Becknell bibliography

Books

Beachum, Larry M., William Becknell: Father of the Santa Fe Trade, El Paso, Tex.: Texas Western Press (1982).

Clark, Pat B., The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, Dallas, Tex.: Mathis, Van Nort & Co. (1937).

Gregg, Josiah, Commerce of the Prairies, Vol. I, New York: J. & H.G. Langley (1845).

Gregg, Kate L., ed., The Road to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, N. Mex.: University of New Mexico Press (1952).

History of Saline County, Missouri, St. Louis, Mo.: Missouri Historical Company (1881).

James, Edwin, Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains Performed in the Years 1819 and ’20 by Order of the Hon. J.C. Calhoun, Sec’y of War: Under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long, Vol. I, Philadelphia: H.C. Carey and I. Lea (1823).

Phillips, Christopher, Missouri’s Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West, Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press (2000).

Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri from 1821 to 1828, Vol. I, St. Louis, Mo.: Chambers & Knapp (1843).

Rowe, Mary Ellen, Bulwark of the Republic: The American Militia in Antebellum West, Westport, Conn.: Praeger Publishers (2003).

Sappington, Dr. John, The Theory and Treatment of Fevers, Arrow Rock, Mo.: published by author (1844).

Weber, David J., The Taos Trappers: The Fur Trade in the Far Southwest 1540-1846, Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press (1980).

Articles

Dickey, Michael, “Boone’s Lick State Historic Site,” Missouri Resources, Vol. 7, No. 2, Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Summer 2000) (available online at http://www.dnr.mo.gov/magazine/2000-summer.pdf).

James, Harold L., “The Santa Fe Trail,” Seventeenth Field Conference, Socorro, N. Mex.: New Mexico Geological Society (1966) (available online at nmgs.nmt.edu).

McArthur, Judith N., “Hallett, Margaret Leatherbury,” Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fhacj), uploaded June 15, 2010, Texas State Historical Association.

“Missouriana,” Shoemaker, Floyd, ed., Missouri Historical Review, Vol. 27, Columbia, Mo.: The State Historical Society of Missouri (April 1933), p. 271.

Wesley, Edgar B., “James Callaway in the War of 1812,” Missouri Historical Society Collections, Vol. 5, St. Louis, Mo.: Missouri Historical Society [Missouri History Museum] (1927-1928), pp. 38-81.

Historical Newspapers

Gazette (published in St. Louis, Mo.)

“List of Letters, remaining in the Post Office at Saint Louis,” Louisiana Gazette, Vol. II, No. 93, St. Louis, Mo. (May 3, 1810), p. 3.

“Copy of a letter from Ensign Becknell, to Col. Russell, dated Fort Clemson (St. Charles county) March 7th, 1815,” Missouri Gazette & Illinois Advertiser, Vol. VII, No. 324, St. Louis, Mo. (March 18, 1815), p. 3.

Sheriff’s notice, Missouri Gazette and Public Advertiser, St. Louis, Mo. (Dec. 4, 1818), p. 3.

“A Delinquent List of Taxes for the year 1818,” Missouri Gazette & Public Advertiser, Vol. XII, No. 483, St. Louis, Mo. (Dec. 1, 1819), p. 1.

Report on dinner at Franklin Hotel, St. Louis Gazette and Public Advertiser, Vol. XIV, No. 675, St. Louis, Mo. (Sept. 5, 1821), p. 2.

Intelligencer (published in Franklin, Mo.)

Letter to editors by “Truth,” Missouri Intelligencer and Boon’s Lick Advertiser, Vol. I, No. 19, Franklin, Mo. (Aug. 27, 1819), p. 2.

List of candidates, Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. II, No. 61, Franklin, Mo. (July 29, 1820), p. 2.

“Complete Statement of votes in Howard & Cooper counties,” Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. II, No. 67, Franklin, Mo. (Sept. 9, 1820), p. 3.

Becknell, Wm., notice dated June 25, 1821, Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. II, No. 101, Franklin, Mo. (June 25, 1821), p. 3.

Becknell, W., notice dated Aug. 14, 1821, Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. III, No. 4, Franklin, Mo. (Aug. 14, 1821), p. 3.

Report on return from Santa Fe, Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. IV, No. 10, Franklin, Mo. (Oct. 8, 1822), p. 2.

“Mr. Floyd’s Speech—the Santa Fe trade &c.,” Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. IV, No. 29, Franklin, Mo. (Feb. 18, 1823), p. 3.

Becknell, William, “Journal of two Expeditions from Boon’s Lick to Santa Fe,” Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. IV, No. 38, Franklin, Mo. (April 22, 1823), pp. 2-3.

“Latest from New Mexico,” Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. VI, No. 39, Franklin, Mo. (June 11, 1825), p. 3.

Becknell, Wm., “Capt. Becknell’s Tour,” Missouri Intelligencer, Vol. VI, No. 41, Franklin, Mo. (June 25, 1825), p. 3.

The Standard (published in Clarksville, Tex.)

Becknell, William, obituary, The Standard, Vol. 13, No. 16, Clarksville, Tex. (April 26, 1856), p. 2.

Letters and Manuscripts

Bates, E. (Edward), to M.M. (Meredith Miles) Marmaduke, Jan. 4, 1831, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 7, Missouri History Museum.

Becknell, Mary, to Abiel Leonard, May 28, 1826, Abiel Leonard Papers (C1013), The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

__________ to Alonzo Pearson (alias Augustine Parsons), Dec. 30, 1829, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 5, Missouri History Museum.

__________ to Hannah Evans (transcription), 1860 (approx.), Mary Becknell Papers, Typescript Collection (microfilm), Vol. 6, No. 158, The State Historical Society of Missouri.

Becknell, William, to Gov. Bartolomé Baca, Oct. 29, 1824, William G. Ritch Collection, Huntington Library, San Marino, Calif. (transcription available on the New Mexico Office of State Historian website (www.newmexicohistory.org)).

__________ to Thomas J. Green, Sept. 13, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 12, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

__________ to Thomas J. Green, Oct. 18, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 14, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

__________ to Thomas J. Green, Nov. 4, 1836 [erroneously dated Oct. 4, 1836], Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 14, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

__________ to Sam Houston, May 28, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 6, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (includes muster roll dated April 28, 1836, and certified May 28, 1836).

__________ to A.M. Payne, April 4, 1829, Payne-Broadwell Family Papers (C0983), Folder 2, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

__________ to Dr. John Sappington, Dec. 24, 1830, John Sappington Papers, 1803-1887 (C1027), Folder 18, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

__________ to Dr. John Sappington, Sept. 12, 1840, Meredith Miles Marmaduke Papers (C1021) (microfilm), Folder 13, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

Bowers, E.W., to Floyd C. Shoemaker, Dec. 12, 1955, Typescript Collection (C995) (microfilm), Vol. 17, No. 478, The State Historical Society of Missouri.

Callaway, James, to Nancy Callaway, Sept. 25, 1814, James Callaway Papers, Joseph Maher Collection, Missouri History Museum.

Chribbs, William, to Secretary at War, June 19, 1807 (Document C289), Letters Received by the Secretary of War, Registered Series, 1801-1870, Microfilm M221, Roll 5 (May 1807 – April 1808, C279-C493), National Archives and Records Administration.

Davis, Joseph, Joseph Davis Diary (C1096), Vol. 2, Sept. 30, 1825 – Oct. 25, 1825, The State Historical Society of Missouri Manuscript Collection.

Gamble, Archibald, to (probably) George Sibley, July 16, 1825, Lindenwood College Collection, Missouri History Museum.

Glasgow, James, to William Becknell, July 14, 1829, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 5, Missouri History Museum.

Green, Thomas J., to William Becknell, June 25, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 7, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

__________ to William Becknell, Sept. 7, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 12, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Hargrave, Corporal Benjamin, discharge, Aug. 18, 1829, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 5, Missouri History Museum.

Hargrave, Sgt. Frederick, discharge, Aug. 18, 1829, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 5, Missouri History Museum.

Miller, John, to M.M. (Meredith Miles) Marmaduke, Dec. 26, 1830, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 6, Missouri History Museum.

Pearson, Alonzo (alias Augustine Parsons), to William Becknell, Aug. 8, 1829, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 5, Missouri History Museum.

Rogers, Mary Jane, to Mary Becknell, Sept. 28 and Oct. 6, 1836 (private collection).

Sappington, E.D. (Erasmus Darwin), to M.M. (Meredith Miles) Marmaduke, June 18, 1830, Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Box 1, Folder 6, Missouri History Museum.

Sappington, Dr. John, and Meredith M. Marmaduke, “Statement of notes & receipts taken for medicine in 1838,” Sappington-Marmaduke Papers, Missouri History Museum.

Sibley, George C., to Owen Simpson, May 1, 1825, published in Kate L. Gregg, ed., The Road to Santa Fe, Albuquerque, N. Mex.: University of New Mexico Press (1952), pp. 214-17.

Wetmore, Alphonso, to John Scott, Aug. 19, 1824, Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the State of Missouri, upon the Subject of a Communication Between the Said State and the Internal Provinces of Mexico with a Letter from Alphonso Wetmore Upon the Same Subject, February 14, 1825, 18th Cong., 2d Sess., Washington: Gales & Seaton, printer (1825) (republished in Augustus Storrs and Alphonso Wetmore, Santa Fe Trail, First Reports: 1825, Houston: Stagecoach Press (1960)).

U.S. Federal Census

California

1870 U.S. Federal Census, Mariposa County, Cal.
1880 U.S. Federal Census, Mariposa County, Cal.
1880 U.S. Federal Census, San Luis Obispo County, Cal.

Missouri

1830 U.S. Federal Census, Saline County, Mo.
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Osage County, Mo.
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Osage County, Mo.
1870 U.S. Federal Census, Osage County, Mo.
1880 U.S. Federal Census, Osage County, Mo.

Texas

1850 U.S. Federal Census, Lamar County, Tex.
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Red River County, Tex.
1850 U.S. Federal Census, Titus County, Tex.
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Red River County, Tex.
1860 U.S. Federal Census, Titus County, Tex.
1870 U.S. Federal Census, Red River County, Tex.

U.S. Federal Land Patents
(Bureau of Land Management)

Becknell, William, Nov. 15, 1823, Document 225, Accession CV-0098-418.
__________, Nov. 15, 1823, Document 226, Accession CV-0098-419.
__________, Nov. 15, 1823, Document 227, Accession CV-0098-420.
Smiley, Francis Jackson Carter, Sept. 30, 1835, Document 6003, Accession MO0520_.499.

Other U.S. Federal Records and Documents

Becknell, William, 1 Sgt., Captain Daniel M. Boone’s Co. of U.S. Mounted Rangers, Company Muster Roll, May 19-June 30, 1813, Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812, Record Group 94: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office 1762-1984, National Archives and Records Administration.

__________, Ensign, Late Captain James Callaway’s Co. of U.S. Mounted Rangers commanded by 1st Lieut. David Bailey, Company Muster Roll, March 31-June 20, 1815, Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812, Record Group 94: Records of the Adjutant General’s Office 1762-1984, National Archives and Records Administration.

__________, Claim, May 30, 1853, War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, compiled ca. 1871 – ca. 1900, National Archives and Records Administration.

Bissell, Capt. Daniel, company muster rolls and pay rolls, Nov. 1, 1800-May 31, 1809, Muster Rolls of Regular Army Organizations, compiled 1784-10/31/1912, National Archives and Records Administration.

Missouri River Commission map series, 1894, Plate IX, USGS-Biological Resources Division, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, Mo. (available online at http://aa179.cr.usgs.gov/1894maps/mrc.html).

Records of Men Enlisted in the U.S. Army Prior to the Peace Establishment, May 17, 1815, Microfilm M233, Roll 2, National Archives and Records Administration.

