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James Osborn Sellers

Description: Photograph of a daguerreotype picturing James Osborn Sellers in the late 1850s. He was killed in 1864 during the Civil War. He was Ethel C. Bryant's maternal grandfather. This photo was included in a research paper by Mike Shurley for an American History class at Marfa High School in 1968.
Date: 1857~
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Memorial to the legislature of the State of Texas, of Wm. H. Jones, Administrator of the estate of Lorenzo de Zavala, deceased, empresario of Zavala's Colony

Description: Memorial to the legislature of the State of Texas, of Wm. H. Jones, Administrator of the estate of Lorenzo de Zavala, deceased, impresario of Zavala's Colony : petitioning for the issue of twenty four leagues and twenty one labors of premium land certificates, to the widow & heirs of Lorenzo de Zavala, deceased : being the amount of land which accrued to said Zavala by virtue of his colonization contract with the State of Coahuila and Texas; as heretofore recognized by the Republic and State of Texas, by general laws, and the interpretation thereof by the Supreme Court.
Date: 1861
Creator: Jones, William H.
Partner: UT Southwestern Medical Center Library

[Lewallen Conaway]

Description: Tin type image of Lewallen Conaway, who was born March 14, 1832 in Mississippi and died September 10, 1862, the son of James Sr. and Mary Conaway. He was a Private in Co. A of the 20th Texas Cavalry, CSA, during the War of the Rebellion and possibly died during the war. A search of known burials in Houston and Anderson Counties reveal no burial location for him. This photo was found among the papers of the Conaway family that were donated to the Palestine Public Library some years ago.
Date: unknown
Partner: Palestine Public Library

[James "Jim" Conaway]

Description: James "Jim" Conaway was born 18 August 1830 and died 11 October 1898 and was buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine city cemetery complex. He was the son of James Sr. and Mary Conaway and he never married. This photograph was found, along with a handwritten copy of his will, among the papers of the Conaway family that were donated to the Palestine Public Library some years ago.
Date: unknown
Creator: Yancey, C.R.
Partner: Palestine Public Library