William S. Day

Full Name: William S. Day
Date of birth: December 27, 1817
Date of death: October 8, 1881

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (1) (2) (3)     Unknown / Unknown   Austin, Fort Bend, Washington

(1) Senate District 16, represented Washington, Austin, and Fort Bend counties. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • William S. Day, born 12/27/1817 in North Carolina, died 10/8/1881 in Washington County, Texas. Day Family Tree. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - W.S. Day, Washington, Washington County, age 33, born circa 1817 in North Carolina, farmer and lawyer, in household with Emiline Day.
    Census of 1860 - W.S. Day, Hempstead, Austin County, age 42, born circa 1818 in North Carolina, farmer, wife Emaline Day, child Evantha Day.
    Census of 1870 - William Day, Hempstead, Austin County, age 55, born circa 1815 in North Carolina, in household with Emiline Day.
    Census of 1880 - William S. Day, Collin County, age 64, born circa 1816 in Tennessee, in household with daughter Evantha Wood. FamilySearch. 1850 1860 1870 1880
  • Mentioned, p. 210, ". . . an engineer, William S. Day, who, harbinger of the economic future, was about to go into the cattle business, but would eventually die as the result of a stampede." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Committee Information top

4th R.S. - 1851
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  

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