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 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.


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[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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