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

By Catherine Keenan

Collection Overview

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


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:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
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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