Orlando Hollingsworth

Orlando Newton Hollingsworth

Full Name: Orlando Newton Hollingsworth
Date of birth: April 5, 1836
Date of death: 1919

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat San Marcos / Hays   Bell, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson

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House District 28
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Legislatures: 13th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: San Marcos / Hays
Counties in district: Bell, Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, McCulloch, San Saba, Travis, Williamson

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • HOLLINGSWORTH, ORLANDO NEWTON (1836-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Orlando Newton Hollingsworth, pp. 132-133. A History of Rusk County, Texas, 1961.
  • Biographical sketch of Hon. O.N. Hollingsworth. Rose, Victor M. Ross' Texas Brigade: Being a Narrative of Events Connect With Its Service in the Late War Between the States, 1881, crediting Dallas Public Library, pp. 138-139. "Mr. Hollingsworth is comparatively a young man; has had some experience in practice at the bar, and served one term in the State legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain R.H. Cumby's Company B, 3rd Texas Cavalry, later appointed adjutant of 3rd Texas Cavalry. Biographical sketch, p. 134. Birth date 4/5/1836. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.

Other Resources

  • Orlando Hollingsworth, birth 1836, death 1919, son of Benjamin Benton Hollingsworth and Joicey Jones, marriage to Ruth Grace Katherine Platner 1865, residence in San Marcos, Hays County 1870. Census of 1870, Katelyn Hollan Kennerly Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1850 - Orlando Hollingsworth, Rusk County, age 13, born circa 1837 in Alabama, in household of Joicy Hollingsworth.
    Census of 1870 - O.N. Hollingsworth, San Marcos, Hays County, age 34, born circa 1836 in Alabama, teacher, in household with G.C.P. Hollingsworth.
    Census of 1880 - O.N. Hollingsworth, Austin, Travis County, age 44, born circa 1836 in Alabama, Secretary of the Board of Education, wife Ruth G.C. Hollingsworth.
    Census of 1910 - Orlando N. Hollingsworth, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, age 74, born circa 1836 in North Carolina, real estate agent, wife Catherine Hollingsworth. FamilySearch. 1850 1870 1880 1910
  • Ruth Grace Katherine Hollingsworth, birth date 9/18/1847, death date 12/7/1922, widow. FamilySearch.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.


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Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
State Penitentiary, Select (Chair) 

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