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Emily Hughes Davis Sexton Diary

 Collection
Identifier: A-0061
In the diary she writes of her daily activities - church, quilting, gardening, horseback riding, callers who came and visits she paid. She writes about Francis Wilson (Methodist preacher. See Francis Wilson Papers), a Methodist Conference, the Regulator-Moderator War and Sam Houston's coming to settle the disputes

Dates

  • 1844-1845

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.10 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

Emily Hughes Davis was born on October 15, 1805 in Goshen, Georgia. She married Dr. Samuel Sexton in 1822 and they moved to San Augustine, Texas about 1833. The couple lived in what later became the Crocket House. George Louis Crocket found the diary among some old papers in the house and made this typescript.



Emily was widowed in 1841 and deeded a tract of land to the Wesleyan College in 1847, a year after her son, Frank Barlow, graduated from there. She and her son were very close and she shared the house with his family until the family grew too large, she then moved to another house on the same property.



(Compiled in the Eugene C. Barker Texas History Center Archives Collection. Robert Bruce Blake Research Collection in 75 Volumes. Volume XXXV. Located in the ETRC)

Related Materials

Francis Wilson Papers. East Texas Research Center, Personal & Family Archives, A49
Title
Guide to the Emily Hughes Sexton Diary
Author
Pamela Palmer

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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