Letters Remaining in Harris County Post Offices, 1831-34

Submitted by Carol Johnson.

The early newspapers printed the lists of letters remaining as rather a courtesy to their readers and the postmasters. Being a rural society, trips to the postoffice were probably not a daily, weekly or even a monthly event. So the newspapers began to run the lists to alert the addressees there was mail waiting for them. There were probably a few cases where the person to whom they were addressed had died or moved on to another locality, but it appears that most of the letters were probably picked up.There is no other information available on the letters, no record was kept as to who sent them, or if ever received by the addressee, or what became of those not picked up. Also, most of the lists changed 100% each time they were published, perhaps indicating the previous letters had been picked up, and there were persons on the list who regularly received mail, from a variety of people, who used odd and/or phonetic spellings of names. These spellings were retained in the newspaper lists, and in our listing.

Letters remaining in the Post Office at Waverly Hall June 30, 1831.

W. C. Osborne, Postmaster

Mr Simeon Driver John Hardeman Joseph B. Johnson

Isham Kinarich William G. Kolb William M. Miller

William Peel Seth Watson Miss Mary L. Wie

Letters remaining in post office at Hamilton Dec 31, 1831.

J. Harwell, Postmaster

James Anderson William Y. Barden Alexander Bass

Miss Mary Ann G. Bass Richard Bassett John S. Beckham

Berry Belyeu Pleasant M. Benning Aaron Benton

Jesse Berry William S. Booth George Bray

Thomas H. Bray Mrs Candace Brown Vincent T. Burkhatter

Robert Calhoun Chuck Cannon James Chappell

George K. Chatham John B. Childers Seaborn J. Collins

J. Comer Rev J. W. Cooper George W. Cotton

Miss Jane Cunningham Col A. B. Dawson Hugh L. Denard

Jared Denard James Dowdle Lewis Dowdle

John Duncan William T. Eevingston Osborn Edwards

Jeremiah Evens James Fuller Sterling Gardner

Col Springer Gibson Washington Glover John T. Goldsmith

A. J. Gordon George Granbury Rev John M. Gray

Peter Grayham Henry Hagan R. S. Hardeway

Mrs Elizabeth Harper Samuel Harper Hardy Harris

William Harris Agnes Harwell Daniel Hightower

Richard Hingson James W. Howard David Hudson

Franklin Huff John A. Hurst John Huson

George Ingram James H. Iverson Nathaniel Jackson

T. L Jackson Henry Johnson John D. Jordan

John Jourdan A. H. Kenedy Charles Kennon

Elizabeth H. Kennon Michael King Henry Lee

Felix Lewis Henry H. Lowe James M. Lyon

Abram J. McAfee D. S. McCarter Alexander McDonald

Angus McKenzie Larkin McNeil W. R. Mangrum

Barclay Martin William H. Maynor William Mason

A. Mershon Joshua Minor John D. Moore

Samuel Nunn William C. Osborn John Passmore

Dow Perry Mrs T. T. T. Perry Obed Perry

Alexander B. Puryear Miss Delia Reynolds James J. Robertson

Addison Sapp John Satterwhite Nathaniel J. Scott

Asbury Seates L. B. Sherrell Anderson Smith

Simeon Smith Miss Catherine Stubbs Hezekiah Thorn

William Tidwell Ebenezer Torrence Henry Whitaker

Wiley White William Whitehead George Williams

John H. Williams Capt Joel Wilson Mrs Sicilly Wilson

Lewis Wynn

Letters remaining in the Post Office in Hamilton April 1, 1832.

