William C. Edwards

Full Name: William C. Edwards
Date of birth: 1823
Date of death: 1856

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2)     San Augustine / San Augustine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine
H 7 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine
H San Augustine Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (3)     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine
H San Augustine Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (4)     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine

(1) 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).
(2) 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.
(3) 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).
(4) Republican. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, 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, Wm. C. Edwards, age 30, native state Louisiana, emigrated from Louisiana in 1838, planter, postoffice San Augustine, San Augustine County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • William C. Edwards, born 1823 in Louisiana, died 1856 in San Augustine, Texas. Petition for probate of the will of Wm. C. Edwards filed 8/25/1856 in San Augustine County, state of Texas. Edwards Family Tree. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - Wm. C. Edwards, San Augustine, San Augustine County, age 26, born circa 1824 in Louisiana, farmer, in household in Sarah J. FamilySearch. 1850
  • Announcement of candidacy for State Representative from San Augustine County, Major William C. Edwards. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 4/5/1851, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical note, p. 244, served in House in 1st, 2nd, and 4th Legislatures, planter from Louisiana. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
4th R.S. - 1851
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Education  
Finance  
Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
Military Affairs, Governor's Message  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Contingent Expenses  
Education  
New Mexico Territory East of the Rio Grande  
Penitentiary  
1st R.S. - 1846
Education  
Mail Routes (Post Routes), Select  

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