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W.T. Merriwether William Thomas Meriwether
Full Name: William Thomas Meriwether
Other surnames: Merriwether
Date of birth: April 16, 1843
Date of death: December 27, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 81 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Pearsall / Frio   Dimmit, Frio, Kinney, Maverick, Uvalde, Zavala
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • W.T. Merriwether. House Journal.
  • Memorial resolution, 19th Legislature, 3/21/1885, pp. 369. Condolences on the death of George Meriwether extended to the Honorable Thomas Meriwether. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • W.T. Meriweather, burial in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes biographical information and reprint of obituary in the Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas), 12/28/1898. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, W.T. Merriwether, pp. 42-43. Born 4/16/1846 in the western district of Tennessee. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Thomas Meriwether, pp. 518-519. Born 4/16/1843 in Obion County, Tennessee, married Lucy Hill on 11/20/1866 in Victoria County, Texas. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade, enlisted 5/17/1862. William Thomas Meriwether, death date 12/27/1898 in Bexar County; widow Mrs. Lucy Meriwether, marriage date 11/15/1866 in Victoria County. Pension File No. 18495, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Includes memorial resolution adopted at meeting of the Albert Sidney Johnston Camp, No. 144, United Confederate Veterans, San Antonio, Texas; birth date 4/16/1843, death date 12/27/1898. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • William T. Meriwether. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Note on legislative proceedings, 4/4/1885, p. 3. ". . . whereas George Merriwether, member of the 18th legislature, was killed at Goliad yesterday, the sympathy of the legislature be extended to his brother, Hon. Tom Merriwether, a member of this house. . ." Relatives: George Merriwether and William Thomas Merriwether, brothers. Wise County Messenger.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.T. Merriwether, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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