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A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870) settled in San Antonio, Texas, and established himself as a businessman involved in real estate and ranching. He was also active in public life, serving as mayor of San Antonio, a representative in the Congress of the Republic of Texas and the state legislature, and chief justice of Bexar County. He and his wife Mary Ann Adams (1818-1898) had ten children; six survived to adulthood. Their fourth son, William H. Maverick (1847-1923), was particularly active in the management of the family land.

The papers include printed items, certificates, correspondence, land records, and financial records that document Samuel Maverick's activities during the Texas Revolution, family land and financial transactions, and personal matters. Of note is Maverick's printed copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence, annotated by him.

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Correspondence, Family papers

Publication Date

2020

Maverick (Samuel Augustus) Family Papers, 1836-1909

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