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Brashears, J.C., Family Collection, 1888-1975.

2 boxes

John Clisby Brashears, born in 1859, was a farmer, school teacher, lumber worker, and elections official in Angelina County, Texas. consists of correspondence (1888-1945), poll lists and tally lists for Burke, TX Precinct No. 3 Angelina County (1917-1926), state and county tax receipts (1883-1928, 1946), poll tax receipts (1904-1928), school tax receipts (1920-1930), newspapers and clippings (1891-1975), bank receipts (1896-1910), and undated photographs, legal documents, envelopes, notepad, and a manuscript. The records document Brashears’ courtship with Mollie Clayton, early 20th century Burke residents, and daily life in Angelina County.