. for S. M. Orton, 1-21-1856.

Judgment concerning S. M. Orton and William C. Johnson, 1-24-1856.

List of qualified jurors selected by the County Court, 7-2-1866.

Possession and control of a child, Ben McQuisteen (Nacogdoches Co.), 1-30-1867.

Houston, East and West Texas Railway Co. , 1877.

Levy and Co. vs. Rob H. Drive and John G. Orton, 12-12-1882.

Folder 10: NotesAdd to your cart.

Bodenheimer Brothers

J. G. Orton to Sarah Hughes

L. M. Orton to Adaline

M. L. A. Orton

R. D. Orton

C. Siminonds to S. M. Orton

Sulphur

H. J. P. Timberlake (Lexington, Tenn.) to Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches)

Eugene Taylor to J. G. Orton

Folder 11: Promise to Pay Notes, 1831-1832Add to your cart.

O. H. King from L. M. Orton, 4-14-1831.

Armour Lake and Morton, 4-20-1831.

O. H. King from S. M. Orton, 7-13-1831.

Samuel Wilson from S. M. Orton, 10-8-1831.

George James from O. H. King and S. M. Orton, 11-16-1831.

O. H. King from S. M. Orton, 12-22-1831.

Rich Moon from S. M. Orton, 1-1-1832.

Thomas Boswell from Orton and King, 1-2-1832.

John A. Greer from S. M. Orton, 2-18-1832.

John L. Harmon from S. M. Orton, 7-10-1832.

Folder 12: Promise to Pay Notes, 1832-1834Add to your cart.

Thos. Stanford and Noble Daugherty from Orton and King, 12-4-1832.

Ben Miller from S. M. Orton, 1-2-1833.

John A. Wilson from L. M. Orton, 1-12-1833.

John W. Wilson from S. M. Orton. 2-18-1833.

Mitchell, Wendel from S. M. Orton, 8-8-1833.

Armour Lake and Morton, 8-9-1833.

Richard C. Nappier from S. M. Orton, 8-15-1833.

McCauly Ewing from S. M. Orton, 1-17-1834.

Edward Hall from S. M. Orton, 4-10-1834.

Vincent Samuel F. Austin from L. M. Orton, 12-17-1834

Folder 13: Promise to Pay Notes, 1834-1858Add to your cart.

Robert Banter from Sidney Orton, 12-25-1834.

Sarah Edwards from S. M. Orton, 1-18-1835.

Eli Barker from S. M. Orton, 3-9-1835.

O. D. Moffat from S. M. Orton, 5-14-1835.

Henry Smith from G. M. Orton, 7-11-1835.

Christopher Gist from S. M. Orton, 8-4-1836.

R. Blair from S. M. Orton, 11-14-1836.

Estate of Kilsy N. Daulap from Daniel Lacey and L. M. Orton, 11-30-1840.

J. Blackburn from Charles Chevallin, 11-?-1844.

George Bander, 3-27-1852.

W. Bond Dashill from R. D. Orton and Louisa M. Orton, 12-4-1858.

Folder 14: Promise to Pay NotesAdd to your cart.

Jacob Pennington, 9-4-1861.

Charles S. Taylor from R. D. Orton, 6-1-1864.

Charles S. Taylor from R. D. Orton, 6-7-1864.

J. G. Orton from C. T. Wallace, 9-23-1870.

W. P. Tears, 3-2-1874.

Peyton F. Edwards from J. H. Haltom and J. G. Orton (Nacogdoches), 2-14-1874.

R. C. Shindler (Nacogdoches), 2-1-1875.

Jackson Thomas, 1-19-1879.

R. C. Shindler (Nacogdoches), 2-11-1879.

Chas. Hoya from J. G. Orton, 11-9-1904.

John, no date.

Box 5: Business papers and miscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Receipts, 1836-1861Add to your cart.

no name April 21, 1836.

