McFarland-Russell Family Papers, 1832-1950 | East Texas Research Center

Collection Overview

Title: McFarland-Russell Family Papers, 1832-1950Add to your cart.

ID: A/19

Extent: 4.0 Linear Feet

Subjects: Business records -- Texas, East, Families -- Texas, East, Genealogy, Orange (Tex.) -- History -- Sources

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The McFarland-Russell family papers consist of personal and business correspondence, legal and business papers, Confederacy related items, materials related to the history of Orange, Texas, and a large amount of material of personal and genealogical interest produced and collected by members of these two East Texas families.

Collection Historical Note

Both the McFarland and the Russell families have their roots in early East Texas. In 1871, the two families came together with the marriage of Robert Everett Russell (b. Oct. 10, 1847, d. May 24, 1922) and Catherine Christine McFarland (b. July 2, 1849, d. Oct. 17, 1888), the daughter of Thomas S. McFarland. (Brinley, Lorine. Orange County Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, v.1. Houston: L. Brinley, 1985. p. 146; McFarland, Thomas S. A Journal of the Coincidences and Acts of Thomas S. McFarland. Burnet, Texas: Nortex Press, 1981).

Subject/Index Terms

Business records -- Texas, East
Families -- Texas, East
Genealogy
Orange (Tex.) -- History -- Sources


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1832-1879],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1880-1896],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1897-1910],
[Box 4: Corresondence, 1911-1950],
[Box 5: Business and legal papers, Confederacy-related, 1830-1927],
[Box 6: Historical and genealogical],
[Box 7: Miscellaneous and memorabilia, 1837-1900],
[Box 8: Kate Russell's scrapbook, 1883],
[All]

Box 1: Correspondence, 1832-1879Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal correspondence, (oringials & transcripts), 1832-1862Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal correspondence, (oringials & transcripts), 1870-1871Add to your cart.

May 15, 1870, T. S. McFarland from Isabella Weatherred

February 5, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

February 9, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

March 12, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

April 6, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

April 9, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

April 18, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

April 16, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

April 28, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

May 8, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

May 11, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

May 14, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell [image]

May 24, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

June 1, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

June 25, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell [image]

June 29, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

July 14, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

July 16, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell [image]

July 23, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

July 30, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

August 13, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

August 20, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

August 22, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

August 27, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

September 6, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

September 10, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

September 12, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

September 17, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

September 20, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

September 24, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

September 26, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

October 1, 1871, Kate McFarland from Robert Russell

October 3, 1871, Robert Russell from Kate McFarland

October 24, 1871, Kate Russell from Lizzie McFarland

November 12, 1871, C. C. McFarland from Isabella Weatherred

Folder 3: Personal correspondence, (oringials & transcripts), 1872-1879Add to your cart.
Box 2: Correspondence, 1880-1896Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal correspondence (oringials & transcripts), 1880-1890Add to your cart.

June 7, 1880, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

February 10, 1880, Robert Russell from Thomas McFarland

March 28, 1880, C. C. Russell from William McFarland

May 27, 1880, Mrs. R. E. Russell from Feriba McFarland [image]

May 30, 1880, C. C. Russell from Lawson Reid

July 9, 1880, R. E. Russell from R. C. McFarland [image]

August 29, 1880, R. E. Russell from R. C. McFarland

September 2, 1880, R. B. Russell from William Chamber

September 7, 1880, C. C. Russell from Samuel McFarland

October 1880, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

December 8, 1880, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

February 25, 1881, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

April 1881, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

November 15, 1881, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

November 18, 1881, R. E. Russell from Tom King

January 22, 1882, C. C. Russell from R. E. McFarland

February 10, 1882, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

November 8, 1882, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

January 26, 1883, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

April 29, 1883, Kate Russell from William McFarland [image]

May 16, 1883, R. E. McFarland from Charles L & H. E. Jewett

1883 (partial letter) Kate Russell

July 3, 1884, C. C. Russell from R. E. Russell

July 24, 1884, C. C. Russell from R. E. Russell

May 25, 1885, Kate Russell from Lizzie Fogger

June 15, 1885, C. C. Russell from R. E. McFarland

July 20, 1885, C. C. Russell from R. E. McFarland

July 29, 1885, C. C. Russell from Lillie (a niece)

March 20, 1886, H. H. Russell from William Chamber

July 25, 1886, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

August 19, 1886, Mrs. Grig from Kate Russell (side one)

Mrs. Russell from K. Middleton (side two)

April 1, 1887, John Stark from George Williams

May 14, 1887, R. E. Russell from R. E. McFarland

August 2, 1887, Kate Russell form Maggie Smith

August 28, 1887, C. C. Russell from R. E. McFarland

November 17, 1887, Kate Russell from Maggie Smith

December 3, 1887, C. C. Russell from Weatherred

January 18, 1888, R. E. Russell from R. E. McFarland

November 1, 1888, R. E. Russell from R. E. McFarland

March 16, 1889, Robert Russell from Lottie Williams

March 27, 1889, R. E. Russell from Lottie Williams

May 20, 1889, R. E. Russell from Lottie Williams

June 4, 1889, Mrs. E. E. Fogger from R. E. Russell

August 1, 1889, R. E. Russell from Charla Williams

September 13, 1889, R. E. Russell from Lottie Williams

November 4, 1890, Edith Davis from C. A. Russell

Folder 2: Personal correspondence (oringials & transcripts), 1891-1896Add to your cart.

