William Franklin Delany

Full Name: William Franklin Delany
Other surnames: Delaney
Date of birth: April 28, 1815
Date of death: July 27, 1885

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Greenback Seguin / Guadalupe   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) Greenbacker, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Bio states Delany was "elected to the House as a Greenkacker, [sic] over two Democratic opponents." Roster lists party as Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879. Roster

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - W.F. Delaney, Guadalupe County, age 35, born circa 1825 in Georgia, living in household with Mary A., age 29, and Francis M., age 2.
    Census of 1870 - William Delaney, Seguin, Guadalupe County, age 50, born circa 1820 in Georgia, farmer, living in household with Mary, age 40, and children Frank and Pleasant.
    Census of 1880 - William F. Delany, Guadalupe County, age 61, born circa 1819 in Georgia, farmer, wife Mary.
    William Delany and Mary Ann Sheffield, parents of Frank Delainey and Pleasant Rey Delaney, both born in Guadalupe County. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 (top of p. 53) 1880 Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (1) Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (2)
  • W.F. Delany, birth date 4/28/1815, death date 7/27/1885, burial in Sheffield Family Cemetery, Guadalupe County. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
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