H. J. Harwell, postmaster

M. C. Abernethy John Y. Adams Anderson Adcock

James M. Alexander John Y. Allgood Abner Atwell

William Y. Barden N. Barnes Nathan Blackman

Miss Elizabeth Booker William Brambaloe Reuben Brown

James H. Burt Miss Lucinda Butler Charles L. Cannon

H. Case Dr James Cato Frances Catrey

G. R. Chatham Simeon Clower Elizabeth Collins

Jesse Cookrell Harriet Cooper John W. Cooper

Hardy Cornett William Cosseland George W. Cotton

Lewis Crary Thomas Darby John Wesley Davis

Jones Davis Henry Dean R. R. Degernette

William H. Dendy James Dowdell Thomas Eady

Anselm Evans Reuben Failes John Farris

John Fife Ziba Fletcher P. F. Flournoy

Benjamin A. Fox Allen Gay Jourdan Gay

John M. Gray John H. Green Vilet Green

Miss Caroline Greene C. B. Greenwood Sewall Gresham

Ruben H. Griffin William Hammock Mary A. C. Harper

William Harper Anderson Harwell Miss Martha Haschull

john Hattox William Heard William Hicks

Daniel Hightower Middleton Hill Robert Hill

Harrison Hoalt John Holwark James W. Howard

William Huff John R. Humphries Waddy J. Jackson

James Jarratt Levi Jones Moses Jones

Willis Jones Frances B. Kilgore Lewis Kilgore

William H. Kimbrough James Kivlin George Knight

Joel Kulpepper James M. McGeehee John Margain

Washington Mark John Massingale A. H. Mitchell

W. F. Moonie James Moore Gabriel Moss

Silas Munk John Myrich Ransom Naramore

Samuel Nunn Philemon Ogletree George Osborn

Randolph Paine Minter Parkman A. B. Peryear

Daniel Phillips N. B. Powell L. Pratt

Winfred Rhodes Isaac N. Rieves Griffin Roberts

Antern Ross Tabitha Sansom Anthony Seale

David Sholars James D. Smith Lawrence Smith

Rhetori M. Smith William A. Smith William S. Smith

John Spencer John L. Stephens George Taylor

John W. Terry Mary Thornton Ira Tousley

Elisha Trammell Jesse Turner William Verner

Darlin Viccus Mrs Ann Walls William Watis

Stephen Wells William Wheeler Thomas Wiley

Enoch Williams William Witherson Lewis Wynn

Letters remaining in the post office at King's Gap June 30, 1832.

A. Willingham, postmaster.

Levin Collins O. Culbreath Mrs E. Gordy

George Graham Mathew Juniour E. W. Knight

Jesse Leroy Mrs James Luckee Mrs Nancy Marsh

Joseph Morris James Sims

Letters remaining in the post office at Hamilton on July 1, 1832.

