Chesley, Hervey E 1972-11-15

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Hervey Chesley discusses family geneology and relates details from his personal history. He also mentions citizens from Hamilton and Comanche.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hervey E. Chesley

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Date: November 15, 1972

Location: November 15, 1972

Interviewer: Hamilton, Texas

Length: Fred Carpenter


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background and early life reviewed, Recreates ancestor's Colonial and Revolutionary experiences, Moved to Texas in 1881, Speculates on conflict in Central Texas, Mother's family moved to Austin's colony in 1830, Lists various family members, Tells of early recollections of Hamilton, Hamilton citizens discussed, Civil War anecdote

Tape 1, Side 2: Discussion of Hamilton citizens (continued), Violent incidents named, Remembers early schooling, Mention of various teachers, Began residence in Cochran County in 1924, Attitudes toward the New Deal and cattle shoot examined, Murder at Comanche recalled, Anecdote concerning Grover Cleveland, Review of court reporting career, Comments on materials and records and the Van Dale collection

Range Dates: 1830-1972

Bulk Dates: 1881-1924

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