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     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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, William Melton, age 55, native state Georgia, emigrated from Mississippi in 1851, farmer, postoffice Dresden, Navarro County. House Journal.

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

Committee Information top

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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