David Jones Eddleman Collection, 1854-1955Add to your cart.

By Catherine Keenan

Collection Overview

Title: David Jones Eddleman Collection, 1854-1955Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1923
ID: 01/ HM.49
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged in four boxes by material type. One box contains materials from other collections, as described in the box contents.
Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains papers of the Eddleman family including genealogy records, correspondence, historical and biographical information about David Jones Eddleman.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Contains the papers of the Eddleman family concerning the genealogy and history of the family and the life of David Jones Eddleman, early settler of Denton County, Masonic Grand Lecturer of Texas, and publisher of the first daily newspaper in Indian Territory (Oklahoma) including an autobiography, birth certificates, clippings, correspondence, literary productions, personal notes, photographs and wills.

Collection Historical Note

David Jones Eddleman was born in Kentucky in 1834 to James Eddleman and Cynthia Ann Douthitt. The Eddleman family came to America from Germany in 1762 and participated in the Revolutionary War, later also becoming involved in the Civil War where DJ Eddleman and two of his brothers served with the Confederate Army. Afterwards, DJ Eddleman assisted in bringing up the town of Denton, Texas, by serving twice as mayor and Masonic Grand Lecturer of Texas, helping to establish the first local Christian church, and participating in many of its leading enterprises including beginning the first daily newspaper in the territory.

David Jones Eddleman and Mary Daugherty married in 1866 and remained active members of their community throughout their lives, being instrumental in many ways to the fostering of Denton, Texas and Muskogee, Oklahoma. David died in 1922, while Mary died in 1943; they are buried together in Greenhill Cemetery in Oklahoma.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in the UNT Special Collections department vault. The UNT Special Collections department requires a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from the vault and ready the materials for use. Please contact the UNT Special Collections department for further information.

Reading Room or Duplication Requests

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Preferred Citation: David Jones Eddleman Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: A box level inventory was added by Catherine Keenan from a legacy paper finding aid and observed box contents on April 27, 2017.

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Box and Folder Listing

  • Box 1810a: Print Box, Sink MatAdd to your cart.

    Barcode: 706540
    • Item 1: Daugherty House (1 of 2)Add to your cart.

      Photo of  what is noted on the image as the Daughtry House in Old Alton, Denton County, Texas, built by James Madison Daughtry in 1851 or 1852.
    • Item 2: Daugherty House (2 of 2)Add to your cart.

      Another photo of the Daughtry house, this time with no notes written on the edges of the image.
    • Item 3: Myrta Eddleman Sams' HomeAdd to your cart.

      Photo of Myrta Eddleman Sams' house, inscription reading, "The house where I was born- North Locus St. Denton, Texas."
    • Item 4: Untitled PhotographAdd to your cart.

      A photo of an old home in a field with an adult and child figure on the porch and another person sitting inside.

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