Pinkney Samuel Watts

Full Name: Pinkney Samuel Watts
Date of birth: January 9, 1827
Date of death: November 10, 1891

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Hardin / Hardin   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty
H 1 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Democrat Hardin / Hardin   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler

(1) The community of Hardin, which was one of the earliest settlements in the area, was made the first county seat of newly formed Hardin County in 1858. The post office was discontinued in 1903. Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Pinkney Samuel Watts, birth date 1/9/1827 in Mississippi, death date 11/10/1891 in Hardin County, spouse Minerva Sophronia Brown, story of involvement in "Founding of Saratoga, TX," TAYLOR and Allied Lines of Greene Co., AR family tree.
  • P.S. Watts, postoffice Hardin, Hardin County, farmer, born circa 1827 in Mississippi, moved to Texas 1853, age 47. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
  • Census of 1870 - P.S. Watts, Hardin post office, Hardin County, age 42, born circa 1828 in Mississippi, sheriff, living in household with Minerva Watts (age 34).
    Census of 1880 - P.S. Watts, Hardin County, age 52, born circa 1828 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Minerva. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • P.S. Watts, death date 1/9/1827, death date 11/10/1891, burial in Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. P.S. Watts, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. P.S. Watts, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Federal Relations  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
State Affairs  
14th R.S. - 1874
Bureau of Tax Rolls in Comptroller's Department (Co-Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Sam Houston Monument  
Sam Houston's Grave  

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