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William Harrison Tilson

William Tilson
Full Name: William Harrison Tilson
Birth date: March 26, 1837
Death date: October 6, 1909

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (3) (6) (8) (9) (11) & 16th (4) (10) Legislatures
    1/14/1879 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
  • House, 13th (1) (2) (5) (7) (12) Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
(1) Boston, Bowie County. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(2) Census of 1860 - William H. H. Tilson, Beat No. 3, DeKalb post office, Bowie County. Census of 1870 - William H. Tilson, Precinct No. 3, Boston post office, Bowie County. Census of 1880 and 1900 - William H. Tilson, Texarkana, Bowie County. FamilySearch . 1900
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(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(4) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(5) Boston is the county seat of Bowie County, though the county courthouse is actually located in New Boston. The original Boston, now Old Boston, was the county seat from Bowie County's organization in 1841 to the mid-1880s when it was briefly relocated to Texarkana. Handbook of Texas Online .
Handbook of Texas Online
(6) Hightower District 4, Tilson District 5. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Boston, Cass County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Hightower District 4, Tilson District 5. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(9) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(10) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(11) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Hightower district number not listed with roll call, Tilson is District 4, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(12) Cass County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

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