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 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 _.


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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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