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J. A. Abney:
An Inventory of His Papers, 1938-1916, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
Confederate soldier, rancher, physician, bank president. Born 1846 in Tennessee. Moved to Texas after the Civil War. Studied medicine in Galveston, Texas, and began a practice in Angelina County. Married Susanna Elizabeth Davis in 1868; the marriage produced three children: Dewitt Fleetwood, Fred, and Edna May. Later moved to Brown County and became a rancher and physician. Founded the town of Winchell, Texas, in 1902. Founded (1906) and Served as the first president of the Citizen's National Bank of Brownwood, Texas. Died in 1947.
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DIncludes correspondence and legal and financial materials pertaining to Abney's activities as president of Citizen's National Bank of Brownwood and his land acquisitions. Collection bulks with legal and financial material including land deeds, vendor's liens, abstracts of title, surveys, and assignments. Of special interest are a Republic of Texas headright landgrant (1837) and a deed of states of Texas (1847).
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J. A. Abney Papers, 1838-1916, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Shirley Holloway, post 1969