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William Alexander Rhea
Full Name: William Alexander Rhea
Date of birth: February 24, 1833
Date of death: March 26, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     McKinney / Collin   Collin
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Capt. William A. Rhea, 29th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 3/29/1906, pp. 34-35. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Capt. William Alexander Rhea, pp. 717-718. "Early in 1863 he returned to Texas, and the following year was elected a member of the legislature." Marriage to Ella Foote, 7/16/1868. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • RHEA, WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1833-1906). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait/drawing, "Gubernatorial Possibilities - No. 2," Fort Worth Gazette, 3/10/1892, p. 13. Birth date 2/24/1833, "represented Collin county once in the legislature in 1864 while on his crutches." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company D, 6th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, W.A. Rhea, portraits, burial in Pecan Grove Cemetery, McKinney, Collin County. Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company D, 6th Texas Cavalry; assistant adjutant general for organization of state militia. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • William Alexander Rhea, birth date 2/24/1833 in Tennessee, death date 3/26/1906 in Collin County, Texas; spouse Ella B. Foote, son William Alexander Rhea (1874-1941); family tree of CMKnight. Ancestry.com.
  • William A. Rhea, death date 3/26/1906 in McKinney, Collin County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Notice of Texas House of Representatives honoring the memory of Capt. W.A. Rhea, 4/7/1906, p. 6. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary and portrait, "Death of Capt. W.A. Rhea." The Democrat (McKinney, Texas), 3/29/1906, p. 8, crediting the Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in memorial for son W.A. Rhea, founder of Southern Methodist University Law School, August 1941, pp. 441-442. Texas Bar Journal.
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