W.F. Upton

William Felton Upton

Full Name: William Felton Upton
Date of birth: August 31, 1832
Date of death: February 7, 1887

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1)   Democrat Schulenburg / Fayette   Fayette
H 70 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2)   Democrat Schulenburg / Fayette   Fayette
H 61 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4)   Democrat Schulenburg / Fayette   Fayette
H 61 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (5)   Democrat Schulenburg / Fayette   Fayette
H 50 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (6) (7) (8) (9)     High Hill / Fayette   Fayette

(1) Served as chairman of the 1884 Democratic State Convention. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 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) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) "In 1853 Upton moved to Texas and became a farmer and store owner in the Blum Hill community, west of Foerster's Creek in southern Fayette County . . In 1859 he was joined by his older brother who took charge of the farming operations while William concentrated on the mercantile business in the community, which by 1858 was called High Hill." Handbook of Texas Online.
(8) LaGrange, Fayette County. House Journal.
(9) High Hill, Fayette County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Memorial committee and resolution, memorial communication spread upon the Journal from Chief Clerk Will Lambert, 20th Legislature, R.S., 2/8/1887-2/9/1887, pp. 289, 297, 301. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • William Felton Upton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Mann's (Bradford's) Texas Cavalry Regiment. Biographical sketch, pp. 30, 123. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. W.F. Upton, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. Upton, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.F. Upton, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. Wm. F. Upton, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Capitol Contract  
Finance (Chair) 
Laying the Cornerstone of the New Capitol  
Private Land Claims  
Revision of Rules  
18th R.S. - 1883
Comptroller's Report Delay  
Election of W.H. Tucker of Anderson County  
Fence Cutting  
Finance (Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Towns and City Corporations  
Validity of University Fund Claims in Comptroller's Office  
17th R.S. - 1881
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine (Chair) 
Congressional Districts  
County Governments and County Finances  
Places of Business and Suitable Buildings for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and Commissioners of Appeals  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
16th R.S. - 1879
Commerce and Manufactures  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine (Chair) 
Executive Mansion  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Reduction of Expenses in Departments, Select  
11th R.S. - 1866
County and County Boundaries  

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