J. M. Orton from W. H. Fellows by E. Luce, July 27, 1837.

S. M. Orton from David Rusk, Sheriff, November 10, 1840.

L. M. Orton from James H. Starr by his agent Chas. S. Taylor, May 18, 1844.

Andrew Cadole from Peter Venlenous, August 20, 1845.

John Blackburn from Able and Cook, January 1, 1847.

S. M. Orton from W. H. Howards for Smith Gonis and Co., October 19, 1847.

S. M. Orton from H. (Shelbyville), January 10, 1848.

L. M. Orton from Ephess Coon Assessor and Collector (Nacogdoches Co.), March 11, 1858.

R. D. Orton from H. C. Hancock (Nacogdoches), March 20, 1860.

Mrs. L. M. Orton from D. Lex J. P. January 10, 1861.

Folder 2: Receipts, 1864-1888Add to your cart.

R. D. Orton from M. Maning (Nacogdoches), December 7, 1864.

R. D. Orton from Mathews and garret, February 6, 1865.

J. G. Orton from W. L. D (Nacogdoches), July 13, 1870.

J. G. Orton from G. F. Tuysahauc, Secretary Milam Lodge (Nacogdoches), February 2, 1875.

John G. Orton from G. F. Tuysalauc, Secretary Milam Lodge (Nacogdoches), November 13, 1875.

Jno. Orton (Nacogdoches) from Winfield M. Rivers (Rusk), January 26, 1880.

Jon. G. Orton from D. C. Mast (Nacogdoches), October 11, 1882.

J. G. Orton from W. R. Mims, July 6, 1883.

J. G. Orton and H. B. Power from Sarah O. Hughes, February 2, 1888.

Folder 3: Social Announcements and Entertainment, 1847-1881Add to your cart.

Mr. and Mrs. Hart to Mr. S. M. Orton and Lady, May 24, 1847

Mr. and Mrs. Timpson to Mr., Mrs. and Miss Orton, December 13, 1851.

Anniversary Ball invitation to Mr. S. M. Orton, December 27, 1854.

Ladies Concert Program, April 27, 1866.

Washington Society Intermediate Celebration, February 22, 1867.

Programme of Dances,  December 8, 1869.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. R. Sparks to Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Orton,  October 13, 1881.

Invitation to Ball by the Nacogdoches String Band to R. D. Orton, December 30, 1881.

Calling card from Mr. Thos. D. Rusk and Miss S. M. Hunter to Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), February 17,

Folder 4: Nacogdoches County and State Tax Receipts, 1842-1870Add to your cart.

S. M. Orton for 1842 and 1843, Feberuary 29, 1844.

S. M. Orton agent of J. A. Greer for 1845, January 26, 1846.

S. M. Orton for 1848, S. M. Orton agent of J. A. Greer for 1848, January 1, 1849.

S. M. Orton for 1851, February 26, 1852.

S. M. Orton for 1852, May 16, 1853.

Starr and Amory, Agents of Starr and Taylor Trustees Louisa M. Orton for 1854 (Nacogdoches), December 20, 1854.

Mrs. L. M. Orton for J. G. Orton for 1859 (Nacogdoches), January 10, 1860.

Mrs. L. M. Orton for R. D. Orton for 1859 (Nacogdoches), January 10, 1860.

Louisa M. Orton for 1860 (Nacogdoches), January 8, 1861.

Jas. A. Starr Trustee Mrs. L. M. Orton for 1862 (Nacogdoches), May 23, 1863.

B. D. Orton for 1863, February 28, 1864.

Mrs. L. M. Orton for 1868, May 18, 1869.

John G. Orton for 1869,  November 19, 1869.

J. G. Orton for 1870, Mrs. L. M. Orton for 1870, December 3, 1870.

Folder 5: Nacogdoches County and State Tax Receipts, 1871-1898Add to your cart.

Mrs. L. M. Orton for 1870, J. G. Orton for 1870, 2-28-1871.

