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Elbridge Geary Douglass

E.G. Douglass
Full Name: Elbridge Geary Douglass
Birth date: April 16, 1844
Death date: December 19, 1907

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 21st (1) (2) (4) (6) & 20th (3) (5) Legislatures
    1/11/1887 - 1/23/1889
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) John W. Finley, seated 3/5/1889, succeeded Elbridge G. Douglass, resigned 1/23/1889. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Elbridge Gearry Douglass, Sherman. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(6) Message from Governor L.S. Ross, notifying Senate of the acceptance of the resignation of Senator E.G. Douglass (appointed and confirmed Assistant Superintendent of the Penitentiary), 1/23/1889, pp. 104-105. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company D, 1st Battalion Texas Sharp Shooters, Major Jas. Burnett, enlisted 8/1/1862 in Grayson County (Burnett's Battalion). E.G. Douglass, full name Elbridge Garey or Gary [sic] Douglass, death date 12/19/1907 in Coryell County, widow Mrs. E.G. Douglass, marriage date 2/20/1867 in Grayson County. Widow's application, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1880 - Ebbridge G. Douglass, Sherman, Grayson County, age 36, born circa 1844 in Missouri, City Marshall, wife Mattie J.
    Census of 1900 - Elbridge Douglass, Justice Precinct No. 4, Fort Bend County, age 56, born April 1844 in Missouri, Sergeant, State Farm Convict Camp, married. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • Obituary/Mortuary, "E.G. Douglass: Death of the Superintendent of the State Reformatory," 12/21/1907, p. 3. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch, Elbridge Geary Douglass p. 74. Native of Missouri, age 42 (born circa 1845). Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Obituaries, "Captain E.G. Douglass Is Dead: Superintendent of Gatesville Reformatory Passes Away," The Houston Post, 12/21/1907, p. 3.
    "Burial of Captain Douglass: Has Been Prominent in Affairs of State," The Houston Post, 12/22/1907, p. 8.
    "Captain Eb B. Douglass, one of the best known citizens of Grayson county, died at Gatesville, where he was superintendent of the State Reformatory . . . He was also State Senator and superintendent of the Rusk penitentiary." The Sunday Gazetteer (Denison, Texas), 12/29/1907, p. 2, crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . December 29, 1907 December 22, 1907
  • December 21, 1907
  • Confederate States Army, "enlisted in Burnett's batallion of Confederate sharpshooters, organized in North Texas, and was under Captain Jim M. Hurt, later a member of the Texas criminal court of appeals. He served through the war between the States." The Houston Post, 12/22/1907, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Description of appointment by Governor Ross as Assistant Superintendent of Rusk Penitentiary in January 1889, comments on service as Assistant Superintendent, and reports on Rusk Penitentiary by E.G. Douglass, 1890 and 1892. Reports of the Superintendent and Financial Agent of the Texas State Penitentiaries 1890.
  • Elbridge Geary Douglass, birth date 4/16/1844 in Missouri, death date 12/19/1907 in Gatesville, Coryell County, Texas, burial in City Cemetery. Message board post, "Obion Co TN Branches & Twigs," by Gay Mathis. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
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