Van Rensaeller Irion

Full Name: Van Rensaeller Irion
Date of birth: November 21, 1817
Date of death: November 30, 1850

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H Washington Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1)     Unknown / Washington   Washington
H Washington Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (2)     Unknown / Washington   Washington

(1) 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).
(2) Democrat. 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

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - Van Iron, Robertson County, age 32, born circa 1818 in Georgia, farmer, in household with Madora Iron.
    Van R. Irion married M.C. Robertson, 11/29/1847 in Washington County, Texas. FamilySearch. 1850 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • International Genealogical Index lists Van Rensallier Irion, born 11/21/1817 in Wilkes, Georgia, died 11/30/1850 in Washington, Texas. FamilySearch.
  • Mention in obituary of Dr. Henry W. Baylor, The Lone Star, and Texas Ranger, (Washington, Texas), 9/8/1853, p.2. "Cut down in the prime of life, he sleeps the sleep of death with Walker, Chevallie, Van Irion and Gillespie, his gallant companions in arms." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1845. Journals of the Convention, assembled at the city of Austin on the Fourth of July, 1845, for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State of Texas, pp. 377-378. Austin: Miner & Cruger, printers to the Convention, 1845. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Committee Information top

2nd R.S. - 1847
County Boundaries (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Land Office  
1st R.S. - 1846
County Boundaries (Chair) 
Land Office  
Privileges and Elections  

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