Full Name: Washington "Wash" Holley
Date of birth: January 2, 1823
Date of death: February 16, 1908
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Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
Pennington / Houston
Representative apportionment - Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. "Fifth District - The County of Houston shall elect one representative." University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History.
Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950
"State News: Houston County," 1/30/1876, p. 2. Selected as candidate of Democratic party for Representative, Houston County.
Galveston Daily News
COLTHARP, TX. Coltharp is in eastern Houston County.
Handbook of Texas Online
PENNINGTON, TX. Pennington is in northwestern Trinity County on the Trinity-Houston county line and was Trinity county seat from May 1874 to October 1882.
Handbook of Texas Online
Wash Halley, Houston County.
Washington Holly, Pennington, Houston County.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
Washington Holly, Houston County.
Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992
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Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, Private, Company C, 15th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Washington Holley. Washington "Wash" Holley, birth date 1/2/1823, death date 2/16/1908 on all grave markers, burial in Pennington Cemetery, Pennington, Trinity County, with spouse Martha H. Holley.
Find a Grave.
- Census of 1870 - Wash Holley, Colthorp post office, Justice Precinct 3, Houston County, age 47, born circa 1823 in Alabama, farmer.
Census of 1900 - Wash Holley, Pennington, Justice Precinct 3, Trinity County, age 77, born January or June 1823 in Alabama, spouse Marth H.
- W. Holly, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1.
Galveston Daily News.
- Mentioned, p. 38, in history of Pennington, Trinity County and founding of Pennington College - "Hon. Washington Holly, representative in the legislature at that time and a citizen of Pennington . . ." Bowles, Flora Gatlin, A History of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928, 1966.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
W. Holly, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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