State and County Records and Documents

Missouri

Henry Dever v. William Becknell (1823), Missouri Supreme Court Case Files, Box 106, Folder 10, Missouri State Archives (available online in Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database (http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/judiciary/supremecourt/default.asp)).

Devers to the use of Devers [sic] v. Becknell, 1 Mo. 333 (1823) (also published in Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri from 1821 to 1828, Vol. I, St. Louis, Mo.: Chambers & Knapp (1843), p. 237).

Historical list of Missouri legislators, Missouri State Archives website (http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/history/historicallistings/molegb.asp).

Index to Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Fifth General Assembly, 1828, The State Historical Society of Missouri.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly, 1830-1831, The State Historical Society of Missouri.

Journal of the Senate of the State of Missouri at the First Session of the Sixth General Assembly, 1830-1831, The State Historical Society of Missouri.

Laws of a Public and General Nature of the State of Missouri Passed Between the Years 1824 & 1836, Vol. II, Jefferson City, Mo.: W. Lusk & Son, printer (1842).

Missouri: Callaway County

Deed Book F.
Elizabeth Pritchard [Prichard] to Jesse Evans and William Evans, pp. 219-20.

Missouri: Cooper County

Circuit Court Book 2.
State v. William Becknell, p. 233.

Circuit Court Book 3.
William Hughes v. William Becknell, p. 42.

William Hughes v. William Becknell, Cooper County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 6, Folder 18 (Microfilm C37277), Missouri State Archives.

State v. William Becknell, Cooper County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 3, Folder 16 (Microfilm C36911), Missouri State Archives.

Missouri: Howard County

Deed Book B.
Howard County Commissioners to William Becknell, pp. 103-05.

Deed Book D.
William and Mary Becknell to James Morrison and Jesse Morrison, pp. 61-62.
John Shehane to Drury Prichard, pp. 80-81.
Robert Briggs to Drury Prichard, pp. 108-09.

Deed Book E.
Harrison G. Rogers to Drury Prichard, pp. 32-33.
Drury R. Prichard to William Becknell, pp. 230-31.

Deed Book G.
William and Mary Becknell to James Morrison and Jesse Morrison, p. 377.

Deed Book K.
William and Mary Becknell to James Morrison and Jesse Morrison, pp. 76-78.

Deed Book Z.
William and Mary Becknell to Burton Lawless, pp. 192-93.

Circuit Court Vol. 1816-1818.
Joseph Bayer v. William Head, p. 98.
William Becknell, et al., v. Joseph Robidoux, pp. 119-20.

Circuit Court Book 2.
James Riggins v. Drury Prichard, p. 169.
Joseph Cooper v. William Becknell, pp. 367-68.
Amos Ashcraft v. William Becknell, et al., pp. 408, 429, 478-79.
Thomas Thewt v. William Becknell, pp. 414-15.
Henry V. Bingham, admin. Fall v. William Becknell, p. 446.
Hardage Lane v. William Becknell, p. 446.
Thomas A. Smith v. William Becknell, p. 457.
Henry E. Dever v. William Becknell, p. 458, 475-76.
John Rawlings, Jr., et al., v. William Becknell, et al., p. 511.
State v. William Becknell, p. 531.

Circuit Court Book 3.
Henry E. Dever and James Bradley, execs. v. William Becknell, pp. 258, 310, 366-67.

William Becknell, et al., v. Joseph Robidoux, Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 2, Folder 7 (Microfilm C32813), Missouri State Archives.

Henry V. Bingham, admin. Fall v. William Becknell, Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 5, Folder 123 (Microfilm C32822), Missouri State Archives.

Joseph Cooper v. William Becknell, Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 5, Folder 122 (Microfilm C32822) and Folder 135 (Microfilm C32823), Missouri State Archives.

Henry Dever v. William Becknell, Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 5, Folder 137 (Microfilm C32823), Missouri State Archives.

James Riggin v. Drury Prichard, Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 4, Folder 99 (Microfilm C32820), Missouri State Archives.

James Riggs v. William Becknell, Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 3, Folder 44 (Microfilm C32814), Missouri State Archives.

