Woodyard Family Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains information on the family’s genealogy, business documents, deeds, and receipts. It includes personal and business correspondence to various members of the Woodyard family, a tintype photograph of Will and Pleasant Smith Humble, and a license to operate a retail establishment in Texas from 1838. The collection also contains 1 published book, Pioneers and Sundry Times by Estelle Woodyard.
- Majority of material found within 1869 - 1903
This collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from the Woodyard Family Papers must be obtained from the Houston Metropolitan Research Center or the appropriate copyright holder.
The Woodyard family originally immigrated from Scotland to Virginia. Joseph and Ann Greer Dunman, who were among the first pioneers to settle in the Humble area in 1828, are the great-grandparents of Estelle Woodyard (1914-1982). Her grandmother, Amy Dikeman, married J.B. (Ben) Woodyard and the couple had 4 sons, including Clarence Woodyard, Estelle’s father. Clarence married Christine Winkler and worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad in Houston until 1903. He then bought a family farm in Humble, Texas. Estelle Woodyard published a book in 1980 which was a compilation of notes on her ancestry, poetry, and songs.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Donated by Estelle Woodyard, 1981
- Woodyard Family Papers
- Updated by Ginger Berni
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Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository