Henry Gilpin

Henry Addington Gilpin

Full Name: Henry Addington Gilpin
Date of birth: May 13, 1808
Date of death: November 11, 1895

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Atascosa, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, El Paso, Frio, Hidalgo, Karnes, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, Presidio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata, Zavala, Encinal

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • "Henry Gilpin, Early County Judge, Left Some Loose Ends," 5/30/2012. Henry Addington Gilpin, death date 11/11/1895. "In 1873, Gilpin was elected to the Texas House for a district that covered 22 counties and ran from Corpus Christi to Brownsville, Laredo to El Paso." Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Henry A. Gilpin, birth 1808, death date November 1895 (11/11/1898 on grave marker). Biographical sketches, obituary, grave marker photo, interment in Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County. Corpus Christi Public Libraries.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain Assistant Quartermaster, 8th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, Henry A. Gilpin, born 1808, death date 11/11/1898, reprint of obituary from Beeville Weekly Picayune 11/14/1895, burial in Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Henry Addington Gilpin, birth date 5/13/1808 in Newport, Rhode Island, parents John Bernard Gilpin and Mary Elizabeth (Miller) Gilpin. Rhode Island and Pawtucket, Massachusetts, U.S., Birth Index, 1800-1855; Rhode Island, U.S., Vital Extracts, 1636-1899. Ancestry.com.
  • H.A. Gilpin, Corpus Christi, age 65, born in Rhode Island, stock-raiser. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
  • Census of 1870 - Henry A. Gilpin, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, age 62, born circa 1808 in Rhode Island, stock raiser. FamilySearch.


  • Photograph. Henry Gilpin, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Henry Gilpin, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Privileges and Elections  

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