H. J. Harwell, postmaster.

Thomas Aaron Jefferson Bedell Jesse Bedry

F. B. Besson J. Blackman Miss J. Blackman

Joel Branham Thomas Bray Miss C. Brown

V. T. Burkhalter Isaac Butler Miss L. Butler

John Capeheart Mrs J. Capeheart James Carroll

Joseph Cooper Jourdan Davis Samuel Davis, Jr

Irby Dewberry Ralph E. Dickson Owen Dillard

Moses Dutton, Jr Joshua Ellis, Jr Benjamin Elwell

Joel Embry A.W. Evans James Fife

Edward Finch R.A.D. Flemming Ziba Fletcher

Britton Franks William L. Franks John H. Fraser

William Gardner Miss Jane Glaze William Glaze

Aaron Goodman Daniel Graddick George Granbury

Villet Green John H. Greer Wright Greer

Thomas Griffin John Griffith Jacob B. Guerry

Moses Gunn Reading Hamilton John J. Harper

Josiah Harper Solomon Harper Reuben Harrison

Edward Harvey William Heard Mrs K. Henry

Daniel Hightower E. P. Hill Robert Hill

Joab Hobbs John Hodge John E. Hodge

William Hood James W. Howard H. J. Howell

Owen F. Jackson Cornelius Jones J. S. Jones

Randal Jones B. Jones Henry Johnson

John Johnston Mathy Junior H. J. M. Kennon

George H. Knight R. S. Leverett Felix Lewis

William L. Lewis James McGehee Neail McLean

William Mason John D. Maynor B. Meadows

Abram Miles Mrs Mary Milum Wiley Mitchell

Toliver Moore J. B. Ogletree George Osborn

William C. Osborn James Park Johnson Powell

Samuel Pryor Wesley Radford James Ramsey

Hyram Reed S. Reeden Isaac N. Reeves

Spencer Reynolds R. J. Richardson Blake Robertson

C. Abernathy Room Robert Russel Adison Sapp

Nat J. Scott Anthony Seals Permelia Seets

Little B. Sherril John J. Slater James Smith

John Smith John Sparks Lemuel Strenth

Charles Tedford Royal Tharter Reuben Tidwell

Miss M. E. Todd Edward Wade James Wadsworth

James R. Walker William Watts Wilfred Webb

William Welsh Bennet Williams Hyram Williams

Jeptha Williams John H. Williams T. Williamson

William Williamson Joshua D. Willod Harrison Wynn

Lewis Wynn Jeptha Yarbrough

Letters-Hamilton Sept 30, 1832 H. J. Harwell, postmaster

David Apperson R. W. Armor William Y. Barden

Willis Benton Samuel A. Billing Burrell Blackman

Joel Branham John H. Broadnax John Brown

Jane E. Bryan John Butter Alex Cadenhead

A. J. Cady Elisha Calhoun Hiram Camelten

Dr James W. Cate George Chatham William Chiles

Timothy Collins Thomas J. Comer James G. Cotton

Horman Davis John Davison John L. Delony

Ralph C. Dickerson Owen Dillard Wiley Dorman

James Dowdel Silas Downs Matthew L. Duncan

Thomas Evins John Farris Peter F. Flournoy

Taylor Franks H. J. Gordon Churchwel C. Goss

Daniel Gradie Thomas Griffin Segrand T. Guery

John Haddose Augustus Hardaway Martha B. Hardaway

Robert S. Hardaway Henry Harris Solomon Hart

Robert Henry Miss Sallie Henry F. W. Hill

Martha B. Hightower Thomas A. Hightower Elias D. Hines

John A. Hirst Joel Hood William Hood

John W. Hooper Dr H. Hunt Lewis C. Jaack

Thomas M. James Isaac Johnson George Jones

Fountaine Jordan J. M. Keman John D. Keman

Fr. B. Kilgroove Barnett Knight Stokely Lambert

James C. Lanky Mrs Lynch Lettis Robert G. Leverett

Lewis Lockport J. M. D. Lyan James McAfay

David S. McCarter Hugh McKane William Maynard

Anderson Miles Robert A. Monk Tacksy Nea

Richard W. Oates Wyett Oates Philiman Ogletree

John N. Owens B. Painaa Henry Parkman

Mintus Parkman George Patten Evan Persan

Miss Frances Pitts Samuel Pitts James Ramsey

David Richardson Hiram G. Royale Anderson Sapp

Anthony Seals Arnold Seals John W. Sewell

John Snelson E. T. L. Spencer Solomon Steptun

William Switzer Isaac Thomas Oliver G. Thorp

Mrs Charlotte Todd James C. Todd Sarah Turner

Ezekiel E. Walker James R. Walker R. F. Walker

John H. Walton Willford Webb Stephen Wells

Thomas F. Williams Hardy Williford Jeptha Yarborough

Letters, Hamilton Jan 1, 1833. H. J. Harwell, postmaster

William Alexander James Atwell Archibald Baron

Haywood Barrow G. W. E. Bedell Jesse Berry

Samuel A. Billing Burwell Blackburn Clark Blanford

