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Samuel Addison White
Full Name: Samuel Addison "Sam" White
Date of birth: 1805
Date of death: January 1, 1869

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Feb 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1) (2)   9th (3) (4) (5) (6)     Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, DeWitt, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria
S 26 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (7)     Unknown / Victoria   Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria
(1) Address, Victoria; home county, Victoria. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 10th Legislature - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(3) Address, Victoria; home county, Victoria. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor George Finlay drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(5) S. Addison White, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded George P. Finlay, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Oath of office, 2/2/1863, p. 1. "The following gentlemen presented their credentials as Senators-elect from the respective districts to fill vacancies . . . " Senate Journal.
(7) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1855, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment being called by Districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Sam Addison White, pp. 189-190. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Founded Indian Point, now Indianola in Matagorda Bay in Calhoun County, with William M. Cook in August 1846. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Sam Addison White, pp. 259, 261, born in Tennessee. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1850 - S.A. White, Victoria County [no town listed], age 45 [estimated birth year 1805], born in NC, farmer. No S.A. White or Samuel White listed in Jackson County. FamilySearch.
  • Census of 1860, Victoria, Victoria County - S.A. White, age 55 [estimated birth year 1805], born in NC, lawyer. HeritageQuest Online.
  • WHITE, SAMUEL ADDISON (?-1869). "emigrated from Tennessee with his family in 1830 and settled on the Navidad River in what is now Jackson County," purchased Victoria Advocate 1857, mayor of Victoria in 1863, died in Indianola 1869. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Committee Informationtop
    10th R.S. - 1863
    Claims and Accounts  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    State Affairs  
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Claims and Accounts  
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  

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