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William Felton Upton

William Upton
Full Name: William Felton Upton
Birth date: August 31, 1832
Death date: February 7, 1887

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th (7) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
    Democrat
  • House, 18th (8) Legislature
    1/9/1883 - 1/13/1885
    Democrat
  • House, 17th (1) (9) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
  • House, 16th (2) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
  • House, 11th (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(4) In 1853 Upton moved to Texas and became a farmer and store owner in the Blum Hill community, west of Foerster's Creek in southern Fayette County. In 1859 he was joined by his older brother who took charge of the farming operations while William concentrated on the mercantile business in the community, which by 1858 was called High Hill. Handbook of Texas Online .
(5) Home post office LaGrange; home county - Fayette. House Journal .
(6) Home city listed as High Hill. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Served as chairman of the 1884 Democratic State Convention. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas 1916.
(8) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(9) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Memorial committee and resolution, memorial communication spread upon the Journal from Chief Clerk Will Lambert, 20th Legislature, R.S., 2/8/1887-2/9/1887, pp. 289, 297, 301. House Journal .

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