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Alfred Obenchain
Full Name: Alfred T. Obenchain
Date of birth: February 11, 1824
Date of death: August 16, 1862

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Nov 4, 1861 - Feb 15, 1862 9th (1) (2) (3)     Weatherford / Parker   Erath, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Parker, Tarrant

(1) William Quayle, sworn 2/3/1863, succeeded Alfred T. Obenchain, resigned 2/15/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
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
  • OBENCHAIN, ALFRED T. (1824-1862). Murdered "by two of his own men at Hubbard Creek in Stephens County near Camp Breckenridge on August 16, 1862. He was buried in an unmarked grave on the frontier." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Alfred T. Obenchain resigned 2/15/1862, became a lieutenant colonel in the Frontier Regiment Texas Cavalry, "murdered that same year, allegedly by his escort, two privates of the regiment," p. 7. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
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