Chauncy Shepard

Chauncey Berkeley Shepard

Full Name: Chauncey Berkeley Shepard
Date of birth: October 15, 1812
Date of death: December 31, 1892

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1) (2) (3)     Brenham / Washington   Austin, Washington
S 23 Nov 6, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (4) (5)     Long Point / Washington   Austin, Washington
S 20 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (7)   8th (6)     Long Point / Washington   Washington

(1) Shepard did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(3) Member roster, 10th Legislature, 1st Called Session, Member not present during the session. Senate Journal.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/6/1861, p. 10. Senate Journal.
(6) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(7) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • SHEPARD, CHAUNCEY BERKELEY (1812-1892). Death date 12/30/1892. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketches of Chauncy B., James E., and Seth Shepard, pp. 84-87. Relatives: James E. Shepard and Chauncy B. Shepard - brothers; Chauncy B. Shepard - father, Seth Shepard - son; James E. Shepard - uncle, Seth Shepard - nephew; "To Judge [Seth] Shepard the State owes a lasting debt of gratitude for having found the original manuscript of the Declaration of Texas Independence, which was lost for more than sixty years." The History of Brenham and Washington County, 1915.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Chauncy Shepard, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Internal Improvements  
State Affairs (Chair) 
9th R.S. - 1861
General Land Office (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Public Debt  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's Books  
8th R.S. - 1859
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt (Chair) 
State Affairs (Chair) 
7th R.S. - 1857
State Affairs  

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