Albert Walker

Albert Gallitan Walker

Full Name: Albert Gallitan Walker
Date of birth: August 25, 1807
Date of death: November 7, 1882

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (2) (3) (4)   8th (1)     Birdville / Tarrant   Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant
S 4 Nov 5, 1849 - Mar 30, 1850 3rd (5) (6) (7) (8)     Birdville / Tarrant   Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Henderson, Kaufman, Van Zandt

(1) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(2) 7th and 8th Legislatures - Birdville, Tarrant County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 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).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) Samuel R. Campbell, in special election 7/22/1850, sworn 8/12/1850, succeeded Albert G. Walker, resigned 3/30/1850. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) 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).
(8) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical information, "Brave Pioneers Who Blazed the Way for Tarrant's Present Greatness," 12/15/1912, Part Four, p. 1. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • WALKER, ALBERT GALLATIN (1807–1882). "Albert Gallatin Walker died at the age of seventy-five in November 1882. His tombstone gives the date of November 7, while one of his sons stated the date of November 4. He was buried in Birdville Cemetery in Tarrant County." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 419, Peters Colony of Texas: a History and Biographical Sketches of the Early Settlers, 1959.

Other Resources

  • Albert G. Walker, birth date 8/25/1907, death date 11/7/1882, photos, burial in Birdville Cemetery, Haltom City, Tarrant County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical information, including an account of the "difficulty" between J. Jeff Courtney and Albert Walker in which Courtney was mortally wounded, 5/24/1881. Lists birth year of 1805. Fort Worth Democrat.
  • Migration steps and additional notes., 2004.
  • Portrait of A.G. Walker and an account of the battle over the location of the Tarrant County Seat. Reminiscences of the Early Days of Fort Worth, 1906.
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Decedents chart lists birth date of 8/25/1807, death date 11/7/1882. Working Files of Margaret P. Kronauge.
  • Map of the town of Birdville, TX, showing the scene of the 1857 gunfight between A.G. Walker and John H. Courtenay. "Courtenay was killed over the battle of the Tarrant County seat." Working Files of Margaret P. Kronauge.


  • Photograph. Albert Walker, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Counties and County Boundaries  
Indian Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
7th R.S. - 1857
Counties and County Boundaries  
Public Lands  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
3rd R.S. - 1849
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  

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