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Cherokee County History

Description: This volume discusses the history of Cherokee County including its communities, geography, and major events. The statement on the dedication page says: "This book is the story of Cherokee County from its earliest days through its founding and development and the achievements of its people to the present -- its rich heritage from its founders, its lasting contributions to the Republic of Texas, the State of Texas, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America. This book highlights Cherokee County's place in time" (p. iv). Index starts on page 707.
Date: 2001
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.)
Item Type: Book
Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission

[Legal Statement of Sale for Slave]

Description: Bill of sale of 45 year old slave woman (Cate) to James S. Hanna at auction at Brenham court house. Text of document: The State of Texas, Washington County April 5th A.D. 1852 Know all men by these presents, that whereas on the 16th day of November A.D. 1849, Davis [...] Recovered & obtained a judgment against Charles J. C. Lockhart, R. Autrey and A. B. [...]lurey for the sum of three hundred and seven[ty] seven dollars & twenty eight cents, together with Cost of suit, on which judgment an execution was issued on the 22nd day of March 1852, and come to hand the same day and by the power and authority vested in m[e] I proceeded to Levey on a certain negro woman by the name of Cate about forty five years old, more or less and being regularly advertised according to law to be sold on the fifth day of April A.D. 1852, at the court house door in th[e] town of Brenham at public out cry upon which James S. Hanna became the purchaser he being the highest and best bidder, for the sume of two hundred and sixty dollars. I John H. Day shirriff [sic] of law do sell and convey to the aforesa[id] James [S.] Hannah All the right titel [sic] and interest taht said Charles J. C. Lockha[rt] had or possesed [sic] in said negro for even, in witness whereof I do hereunto set, my hand, this date above written. John H. Day, [Sheriff] W. C.
Date: April 5, 1852
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Receipt for Hartsford Howard, September 19 1857]

Description: Receipt for Hartsford Howard in the amount of six hundred and forty dollars for warrants and land. The document is signed by Augustine Siblock.
Date: September 19, 1857
Creator: Siblock, Augustine
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Receipt to Hartford Howard, October 15 1852]

Description: Receipt for Hartsford Howard in the amount of seven hundred and forty six dollars and fifty cents. This amount was paid in full for a thirty-five year old slave. The document is dated October 15, 1852.
Date: October 15, 1852
Item Type: Text
Partner: Log Cabin Village

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing a party that she recently attended, making clothes, and other recent news of family and friends. Jennie addresses Bettie as Sister. The letter was written in June, but the year is not given.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center