Hillary Mercer Crabb

Full Name: Hillary Mercer Crabb
Other surnames: Crabbe
Date of birth: November 1, 1804
Date of death: September 8, 1876

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)     Unknown / Walker   Walker
H 31 Jan 10, 1853 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (3) (4)     Unknown / Walker   Walker

(1) Hillary M. Crabbe. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(2) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(3) Hillary M. Crabbe. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(4) Hillary M. Crabb, sworn 1/10/1853, succeeded Francis L. Hatch, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Hillary Crabbe. House Journal. 6th R.S.
  • In the 5th Legislature, Crabb contested the election of Andrew P. Wiley to represent the newly-configured 38th district. Wiley prevailed, pp. 36, 73-75. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • "Crabbe" spellling incorrect. Office of Representative Joe Crabb.
  • Relatives: Hillary M. Crabb - Great-grandfather; Joe Crabb - Great-grandson. Office of Representative Joe Crabb.
  • Historical marker, Hillary Mercer Crabb, Huntsville, Walker County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Constitutional Amendments, Select  
Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Private Land Claims No. 2  
4th R.S. - 1851
County Boundaries  
Public Printing  

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