John G. Orton for 1871 and 1872, Mrs. L. M. Orton for 1872, 1-18-1873.

J. G. Orton for 1874, 1-20-1875.

Mrs. S. M. Orton for 1874, 1-20-1875.

Mrs. L. M. Orton for 1877, 2-11-1878.

John G. Orton for 1877, 2-11-1878.

John G. Orton for 1882, 6-8-1883.

John G. Orton for 1883, 1-20-1884.

J. G. Orton for 1891,

J. G. Orton for Estate of R. D. Orton for 1891, 1-20-1892.

J. G. Orton for 1891, 3-5-1892.

John G. Orton for 1892, 12-31-1892.

J. G. Orton for R. D. Estate for 1892, 1-2-1893.

J. G. Orton for 1897, R. D. Orton for 1897, 1-26-1898.

Folder 6: Uncollectable orders, drafts, due bills and receipts, 1844-1857Add to your cart.

John Blackburn pay Evermont Ward signed by Geo. F. Ranks and W. C. Alsilison, May 16, 1844.

W. W. Taylor note, July 9, 1844,

Sworn statement by W. W. Taylor, March 27, 1848.

Jesse Walling note, November 14, 1844,

Sworn statement by Jesse Walling,  November 4, 1857.

Tax receipt for C. M. Garrett for 1844, May 16, 1845.

T. Medford and R. H. Millard, November 10,1845.

W. Hart and W. B. Ochiltree, March 11, 1846.

John Reid note, June 23, 1846,

Sworn statement by John Reid, August 28, 1848.

P. U. Ford receipt for money, December 8, 846.

W. S. Dunn draft, May 4, 1847.

Order to James Goodwin, no date.

Folder 7: Miscellaneous, 1833-1889Add to your cart.

Award to Louisa Timberlake, May 7, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake, June 5, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake, July 5, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake, July 19, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake,August 2, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake, August 16, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake,August 23, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake August 23, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake September 16, 1833.

Award to Louisa Timberlake, September 16, 1833.

John Forbes note, May 13, 1854.

Property of Mrs. Moreland (Nacogdoches), July 12, 1865.

J. G. Orton dues to Milam Lodge, August 13, 1889.

Distances from Houston, Tex., no date.

Recipe, no date.

Receipt for registered letter for John G. Orton, no date.

Song, no date.

Haltom letter, no date.

Land for sale by James F. Starr, no date.

Folder 8: EnvelopesAdd to your cart.

Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches, Texas), 2-6-?.

Mrs. Louisa M. Orton (Nacogdoches) from Lexington, Tenn., 4-26-?.

Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches) from Lexington, Tenn., 8-7-?.

Mrs. L. M. Orton (Nacogdoches), no date.

Mrs. M. Orton - present, no date.

Mr. R. D. Orton (Nacogdoches), 11-12-1854.

Mrs. W. Orton - present, no date

Pieces of an envelope

Folder 9: Personal PossessionsAdd to your cart.

3 tin photographs (boy, 2 girls).

Photograph in frame of young child and a man.

Book of notes owned by Joe Orton.

Greeting card to Mrs. Orton from Emma V. Lindsey.

Leather account notebook.

Folder 10: Two small, worn pocket notebooksAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Notes and receipts, 1879-1893Add to your cart.

Envelope with account sheet from R. C. Shindler, April 4,1879.

Bill to John G. Orton from R. C. Shindler,April 18, 1879.

Note from J. E. Mayfield to Mrs. L. M. Orton, January 14, 1885.

Note from J. E. Mayfield to Louisa M. Orton, May 15, 1893.

Note from J. E. M. (J. E. Mayfield) to W. S. Mayfield, no date.

Post card, The Social Gospel (South Jamesport, NY) to D. Hansbrough (Pomona, CA), 9-15-1900.

Tax receipts to John G. Orton, 1910.

List of cases of G. B. Grain vs. defendants of Nacogdoches, no date.


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