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Benjamin Dudley Tarlton

Benjamin Tarlton
Full Name: Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, Sr.
Birth date: October 18, 1849
Death date: September 22, 1919

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th (1) (2) (3) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
  • House, 17th (4) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
(1) Hill County was created from Navarro County in early 1853. A special session of the commissioners' court was called on August 23, 1853, to select the county seat; land was donated, and the site was named Hillsborough. In 1854 the spelling changed to Hillsboro. Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) Ellis County. House Journal .
(3) Home address, Hillsboro; home county, Hill. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(5) Member of the Democratic Executive Committee of the State in both 1882 and 1884. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, p. 726, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) Postoffice, Hillsboro. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature 1885.
(7) Home county, Hill. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Mentioned in memorial resolution for son, Benjamin Dudley Tarlton, Jr., 55th Legislature, R.S., HSR 184. Resolutions - Memorial .


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