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Martin W. Wheeler
Full Name: Martin Warwick Wheeler
Date of birth: September 22, 1825
Date of death: January 8, 1897

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1) (2) (3)     Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine
(1) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Address to Governor Coke asking the removal of Judge Martin W. Wheeler, of the Fifth Judicial District, composed of the counties of Shelby, Sabine, and Panola, 2/12/1874, pp. 281-283, Fourteenth Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Message from the House of Representatives concerning the removal of Judges M. Priest, L.W. Cooper, and M.W. Wheeler, 2/2/1874, p. 176, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Resolution requesting a committee be appointed to investigate charges against Judges L.W. Cooper, M. Priest, M.W. Wheeler, and Henry Maney, 2/10/1874, pp. 248-248a, 14th Legislature, First Session. Senate Journal.
  • Roster lists M.W. Wheeler's occupation as lawyer, p. 290. Senate Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Ancestral file lists Martin Warwick Wheeler - born 9/22/1825 in Holston River, TN; died 1/8/1897 in Tenaha, Shelby County, TX; wives Elizabeth Bryant, Margaret Branton, and Sarah Elizabeth Burroughs; daughters Fanny Ruth, Sara Emma and Mary Elizabeth. FamilySearch.
  • Family group record lists Benjamin Wheeler and Mary (Polly) Chandler Wheeler as parents of Martin Warwick Wheeler. FamilySearch.
  • Genealogical Forum posting from 2/2/2001 states that Martin Warwick Wheeler was a Senator in the Texas Legislature. He had three daughters: Fanny Ruth, Sara E., and Mary E. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Transcript of Mangum Funeral Home burials for the year 1937 show M.W. Wheeler's wife, Sarah Elizabeth, interred in the New Prospect cemetery, Shelby County, Texas. Shelby County Historical Society Museum & Library, 2002.
  • Probably one of nine judges targeted for removal from the bench during the 14th Legislature. Accusations against Judge Martin W. Wheeler were dropped by concurrent resolution, p. 206. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
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