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Darwin Massey Stapp
Full Name: Darwin Massey Stapp
Date of birth: 1815
Date of death: February 23, 1875

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Nov 8, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1)     Victoria / Victoria   Goliad, Victoria
H 49 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, Victoria
H 39 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (2)     Victoria / Victoria   DeWitt, Lavaca, Victoria
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Messrs. Stapp and Baylor sworn on 11/8/1853, p. 9. House Journal.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • STAPP, DARWIN MASSEY (1815-1875). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Army, Private. Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, 24th Brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Darwin Massey Stapp, born 1815 in Kentucky, death date 2/28/1875 in biographical sketch and 2/23/1875 on headstone. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Darwin Massey Stapp, born 1815, death date 2/23/1875, obituary from Dallas Times Herald ("he was a useful and honorable member of the Legislature"), interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County. Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Indian Affairs  
    Private Land Claims No. 1  
    Private Land Claims No. 2  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Internal Improvements  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Post Office and Department of State, Examine (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims No. 2  
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    County Boundaries  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Post Routes, Select (Chair) 
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Public Lands  
    Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  

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