Thomas A. Smith v. William Becknell & Co., Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 5, Folder 168 (Microfilm C32823), Missouri State Archives.

Thomas Thewt v. William Becknell, et al., Howard County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 4, Folder 53 (Microfilm C32820), Missouri State Archives.

Missouri: St. Charles County

1817 St. Charles County, Mo., Census, St. Charles County Historical Society.

Deed Book C.
William Becknell to Richard Kerr, pp. 271-72.

Deed Book E.
William Becknell to John Heath, pp. 260-61.
Bateast Grayson to Drury R. Prichard and George Evans, pp. 306-07.

Circuit Court Book A.
William Thompson v. Jacob Coons, pp. 103-04.
James Boucher v. Rudolph Haverstick and Henry Haverstick, p. 105.
Thomas McKnight and Robert McKnight v. James Morrison and Jesse Morrison, pp. 181-82.

Becknell, William, deposition [in St. Charles County, Mo., Circuit Court case Estate of James Callaway v. Estate of Benjamin Howard], May 4, 1816, James Callaway Papers, Joseph Maher Collection, Missouri History Museum.

Thomas McKnight and Robert McKnight v. James Morrison and Jesse Morrison, St. Charles County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 12, Folder 9 (Microfilm C54267), Missouri State Archives.

Missouri: Saline County

Deed Book A.
William Becknell justice of the peace commission, p. 102.

Deed Book G.
William and Mary Becknell to Burton Lawless, pp. 220-21.

Circuit Court Book 1 [Microfilm C29915, Missouri State Archives].
Zachariah Hanks v. William Becknell and J.F. Smiley, p. 149.
Mary Ann Parsons v. Augustine Parsons alias Alonzo Pearson, p. 173.
State v. William Becknell and William Allen Gwinn, pp. 175, 198.

Mary Ann Parsons v. Augustine Parsons alias Alonzo Pearson, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 3, Folder 155 (Microfilm C29916), Missouri State Archives.

State v. William Becknell & William Allen Gwinn, Saline County, Mo., Circuit Court Case Files, Box 2 (Microfilm C29915), Missouri State Archives.

Texas

Texas: War of Independence

Certification of service of company commanded by William Becknell (Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Green), Oct. 19, 1836, Claim No. 1080, Republic Claims, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (available online at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/repclaims/).

Muster roll of company commanded by William Becknell, April 28, 1836, certified May 28, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 6, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Muster roll of Red River Blues, July 14, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 11, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Muster roll of Red River Blues, Aug. 26, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 11, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Muster roll of Red River Blues, Oct. 14, 1836, Thomas J. Green Papers, #289, Folder 12, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Texas: Other Republic Claims

Becknell, John, Claim No. 3100, Republic Claims, Reel 136, p. 443, Texas State Library and Archives Commission (available online at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/repclaims/).

Texas: Supreme Court

Jones v. Keith, 37 Tex. 394 (1872).
Shannon v. Marmaduke, 14 Tex. 217 (1855).

Texas: Red River County

Record of Land Commissioners Book [Microfilm #1295711, FamilySearch]
John K. Rodgers [Rogers], Certificate 84.
F.J.C. Smiley, Certificate 85.

Land office return, May 1838.
Heirs of Wm. Cribbs [Chribbs], Certificate 594.

Deed Book C.
William A. Becknell to Martin Guest, pp. 13-14.
Republic of Texas to William A. Becknell, pp. 96-97.
John C. Becknell to B.F. Ellis, pp. 339-40.
Jesse Nave to William Becknell to John C. Becknell, pp. 374-75.

Deed Book D.
William Becknell to Thomas J. Shannon, pp. 318-19.

Deed Book F.
William B. Evans and John K. Rogers to Edward West, trustee for Thomas J. Shannon, pp. 241-42.
William B. Evans and John K. Rogers to Edward West, trustee for Thomas J. Shannon, pp. 242-44.

Deed Book I.
John Becknell to John T. Mills, pp. 27-28.
John Becknell to Enos S. Look, pp. 44-45.

