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Washington County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Washington County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. Handwritten notes have been made on the published map in reference to older maps of Washington District (1847) and Washington County (1871). Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1920
Creator: Atlee, Tom & Giles, J. Bascom
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Map of Washington County]

Description: Map of Washington County, Texas, showing towns, creeks, and blocks of land. Map includes a legend corresponding to the owners of the blocks of land in the lower-right corner.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[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
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Henrietta Veazey]

Description: Lois Jean Cooper-Mayer Collection. Picture of Henrietta Veazey, sister of Catherine (Kate) Veazey; taken about 1877, year she died; from collection of 71 items (parts a-bs): documents, photographs, and books. See 1983-82.1 - .7 for related three dimensional objects. On back of photograph: "Henretta Veazey. Born: 1858 in Gay Hill, Texas. Died: According to family tradition, when 19, same year picture taken, Gay Hill, Texas. Father: Y. Sheppard Veazey. Mother: Amanda Malvina Zimmerman. Older Sister of Catherine (Kate) Veazey (Mrs. Eugene Bibb Wallace). Family tradition says she was engaged to William Wallace (no relation to E. B. Wallace). When she died he married her older sister Zoe."
Date: c. 1877
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum