Chronicles of Smith County, Texas

– Volume 1 Through 10 –

This award winning magazine containing articles, photos, maps, etc. on the history of one of East Texas’ oldest counties is compiled, edited and published each year by the Publications Committee of the Smith County Historical Society.

In 1975 it was honored by the American Association for State and Local History for its role in the Society’s overall program of historical preservation when the Smith County Historical Society received the distinguished AWARD OF MERIT.

FALL / 1962 Vol. 1 – No. 1, No. Printed: 100 No. Pages: 24
Contents:
The Neches Saline, by Jack Moore; Map of Cherokee Indian Campaign; The Douglas Battery Muster Roll; Review of “Two Centuries in East Texas’’ Dedication of Camp Ford marker.

SPRING / 1963, Vol. 2 – No. 1, Printed: 100 No. Pages: 20
Contents:
Tyler As An Early Railroad Center, by Morris S. Burton; Railroad Map of Smith Co.; Medallion Sketches of the Dewberry House, the Gary House and Goodman-LeGrand Museum; Business Directory of Tyler, 1882; Plat of Original Plan of Tyler, by Will Woldert; Review of “Not Without Honor: The Life of John H. Reagan’’; Civil War Letter from Camp Daniel, Sept. 7,1862; Facsimile, Houston & Great Northern Railroad Bond.

FALL / 1963, Vol. 2 – No. 2, No. Printed: 200 No. Pages: 28
Contents:
World War II Comes To Tyler, by Philip L. Dibert Heads of Households, Smith County, 1850 Physicians in Smith County 1864.

SPRING / 1964, Vol. 3 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500 No. Pages: 28
Contents:
Old Homes Issue: historical sketches and pictures of: Bell house, Browning house, Chilton house, Dewberry house, Gary house, Goodman house, Hitt-Wilbanks house, Huggins-Starnes house, Kay house, Loftin house, Marsh house, Miller house, Niblack house, Patterson house, Ramsour house, Rowland house, Swann house,Turner house, Wiley house, Williams house Smith’s School in Tyler 1866 Facsimile, front page of Tyler Reporter, Apr 25,1860 Facsimile, Ordinances of the town of Tyler, 1868

FALL / 1964, Vol. 3 – No. 2, No. Printed: 350 No. Pages: 28
Contents:
The Court Houses of Smith County, Morris S. Burton Plat of Tyler’s Square; 1885 Baptist Beginnings, the Cherokee Baptist Assoc.; When Smith County Printed Its Own Money, by H. G. “Bill” Corbin; Major John Dean, by Dean W. Turner; “The Lone Star Rebels” a Civil War muster roll; Facsimile, four old pieces of paper currency.

SPRING / 1965, Vol. 4 – No. 1, No. Printed: 300, No. Pages: 32
Contents:
Smith County Agriculture, 1880-1930, by Ben M. Browning; Rose Growing & How It All Began, by Dr. E. W. Lyle; “Gone To Texas”, 1932 newspaper article about Starrville; 1860 Starrville Heads of Households from census; Review of “Camp Ford, C. S. A.” And ‘’The Wire That Fenced The West’’; Thomas Jefferson Hays/Smith County Surveyor, by Carlos Val Smith; Facsimile, 1879 history of Smith County from the “American Sketch Book”; The Beall House & Its Builder, by Alex Beall; winners of Historic Buildings Photo Contest .

FALL / 1965, Vol. 4 – No. 2, No. Printed: 300, No. Pages: 40
Contents:
Jamestown, Smith County Ghost Town, by James Wilkins; Reconstructed Plat of Old Jamestown; Spivey Store at Noonday, painting by Mrs. C. D. Lisman; Civil War Letters of Z. H. Crow, edited by F. Lee Lawrence and Robert Glover; Historical Atlas of Smith County (8 page supplement); Bibliography of Tyler and Smith County, by F. Lee Lawrence; Smith County Post Offices established before 1860; Texas Fruit Palace, 1896, compiled by Morris S. Burton; Doughboys of Company C, by Col. and Mrs. C. E. Parker; Spivey’s Store, historical sketch by Elsie Wills.

SPRING / 1966, Vol. 5 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 56
Contents:
How Early Texans Acquired Their Land, by Frank Dixie; Smith Post Offices and Postmasters of Smith County, 1847-1929; Indian Artifacts of Smith County, by L. A. Wallace, Jr.; A Trip To Tyler, 1865 edited by Howard 0. Pollan, from the diary of f Wm. J. Goodman; Flint In The 1920’s, by Mrs. Ed Smyrl, edited by Frank H. Smyrl; Recollections Of A Centenarian, Mrs. James P. Douglas written in 1952; Review of “Some Biographies of Old Settlers” and “Douglas’s Texas Battery, CSA.’’; Photo and sketch of Civil War flag in Goodman Museum; Facsimile, Republic of Texas land grant to Robert Walters.

FALL / 1966, Vol. 5 – No. 2, Vol. 6 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500; No. Pages: 44
Contents:
The Goodman Family, by Howard 0. Pollan; All In The Point Of View, two letters from the 1860’s; Emir Hamvasy/Tyler’s Debt to a Hungarian Refugee, by Robert M. Hayes; Indian Trails & Tales of the Smith County Area, by Elsie Wills; Map of Indian Trails across Smith County; The Cherokee War of 1839, by Morris S. Burton; Map of Smith County showing events in 1839 War, by Morris S. Burton

SPRING – 1967, Vol. 6 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500 No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Second “Old Homes Issue” containing following structures: Arnold house, Dean house, Green house, Peters/ Moore house, Mathews/Hardy house, Center Methodist Church, Overton house, Clay /Vanlandingham house, Hergesheimer house, Copeland house, Douglas /Holland land house Verner house, Judd house, Shamburger house, Mathews house. Facsimile of entire issue of Vol. 1, No. 1 “Texas Railway News & Illustrator of July 1896; Architecture of Early East Texas, by Shirley Simons, Jr.; “Sift Sand For Dixie Land”, a Civil War letter of Thomas Green, Sept. 1862; Belzora Ferry Rates, 1868; A Smith County Company For The Splendid Little War, muster roll of Tyler’s Co. K. Introduction by F. Lee Lawrence; Omen Civil War veterans, 1900; The Movies Come To Tyler, March 7, 1898.

FALL / 1967, Vol. 6 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 52.
Contents:
J. F. (Doc) Witt, Tyler’s music Man, by Morris S. Burton; “Whip The Devil & His Hosts the Civil War letters of Eugene 0. Perry. Edited Col. Harold B. Simpson; Odd Fellowship In Tyler, by R. S. “Dick” Burrus; Camp Ford Portfolio, by F. Lee Lawrence; Tyler Plat of 1861, by Jo. J. White; New Harmony Baptist Church, 1860 Needed On The Homefront, facsimiles; Facsimile of Garden Valley High School closing exercises in 1892.

SPRING / 1968, Vol. 7 – No . 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
“The Tyler Gang”, Tyler Politicians In Late Nineteenth Century; Texas Politics, by Dr. Alwyn Barr; Views of Lindale, Six old postcard scenes; Smith County’s Formative Years, 1846-1848; The Commissioners Court Minutes, abstracted by Howard O. Pollan; Marvin Methodist Church 120 Years of Service To God In Tyler, by Morris S. Burton; Teachers in 1860, from the census; A History of Tyler Electric Company, by Jane Judge Greer; Dr. Ellison’s letter from Tyler, April 5, 1857; “Old Days”, a nostalgic poem by Tom Richardson; “Dollars & Sense,” facsimiles of unique “currency”.

FALL / 1968, Vol. 7 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Some Early Republicans of Smith County, by Paul D. Casdorph; Review of “A Record of Faith”, a history of Tyler’s Episcopal Church; The letters of Gallatin Smith, edited by Jonathan Smith; Pictures From Our Past, 21 old photos with captions by Morris S. Burton; “No Braver Or Better Man”–Nicholas Wren, by James Wilkins; Miss Dod’s Select School, by Morris S. Burton; The Murder Of Godley & House, 1871 letter; Facsimile, Tyler High School’s first commencement exercise program.

SPRING / 1969, Vol. 8 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 60
Contents:
As I Remember It, interviews with Otto Albertson and Gus Pinkerton Pictorial of earliest known photos of Tyler; 1849-1850, a continuation of minutes of the Commissioners Court, abstracted by Howard Pollan; Facsimile, 8 page ‘’Homecoming Edition’’ of Daily Courier Times, July 1909; Facsimile of Reunion Booklet, 1905–Ross, Ector & Granbury Brigades with the Douglas Battery; Men in Gray, four old photos of men connected with the Douglas Battery.

FALL / 1969, Vol. 8 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 72
Contents:
Richard Bennett Hubbard Noble Aristocrat, by F. Lee Lawrence; James Calhoun Hill, by Mrs. C. E. Gayle; “A Meeting House For Twin Springs” document of 1856; Facsimile of “The Southland”, October 1902 Complete 32 page magazine; School Sights, pictorial of old school houses; Smith County’s First Survey, by Morris S. Burton; Measuring Land The Spanish Way.

SPRING / 1970, Vol. 9 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 60
Contents:
Mr. Republican, Silas D. Wood, by James Smallwood; “The Big Four”, by Frazier Frederick; Old Photo of Smith County Officials about 1900; Educational Memoirs of Joseph Lindsey Henderson; Notes On The Life Of Mollie Moore Davis, by Fred H. Moore; Tyler Bottles, by Jewel and Arthur Umberger; The “I. Jacobs flask”,notes on an early Tyler dealer in “pure liquors”.

FALL – 1970, Vol. 9 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 52
Contents:
“Fight Against Storm & Flame”, Tyler’s fire department by Morris S. Burton; Col. John F. Overton, by Howard Bramlette; “Pioneering Experiences around Tyler’’ by L. W. Wilkerson; “Dear Mother”, a wartime letter from a soldier in Douglas’s Battery, James B. Long; The Local Gentry, portfolio of 15 watercolors by A. C. Gentry, Jr.; “Come & Share Our Plenty’’, 36 page facsimile booklet on Smith County agriculture; War Industry Comes To Tyler, a speech by Robert Glover at the dedication of marker for Confederate Ordnance plant: Facsimile of 1887 ad for Tyler China Hall.

SPRING / 1971 – Vol. 10, No. 1, No. Printed: 600, No. Pages: 64
Contents:
Early Highway Development In Smith County, by I. H. Crutcher, Jr.; The Wright House, by Howard 0. Pollan; Tyler Tennis Players, an old photograph; Old Homes Portfolio by Jack Gray, 6 photo exhibit; “A Tall Spire Against The Sky’’, a history of Tyler’s First Christian Church, by Mary K. Haynes; Exhibit of 6 photos of old homes by Robert M. Hayes; The Levee, Tyler’s Railside Business District, by Dr. Julian Mardock; The Levee Map, by Jo J. White; Lindale, The City And Its History, centennial sketch by Mrs. Earl Prater; “Battle Of Roses”. 1896 Parade of Flowers; FULL COLOR COVER- “The Levee” by A. C. Gentry, Jr.

FALL / 1971, Vol. 10 – No. 2, Printed: 600, No. Pages: 52
Contents:
Smith County & Its Neighbors During The Slave Insurrection Panic of 1860, by Dr. Donald E. Reynolds; Lindale’s Limerick Hotel, by Leila Jones; Address of H. B. Marsh at Stockholder’s Banquet, Citizens National Bank, May 19,1939; Year No. Ten, recap of first decade of “Chronicles”; An Historical Sketch of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Tyler by Mary Jane McNamara; “America’s Largest Business Training University” Tyler Commercial College, by Morris S. Burton; Masonic Lodges in Smith County before 1860; GALLERY, two old photos; A Victorian Home, the Erasmus M. Hanna House, by William Bradford Bugg; Tyler’s Sixth Court House photo by Robert M. Hayes FULL COLOR COVER.

– Continued Vol 11 through 20 –

SPRING / 1972, Vol. 11 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Development of the District School Systems of Smith County, by Randal B. Gilbert; William H. Ray, by Mildred McKnight Shamburger; Harris Creek Baptist, reproduction of booklet published 1949; Pictures from Our Past, Reproduction of Tyler Commercial College Class and of old High School Building, with captions by Morris S. Burton; The Freedman’s Bureau, by Dr. Barry A. Crouch; Money of the Merchants, the story of trade tokens, by Robert Fleet; The Omen Omelet, facsimile reproduction of Summer Hill Select School newspaper; Scenes of Old Whitehouse, four old photographs reproduced; Tignal W. Jones, an appreciation reprinted from Civil Minute Book District Court, Smith County.

FALL / 1972, Vol. 11 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 88
Contents:
Painting of Swinney’s Store at Noonday by Ancel E. Nunn; Map of the Cherokee Indian Campaign and the Neches Saline area by Jack Moore; Salt of the Earth; Making Salt at the Neches Saline by Loy Gilbert; Brief History of the Negro in Five Counties, by W. A. Redwine (Facsimile of rare booklet published at the turn of the century); “The Rays Look Back” -review of Marvin McCarley’s book on the Ray family by James Wilkins; Earliest members of Harris Creek Baptist Church (listing); Anna Pennybacker, Historian of Texas, by Johnnye Pierce Kennedy; Ancel E. Nunn: A Timeless World Examples of paintings of East Texas by well-known Palestine artist.

SUMMER / 1973, Vol. 12 – No. 1. No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 44
Contents:
History of the Tyler Post Office, Federal Building 1847-1934, by Will A. Woldert Sr.; East Alabama Gone West (Alabamians in East Texas) by Alexander Nunn; “The Hero of San Jacinto is Communing With The People” (Sam Houston Speaks in Tyler) by Bob Peters; Photograph-Blackfork School Closing Exercises 1907; Colonel John Dewberry; His Life and Myrtle-Vale by Sharon Lee Stine; Painting of Dewberry house by E. M. “Buck” Schiwetz; The Old Stockade (Camp Ford) by Thomas Ludwell Bryan; “But the Corn Stands Rather Well” Two Civil War letters of Franz Coller, 6th Texas Inf. CSA. Edited by Gilbert M. Cuthbertson; The Saloons of Tyler, Texas 1847-1901 by Robert Fleet; An Ancestor of Trinity University (Larissa College) from Frontier Times; Photograph-First airmail flight from Tyler, 1934.

WINTER / 1973, Vol. 12 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 44
Contents:
The Butler house, drawing by Ancel. E. Nunn, Old Homes & Buildings Issue; George Yarbrough (Tyler businessman) by Loy Gilbert; Wells on Tyler’s Boundary 1880; View from Within: Letters of Gregory Barrett, Freedmenis Bureau Agent, by Barry Crouch; Other Views, Two items on the Barrett-Kennedy Episode during Reconstruction Days in Tyler; A Short History of Troup, Texas (with six old postcard views) by R. E. ‘’Bob’’ Cross; Facsimile, hand-lettered diploma from Tyler Commercial College by Harry Kempf; Photograph section: -Starrville School Class 1909 -1895 photo Mrs. Lena C. Arnold -Tyler Hi Cowgirls, ca. 1913 -Drill team in Tyler, ca. 1882.

SUMMER / 1974, Vol. 13 – No. 1, No. Printed: 600, No. Pages: 72
Contents:
Bullets, Ballots & Bayonets; Reconstruction Politics and Elections in Smith County, 1866-1873 by John P. Carrier; Houses of Tyler’s Past and Present: The Dean-Venable house by Terry Cowan; The Mathis-Albertson house by Dorothy Albertson; The Loftin-Wiggins house by Alice Gilbert; Letter From A Far Land (1885) Mrs. Richard B. Hubbard to her niece, Mary Wiggins Loftin (written from JAPAN); “I’m Here Yit” an interview with 112 year old Irving Anderson by Robert W. Glover; 1890 ads for Tyler businesses; Pleasant Retreat Methodist Church including membership roster from 1859 to present; Bascom, Texas; Typical Texana by Andrew L. Leath; Commencement programs for Tyler High School: 1889, 1891 and 1895 (facsimiles)

WINTER / 1974, Vol. 13 – No. 2, No. Printed: 650, No. Pages: 36
Contents:
Miss Mattie (Jones) by Lucille Mardock; The Reverend Caleb H. Smith Circuit Ridin’ Preacher of Smith County, by Andrew L. Leath; Tyler Junior College: The Early Years by R. M. Ballard, Jr.; Photograph, Pine Springs School Class 1924; The Patterson house (1311 W. Oakwood in Tyler) by Del Edwards; The First Producing Oil Well In Smith County By Sonja Jarvis; Blackstone Hotel Employees of the Period (1932-1936) list by Pat McKenna; A Boomer Comes to Smith County by Leo Carothers; Tyler Street Names by Vicki Stroud; Photograph, Smith County Grand Jury 1898.

SUMMER / 1975, Vol. 14 – No. 1, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 80
Contents:
Camp Ford marker and Cover cartoon by Herc Ficklen; Geo. Bentinck & His Little Red Market by Catherine Ann Bentinck; Graded School Journal’’ facsimile of newspaper published 1886 by student of Tyler High School; Photograph-Lip state’s Store, Fall 1904 (interior); Catalog of East Texas Conservatory of Music, Tyler (12 page facsimile); The Confederate Letters of John Simmons (Pvt. Co. 1, 22nd Texas Infantry) edited by Jon Harrison; The Rushing house by Andy Leath; The Dean house by Andy Leath; The Ford house by Andy Leath — all three illustrated by A. C. Gentry, Jr.; Photograph-Lanes Chapel School Class 1906-1907; Historical Markers in Smith County; Agricultural Potpourri-Smith County; The Ford house at Pine Springs.

WINTER / 1975, Vol. 14 – No. 2 No. Printed: 700 No. Pages: 76
Contents:
50th Anniversary of Mayer & Schmidt. Facsimile of 1939 newspaper rotogravure section; The Confederate Letters of Bryan Marsh (Co. C, 17th Texas Cavalry); “Because All Wanted A Good Bank’’ A short history of the Citizens First National Bank of Tyler, by Jim Albright; Divine Sarah’s Tyler Visit, April 2, 1906 (Sarah Bernhardt) by C. Richard King; Brady Gentry, Democrat, by Mastin G. White and Jack White; Photograph-The John B. Douglas home, 318 South Fannin, Tyler; Facsimiles-Three Third Charter Notes on Citizens National Bank.

SUMMER / 1976, Vol. 15 – No. 1, No. Printed: 850, No. Pages: 84
SPECIAL BICENTENNIAL ISSUE ON SMITH COUNTY & TYLER IN 1876
Forty-Eight Years in Texas; Dick Hubbard of Tyler; Richard Bennett Hubbard, Centennial Orator, by J. S. Duncan; A Day To Remember- facsimile; Marriages of 1876, compiled by Dora Derr Wilkins; Sunday Best–Halverson/ Roberts photo of 1870’s; The Cherokee Baptist Association Meets at Tyler, Oct. ’76; The Minutes of the Commissioners Court 1876.1 abstracted by Mary K. Haynes; Smith County fugitives from Justice 1876; Methodist Preachers 1876; 1876 Month by Month; Tyler’s First Fair by Loy J. Gilbert; Facsimile, The Tyler Democrat and Reporter, Oct. 1876; Number 7 of 11; the 1876 Courthouse by Morris S. Burton; A. A. Holt, A Man & His World by James Wilkins.

WINTER / 1976, Vol. 15 – No. 2, No. Printed: 750, No. Pages: 68
Contents:
Cover drawing by Dana Adams, Jr.; The Tyler Audubon Society by Novella G. Martin Wildlife drawings by Gayle Bonsall; 100 Years of Smith County Aggies by Andy Leath; Who Is Dana Layton? by Bill Ashley; Hampson Gary by Linda Brown Cross; The Biography of Reverend Robert Hill, D. D. by Elizabeth Hill Haynes; Mortality Schedule 1860; The Bench & Bar of Tyler, 1847-1900 by Alex Beall; “Sing It Out” -Mick Ferrell and His Smith County Singing Schools, by Brainard Sherwin Ferrell; Judge Stephen Reaves by Fones Oden Hudnall; Hubbard Comes Home to Texas, Letters of Richard Hubbard in Japan to Stephen Reaves. Introduction by J. S. Duncan; Marchman’s/Lindale. Photograph of Riley Marchman’s store in Lindale ca. 1905.

SUMMER /1977, Vol. 16 – No. 1, No. Printed: 825, No. Pages: 84
Contents:
The Prosperous Year, 1850; 1890, by Andrew L. Leath; Omen Portfolio-Photographs and drawings of the Omen area and its citizens; Justices of the Peace; The Rustler facsimile; The Omen Omelet facsimile; A. W. Orr’s Summer Hill Select School, by Allyne Burton; Twentieth Century Omen, Interviews by Linda Brown Cross; The Canton Beat, census of 1860; Omen Cemeteries – Smith, Shiloh & Elkins; From the Records – Probate items of Canton citizens; Lindsey & Engledow, Susanna Overton and Daniel Gillis; The Last Syrup Mill at Omen, by Linda Brown Cross; Notes on the Omen Post Office; Canton Lodge No. 98; The Methodist Church by A. C. Gentry, Jr.; Omen: 1977, map by Andrew L. Leath – back cover.

WINTER /1977, Vol. 16 – No. 2, No. Printed: 750, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Miss Dod’s Select School for Girls and Young Ladies of Refinement, painting by Betty Bogard – front cover; Priest, Parish and People Build a School: The Founding of St. Gregory, by Alma Coplen; Sojurn in Tyler 1867 by Col. Aubrey A. Wilson; Smith County Scholastics, Oct. 1854, by Andrew L. Leath; The Driskell-Kirby House, by Andrew L. Leath; Bibliography of Smith County compiled by Sarah H. Harper, edited by Frank M. Smyrl; Papa Rang the Bell: Some Remembrances of the Life and Career of Professor John R. Moore, by Dr. Alma Moore Freeland; The Class of 0-Five by Lucille Mardock; Baptist in a New County 1855, the Cherokee Baptist Association Meets at Carmel; Portrait of Pennybacker’s Pupils, by Andrew L. Leath Back Cover.

SUMMER / 1978, Vol. 17 – No. 1, Printed: 850, No. Pages: 68
Contents:
“Country Store at Joy’’ drawing by Galon Dingler – CCC Co. 896 by Dale Bidwell; “A cast of society equal to any,’’ an 1878 letter; The Phillips-Umberger House, by L. L. Medford III and Melba Medford; In Pursuit of a Dream (The Relocation & Restoration of the Phillips House) by Arthur L. & Jewel Umberger; Book Review, Betts’ “Smith County, Texas in the Civil War’’ by Alwyn Barr; Joy: Microcosm of Rural America, by John W. Wilkins; Elected County Officials, 1846-76, by- Andrew L. Leath; W. Z. ’s Last Hack, a picture from our Past, Lucille Mardock; The Tipton House, Troup, by Andrew L. Leath; “I found the country greatly excited,’’ a Civil War letter by E. E. Lott, introduction by Vicki Betts.

WINTER / 1978, Vol. 17 – No. 2, No. Printed: 625, No. Pages: 72
Contents:
A Letter from Elbridge, drawing by Gaylon Dingler – front cover; Tomatoes Among the Oil Derricks, by D. L. Hicks; The Littlejohn Letters / Editor’s Note; The Civil War Letters of Ethridge Littlejohn, edited by Vicki Betts, based on information supplied by Mildred Littlejohn, Sarah L. Hanes, Jon Harrison and John W. Wilkins (Part 1); Pictures from our Past, captions by Morris S. Burton; The Cotton Belt Railroad Strike of 1922, by Benton R. White; A Picture from our Past, caption by Morris S. Burton.

SUMMER / 1979, Vol. 18 – No. 1, No. Printed: 750, No. Pages: 64
Contents:
The 1909 Courthouse, by A. C. Gentry, Jr. – front cover; The Poets of Tyler, by Mary K. Haynes; Elected County Officials, 1876-1934, by Andrew L. Leath; The Civil War Letters of Elbridge Littlejohn, edited by Vicki Betts (Part 2); Official Views, selected portraits of county officials; From Slavery to Freedom: Smith County’s Black Community in 1870: A Statistical Overview, by James Smallwood.; Gentry & Gentry, a family in county politics – back cover.

WINTER / 1979, Vol. 18 – No. 2, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 40
Contents:
Judge T. B. Butler, cartoon by Sam Nash – front cover; Thomas Booker Butler: A Many Sided Man, by Everett Taylor; Rosedale Academy, Mt. Sylvan, a picture from our past; Elected County Officials, 1934-1980, by Andrew L. Leath; Chilton Military Academy, facsimile of 1891-92 catalog; Sunday Go to Meetin’ First Christian Church’s Primary Dept. 1907; Starrville – The Second Time Around, by Alma Moore Freeland & Mae Moore Campbell; The Longest Term, as an elected official – back cover.

SUMMER / 1980, Vol. 19 – No. 1, No. Printed: 750, No. Pages: 40
Contents:
Manhunt, the Murder of Parry Rowland, by June P. Trop; Depression in Tyler: A Labor View, by Donald W. Whisenhunt; Working in Smith County, Oral Histories by Sidney White, Otis J. Clark and Ada Simmons Carter; Smith County Elected Officials, A Potpourri, by Andy Leath

WINTER / 1980, Vol. 19 – No. 2, No. Printed: 750, No. Pages: 68
Contents:
Fifty-four years in Public School Education, by R. S. Boulter; Working in Smith County – Part II. Oral histories by Lillie Mae Whitney, H. B. Sampson, Starley Joe Hand, Sr., and Jessie Simmons Spinks; The Connally Castle, by Linda Cross; Work and Wait: The Way of Woman, by June P. Trop; Recollections of a Child’s Life on a Pioneer Plantation, by Mrs. John H. (Amzina) Wade.

SUMMER / 1981, Vol. 20 – No. 1, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 52
Contents:
“A much easier country-than middle Georgia” A Starrville letter, 1861 – by John Wilkins; The Kay house, by Karen Kay Esberger, drawings by Gaylon Dingler; Cookbook-facsimile of early 1900’s issued by ladies of Marvin Methodist Church; 1913 photo of Moore Grocery Company employees; Map Miscellanea, by Morris S. Burton; The Tyler Gas Company at Tyler, by A. Al Weltig; Pine Bark and Spring Water, a book review by Andrew L. Leath; Richard Bennett Hubbard, An American Life, a book review by Vicki Betts; 1897 Dance Program facsimile.

WINTER / 1981, Vol. 20 – No. 2, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 52
Contents:
The Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House, 100 Years, by Karen Hampton. Cover drawing by David Fair; Early Tyler football team photograph; 1915 Traffic Ordinance and Automobile Directory, facsimile booklet; Autos Recalled, interviews of Paul M. Bass, I. H. Crutcher III, and William F. Thompson, by Jack White; 1914 Phone operators photograph; 1920’s birthday party photograph; Commissioner Court Minutes, 1851 (a continuation) abstracted by Andrew L. Leath; Facsimile of party invitations connected with the Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon house.

– Continued Vol. 21 through 30 –

Summer / 1982, Vol. 21 – No. 1, No. Printed: 700. No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Cover drawing by A. C. Gentry; Troup City Cemetery by William Bradford Bugg; Courthouse Views, photos and captions by Morris S. Burton; Noonday Portfolio drawing by A. C. Gentry; The History of Noonday Community, The Year 1860 by Lloyd Smith; A Brief History of Noonday Baptist Church – Interviews-Ossie Ruth Tomlinson -Annie Holbrook Spivey; Photograph-Tyler Volunteer Fire Department Football Team; Hopewell School, by Mary K. Haynes, drawing by Dana Adams school catalog, 1888; The Pensive Pups and the Billikens by Fones Oden Hudnall.

Winter / 1982, Vol. 21 – No. 2, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
1930 Championship Game – Tyler High School by Ed Leach; Pages from the 1931 Alcalde; Dr. Thomas Hunt Hall’s Life in Jamestown 1854-1879 by John W. Wilkins; Photograph-The 1930 Tyler Basketball Team; Hays Funeral Notice; Nineteenth Century Smith County Methodists by Andrew L. Leath; The Friendly Class of Marvin United Methodist Church by Paxton Hart drawing by Dick Johns; Mementos of the Championship Game.

Summer / 1983, Vol. 22 – No. 1, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 44
Contents:
Cover drawing by Donna Lamb; Fox Hunters of East Texas by Jane Judge Greer; Tyler Opera House Co. Stock Certificate; The Neches River Update: by Bob Bowman; The Douglas Letters by June P. Trop, illustrated by Dana Adams; Pages from Our Past, 1929 from the Tyler telephone directory; ‘’Born with a Pencil in His Hand, Tyler Cartoonist Sam Nash by Dick Johns; Postcard Portfolio captions by Morris S. Burton; Book Review: Whisenhunt’s A Chronological History of Smith County Texas by Andrew L. Leath; Texas Fruit Palace Stock Certificate.

Winter / 1983, Vol. 22 – No. 2, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 44
Contents:
Camp Fannin, A 40-Year Perspective by Gordon J. Neilson; Elected Officials (a continuation) by Andrew L. Leath; POW Kaleidoscope: First Glimpse, Camp Fannin Vignettes by Gayla H. Lawson; Camp Fannin Miscellany; Book Review, A Rose Without Thorns by Frank H. Smyrl; The Tyler Tap’s Inaugural Run An Eyewitness Account, 1877 introduction by Morris S. Burton illustration by Lexie Palmore; Photographs-End of an Era-Rail Passenger Service Ends for Tyler, April 1956, captions by Morris S. Burton; Robert B. Langham III, a portfolio; A Southern Victory (Civil War letter by Marcus Fleishell, introduction by Marc B. Smith, Jr.; Camp Fannin Memorabilia.

Summer / 1984, Vol. 23 – No. 1, No. Printed: 900, No. Pages: 84
Contents:
Starrville, a Narrative by Andrew L. Leath; Joshua Starr, The Founder of Sttarrvile and William Henry Starr by Mary K. Haynes and Andrew L. Leath; Methodist Church, A. C. Gentry’s Sketchbook, Starrville; The Starrville Beat, census of 1860; Starrville Area Landowners, 1871; Starrville Area in the 1880 Census; Starrville Civil War Veterans; Starrville Cemetery; Dale Cemetery, McCorkle Cemetery, Nichols Cemetery, Barber Cemetery, Starr Masonic Lodge #118, Bethel Baptist Church by Tim Son; Starrville Schools; From the Probate Records; Two Remaining Starrville Landmarks; Starrville’s Last Two Stores.

