S.C. Patton

Samuel Collier Patton

Full Name: Samuel Collier Patton
Other surnames: Patten
Date of birth: October 4, 1842
Date of death: June 5, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Colorado, Gonzales, Lavaca, Wharton
S 27 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 16th (5) (6)   17th (3) (4)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Colorado, Gonzales, Lavaca

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Collier Patton, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, age 37, born circa 1843 in Georgia, lawyer, wife Mary (died 1897).
    Census of 1900 - possibly Culliet [Collier] Patton, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, born in Georgia, lawyer, wife Jesse (married 1 year).
    Census of 1910 - Samuel C. Patton, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, age 68, born circa 1842 in Georgia, lawyer, wife Jessie. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • S. Collier Patton, birth date 10/4/1842 in Troupe, Georgia; death date 6/5/1916; burial in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, Lavaca County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary of second wife of Samuel Collier Patton, "Mrs. Jessie Patton, Pioneer Woman, Dead," The Tribune (Hallettsville, Texas), 10/30/1936, p. 1, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "S.C. Patton Passes Away: Former State Senator and Prominent Attorney Succumbs at Hallettsville," San Antonio Express, 6/8/1916, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Collier Patton, p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.


  • Photograph. S.C. Patton, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.C. Patton, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Asylums  
17th R.S. - 1881
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 2  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  
State Affairs (Chair) 
State Asylums  
State Indebtedness  
Stock and Stock Raising  
16th R.S. - 1879
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs  
Engrossed Bills  
Governor's Message, Election of County Officers in Harrison and Smith Counties  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Public Debt  
Revision of Code  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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