April 5, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

April 8, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

April 20, 1891, R. E. Russell from B. B. Braly [image]

May 8, 1891, R. E. Russell from Joe Grimaldi

May 8, 1891, Mr. Russell from P. E. Crouch (photocopy)

May 17, 1891, Bob Russell from Sid Williams

May 23, 1891, R. E. Russell from L. E. Russell

June 5, 1891, R. E. Russell from P. E. Crouch

June 7, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

June 19, 1891, R. E. Russell from E. E. Smith

June 30, 1891, Robert E. Russell from Samuel Howeth

July 5, 1891, C. A. Russell from H. H. Russell

August 23, 1891, R. E. Russell from Lottie

September 27, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

October 4, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

December 1, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

December 4, 1891, R. E. Russell from Norwood Smith<

December 14, 1891, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

February 7, 1892, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

February 16, 1892, Robert Russell from James P. McArthur

February 28, 1892, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

March 22, 1892, R. E. Russell from E.

April 1892, Friend Bob from D. Call

December 18, 1892, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

April 4, 1894, R. E. Russell from H. H. Russell

December 2, 1894, R. E. Russell from Ester H. Martin

December 1895, Cousin Robert from Mollie Le Camfield

May 2, 1896, R. E. Russell from W. W. McLeod

Box 3: Correspondence, 1897-1910Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal Correspondence, originals & transcriptions, 1897-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Correspondence, originals & transcriptions, 1901-1910Add to your cart.
Box 4: Corresondence, 1911-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Personal correspondence, 1911Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal correspondence, 1912-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Box 5: Business and legal papers, Confederacy-related, 1830-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1859-1912Add to your cart.
(originals, transcriptions, photocopies) Miscellaneous matters including bills due for payment, orders for materials, suits brought.
Folder 2: Business papers, 1856-1927Add to your cart.
(originals and photocopies) Tax receipts; receipts for newspaper subscriptions, recording fee, freight shipped on steamer) lists of merchandise bought) business card (McFarland); stage departures; New Mexico Military Institute receipts; Doctor's-bill, receipt for casket, digging grave, cement and sand,contract for grave marker (Kate McFarland Russell's death).
Folder 3: Legal papers, 1830-1903Add to your cart.
(originals and photocopies) Land papers; oath for mail carriers) estate paper of P. P. Henderson; estate sale of Henry B. Force; granting of power of attorney (Cecile Russell to R. E. Russell); duties of a chief justice) partnership agreement (T. S. and S. P. McFarland); merchant's licensed claim against an estate.
Folder 4: Confederacy related, 1861-1864Add to your cart.
(originals and photocopies) Receipts for payment; directives) correspondence about mail routes; official business correspondence of Confederate Post Master at Orange (R. B. Russell); examples of Confederate Treasury notes and bonds.
Box 6: Historical and genealogicalAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Orange, Texas materials, 1911-1916Add to your cart.
History of Orange County by R. E. Russell (2 different typescripts); invitation to dinner to Captains of vessels in the Port of Orange
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings, 1899-1965Add to your cart.
Clippings (originals, typescripts, photocopies) concerning Fleig and Russell families, including deaths, honors, anniversaries; events of local Orange, TX) interest) miscellaneous subjects.
Folder 3: Genealogical materials,, 1810-1956Add to your cart.
Applications for membership; correspondence; notes; Ann McFarland's obituary
Folder 4: Genealogical scrapbook, 1938Add to your cart.
Booklet with locks of hair and 4 photos.
Folder 5: Family records book (chiefly genealogical material).Add to your cart.
Box 7: Miscellaneous and memorabilia, 1837-1900Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Account of the attack on Fort Recovery, June 30, 1794, by William McFarland(?); part of a diary, 1874Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Stamped envelopes chiefly postmarked late 1800's and early 1900'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Memorabilia related to Orange, Texas, and to family members, 1889-1943Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Orange, Texas, funeral notices, 1891-1917Add to your cart.

Sovereign T. Lowe, July 18, 1899 [image]

Joseph Flipsy, May 22, 1900 [image]

Alfreta Dorotha Walters , May 12, 1899 [image]

Folder 5: Memorandum of Robert E. Russell; Testimony - Russell Heirs vs. James MasonAdd to your cart.
(Typescript carbons. Transferred from George L. Crocket Papers 9-4-81.)
Folder 6: Thomas S. McFarland Journal,  (Photocopy)., 1837-1881Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Thomas S. McFarland Journal (Original), 1837-1881Add to your cart.
Manuscript journal of daily events kept by Thomas S. McFarland, soldier, office-holder, surveyor, and farmer of San Augustine, Belgrade and Bleakwood, Texas. The journal was continued briefly by his daughter, Catherine Christina McFarland Russell after his death.
Box 8: Kate Russell's scrapbook, 1883Add to your cart.
Contains chiefly poems clipped from newspapers; short journal by Kate

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, 1832-1879],
[Box 2: Correspondence, 1880-1896],
[Box 3: Correspondence, 1897-1910],
[Box 4: Corresondence, 1911-1950],
[Box 5: Business and legal papers, Confederacy-related, 1830-1927],
[Box 6: Historical and genealogical],
[Box 7: Miscellaneous and memorabilia, 1837-1900],
[Box 8: Kate Russell's scrapbook, 1883],
[All]

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