William Albert Vestal

Full Name: William Albert Vestal
Date of birth: May 28, 1847
Date of death: March 17, 1928

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2)   Democrat Marquez / Leon   Leon, Madison

(1) Marquez. 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S. House Journal.
(2) Marquiz [sic], Leon County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

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Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company I, Simms Regiment, detached service (per soldier's application; includes correspondence, affidavits, and direct interrogatories of witnesses; no William A. Vestal found by War Department on the rolls of Companies E, D, or I.9 (Sims) Regiment, Texas Cavalry, in the period 11/1/1861-6/30/1864). William Albert Vestal, birth date 5/28/1847 near Camden, Arkansas, death date 3/17/1928 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas, widow Mrs. Julia A. Vestal, marriage date 12/19/1869 in Leon County. Pension File Nos. 38771 (William A. Vestal) and 43739 (William Albert Vestal), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. No. 38771 includes letter from W.A. Vestal to Hon. Lon A. Smith, Commissioner of Pensions, 9/27/1922: "In 1890 this county and Madison elected me to the 22d Legislature and served during Hogg's first administration." Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company I, Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, William Albert Vestal, birth date 5/28/1847, death date 3/17/1928, burial in Clear Creek Cemetery, Leon County. Includes photo of William Albert Vestal and Julia Ann (Seale) and plaque in memory of Confederate veterans buried in Clear Creek Cemetery. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • William Albert Vestal, birth date 5/28/1847 in Ouchita County, Arkansas; death date 3/17/1928 in Marquez, Leon County, Texas. Burkeen Page.

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Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Agricultural Affairs  
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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