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 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.


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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],
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