W.E. Barry

William E. Barry

Full Name: William E. Barry
Date of birth: December 16, 1838
Date of death: November 17, 1911

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 54 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes

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House District 54
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Navasota / Grimes
Counties in district: Grimes

Biographical Information top

Military Service Notes

  • William E. Barry, birth date 1/16/1838, death date 11/17/1911, Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Texas. U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1970. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 4th Regiment, Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, William E. Barry, birth date 1/16/1838, death date 11/17/1911; family grave marker, William E. Barry, birth date 12/16/1838, death date 11/17/1911, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Navasota, Grimes County, with spouse Martha Leonora Barry. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Census of 1900 - William E. Barry, Navasota, Grimes County, age 62, born December 1837 in Tennessee, merchant, widowed.
    Census of 1910 - W.E. Barry, Navasota, Grimes County, age 71, born circa 1839 in Tennessee, grain merchant, widowed. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • Obituary, Capt. W.E. Barry, The Examiner-Review (Navasota, Texas), 11/23/1911, p. 1, crediting Navasota Public Library. William E. Barry, death date 11/17/1911, "aged 72 years, 11 months and 1 day" (birth date 12/16/1838). "While he could have had any office within the gift of the people, he only served on term in the legislature—the 24th [sic]." Relatives: Col. Lewis D. Barry (represented Red River county "in the two first legislatures," died 1855) - father; Capt. W.E. Barry - son. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photo and obituary, Captain W.E. Barry, The Houston Post, 11/26/1911, p. 39. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - W.E. Barry, postoffice Navasota, nativity Tennessee, age 54 (born circa 1839), merchant, 53 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. W.E. Barry, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. W.E. Barry, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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23rd R.S. - 1893
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debt  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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