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Amasa Turner
Full Name: Amasa Turner
Date of birth: November 9, 1800
Date of death: July 21, 1877

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 61 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Oakland / Lavaca   DeWitt, Lavaca
H 47 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Oakland / Lavaca   Gonzales, Lavaca
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • TURNER, AMASA (1800-1877). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Kemp sketches.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in OAKLAND, TEXAS (Colorado County). "When [the town of Prairie Point] could not secure a post office because of the town's nearness to other post offices, Amasa Turner agreed to move his post office in Lavaca County to [the Prairie Point] location on the condition that the post office retain the name Oakland, which Turner had chosen in honor of David G. Burnet's home. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Census of 1860 lists Amasa Turner of Hallettsville, Lavaca County - farmer, age 59, born in Massachusetts, HeritageQuest Online.
  • Census of 1860 includes number of slaves Turner owned, "1860 Lavaca County, Texas Slave Schedule," TXGenWeb Project.
  • Committee Informationtop
    5th R.S. - 1853
    County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Finance  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    County Boundaries  
    Public Buildings  
    State Affairs  
     

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