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William Albert Vestal
Full Name: William Albert Vestal
Date of birth: May 28, 1847
Date of death: March 17, 1928

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2)   Democrat Marquez / Leon   Leon, Madison

(1) Marquez. 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S. House Journal.
(2) Marquiz [sic], Leon County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, William Albert Vestal, pp. 258-259. Born 5/23/1847 in Oauchita County, Arkansas, married Julia A. Seale on 12/19/1869. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company I, Simms Regiment, detached service (per soldier's application; includes correspondence, affidavits, and direct interrogatories of witnesses; no William A. Vestal found by War Department on the rolls of Companies E, D, or I.9 (Sims) Regiment, Texas Cavalry, in the period 11/1/1861-6/30/1864). William Albert Vestal, birth date 5/28/1847 near Camden, Arkansas, death date 3/17/1928 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas, widow Mrs. Julia A. Vestal, marriage date 12/19/1869 in Leon County. Pension File Nos. 38771 (William A. Vestal) and 43739 (William Albert Vestal), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. No. 38771 includes letter from W.A. Vestal to Hon. Lon A. Smith, Commissioner of Pensions, 9/27/1922: "In 1890 this county and Madison elected me to the 22d Legislature and served during Hogg's first administration." Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company I, Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, William Albert Vestal, birth date 5/28/1847, death date 3/17/1928, burial in Clear Creek Cemetery, Leon County. Includes photo of William Albert Vestal and Julia Ann (Seale) and plaque in memory of Confederate veterans buried in Clear Creek Cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • William Albert Vestal, birth date 5/28/1847 in Ouchita County, Arkansas; death date 3/17/1928 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas. Burkeen Page.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Health and Vital Statistics  
    Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  

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