Benjamin Franklin Duren Common Book
Scope and Contents
Most of the book contains lyrics to songs and medical remedies of the time. The year listed in the finding aid is the year that it was written in the book by B. F. Duren, with the exception of 1884 and 1889 which was written in by Mollie Duren.
- Event: Donated in 1995
- Duren, Mollie (Person)
Language of Materials
The collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research.
Biographical or Historical Information
Benjamin F. Duren was born in Alabama the son of Jesse and Margaret Brothers Duren and married Susan Cole. Benjamin was a surveyor from Crockett, Texas and surveyed land all over Texas with his wife Susan's help. They owned land in Angelina, Cherokee, Anderson, Houston and Leon Counties. Benjamin served in the Civil War 7th Texas Calvary, Green's Brigade, Company D.
(Minter, Velma and Zelma Beathard. "Jesse Duren Family." History of Houston County, Texas, 1687-1979. Tulsa, OK.: Heritage Publishing Company, 1979, page 337).
0.10 Cubic Feet
This collection is described in one folder and housed with other collections in a banker's box.
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