Edward Hughes Vontress

Full Name: Edward Hughes Vontress
Date of birth: December 20, 1825
Date of death: June 17, 1864

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Georgetown / Williamson   Burnet, Williamson

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Edward H. Vontress, age 26 (born circa 1827), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Kentucky in 1851, lawyer, postoffice Georgetown, Williamson County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Captain Edward Hughes Vontress, born 12/20/1825 in Warren, Knox County, Kentucky, died 6/17/1864 in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Vontress Family Tree, includes portrait. Ancestry.com.
  • VONTRESS, EDWARD HUGHES (1825-1864). Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Edward H. Vantress, marriage to Eunice A. Allen 2/25/1858 in Williamson County.
    Census of 1860 - Ed H. Vantress, Williamson County, age 33, born circa 1827 in Kentucky, judge 17th district. FamilySearch. 1860 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Edward Hughes Vontress, born 1825, death date 6/17/1864, burial details unknown, no grave marker photo, includes death notice from 6/25/1864 that "Capt. Vontress was killed on the 17th inst. by lightning." Spouse Eunice Margaret Amelia Allen Coffee's record includes biographical information on Judge Ed. H. Vontress. Find a Grave. Edward Hughes Vontress Eunice Margaret Amelia Allen Coffee
  • Obituary of Mrs. Eunice A. Coffee. "She was married to Judge Ed. H. Vontress, Feb. 25, 1858. Judge Vontress was judge of this judicial district, and later organized a company in the Confederate army, and was killed by a stroke of lightning in Louisiana, June the 6th, 1862." "Mrs. Coffee of Georgetown Dead," The Bartlett Tribune and News, 3/14/1919, p. 1, crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
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