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William Nelson Adams

W.N. Adams
Full Name: William Nelson "Uncle Bill" Adams
Birth date: June 4, 1848
Death date: June 15, 1926

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 32nd (2) (3) (4) & 31st (1) (5) Legislatures
    1/12/1909 - 8/10/1912
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) Resigned from Legislature 8/10/1912, appointed Superintendent of Board of Managers of Institution for Training of Juveniles at Gatesville on 8/9/1912. Card File .
(3) Adams resigned 8/10/1912. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(5) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - William N. Adams, Brownwood, Brown County, age 52, born June 1848 in Tennessee, county treasurer, wife Kate L. FamilySearch .
  • William Nelson Adams, birth date 6/4/1848 in Knox County, Tennessee, death date 6/15/1926 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, stockman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • W.N. Adams, birth date 6/4/1848, death date 6/15/1926, family photos, burial in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County, with wife Kate L. Adams. Includes death notice in Longview News Journal, 6/15/1926, "W.N. Adams, 78, widely known as Uncle Bill, first tax collector of Brown county, former sheriff and state senator . . . " Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - W.N. Adams, Brownwood, Brown County, nativity Tennessee, stockman, Democrat, age 62. Texas Legislative Manual .
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