William Sheriff

Full Name: William Sheriff
Date of birth: January 14, 1818
Date of death: February 21, 1889

Terms of Service top

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

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/12/1870, pp. 15-16. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Radical. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - William Sheriff, Fort Bend County, age 53, born circa 1817 in West India, retired merchant. FamilySearch. 1870
  • Wm. Sheriff, birth date 1/14/1818, death date 2/21/1889, burial in Fulshear Cemetery, Fulshear, Fort Bend County. Find a Grave.
  • Minority report from the Committee on Lawlessness and Violence includes letter from Judge William Sheriff regarding the murder of his son-in-law Wheelock H. Upton," 8/6/1868, pp. 674-677, crediting the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, June 1, A.D., 1868, 1870.
  • "A History of Refugio County," The Refugio Timely Remarks, 10/21/1932, p. 4. Included in list of chief justices of Refugio County, "William Sheriff - 1865."
    "Reconstruction," The Refugio Timely Remarks, 12/10/1937, p. 4, crediting Dennis M. O'Connor Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). 1932 1937

Committee Information top

12th R.S. - 1871
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
House Employees, Regulate Pay of  
State Affairs  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
House Officer and Employee Compensation, Select  

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