Fears-Carpenter Collection, 1830-1939 | East Texas Research Center

By Angela Hermenitt

Collection Overview

Title: Fears-Carpenter Collection, 1830-1939Add to your cart.

ID: A/257

Primary Creator: Fears, Joel V.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008

Subjects: Genealogy, Portraits, Slaves -- Emancipation -- Texas -- Garrison, Slaves -- Texas -- Garrison

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Fears-Carpenter Collection: From Slavery to Freedom is a collection of transcripts based on the genealogical research done by Joel V. Fears Sr. There are six original portraits and a photocopy of the Doches Gazette with a story about Emeline Fears Carpenter.

Collection Historical Note

The Fears family was traced back to Georgia in 1856 as slaves of Oliver Porter Fears. Beedie, Augustus, and Caroline Fears were brought to Texas in 1859 with Oliver and his wife Sarah. They lived and farmed on land outside of Garrison, Texas. The slaves were freed on June 19, 1865 when a proclamation was issued at the end of the Civil War. Beedie and her husband stayed in the area after given their freedom.

Subject/Index Terms

Slaves -- Emancipation -- Texas -- Garrison
Slaves -- Texas -- Garrison

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Acquisition Method: Gift

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fears genealogy and deedsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Beedie Long Fears, Augustus (Gus) Fears, and Christopher Columbus "Lum" FearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Emeline Fears and Helen CarpenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Doches Gazette, 7/15/1939Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Portrait 1 - Emeline CarpenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Portrait 2 - Henry Clay CarpenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Portrait 3 - Unknown SoldierAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Portrait 4 - Christopher Columbus FearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Portrait 5 - Augustus FearsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Portrait 6 - Emeline FearsAdd to your cart.


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