Charles L. Abbott

Charles Luther Abbott

Full Name: Charles Luther Abbott
Date of birth: August 9, 1835
Date of death: October 16, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2)   Republican Hempstead / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton
H 13 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (4) (5)   Radical Republican Hempstead / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton

(1) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Waller County, established on May 19, 1873, removed from Austin County not only a fertile agricultural district but also the thriving commercial center of Hempstead, with its cotton mill, iron foundry, and rail facilities. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Abbott sworn on 4/26/1870, p. 6. Election contest resolved in his favor on 6/25/1870, pp. 451-452. House Journal. April 26, 1870 June 25, 1870
(4) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Abbott qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. Election contest resolved in his favor on 2/17/1870, pp. 42-43. House Journal. February 8, 1870 Report of Committee on Privileges and Elections, February 17, 1870
(5) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Charles L. Abbott, Portsmouth City, Rockingham, New Hampshire, age 25, born circa 1835 in New Hampshire, calker, in household with Ellen Abbott.
    Census of 1870 - Charles L. Abbott, Hempstead, Austin County, age 35, born in New Hampshire, profession/occupation: Member Legislature, spouse Ellen E. Abbott, sons George, Charles, and William.
    Census of 1880 - Chas. L Abbott, Silver Cliff, Custer, Colorado, age 44, born circa 1835 in New Hampshire, Justice of the Peace, widowed, sons George C., Charles G. and William P.
    Census of 1900 - Charles L. Abbott, Chattanooga, San Juan, Colorado, age 65, born July 1835 in New Hampshire, miner of ores gold and silver, widowed, son George Abbott. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880 1900
  • Charles Luther Abbott, birth date 8/9/1835, death date 10/16/1905, burial in Hillside Cemetery, Silverton, San Juan County, Colorado. Contains portrait, obituary from The Plaindealer (Ouray), 10/20/1905. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Judge T.C. Barden, 16th Judicial Court  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
12th Adjourned - 1871
Claims and Accounts  
Commerce and Manufactures  
State Affairs (Chair) 
12th R.S. - 1871
Claims and Accounts  
Commerce and Manufactures  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Commerce and Manufactures  
Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
12th Provisional - 1870
Printing and Contigent Expenses  

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