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Wilburn Hill King

W.H. King
Full Name: Wilburn Hill King
Birth date: June 10, 1839
Death date: October 12, 1910

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 7/22/1881
  • House, 16th (2) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Seth W. Stewart, in special election 9/17/1881, succeeded Wilburn H. King, resigned 7/22/1881. 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. W.H. King, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Other Resources

  • "The Texas Ranger Service and History of the Rangers, With Observations on Their Value as a Police Protection," by General W.H. King, Volume II, pp. 329-367. A Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897 .
  • Personal reminiscences as well as an account of King's brother about his service to the Confederacy. Autobiography of Wilburn Hill King 1996.
  • Inscription on General W.H. King monument, Sulphur Springs County Courthouse; text of eulogy by Major L.T. Wheeler, pp. 110-112, Autobiography of Wilburn Hill King 1996.
  • Com. W.H. King, birth date 6/10/1839, death date 10/12/1910, C.S.A., burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Includes portrait, biographical sketch. Find a Grave .
  • KING, WILBURN HILL (1839-1910). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 3rd Missouri State Guard Infantry, Captain. Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company B, 18th Texas Infantry; promoted to Brigadier General, 4/16/1864. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait and discussion of King's service as adjutant general, pp. 223-252. Lone Star Justice: the First Century of the Texas Rangers 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, Wilburn Hill King, Adjutant-General, pp. 26-28. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • Obituary, "Gen. W.H. King Is Dead: Prominent Confederate, Legislator and Mason Passes Away at Sulphur Springs," The Cumby Rustler, 10/14/1910, p. 1, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.
    Resolution, "In Memory to Gen. W.H. King, from Matt Ashcroft Camp, United Confederate Veterans (U.C.V.), The Sulphur Springs Gazette, 10/21/1910, p. 3, crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . Obituary Resolution
  • Wilburn Hill King, birth date 6/10/1839, death date 12/12/1910 in biographical sketch and 10/12/1910 on headstone. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, King, William [Wilburn] H., pp. 9, 21, 85, Plate No. 16. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 255-256. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 234-235. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
  • Portrait and biographical sketches, General Wilburn Hill King, CSA. Navarro County, TXGenWeb Project .
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