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Isaac Newton Baughman
Full Name: Isaac Newton "Newt" Baughman
Date of birth: August 12, 1843
Date of death: September 27, 1876

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Elected but never sworn 14th (1) (2) (3)   Radical Republican Wharton / Wharton   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton

(1) Report of the special committee inquiring into whether a vacancy in office exists in the 13th Senatorial District, finding I.N. Baughman left Wharton County on 12/15/1873 and that Baughman is at present a resident of Shreveport, Louisiana, and does not intend to return nor qualify as a member of the 14th Legislature; report adopted, 4/4/1874, pp. 342-343. House Journal.
(2) Baughman elected, but never sworn. Failed to qualify. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) R.H. Wood, in special election 11/3/1874, sworn 1/12/1875, succeeded J.N. Baughman, failed to qualify. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
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Other Resources
  • Birth date 8/12/1843; death date 9/27/1876; murdered in Wharton County, Texas. Ancestry.com.
  • Synopsis of the matter of the assassination of Isaac Newton Baughman, near Egypt, Wharton County, Texas, on the 28th of August, 1876. Congressional Serial Set.
  • Mentioned in Part 8, Note 68, Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas.
  • "An Ex-Sheriff of Wharton Killed," 8/29/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Trouble in Wharton County," 11/14/1873, p. 3. "Gray Franks, late Senator from that district, had a misunderstanding with Mr. Boffman [sic] — the present Sheriff of Wharton County, and nominee of the Radical party for the Senate in Mr. Frank's place — in which Mr. Boffman received the contents of a double-barrel shot-gun." Galveston Daily News.
  • Attempted murder of I.N. Baughman and murder of Gray Franks discussed in "Southern Law and Order," 9/25/1876, p. 8. New York Times.
  • "Assassination in Texas," Janesville Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin), 9/20/1876, p. 1. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • "The Other Side of the Story," letter to the editor, 3/11/1875, reprinted from the Colorado Citizen and excerpt of a letter to Enoch Baughman regarding the murder of his son, 8/30/1876, reprinted from the Brownstone, Indiana newspaper. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
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