Cornelius McAnelly

Full Name: Cornelius McAnelly
Date of birth: 1808
Date of death: April 25, 1855

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Nov 7, 1853 - Apr 25, 1855 5th (1) (2)     Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(3) 1st Legislature - Report of the Committee on Elections on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly, 2/25/1846, printed in journal 2/27/1846, pp. 47-52. Opinion of the Honorable Antonio Navarro on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly, 2/24/1845 [sic]. Senate Journal. February 27, 1846 Opinion on the Contested Election in Harris County

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Cornelius McAnelly, age 44 (born circa 1809), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Tennessee in 1838, physician, postoffice Houston, Harris County. House Journal.
  • 1st Legislature - Report of the committee on Elections on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • MCANELLY, CORNELIUS (ca. 1808-1855). "Born about 1808 in Kentucky . . . will was filed in Harris County on 4/25/1855." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 5th Legislature - Biographical sketch, physician, "McAnelly was a member of the ailing Whig party," pp. 244-245. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - C. McAnelly, Houston, Harris County, age 42, born circa 1808 in Kentucky, M.D. FamilySearch.
  • Included on list of "Texas Whigs Named in Newspapers and Identified From the Census of 1850," Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 30-33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Discusses contested election in Harris County between Cornelius McAnelly and Isaac W. Brashear, 1st Legislature, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
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Militia  
Privileges and Elections  
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