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Benjamin Franklin Selman
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Selman
Other surnames: Sillman
Date of birth: November 17, 1795
Date of death: January 5, 1873

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Dec 28, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Alto / Cherokee   Angelina, Cherokee
H 16 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (2)     Alto / Cherokee   Cherokee

(1) Benjamin Selman, in special session election 12/12/1855, sworn 12/28/1855, succeeded Joseph C. Harrison, died 11/18/1855. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Benjamin Sillman, Cherokee County. Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • SELMAN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1795-1873), "around 1844 or 1845 the Selman family immigrated to Texas and settled near Alto in Cherokee County." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Benjamin Selman, birth date 11/17/1795, death date 1/5/1873, "member of the Texas Legislature from Cherokee Co." Sallie Bean and Benjamin Selman. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas, 1997.
  • Other Resources
  • Benjamin Selman, interment in Old Palestine Cemetery, Alto, Cherokee County. Find a Grave.
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