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P.S. Watts P.S. 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
  • WATTS, PINKNEY SAMUEL (1827-1891). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, pp. 59-60. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • 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.
    Census of 1870, Hardin post office, Hardin County - P.S. Watts, age 42, spouse Minerva, sheriff, born in Mississippi. Ancestry.com.
  • P.S. Watts, Hardin, Hardin County, age 47 [born ca. 1827], farmer, born in Mississippi. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
  • P.S. Watts (1827-1891), spouse Minerva Watts, interment in Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze, Hardin County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. P.S. Watts, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. P.S. Watts, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Bureau of Tax Rolls in Comptroller's Department (Co-Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Penitentiary  
    Sam Houston Monument  
    Sam Houston's Grave  
     

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