W.M. Rust

William Monroe Rust

Full Name: William Monroe Rust
Date of birth: March 18, 1825
Date of death: June 12, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) 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.
(2) Resignation letter and Gov. Coke's transmittal letter to Speaker, 8/2/1876, pp. 742-743. House Journal.
(3) William R. Rust resigned 8/2/1876, and succeeded himself in special election 9/21/1876. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • William M. Rust, Confederate States Army, Captain, 21st Regiment, Texas Cavalry (1st Texas Lancers), Company B. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900; U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.
    Possibly William M. Rust, 2nd Lieutenant, Texas Volunteers, Ranger Rolls - Statehood, enlisted 10/18/1855, discharged 11/16/1855; William Rust, Private, Mountain Guards, Texas Cavalry, Burnet County, 27th Brigade, Texas Militia, enlisted 6/18/1861 at Hubbard's Mill. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • William Monroe Rust, birth date 3/18/1825 in Frederick County, Virginia, death date 6/1/1904 in Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas. Residence in Burnet County (1860) and Guadalupe County (1870 and 1900). Spouses Sallie McDowell Shelby (1831-1872) and Arabella Campbell (1854-1886). Marlene Skinner Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Mentioned in "Early History of Guadalupe County," p. 430. Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas, 1900.
  • Census of 1870 - William Rust, Guadalupe County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Virginia, lawyer, living in household with Sallie Rust.
    Census of 1900 - W.M. Rust, Guadalupe County, age 75, born March 1825 in Virginia, lawyer, widowed. FamilySearch. 1870 1900
  • Obituary, "Captain Rust Dead," 6/14/1904, p. 8. Capt. Wm. Monroe Rust, birth date 3/18/1827 in Warren County, Virginia, death date 6/12/1904 in Seguin. "Located in Seguin in 1852. He served in the Confederate army through the war as Captain in the Twenty-First Texas Cavalry . . . Served as County Attorney and as member of the Legislature. In politics he was an uncompromising Democrat." Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Captain Rust," The Fort Worth Record and Register, 6/14/1904, p. 6. Captain William Monroe Rust, birth date 3/18/1827, death date 6/12/1904. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. W.M. Rust, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary No. 1  
State Affairs (Chair) 

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