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Woodyard Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0204

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.

Dates

  • 1838-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1869 - 1903

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Biographical

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Acquisition Information

Donated by Estelle Woodyard, 1981

Title
Woodyard Family Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Updated by Ginger Berni
Date
7-2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Houston Metropolitan Research Center Repository

Contact:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor Street
Houston, Texas 77019
832-393-1440
HPL.Gregoryschool@houstontx.gov
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston Public Library
550 McKinney St.
Houston, Texas 77002
TXR.Reference@houstontx.gov
832-393-1662