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William C. Abbott
Full Name: William C. Abbott
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Dec 14, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1) (2) (3)     Unknown / Unknown   Jefferson, Liberty
S 7 Elected but never sworn 1st (4)     Unknown / Unknown   Jefferson, Liberty

(1) Election Returns, 11/20/1847, p. 4. "Copied from the official returns of the vote, at the recent election, in the whole of Liberty, and three precincts in Polk county . . .", Senator: W.C. Abbott, 215 votes in Liberty Co., 65 in Polk, 3 precincts. Civilian and Galveston Gazette (Galveston, Texas).
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) 2nd Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 12/14/1847, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(4) William C. Abbott, in special election 11/1/1847, sworn in 2nd Legislature, succeeded to unexpired term of George T. Wood, granted leave of absence 5/4/1846, resigned before 9/4/1847. Abbott elected but never sworn in 1st Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Census of 1860 - Possibly W.C. Abbott, Town of Liberty, Liberty County, age 44, lawyer, born circa 1816 in Maryland. No W.C. Abbotts listed in Jefferson County. FamilySearch.
  • Mentioned, p. 187. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
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