William C. Abbott

Full Name: William C. Abbott
Date of birth: 1817
Date of death: September 16, 1863

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Dec 14, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1) (2) (3)     Unknown / Unknown   Jefferson, Liberty
S 7 Elected but never sworn 1st (4)     Unknown / Unknown   Jefferson, Liberty

(1) Election Returns, 11/20/1847, p. 4. "Copied from the official returns of the vote, at the recent election, in the whole of Liberty, and three precincts in Polk county . . .", Senator: W.C. Abbott, 215 votes in Liberty Co., 65 in Polk, 3 precincts. Civilian and Galveston Gazette (Galveston, Texas).
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) 2nd Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 12/14/1847, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(4) William C. Abbott, in special election 11/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of George T. Wood, granted leave of absence 5/4/1846, resigned before 9/4/1847. Abbott elected but never sworn in 1st Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • William C. Abbott, born circa 1817 in England, died 9/16/1863 in Liberty, Liberty County, Texas. Abbott Family Tree. Includes portrait, articles, "The Abbott House, A Home for Past and Time Beyond," by Betty Pickett, The Liberty Vindicator, 12/13/1973. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1850 - William C. Abbott, Liberty County, age 33, born circa 1817 in England, lawyer.
    Census of 1860 - W.C. Abbott, Town of Liberty, Liberty County, age 44, born circa 1816 in Maryland, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1850 1860
  • Mentioned, p. 187. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Committee Information top

2nd R.S. - 1847
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