Madison G. Whitaker

Full Name: Madison G. Whitaker
Other surnames: Whittaker
Date of birth: April 4, 1811
Date of death: January 23, 1893

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Nacogdoches
S 13 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (3) (4) (5)     Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Nacogdoches

(1) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Not present at the organization of the Senate. First mentioned on 11/7/1855, p. 47, "Mr. Flanagan moved to appoint a committee to take the vote of Mr. Whitaker - lost." Senate Journal.
(2) 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.
(3) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 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).
(5) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, M.G. Whitaker, age 42, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Tennessee, farmer, postoffice Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Texas Revolution, "probably enlisted" as Sergeant in Nacogdoches company commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Rusk, October 1835; Private, Nacogdoches Volunteer Company, enlisted 3/6/1836; veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, discharged 6/6/1836. Briefly a captain in the Texas Rangers, and some sources show he served under Gen. Kelsey H. Douglass in the Cherokee War of 1839. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • M.G. Whitaker, birth date 4/4/1811, death date 1/23/1893, burial in Old North Church Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Includes reprint of obituary in the Galveston Weekly News, 2/2/1893. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Counties and County Boundaries  
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims No. 2 (Chair) 
Public Lands  
5th R.S. - 1853
Finance  
Militia  
Privileges and Elections  

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