Deed Book J.
John Becknell to William Guest, pp. 457-58.

Deed Book K.
State of Texas to William Becknell, pp. 162-63.

Deed Book L.
William A. Becknell, admin., to Leonard H. Norwood, pp. 168-69.

Deed Book M.
Judgment, Dec. 4, 1854, M.M. Marmaduke v. Thomas J. Shannon and William Becknell, and M.M. Marmaduke to J.M. Baker, pp. 400-02.
Mary Becknell power of attorney to Nathan Smith Richardson, p. 597.

Deed Book N.
Frank J. and Mary Jane Becknell Hopkins to George B. Clifton, pp. 184-85.
Mary Becknell to Trustees of Methodist Episcopal Church South, East Texas Conference, pp. 457-58.

Deed Book R.
B.H. Epperson, executor, to William Keith, pp. 624-26.
John C. Becknell to John K. Becknell, Marshall M. Becknell, Mary E. [Becknell] Davis, and Badora [sic] [Becknell] Eidson, p. 658.

Deed Book T.
William Becknell to Thomas J. Shannon, p. 261.

Deed Book X.
Commissioners Report (Partition of Land, Heirs of William Becknell v. Mary Becknell, admin.), pp. 534-42.

District Court Book A [Microfilm #1295814, FamilySearch].
Charles E. Spence v. William Becknell, p. 7.
Texas v. John and William Becknell, p. 30.

M.M. Marmaduke v. Thomas J. Shannon and William Becknell, Case No. 2039, Red River County District Court, Tex. (Deposition of William Becknell (transcription), Nov. 22, 1853, in Typescript Collection (C995) (microfilm), Vol. 17, No. 478, The State Historical Society of Missouri).

Martin and Phillis Becknell, Free Colored Persons v. B.H. Epperson, Executor of the Will of Mary Becknell, Deceased, Case No. 3912, Red River County District Court, Tex. (Petition and Order (transcription), Feb. 21, 1871, in Mary Becknell Estate Papers, Typescript Collection (C995) (microfilm), Vol. 17, No. 477, The State Historical Society of Missouri).

Probate Vol. B, Record of Wills [Microfilm #1295742, FamilySearch].
Will of Mary Becknell, pp. 61-62 (transcription in Mary Becknell Estate Papers, Typescript Collection (C995) (microfilm), Vol. 17, No. 477, The State Historical Society of Missouri).

Probate Vol. C, Minutes [Microfilm #1295742, FamilySearch].
Final Record of Estate of William Becknell, pp. 123-51, including:
Bond of Mary Becknell, p. 124.
Inventory of Appraisers, pp. 124-25.
Inventory of Administrator, pp. 125-26.
Report Titus County, p. 126.
Inventory Additional, pp. 126-27.
Report of Commissioners, pp. 127-28.
Sale Bill, pp. 128-29.
Report, p. 130.
Report of Commissioners, p. 131.
Report of Sale of Negro Boy, pp. 131-32.
Commissioners Report of Division of Land, pp. 132-38.
Account Current, pp. 138-42.
Vouchers No. 1-12 and 14-22, pp. 142-51.

Probate Vol. G [Microfilm #1295743 and 1295744, FamilySearch].
Order on Estate of William Becknell, Petition for Letters of Administration, p. 127.
Order on Estate of William A. Becknell, Petition for Letters of Administration, p. 269.
Orders on Estate of William Becknell, Petitions for Administration De Bonis Non, p. 271.
Order on Estate of William Becknell, Appointment of Administratrix, p. 271.
Order on Estate of William Becknell, Petition for Partition of Land and Negro, p. 312.
Order on Estate of William Becknell, Report of Commissioners to Partition Land and Negro, p. 319.
Orders on Estate of William Becknell, Petition to Compel Administratrix to Make Settlement, pp. 411, 418, 432, 443, 453.

Virginia: Amherst County

Marriage Register 1763-1852.
Micajah Becknell and Pheby Landrum, Oct. 23, 1782, p. 16.
William Becknell and Jane Trusler, Nov. 1807, p. 443.