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Samuel Evans

Samuel Evans
Full Name: Samuel "Sam" Evans
Birth date: October 28, 1831
Death date: January 4, 1905

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (7) & 12th (3) (4) (5) (6) (8) Legislatures
    2/10/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Unaffiliated
  • House, 11th Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 13th Legislature as a Democrat. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) Samuel Evans refused to qualify 2/8/1870, qualified 2/10/1870, and did not attend Called Session until 5/28/1870, when he again qualified. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) Samuel Evans declined qualifying in the provisional session, p. 4; qualified 2/10/1870, p. 5. Senate Journal .
(6) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(7) Fifteen members of the 13th Legislature were conservative Democrats. These fifteen were joined by E. Thomas Broughton and Captain Samuel Evans, "both returning conservative independents," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(8) "Like Captain Samuel Evans of neighboring District Twenty-One, he [Broughton] was unwilling to ally himself with any of the political coteries. He ran for the Senate against both a Democrat and a Republican and was elected," p. 91. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Biography, born 10/28/1831. GenealogyMagazine.com 2000.
  • EVANS, SAMUEL (1831-1905). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, Fort Worth Daily Democrat, 1/6/1905. Captain Evans passed away "yesterday morning at 10:10 o'clock." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Obituary, Rockdale Messenger, 1/5/1905. Death date 1/4/1905. "Originally a Democrat, Capt. Evans became a Greenbaker [sic] and then a Populist." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
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