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Whitfield Scott

Full Name: Whitfield Scott
Date of birth: March 6, 1842
Date of death: November 27, 1897

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 84 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr   Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina
H 84 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Kerrville / Kerr   Bandera, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Medina

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, commanding officer Capt. John M. Stone, Company of Texas Calvary, Burford's Regiment, enlistment date 4/2/1862 in Waco, age 20. Whitfield Scott, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Adjutant, Company S, 19th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Whitfield Scott, birth date 3/6/1842, death date 11/27/1887, burial in Glen Rest Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County. Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army, Adjutant, 19th Texas Regiment, Calvary, p. 51. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Winfield Scott, Kerrville, Kerr County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Mississippi, wool grower, wife Henrietta. FamilySearch. 1880
  • Death notice, "San Antonio Siftings," Richmond Opinion, 12/2/1887, p. 1, crediting San Jacinto Museum of History. "Hon. Whitfield Scott, member of the Eighteenth Legislature and prominently known over the State, died at Kerrville Sunday." Death date 11/27/1887. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. W. Scott, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. Scott, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Public Land and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  
18th R.S. - 1883
Fence Cutting  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stockraising  

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