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Milton S. Austin Milton Stanhope Austin
Full Name: Milton Stanhope Austin
Date of birth: January 1, 1828
Date of death: November 11, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Rockwall / Rockwall   Dallas, Rockwall, Tarrant
(1) Postoffice, Rockwall. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(2) In 1873 the state legislature established Rockwall County from part of Kaufman County, and Rockwall became the county seat. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Dallas County. House Journal.
(4) Home address, Rockwall; home county, Rockwall. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Home county, Rockwall. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Bills and resolutions introduced by M.S. Austin, 19th Legislature, R.S., p. 481. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Capt. Milton Stanhope Austin, birth date 1/1/1828, death date 11/11/1906, portrait, biographical sketch from "Short and Interesting Sketches of Prominent Commanders, U.C.V.," Atlanta Constitution, 7/20/1898, p. 9. Interment in Chisholm Cemetery, McLendon-Chisholm, Rockwall County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Mentioned in "In Search of a Past; Lack of Civil War Items Threatens Rockwall Historical Society Show," 1/6/1999, p. 1M. Dallas Morning News.
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy and Sons of Confederate Veterans honor Milton Stanhope Austin, 10/12/2001. "Confederate ceremony to honor first elected sheriff; Civil War Captain made area home, got involved in local, state politics." Dallas Morning News.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 52nd North Carolina Regiment, Pettigrew's Brigade, General Heth's Division, Army of Northern Virginia under General R.E. Lee. Capt. Milton Stanhope Austin, biographical sketch from "Short and Interesting Sketches of Prominent Commanders, U.C.V.," Atlanta Constitution, 7/20/1898, p. 9. Find a Grave.
  • Served in Company E, 52nd North Carolina Regiment. "Civil War Soldiers Known to be Buried in Rockwall County Texas," RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Jeanette Cornelius is Collecting Stories of Area Pioneers," 1/3/2001, p. 1M. Dallas Morning News.
  • Mentioned in "Ode to Pioneers: Woman Collecting Stories of Area's Early Families," 1/3/2001. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Census of 1880 - Milton Austin, Rockwall County, farmer; born circa 1828 in North Carolina, wife Margaret. FamilySearch.
  • Family group sheet, Milton Stanhope Austin. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Headstone inscription, Chisholm Cemetery, Rockwall County, TX. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Milton S. Austin, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Revenue and Taxation  

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