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William Francis Daniel

Full Name: William Francis Daniel
Date of birth: August 25, 1811
Date of death: September 12, 1872

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Fairfield / Freestone   Falls, Freestone, Limestone

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, William F. Daniel, age 42 (born circa 1811), native state South Carolina, emigrated from Alabama in 1851, farmer, postoffice Fairfield, Freestone County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • W.F Daniel (1811-1872) burial in lost grave on the family homestead in Fryer's Springs, Freestone County. Includes biographical sketch listing birth date 8/25/1811, death date 9/12/1872. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - W.F. Daniel, Fairfield, Freestone County, age 45, born circa 1815 in South Carolina, farmer, living in household with Josephine E. Daniel.
    Census of 1870 - W.F. Daniel, Fairfield, Freestone County, age 58, born circa 1812 in South Carolina, living in household with Josephea Daniel. FamilySearch. 1860 1870
  • Obituary of daughter Martha Elizabeth (Daniel) Fryer, "In Memory of Mrs. Lizzie Fryer," The Fairfield Recorder, 3/6/1925, p. 7, crediting Fairfield Library, includes biographical information on William Francis Daniel. "He was born and reared in South Carolina . . . In the winter of 1850-51, now nearly three quarters of a century ago, the family moved to Freestone County . . . Mr. Daniel (the original name of the family was O'Daniel) located his plantation three miels [miles] east of the site that was to become Fairfield." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, W.F. Daniel, Esq., "Texas News," The Houston Telegraph, 9/26/1872, p. 7, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "Mr. Daniel had long been a resident of Freestone, and acquired many friends. Twice had he served her as a Representative . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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5th R.S. - 1853
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