William A. Hicks

Full Name: William A. Hicks
Date of birth: January 20, 1797
Date of death: 1869

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Nov 18, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1)     Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Hicks sworn on 11/18/1853, p. 83. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, William A. Hicks, age 54 (born circa 1799), native state Tennessee, emigrated from Louisiana, merchant, postoffice Rusk, Cherokee County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • William A. Hicks, born 1/29/1797, died after 1860 in Cherokee County, Texas. Hicks Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Biographical sketch of William A. Hicks in article about his son Francis Marion Hicks, Volume I, pp. 342-343. William A. Hicks, born near McMinnville, Tennessee, married Margaret Moore Hicks in Raleigh, North Carolina. "He settled in the town of Rusk, Cherokee County, and was a prominent planter and political leader in eastern Texas, being an Old Line Whig. In 1853 he represented his district in the Texas Legislature and in that body was noted for his advocacy of a liberal policy toward the educational interests of the state and for his earnest efforts to develop the state's resources by inducing foreign capital to invest in Texas. He died and was buried at Rusk about the year 1869." A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, 1907.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - W.A. Hicks, Cherokee County, age 52, born circa 1798 in Tennessee, farmer.
    Census of 1860 - W.A. Hicks, Rusk post office, Cherokee County, age 63, born circa 1797 in Tennessee, trader. FamilySearch. 1850 1860
  • William A. Hicks mentioned in State Legislators from Cherokee County, Fifth Legislature - 1853, p. 115, and W.E. Hicks Family, p. 330. Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.). Cherokee County History, 2001, Jacksonville, Texas, crediting Cherokee County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). State Legislators from Cherokee County W.E. Hicks Family

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
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