Winter / 1984, Vol. 23 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 36
Contents:
D. K. Caldwell, ‘’The Man Who Got East Texas Out of the Mud’’ by Dr. Elbert H. Caldwell; Book Review, Smyrl’s Poley Morgan, Son of a Texas Scalawag by Alice Gilbert; Henry York, Photographer/Rural East Texas on Camera by June T. Parker; Early Odd Fellows Lodges in Smith County; Caldwell Zoo by Hayes Caldwell; Elisha Everett Lott, ‘’Strictly A People’s Man’’ by Andrew L. Leath; Photograph, The Cross Home of Garden Valley, caption by Linda Brown Cross; Postcard Portfolio captions by Morris S. Burton; Book Review, Leath’s Abstracts of the Smith County Probate Records, Smith County, Texas, 1846-1880 by Sarah Duncan Beene; Photograph, Bascom School ca. 1899; Photograph, Starrville High School, 1928.

Summer / 1985, Vol. 24 – No. 1., No. Printed: 750, No. Pages: 40
Contents:
The Wagon Yard by Loy J. Gilbert; A Bridge of Broken Promise by June Parker; Photograph, East Texas Fair; Parade, 1917; Notes on Tyler’s Climate by Dr. Robert K. Peters III; Tyler Symphony Orchestra 1936-1942 by Jane Judge Greer; East Texas Symphony Orchestra 1950- by Margaret George Loftis; The Day the Bleachers Fell by Frank Bronaugh; Of Mortar and Cornerstones: Mary Korkmas by Gayla H. Lawson; 1938 Texas Rose Festival Souvenir – Cover.

Winter / 1985, Vol. 24 – No. 2, No. Printed: 700, No. Pages: 60
Contents:
The Building of Camp Ford Stockade by Randal B. Gilbert; Postcard Portfolio captions by Morris S. Burton; 1852 – The Minutes of the Commissioners Court abstracted by Andrew L. Leath; Book Review, McKenzie’s ‘’Mr. Mac Keeping on the Right Track by Marshall W. Hamil; Movie Theaters in Tyler-The First Forty Years by Johnnye Pierce Kennedy; Jonathan Lewter, Pioneer by Andrew L. Leath; Mississippi to Texas, 1881 letter by Draper Johnson, introduction by Charles L. Porter; Sabine Methodist: ‘’The Church in the Wildwood’’ by Dorma Odom Davis.

Summer / 1986, Vol. 25 – No. 1, No. Printed: 600, NO. Pages: 44
Contents:
Flora by Andrew L. Leath; The Camp Ford Diary of Captain William Fortunatus McKinney, preface by Howard 0. Pollan, introduction and footnotes by Randal B. Gilbert; Book Notes, Publications of the East Texas Genealogical Society; News from Flora, 1863 / The Carter Letters edited by Andrew L. Leath; The Blackstone Hotel by Frank Bronaugh.

Winter / 1986, Vol. 25 – No. 2, No. Printed: 600. No. Pages: 60
Contents: SPECIAL SESQUICENTENNIAL ISSUE ON COTTON
End of An Era: King Cotton is Dethroned in Smith County and Northeast Texas by Dr. Irvin M. May, Jr.; Cotton and the Collapse of The Confederacy by Andrew L. Leath; Belzora & Shipping Cotton on the Sabine by Andrew L. Leath; Cotton Goes to Market – The Hard Way, a recollection by Joe Jefferson; A Way to Move the Cotton: The Cotton Belt by Morris S. Burton; Smith County Gins by James Wilkins; The Goodman Gin by Mary K. Haynes; Cotton Gins Near Arp, the Gaut Gin by Hilda Merle Gaut; Gentry’s Gins, drawings by A. C. Gentry; G. Mont Adams – Cotton King South by Morris S. Burton; Seasons of a Farmer’s Life by Loy J. Gilbert; The Cotton Sack by Loy J. Gilbert; Interview, Hubert Cates edited by Alice Gilbert; Geese in the Cotton Patch by Loy J. Gilbert;

Summer / 1987, Vol. 26 – No. 1, No. Printed: 800, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
The First Baptist Church of Tyler by Alice Gilbert; Dr. James Harrison Stribling by Alice Gilbert; Tyler Junior College Apache Belles and Apache Band by Mary Jane McNamara; Metz, the Sister City: Local History Abroad by Frank H. Smyrl; The Metz Exchange: The Smyrls Abroad by Carolyn M. Smyrl.

Winter / 1987, Vol. 26 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Mother Frances Hospital: The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and Fifty Years of Service by Patricia A. Gajda; An Art for Remembering by William B. Stephens; Old Alcalde Pecan Tree, Tyler, Texas by Will A. Woldert; Facsimile, Temple Beth-El, 18871987: Centennial Journal; Errata; Grandmother’s Garden by Mrs. John M. Stephens; The Hubbard Family, Plantation and Cemetery, Lindale, Texas by June T. Parker.

