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


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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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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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[Box 5: Business papers and miscellaneous],
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