James Borough E. Major Brown Ezekiel Brown, Jr

Miss Fanny Brown G. H. Bryan Stephen C. Cady

Hyran Canthron James Calhoun Mrs J. A. Capehart

G. K. Chatham Robert Cockram Benjamin Cogburn

Thomas Colin T. J. Comer Asa Cox

Thomas Deloch Mrs R. Denard William C. Dendy

Ralph E. Dickson James Z. Dismukes Lancelot Dodson

James Dowdell Hugh Drew John Edwards

Tyre G. Ellengton James Eppison Edward Finch

Dr W. E. Fulwood Thomas Gaddis A. G. Garner

Seaborn Goldin A. J. Gordon George Granberry

Mrs M. H. Granberry John Green C. B. Greenwood

R. H. Griffin Thomas Griffin William Griggs

Sabrina Hall Thomas Hamilton Lavies Hamock

John Harper Solomon Harper Hardy Harris

Jesse Harris B. Harris Joseph B. Hayes

E. F. Heard John Heard Daniel Hightower

James Hill Vinson Hill Jeremiah Hillam

Miss M. B. Holland Joel Hood Andrew Howard

James Huff Nathaniel Jackson T. L. Jackson

Levi Jones William W. Jones Rev C. L. Keanon

Lewis Kilgore James Lawfling William L. Lewis

Henry Linen William Majone Dr John Manor

Polly Martindale Isaac Middlebrooks Robert Miles

Hopson Milner Reuben H. Mobley Robert A. Monk

Sebron Moore Thomas H. Moore Henry Morgan

Mrs Ellie Moughon Jeremiah Mullens Hiram Murphy

John Murphy John Myrick Fleming B. Nance

Wyat Oates James Ogletree Katherine Perry

Frances Pitts Leonard Pratt George Robbinson

C. Roberts Blake Robertson William Sargam

N. J. Scott William Self Benjamin Shepherd

Alfred Sikes John B. Sison John J. Slater

Mrs Emily Smith T. B. Tarver Mrs Susan Terry

James Thompson Jason J. Thompson Thomas Thornton

Samuel Turner Stephen E. Turner Benjamin Vivion

Singleton Walker A. F. Wallis Wilford N. Webb

J. Wellborn James White Henry Whittake

Hyram Williams

Letters-Hamilton April 1, 1833. Barclay Martin, postmaster

C. Abernathy Alexander Allen James Apperson

Richard Armor John L. Baird J. L. Baily

Haywood Barrow J. F. B. Beason Pleasant Benning

James Berry William Berry Joel Blackmay

John Bray Wyat Brooks John L. Burch

Washington Burgess James Burk Jerry Canant

James B. Caswell James G. Chappell Lt J. P. Claxton

H. Clay Osborn Crook Richard Dean

Jarett Dennard Catherine Dennis Joseph Denson

R. M. H. Dixon Jeremiah Elken Jeremiah Evans

James Falkner Jesse Fleming Zeba Fletcher

Hiram Fuller William Gardner Springer Gibson

Washington Glover John Goldsmith A. J. Gordon

G. Granberry John Gray R. H. Griffin

Jacob M. Guery David Hadson Joseph Hall

John Hardy William H. Harper Hardy Harris

Henry Harris J. Harwell Samuel Harwell

Young Hayse Elias D. Hencer David Henry

Federick Hicks David Hightower S. J. Hightower

James H. Holt Alexander Huey William Huff

Richard Hungland Edward Jenkins William Jenkins

John D. Johnson Rachael Johnson Eliza Jones

Winnock Jones James Kelly Robert Lett

E. McDongald James McGeehe Francis McGarra

A. McKenzie James G. McMair Daniel Mack

T. R. Mangham Louiza Martin John Masengale

Benjamin Mays William Miller Julius Mitchell

William Moncref Isaac Mooney Elizabeth Moss

Gabriel Moss Mary Moss Allison Murpher

M. G. Murphey Abroes Nichols Timothy Nichols

Walter Nunnelee Richard Oats Jacob Oliver

James Park Mary W. H. Park G. W. Parrott

James Penington Wiley Philips F. C. Powell

Francis Powell Leonora Pratt David Richardson

Matthew Roberts Joseph Robinson L. A. Robinson

Charles Rolers John Roundtree Thomas Sadler

Willis Scot Willson Scott James Siegner

John Simmons Solomon Simmons Anderson Spear

T. A. Spraggins Jesse Sulton Cyrus Swain

Robert Symson Jesse Teal Suzin Terry

Jason Thompson Riley Tidwell Junius E. Todd

Frances Trammel Green B. Walker William G. Walker

A. F. Wallice Joseph Weldon Elizabeth Whitehead

Alford Williams Daniel Williams Enoch Williams

Joel Willson Lucy Wimbish

Letters-Mountain Creek April 1, 1833

Daniel Bell Jeptha Fannin J. Russell

Letters-Hamilton June 30, 1833. B. Martin, postmaster

Richard H. Armour Alexander Bass Elizabeth Blakey

John Brownfield John Brownny Caroline E. Burt

