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urn:taro:sjmh.00015George Green PapersManuscript Collection: MC015Sarah Canby JacksonAlbert and Ethel Herzstein LibrarySan Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas2004 June 13Finding aid encoded by Lisa A. Struthers. 2010 July 17Finding aid written in English.2016 August 4URL in Bibliography updated, by Lisa A. Struthers Collection SummaryAlbert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, TexasGreen, George, 1813-1885George Green papers1835-1939(Bulk: 1844-1880) Materials are in English.MC01546780149 1 box (.2 linear feet)The George Green Papers document the business of a deputy surveyor in Milam County and Central Texas.Creator SketchSoldier and surveyor, George Green was born on May 18, 1813, in Havre de Grace, Maryland, to Joshua and Elizabeth Kendle Myer Green. Green claimed to have swum to Texas after being forced to swim a mile to Velasco when his ship was wrecked on May 4, 1835, in the Gulf of Mexico during a storm. He enlisted in the Texas Army on May 17, 1836, and served in Captain Jesse Billingsley's Company C at the Battle of San Jacinto. Discharged on June 20, 1836, Green joined Captain William W. Hill's company of Rangers for a three-month enlistment. Soon after leaving Hill's Rangers, Green settled in Milam County in 1837 and participated in campaigns against the Indians in Central Texas in 1837 and 1841.After the Battle of San Jacinto and the completion of his service in the Texas Army, Green moved to Nashville, Milam County, and lived with John W. Porter, surveyor for Robertson's colony. He eventually became deputy surveyor of Milam County and, along with George B. Erath, a comrade from the San Jacinto Campaign, laid out the towns of Cameron and Waco and surveyed the original Milam Land District and most of Milam, Falls, and McLennan counties.George Green married Martha Chance in 1840 with whom he had seven children and moved to Cameron in 1847. After the death of his first wife in 1859, Green married Nancy Hasseltine Anderson in 1861. They had six children. Green was a member of the Texas Veterans Association and a Mason. He died on April 19, 1885.BibliographyDixon, Sam Houston and Louis Wiltz Kemp. The Heroes of San Jacinto. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1932.Green, George. The Handbook of Texas Online https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgr34Kemp, Louis W. Green, George. Veteran Biographies http://www.sanjacinto-museum.org/Library/Veteran_Bios/Bio_page/?id=350&army=TexianScope and Content NoteSurveyor's field notes, both originals and true copies from the Texas General Land Office in Austin, surveyor's sketches, business correspondence, legal and financial documents, and blank official forms document the business of a deputy surveyor in Milam County and Central Texas from soon after the Texas Revolution through Reconstruction. Photographs of Green, Battle of San Jacinto veterans [2], a friend and San Jacinto veteran George Erath and a memorial on the San Jacinto Battleground dated possibly 1881-1885 are also of interest. Granddaughter Alice McGehee's handwritten notes concern Green's field notes.ArrangementOrganized into three groups and 11 series; arrangement is chronological and by subject. The undated surveyor's field notes and surveyor's sketches are arranged only in the order in which they were found by the archivist. All other field notes and sketches are arranged in chronological order.Other Archival ResourcesAdditional documents loaned by Mrs. Pearl Green Clement can be found in the San Jacinto Museum of History Collection (MC009). Documents include records of cattle brands, correspondence from B. M. Green to Robert Baylor Green and photostats.Restrictions on AccessNone.Terms Governing UseOpen for research by appointment.Publication RightsCopyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.AcquisitionMrs. George C. Clement, 1939-1942; Alice McGehee, 1940.Processing InformationProcessed by Sarah Canby Jackson, 2001.Citation[Identification of Item], George Green Papers, MC015, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas. Index TermsNames:Erath, George Bernard, 1813-1891Green, George, 1813-1885--ArchivesMcGehee, AliceOrganizations:Texas Veterans AssociationSubjects:Land tenure--TexasLand titles--TexasSurveying--TexasSurveyors--Texas--CorrespondencePlaces:Falls County (Tex.)McLennan County (Tex.)Milam County (Tex.)InventoryBusiness PapersCorrespondence 211Business Papers: Correspondence1853-1883Financial 212Bills of Sale1861-1864213Tax Receipt1877Legal 214General1835, 1860-1861Printed Materials 215Forms1870sSurveyor's Reports 216Field Notes: True Copies of the Originals on file in the General Land Office1838-1868217Field Notes1844-1847218Field Notes1850-1859219Field Notes1860-18692110Field Notes1871-18832111Field Notesundated: circa 1837-18852112Field Notesundated: circa 1837-18852113Sketches1872, undated: circa 1837-18852114Sketchesundated: circa 1837-1885Personal PapersCorrespondence 2115General1859Legal 2116General1837-1838, 1879Printed Materials 2117Texas Veterans Association Certificates1881Photographs 2118PhotographsundatedFamily PapersPrinted Materials 2119Broadsides: Jefferson Davis Memorial Services1889Creative Works 2120Notes on Green Papers by Alice McGeheecirca 1939