E.M. Phelps

Edwin McNamee Phelps

Full Name: Edwin McNamee Phelps
Date of birth: August 30, 1841
Date of death: August 19, 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Anaqua / Victoria   Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

(1) Anaqua post office closed by 1919. Anaqua was located approximately 5 miles west of present city of McFadden. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, 8th Texas Cavalry, Terry's Texas Rangers. Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General in the service of the State. Retired with rank of Colonel in 1911. Reprint of military record in obituary, "Col. Phelps Will Be Buried Today," San Antonio Express, 8/21/1912, p. 3, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "After the war was over he lived at Victoria, where he had several offices of trust, representing that county in the Eighteenth Legislature in 1883." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Edwin M. Phelps, pp. 163-164. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.

Other Resources

  • Edwin McNamee Phelps, birth date 8/30/1841 in Indiana, death date 8/19/1912 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Father Truman Phelps, mother Cornelia McNamee. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Edwin M. Phelps, birth date 8/30/1841, death date 8/19/1912, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, with spouse Mary J. Phelps. Includes obituary from The Houston Post, 8/20/1912, and funeral article, Austin American-Statesman, 8/21/1912. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. E.M. Phelps, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Contingent Expenses  
Judicial Districts  
School Lands, Select  
Stock and Stockraising  
Towns and City Corporations  

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