Elisha Lott

Elisha Everett Lott

Full Name: Elisha Everett Lott
Date of birth: February 24, 1820
Date of death: January 17, 1864

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt
S 10 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 6th (6) (7) (8)   7th (3) (4) (5)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt
S 10 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (9) (10)     Tyler / Smith   Smith, Van Zandt
H 16 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (11)     Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 15 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (12)     Tyler / Smith   Henderson, Smith
H Nacogdoches Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (13) (14)     Unknown / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(3) Listed in "Senators holding over: 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).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal.
(5) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(6) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(7) 6th Legislature - "The Know-Nothings claimed to have won 11 of 33 seats in the Senate in 1855. Although only 5 - John Caldwell, William H. Martin, William M. Taylor, James W. Flanagan, and Elisha E. Lott - can be positively identified . . .", p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(8) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(9) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(10) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(11) Democrat - E.E. Lott of Smith, Democratic State Convention, January 8-9, 1852, Austin (Delegate to the National Convention), p. 50. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(12) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(13) E. Lott, Nacogdoches County. House Journal.
(14) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, 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

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Elisha E. Lott, [age 34], native state Mississippi, emigrated from Mississippi in 1844, farmer, postoffice Tyler, Smith County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.

Photographs

  • Photograph. Elisha Lott, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Engrossed Bills  
Federal Relations  
Finance  
Penitentiary (Chair) 
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
7th R.S. - 1857
Engrossed Bills  
Finance  
Penitentiary (Chair) 
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
6th R.S. - 1855
Counties and County Boundaries  
Penitentiary (Chair) 
State Affairs  
5th R.S. - 1853
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
3rd R.S. - 1849
Apportionment, Special  
Governor's Message, Select  
Land Scrips, Loan Bonds, and Other Obligations Issued by the Late Republic of Texas in Comptroller's Office  
Penitentiary (Chair) 
Public Lands  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Land Office  
Public Lands  
State Affairs  

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