Legislative Reference Library

Texas Legislators: Past & Present

William R. Bounds

W.R. Bounds
Full Name: William R. Bounds
Birth date: September 15, 1841
Death date: January 22, 1909

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - William K. [William R.] Bounds, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Mississippi, farmer, spouse Victoria B., sons Oscar, William, John, and Monte, daughter Emma. FamilySearch . 1880
  • Captain W.R. Bounds, "lifelong resident of Cleburne." Death notice, 1/23/1909, p. 8. Death date 1/22/1909. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • William R. Bounds. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Death notice, Captain W.R. Bounds, "prominent settler of Johnson county." "Body of Confederate Veteran Arrives in Cleburne," Abilene Daily Reporter, 1/24/1909, p. 1, crediting Abilene Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Captain W.R. Bounds and first wife Victoria B. Truelove Bounds met in Monroe County, Mississippi, and later moved to Texas. "They arrived in Dallas County June 10, 1870 and later moved to Johnson County to settle . . . By 1882 Victoria had also died. W.R. Bounds later married and had other children." Captain W.R. Bounds of Cleburne went to Alvarado to attend the funeral of Col. L.B. Trulove, according to Cleburne Morning News, 7/7/1908. Johnson County Genealogical Society (Texas). "Truelove Research and the Family of Calla Dona Truelove" by Jann Cunningham, Finders Keepers, Volume 11, Number 1, February 1994, pp. 23, 25, 26, crediting Johnson County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Confederate States Army, Company E, 4th Mississippi Cavalry, under Colonel J.L. McCarty; 1st Lieutenant and Captain, Company D, Colonel Ashcraft's regiment. Biographical sketch, Captain W.R. Bounds, pp. 601-602. Born 9/15/1841 in Mississippi; first marriage to Miss V.B. Trulove of Alabama, 12/29/1860, children O.L., William N., John R., M. Lee, and Lemuel R.; second marriage to Miss Sue Miller, 7/19/1884, children Thomas R., Ben H., twins Elvis and Atlas. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - W.R. Bounds, postoffice Alvarado, nativity Mississippi, age 55, farmer, 26 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 24th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Brief biographical sketch, W.R. Bounds, p. 158. Born 9/15/1841 in Itawamba County, Mississippi; came to Texas in 1871. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
LRL Home | View full site