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William C. Edwards
Full Name: William C. Edwards
Date of birth: 1823
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2)     San Augustine / San Augustine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine
H 7 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine
H San Augustine Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (3)     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine
H San Augustine Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (4)     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine
(1) 5th Legislature - Listed in Senate election returns for State election, 1853 - "So far as heard from, the following are the members elected to the Senate . . . of the Fifth Legislature." Texas State Gazette, 8/20/1853, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." Senate Journal.
(3) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Table of members of the First Legislature lists party affiliation as Republican, 5/20/1846, p. 3. Texas Democrat.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Wm. C. Edwards, age 30 in 1853, native state Louisiana, emigrated from Louisiana, planter, postoffice San Augustine, San Augustine County, p. 457. House Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Texas Census, 1820-90, William C. Edwards, Residence: 1846 - No Township Listed, San Augustine County, TX; 1850 - San Augustine Dist. Ss, San Augustine County, TX. Ancestry.com.
  • Announcement of candidacy for State Representative from San Augustine County, Major William C. Edwards. Texas State Gazette, 4/5/1851, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical note, p. 244, served in House in 1st, 2nd, and 4th Legislatures, planter from Louisiana. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
    Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
    Military Affairs, Governor's Message  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Contingent Expenses  
    New Mexico Territory East of the Rio Grande  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Mail Routes (Post Routes), Select  

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