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William A. Melton
Full Name: William A. Melton
Date of birth: November 13, 1798
Date of death: March 15, 1873

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 43 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Dresden / Navarro   Navarro
H 43 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (5)     Dresden / Navarro   Navarro

(1) District No. 43, Navarro County. House Journal.
(2) Address and home county data not included. Counties in district, Navarro and Hill. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962, 1962.
(3) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(4) District, Hill County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(5) 5th Legislature - City/county, pp. 457-461. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 13th Texas Infantry Regiment, from 10/4/1861 (as "William"). William A. Melton, Texas, birth date 11/13/1798, death date 3/15/1873, state legislator in Mississippi and Texas, from Navarro County. U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 13th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, William Melton, birth date 11/13/1798, death date 3/15/1873, burial in Zion Rest Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, Bates Regiment (formerly 4th Regiment), Texas Volunteers. The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 12/25/1861, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • William Melton's first cousin Ethan founded the settlement of Melton, later known as the city of Dresden. Navarro County Texas, Genealogical and Historical Website.
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    Public Lands  
    Public Printing  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Contingent Expenses  
    Private Land Claims No. 1  
    Public Lands  

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