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Thomas Wilson Templeton

T.W. Templeton
Full Name: Thomas Wilson Templeton
Birth date: June 14, 1821
Death date: September 20, 1895

Terms of Service

  • House, 23rd (2) (3) Legislature
    1/18/1893 - 1/8/1895
  • House, 22nd (1) Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) WINNSBORO, TX. "Winnsboro (Winnsborough), an incorporated city, is at the junction of State highways 11 and 37, fifteen miles northeast of Quitman in northeastern Wood County and extends into Franklin County." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Oath of office administered 1/18/1893, p. 88. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Thomas Wilson Templeton, birth date 6/14/1821 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama; death date 9/20/1895 in Sulphur Springs, Texas, married Elvira Caroline Dickson 12/27/1842. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - T.W. Templeton, Franklin County, age 60, born circa 1820 in Tennessee, miller, living in household with Elvira and family. FamilySearch .
  • Thos. W. Templeton, birth date 6/14/1821, death date 9/20/1895, burial in Winnsboro City Cemetery, Winnsboro, Wood County. Includes obituary from Fort Worth Gazette. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "A Pioneer of Texas: Death of Hon. T.M. [T.W.] Templeton at Winsboro Yesterday," 9/21/1895, p. 8. Templeton was a "leading member of the Twenty-second and Twenty-third legislature of Texas" and father of Attorney General John D. Templeton. Fort Worth Daily Gazette .
  • Mentioned in TEMPLETON, JOHN DICKSON (1845–1893). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Family of Thomas W.Templeton and Elvira Caroline Dickson Templeton included in The Dickson-McEwen and Allied Families Genealogy. T.W. Templeton's death date 9/20/1895. HeritageQuest Online .
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - T.W. Templeton, postoffice Winsboro, nativity Alabama, age 71 (born circa 1821), farmer, 42 years in Texas, member of previous legislature: 22nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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