Thomas Hester

Thomas Asbury Hester

Full Name: Thomas Asbury Hester
Date of birth: October 6, 1820
Date of death: April 23, 1910

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Colorado, Lavaca

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House District 25
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Legislatures: 13th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Hallettsville / Lavaca
Counties in district: Colorado, Lavaca

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Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Texas State Militia, 1st Lieutenant, Precinct 1, 44th Brigade. Confederate States Army, Whitfield's Rifles, eventually incorporated into 27th Texas Cavalry Regiment, promoted to Captain and Quartermaster in May 1862. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Thomas A. Hester, birth date 10/5/1820 in Mississippi; death date 4/23/1910 in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • T. A. Hester, birth date 10/6/1820, death date 4/23/1910, burial in Hallettsville City Cemetery, Lavaca County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituaries, "Texas Pioneer Passes: Thomas Asbury Hester, for Seventy Years a Resident of Lone Star State, Expires at Hallettsville," The Daily Express (San Antonio, Texas), 4/25/1910, p. 11, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
    "Death of T.A. Hester," The Hallettsville New Era, 4/29/1910, p. 3, crediting Friench Simpson Memorial Library. Thomas Ashburry Hester, born 10/6/1820 in Lawrence County, Mississippi; elected to Legislature in 1872. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). The Daily Express The Hallettsville New Era


  • Photograph. Thomas Hester, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Hester, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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13th R.S. - 1873
Federal Relations  
Military Affairs  
Pension Law  

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