S.C. Upshaw

Samuel Crockett Upshaw

Full Name: Samuel Crockett Upshaw
Date of birth: January 31, 1840
Date of death: June 20, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 20th (3) (4)   21st (1) (2)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 17th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, enlistment and muster date 6/1/1861. Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, Waul's Legion, enlisted 1862, age 22, nativity: Little Rock, Arkansas. Samuel C. Upshaw, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 (Civil War Index - Abstracts of Muster Rolls); U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 17th Mississippi Regiment. Later joined Waul's Legion and served as Captain on the staffs of different commands in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, pp. 473-475, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • S.C. Upshaw, birth date 1/31/1840, death date 6/20/1901, burial in Hillsboro City Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill County. Includes biographical sketch. Find a Grave.

Photographs

  • Photograph. S.C. Upshaw, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.C. Upshaw, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Beef Combine ("Kansas committee")  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privilege and Elections  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums  
20th R.S. - 1887
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
New Capitol, Furnishing  
Private Land Claims  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands  
Purchase of Asylum Lund  
Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
State Asylum  
State University at Austin  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.