W.R. Bounds

William R. Bounds

Full Name: William R. Bounds
Date of birth: September 15, 1841
Date of death: January 22, 1909

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Alvarado / Johnson   Ellis, Johnson
H 69 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Alvarado / Johnson   Johnson

Terms of Service top

House District 70
Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899
Legislatures: 25th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Alvarado / Johnson
Counties in district: Ellis, Johnson
House District 69
Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897
Legislatures: 24th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Alvarado / Johnson
Counties in district: Johnson

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Captain W.R. Bounds and first wife Victoria B. Truelove Bounds met in Monroe County, Mississippi, and later moved to Texas. "They arrived in Dallas County June 10, 1870 and later moved to Johnson County to settle . . . By 1882 Victoria had also died. W.R. Bounds later married and had other children." Captain W.R. Bounds of Cleburne went to Alvarado to attend the funeral of Col. L.B. Trulove, according to Cleburne Morning News, 7/7/1908. Johnson County Genealogical Society (Texas). "Truelove Research and the Family of Calla Dona Truelove" by Jann Cunningham, Finders Keepers, Volume 11, Number 1, February 1994, pp. 23, 25, 26, crediting Johnson County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Brief biographical sketch, W.R. Bounds, p. 158. Born 9/15/1841 in Itawamba County, Mississippi; came to Texas in 1871. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company E, 4th Mississippi Cavalry, under Colonel J.L. McCarty; 1st Lieutenant and Captain, Company D, Colonel Ashcraft's regiment. Biographical sketch, Captain W.R. Bounds, pp. 601-602. Born 9/15/1841 in Mississippi; first marriage to Miss V.B. Trulove of Alabama, 12/29/1860, children O.L., William N., John R., M. Lee, and Lemuel R.; second marriage to Miss Sue Miller, 7/19/1884, children Thomas R., Ben H., twins Elvis and Atlas. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - William K. [William R.] Bounds, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Mississippi, farmer, spouse Victoria B., sons Oscar, William, John, and Monte, daughter Emma. FamilySearch. 1880
  • Captain W.R. Bounds, "lifelong resident of Cleburne." Death notice, 1/23/1909, p. 8. Death date 1/22/1909. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • William R. Bounds. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, Captain W.R. Bounds, "prominent settler of Johnson county." "Body of Confederate Veteran Arrives in Cleburne," Abilene Daily Reporter, 1/24/1909, p. 1, crediting Abilene Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - W.R. Bounds, postoffice Alvarado, nativity Mississippi, age 55, farmer, 26 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 24th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.R. Bounds, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.R. Bounds, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Counties and County Boundaries  
Executive Department, Special  
Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
24th R.S. - 1895
Confederate Home, Special  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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