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Birdwell Family Papers

Identifier: A-0221

Scope and Contents

Joel Birdwell family land documents from Nacogdoches and Rusk Counties.


  • 1872-1935
  • Event: Donated in 2003

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

Joel V. Birdwell was born in 1849 to Allen B. Birdwell and Sarah Vannoy. After marrying Mary E. Martin, daughter of John D. Martin and Sarah Crawford, in September 1874 in Nacogdoches County; they had four children. The children, born between 1876 and 1895, were Oscar, Allen, Era and Joe. The family lived for a period of time in Martinsville, founded by Mary's father. Joel was said to have a business established in the community at one time.

(Fuller, Fulton. "Martinsville." Nacogdoches County Families. Dallas: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985.)


0.50 Cubic Feet


This collection is described in 14 folders and housed in a clamshell box.

Related Materials

John C. Birdwell Letters. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-116

Guide to the Birdwell Family Papers
Linda Reynolds
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository