M.V. Kinnison

Milton Virgil Kinnison

Full Name: Milton Virgil Kinnison
Other surnames: Kennesen, Kennison
Date of birth: April 15, 1833
Date of death: December 23, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 59 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Colorado, Lavaca

(1) "Texas News Items: Lavaca," 7/9/1880, p. 5. "M.V. Kinnison will permit his name to go before the representative convention as a candidate for election to the lower house of the legislature . . . " Galveston Daily News.
(2) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • M.V. Kinnison, birth date 4/15/1833, death date 12/23/1911, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County. Includes biographical sketch of Milton Virgil Kinnison, photo, and obituary of Major Milton V. Kinnison from The Daily Herald (Weatherford, Texas), 12/26/1911; born 4/15/1833 in Jefferson County, Missouri, and a member of the 15th Legislature representing Colorado and Lavaca counties. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, M.V. Kinnison, born 4/15/1833 in Mississippi, pp. 128-129. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Military Service Notes

  • Texas State Troops, 2nd Corp., Cavalry Company, Lavaca County, 24th Brigade, commanding officer Capt. Frederick J. Malone, enlisted 8/6/1861 at Sweet Home, Lavaca County. M.V. Kinnison, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • Maj. M.V. Kinnison, Civil War Soldiers Buried in Parker County, no birth or death dates. Parker County, TXGenWeb Project.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Milton G. Kinnison, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, age 33, born circa 1837 in Mississippi, lawyer, living with Walter C. (age 9) and Nannie L. (age 3) in household of James C. Finnie. FamilySearch.
  • Walter Clyde Kinnison, birth date 8/10/1861, father M.V. Kinnison, mother Nancy P. Finney; Nannie Louise Moore, birth date 7/27/1868, father M.V. Kinnison, birthplace Mississippi, mother Louise Finney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976. Nannie Louise Moore Walter Clyde Kinnison
  • M.V. Kennesen, "Ready to Make Laws . . . Eighty Members Present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1 Galveston Daily News.
  • M.V. Kinnison. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • M.V. Kinnison. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.


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Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Indian Affairs  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Secretary of State  

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