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Montes Family Papers

Identifier: A-0034

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily consists of land transactions and tax receipts conducted by the Montes family in Nacogdoches. There are also receipts for everyday purchases. One correspondence that may seem out of place is a 1917 letter between Charlie Pena and J. P. Pena that probably made its way into the papers when their sister Mary Pena married Joe. S. Montes.

The collection tracks land dealings with the Cordova and Pena families of Nacogdoches which members of the Montes family married into.


  • Creation: 1885-1967


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Montes family has lived in Nacogdoches County since the early 1800s. Notable members include Jose Maria Montes (1822-1898) who brought the Montes family to Nacogdoches and served in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, A. P. Montes (1849-1903) who secured a land grant for 127 acres in Nacogdoches, and Thomas Jefferson Montes (1875-1954) who supervised the construction of many Nacogdoches public schools, banks, stores, and several buildings on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Source: The Nacogdoches County Genealogical Society. Nacogdoches County Families. Curtis Media Corporation, Dallas, Texas, 1985.


0.20 Cubic Feet


The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by the family members. The important names for each section is in bold print before the section description. There are 47 items described between two folders.

Guide to the Montes Family Papers
Mark Musquiz
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository