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William B. Crockett William Barnett Crockett
Full Name: William Barnett Crockett
Date of birth: January 29, 1855
Date of death: December 29, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 101 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Colorado City / Mitchell   Andrews, Borden, Cochran, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Hockley, Howard, Kent, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum
(1) Colorado City is in the north central part of Mitchell County; in 1881 it became the county seat. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Colorado. House Journal.
(3) Home address, Colorado City; home county, Mitchell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Postoffice, Colorado. Texas Legislative Manual.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Volume II, pp. 405-406. William Barnett Crockett, birth date 1/29/1855, born in "what was then Green county, but is now Craighead county, Arkansas, January 29, 1855, and when a year old was taken to Missisippi . . . "; marriage to Penelope Branch in 1882, county judge of Mitchell County. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - William Crockett, Mitchell County, born January 1859 in Mississippi, age 41, lawyer, spouse Nettie Crockett.
    Census of 1910 - William B. Crockett, Mitchell County, born circa 1860 in Arkansas, ago 50, lawyer/general practice, spouse Nippie B. Crockett, daughter Winne D. Crockett, son William B. Crockett, Jr. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • W.B. Crockett (1855-1912), interment in Colorado City Cemetery, Mitchell County, spouse Penelope "Neppie" Branch Crockett. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Prominent Attorney Dies," Abilene Daily Reporter, 12/30/1912, p. 6. W.B. Crockett, death date 12/29/1912. "Judge Crockett represented this (121st) district in the lower house of the state legislature with distinction . . . He was a native of Marshall county, Mississippi . . . He also served this county as a county judge for one term." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William B. Crockett, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Asylums  

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