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.


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]

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