Summer / 1988, Vol. 27 – No. 1, No. Printed: 600, No. Pages: 72
Contents: (Note: Only one issue published this year)
Cover drawing by A. C. Gentry; Company K: A Composite Portrait of Smith County Boys in the Civil War by Douglas Hale; Tennessee to Texas by W. Howard Bramlette; The Cotton Belt Depot, drawings by A. C. Gentry; Our Southern Trip – A Trip to Texas 1919, The Diary of Dovie Baker edited by Virginia Pinkerton Buchanan; Newspaper Notes, 1860-1875, Agriculture and Religion by Vicki Betts; A Reconstruction Tragedy in Texas, The Murder of Hut Murray by Andrew L. Leath; Photographs, Cotton Belt Baseball Team, Smith County Courthouse, Old Hickory Wagon; History of Tyler and Smith County (facsimile from the 1915 Alcalde) by Margaret Smith;

Summer 1989, Vol. 28 No. 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 56
Contents:
The Jails of Smith County by Randal B. Gilbert; Book Review, East Texas Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Records, Smith County, Texas by Andrew L. Leath; ETNA, A Smith County Ghost Town by Morris S. Burton; Interview, Hazel Apperson Owens by Jack White; First Baptist Church, Whitehouse by Andrew L. Leath; Registered Voters 1872 by Janet Burks; Photographs, Tyler Hardware Co.; East Texas Fair Parade; Newspaper Notes, 1860-1875, Crime & Punishment by Vicki Betts; “’Bring A Rose For Your Love, facsimile of sheet music – cover.

Winter / 1989, Vol. 28 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 56
Contents:
Camp Ford, Harper’s Weekly, Mar. 4, 1865, cover; Edd Barry Meat Company by Edd Barry; Liberty Hill United Methodist Church by Virginia House, Willie Mae Beckendorf and Pauline Clanton; A Good Public Water Supply, The History of Lake Tyler by B. I. Boyett; Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas – The Largest Confederate Prison Camp West of the Mississippi River, by Dr. Robert W. Glover and Randal B. Gilbert; Photographs, Camp Ford Faces captions by Randal B. Gilbert; Tyler Businesses and Citizens in 1851 abstracted by Andrew L. Leath; Population of Tyler, 1880-1980; Census of Industry, 1850 & 1860, Smith County, Texas abstracted by Janet Burks; The Flewellen Slave Cemetery by June T. Parker.

Summer / 1990, Vol. 29 – No. 1, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 44
Contents:
Some History of The Tyler Milk Products and Babblin’ Brook by Lewis B. Whisenant; Interview, Inez Carpenter Carroll by Mary K. Haynes; The Sand Flat Road — a.k.a. State Park Road, Farm Road 14 by Dean E. Hudson; Sand Flat about 1910-1912, a map by Dewey Hitt; 1870 Products of Industry, Smith County abstracted by Janet Baker Burks; Book Reviews, Smith’s Bygones, East Texas Genealogical Society’s Abstracts, District Court Minutes, Smith County, Texas 1847-1857, Conaway and Neilson’ Obituaries From Tyler Newspapers, Smith County, Texas -1905 – 1915, Squyres’ First Christ Christian Church, Tyler, Texas, -1889 – 1989 by Andrew L. Leath, Choate’s Nazis in the Pineywoods by Linda J. Cross; Newspaper Notes, 1860-1875, Transportation by Vicki Betts; Interview, Francis Joseph McKenna by Jack White; West Erwin Church of by Fred Powell; 1929 East Texas Fair Ad.

Winter / 1990, Vol. 29 – No. 2, No. Printed: 500, No. Pages: 48
Contents:
Winona (1876-1927) by Carroll Kay; Interviews, Violet Lacy Shuttleworth, Ada Florence Forther/Willie Mae Starnes by Andrew L. Leath; Membership List, Jamestown Masonic Lodge, 1855-1859; Newspaper Notes, 1860-1875, Human Interest by Vicki Betts; Historical Markers in Smith County (erected since 1975) compiled by Linda Brett Tidwell; First Presbyterian Church, U.S., Troup, Texas by Mary Frances Creary; All Aboard! Facsimile of I & GN railroad schedule, 1881; Products of Industry, 1880, Smith County abstracted by Janet Baker Burks; The Homefront Experience in Smith County, Texas during World War II by Geoffrey B. Willbanks; Interview, Frank Ses Haynes by Jack White;

Summer / 1991, Vol. 30 – No. 1, No. Printed: 400, No. Pages: 44
Contents:
The Horace Chilton Memoirs, Part 1 edited by Vicki Betts; Photographs, The Chilton House; Corinth Baptist Church by Lula Stansell; Book Review, Fleet’s Byrd Pottery by Gary Hatcher; Photographs, The Center Community, captions by John Culpepper; Members, W. M. Taylor Masonic Lodge #158, Garden Valley 1872 – 1882 by Andrew L. Leath; Elected Precinct Officials, 1846 – 1876 by Andrew L. Leath; Company F, Seventh Texas Infantry, C.S.A. by Andrew L. Leath; Facsimile ad for Liebreich Pottery Company.

Winter / 1991, Vol. 30 – No. 2, No. Printed: 400, No. Pages: 52
Contents:
The Horace Chilton Memoirs, Part II edited by Vicki Betts; The Grinnan Family by Andrew L. Leath; The Story of True Vine Baptist Church by Clifford Murphy; The Telephone Company in Smith County, 1886-1900; Photograph, Delivering the mail; Kendrick Cemetery by Allison Horsley; Company G, Eleventh Texas Infantry by Andrew L. Leath; Civil War Letters of John R. Christian; Old Tyler Buildings, Map Miscellanea by Morris S. Burton; The Third Decade, “Chronicles” Contents, 1982-1991; George W. Chilton, photograph; Hickory Grove Masonic Lodge #184, 1854-1857, by Andrew L. Leath; Hickory Grove School, photograph; Grinnan diploma facsimile.