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S.C. Upshaw Samuel Crockett Upshaw
Full Name: Samuel Crockett Upshaw
Date of birth: January 31, 1840
Date of death: June 20, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 20th (3) (4)   21st (1) (2)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Johnson

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 27th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 9/30/1901, p. 97. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Crockett Upshaw, p. 88. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Crockett Upshaw, pp. 172-173. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 17th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, enlistment and muster date 6/1/1861. Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, Waul's Legion, enlisted 1862, age 22, nativity: Little Rock, Arkansas. Samuel C. Upshaw, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 (Civil War Index - Abstracts of Muster Rolls); U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 17th Mississippi Regiment. Later joined Waul's Legion and served as Captain on the staffs of different commands in the Trans-Mississippi Department. Portrait and biographical sketch, Captain Samuel Crockett Upshaw, pp. 473-475. Born 1/31/1840 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • S.C. Upshaw, birth date 1/31/1840, death date 6/20/1901, burial in Hillsboro City Cemetery, Hillsboro, Hill County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. S.C. Upshaw, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.C. Upshaw, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Beef Combine ("Kansas committee")  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privilege and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Asylums  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    New Capitol, Furnishing  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Lands  
    Purchase of Asylum Lund  
    Roads and Bridges (Chair) 
    State Asylum  
    State University at Austin  
     

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