James Burton Benjamin S. Camshaw W. L. Candler

Bunbray Canfield Samuel E. Carter James W. Cato

Nancy Caswell James Caswill Stephen Cato

George Chatham William Chulker Miss Tiny Clegg

Loboverery Clemment Thomas Collier John Cook

Loid Cooper David Craddock Asa Cox

John Davidson Richard Dean Thomas M. Dennis

Nathan E. Duke Thomas Edsall Osborn Edwards

Josiah Evans Samuel Fanner J. M. Faulkner

Harnett Fisher Siba Fletcher William Gibson

Washington Glover William H. Good Aron Goodman

Peter Graham Lemuel Green James V. Hagg

Allen Harden Sarah Harden Nathaniel Harper

Elizabeth Harwell H. Hays Anderson Holt

Easters Hood G. W. Houston William Huff

David Hury Richard Huyson E. Hyatt

Malacrah Irwin Claborn Jarrel James D. Jarrett

Jane Jarrett Lewis Jenkins William Jenkins

Isaac Johnson Joseph Johnson Henry B. Jones

James Jones Roda Jones Randolph Jones

Thomas Kelley Frances Killgo Nancy Kindrick

Elizabeth Lake Henry Larkers George Lary

Canada Lee Milton Lee William Lewis

Joseph McAfee Saunders McGeehee Frances McGure

Sarah McKay John M'Manos William McSpearin

Edward Maddox Rolin Mahone William R. Mangham

Thomas Manard A. H. Marsh J. C. B. Michell

William Mooncrief Robert A. Muladon James Park

Prudence Parkman P. W. Patterson Dow Perry

Evan Person Lenard Peters Nathan R. Phelps

William B. Pinkard Azariah Ponge Leonard Pratt

John Ray William Rea Joel Reese

William Reeves Spencer Reynols R. J. Richardson

John Robinason G. W. Rogers Henry Rogers

Arthur Ross Rutherford Anderson Sapp

William Saryant Arnold Seal Littleberry Sherrell

Sanders Slating Lawrence Smith Simeon Smith

Owin Steward Daniel Stone Osborn Stone

Samuel B. Strength James C. Sulavin James W. Sutton

James Taylor Edward Tracy Wily Tedwell

Kimberly H. Vinson Nathaniel Wade Willis V. Wagnan

Greenberry Waldroop F. Wallice Robert Weldon

John Wiks Alexander Williams Daniel Willis

William Woodley William Woodley Littleton Wynn

Littleton Wynn Jepthe Yarborough George You

Letters Hamilton 1 Oct 1833. Henry Lee, postmaster

Sarah Adams W. D. Alexander William Alfred

James Atwell Moses Arnold Morrel Baker

Morril Baker Joel Blackman Presley Bradley

Mary M. Bray James Brooks William Burt

Zachariah Burt E. Calhoun J. S. Calhoun

James Campbell Charles L. Cannon Abram Carter

Martha J. Chambers Thomas W. Collier Timothy Collins

Robert Colwell Joseph M. Cooper Elizabeth Cradie

Reuben J. Crews Lewis Culbreth Parmelia Dandy

Hardy Dean Burt Dukes Edward F. Elliott

Jesse Ellis Lewis Ethrage Josiah Evans

Rebecca Farmer Thomas C. Gadis William Ganes

John Garner Jordin Gay Springer Gibson

William F. Gibson John M. Gray J. M. Guery

William F. Harper William Hatcher Samuel Herrin

William Hiaf Isaac Hill Sion Hill

Thomas S. Hobbs James H. Iverson Claborn Jarrell

Henry B. Jones Thomas Kelly John H. Kendell

Martha H. Kennon Terrell Kenny George Larry

Felix Lasley Thomas Lasley H. Lee

Branch Legan Joel L. Lockhart Elliott Loorwitch

Alex McDonald Pleasant Macon Elizabeth M. Marsh

William Mays John Meddlebrooks Henry G. Michael

Daley Milner Jester Moon John More

Solomon More Martha Moreland H. Moreland

Henry Morgan Ann Owens Randolph Pane

John Parham Mary Park Willis Peal

Jacob Pratt William B. Prichard John Pride

William Reeves Albert P. Roberts Jown W. Rowland

William Self John Smith T. John Smith

John C. Spence T. L. Spencer Duke Talbert

Henry H. Talley William C. Talley Wiley Teddwell

Chamly Tedford Richard Thornton M. Torrance

Jeptha Walker J. White B. William

John Williamson J. Yarberry William R. Youngblood

George M. Yown

Letters-Mountain Creek Jan 1 1834. Joseph J. Whitaker, postmaster.

William W. Barrett A. J. Gordon John Guthry

Calvin Jackson Reddic Kelley Thomas Kimborough

R. W. Oates William Reeves

Columbus, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, Columbus Enquirer, Vol 1, 1832 - 1834 by Elizabeth Evans Kilbourne


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