1881-1885 · Kyle, Texas
HIGHLY INTERESTING 19TH CENTURY MANUSCRIPT LEDGER FROM KYLE, TEXAS (HAYS COUNTY). This historically important early volume dates from 1881-1885 and was kept by notary public Edwin Atwood Vaughan (aka E. A. Vaughan) of Kyle, Texas. In addition to being a notary public, records indicate Vaughan was also editor of the Hays County News newspaper and a cattleman who bred Jersey cattle. Ledger includes entries for city co-founders Fergus Kyle and David E. Moore and Kyle's first businessman Thomas Martin, among others.
Handwritten entries depict a detailed record of E. A. Vaughan's notary activities including mortgages, warranter deeds, executor's deeds, trust deeds, transfers, powers of attorney, bills of sale, bonds, quit claims, and liens. Majority of Vaughan's clients were personally known to him and resided in Kyle, however various other towns in Hays County and elsewhere in Texas can also be found here such as Austin, San Marcos, Lockhart, Texarkana, Palestine, Gonzales, Wimberley, Taylor, etc. Hundreds of names appear throughout, making ledger a treasure trove of local genealogy. Names include Daisy Allen, W. W. Anderson, J. A. Bacon, D. A. Barber, J. G. Barber, J. B. Blount, G. Welton, Bones, P. J. Breedlove, Desha Bunton, Reece Butler, Henry Calvin, Oscar Clark, L. Coffee, C. C. Colman, Sarah Jane Cornwall, J. E. Carroll, E. B. Carruth, W. E. Collier, Catherine Crawley, W. F. Donald, F. P. Donnelley, F. W. Dudley, Samuel Dunn, J. T. Eckhols, C. F. Ellison, Carmel Flores, M. Gage, Juan Garza, Leon Garza, S. Glascock, Wm. Glover, Perfelio Gonzales, William J. Good, A. E. Green, Wm. Groos, J. B. Hammond, Joseph G. Hardy, Jos. W. Hardy, B. Hargis, Wm. Harrall, S. M. Heard, H. Hellman, C. W. Herald, Z. Hinton, W. O. Hutchinson, W. G. Ireland, W. B. Johnston, William M. Jordan, W. D. Keith, H. Kellman, W. W. Kelly, M. G. Keylich, G. W. Koon, Fergus Kyle, Jess Lawler, W. W. Lock, David Lynch, J. W. Manlove, Edward McCall, M. M. McCarver, John R. McWilliam, Delilah R. Martin, Thomas G. Martin, Daff Merritt, D. E. Moore, M. Ellen Moore, Easter Nance, Charity Newman, J. J. Nolan, Oscar Parke, W. W. Peavy, W. M. Perry, John Pharass, Alie Reasoner, Andrew R. Remich, Joel Rice, Mary E. Rice, R. S. Rowland, W. R. Simrock, William Skaggs, R. J. Sledge, E. B. Sloan, Mary Sloan, Sidney Smith, W. P. Smith, N. O. Sneed, Chas. W. Stewart, Thomas A. Storts, Jethro Thompson, Martha G. Tobin, A. J. Tomlin, H. C. Wallace, J. W. Wallace, Chas. Wetzel, Mayer Wetzel, E. Wesiam, Jason Wilson, Edwin C. Woodruff, Samuel M. Wright, A. Van Rosenberg, M. G. Vardell, Wm. Vaughan, Pedro Veracruz, Mary E. Vesey, D. A. Young, etc., etc. (Inventory #: 1649)