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David V. Muckleroy Papers

Identifier: A-0053

Scope and Contents

The collection contains four original land deeds (1849-1851) and copies of two other land documents. There are also several biographical and genealogical materials, including a typescript of an account by Jesse H. Muckleroy (son of David) tracing the family's move from Tennessee to Texas and the establishment of their farm near Nacogdoches.


  • 1840-1871


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

David Muckleroy was born April 20, 1806 in Georgia. He married Sarah Goodwin in Tennessee and moved his family to Texas in 1837. They settled on a farm four miles east of Nacogdoches where they raised corn and cotton. In 1839 Muckleroy served as Captain of a spy company in the Cherokee Indian War. He fought in the Mexican War, served as a member of the Republic of Texas Congress and in the 12th Texas Legislature. He was a signer of the Constitution of 1868. He died on May 20, 1869 in Nacogdoches.


0.20 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of three folders in one clamshell box. This box was consolidated into a single banker's box. The original folder numbering remains in place. There are four other collections in the banker's box.

Guide to the David V. Muckleroy Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository