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Chauncy Shepard Chauncy Shepard
Full Name: Chauncy Berkeley Shepard
Date of birth: October 15, 1812
Date of death: December 30, 1892

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1) (2) (3)     Brenham / Washington   Austin, Washington
S 23 Nov 6, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (4) (5)     Long Point / Washington   Austin, Washington
S 20 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (6)   7th (7)     Long Point / Washington   Washington
(1) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Not listed in roll of members who presented credentials and took oath of office. Senate Journal.
(2) Shepard did not attend 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Member roster, 10th Legislature, 1st Called Session, Member not present during the session. Senate Journal.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/6/1861, p. 10. "Honorable C.B. Shepard, Senator elect from the 23rd Senatorial District, came forward, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and his seat." Senate Journal.
(6) 8th Legislature - 11/7/1859, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." Senate Journal.
(7) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • SHEPARD, CHAUNCEY BERKELEY (1812-1892). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch lists date of death 12/31/1892, History of Brenham and Washington County, pp. 84-87. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketches of Chauncy B., James E. and Seth Shepard, History of Brenham and Washington County, pp. 84-87. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Relatives: James E. Shepard and Chauncy B. Shepard - brothers; Chauncy B. Shepard - father, Seth Shepard - son; James E. Shepard - uncle, Seth Shepard - nephew; History of Brenham and Washington County, pp. 84-87. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Chauncy Shepard, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Internal Improvements  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    9th R.S. - 1861
    General Land Office (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Public Debt  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's Books  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    7th R.S. - 1857
    State Affairs  

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