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William Wilson Oxsheer

W.W. Oxier
Full Name: William Wilson Oxsheer
Birth date: March 3, 1815
Death date: December 13, 1905

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/12/1881 - 1/9/1883
  • House, 16th (2) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Oxsheer oath of office, 1/12/1881, p. 3. House Journal .
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • W.W. Oxsheer, birth date 3/3/1815, death date 12/13/1905, burial in Oxsheer-Smith Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County. Includes obituary. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Death of Pioneer: W.W. Oxsheer of Cameron, an Honored Citizen of Texas for Many Years," 12/24/1905, p. 4. Birth date 3/8/1815; death date 12/13/1905. Fort Worth Telegram .
  • OXSHEER, WILLIAM WILSON (1815-1905). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, William Wilson Oxsheer. Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together With a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, pp. 255-260. Born 3/9/1815 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, "has represented this county in the State Legislature three sessions, the fourteenth, sixteenth and serventeenth," p. 260. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, William Wilson Oxsheer, p. 263. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Obituary, Hilliard F. Smith, Jr., 6/14/1959, p. 1. "He [Hilliard F. Smith, Jr.] was the son of Milam County pioneers, Hilliard F. Smith and Viola Oxsheer Smith, a banking family with extensive land holdings dating back before the Texas Republic. He was a grandson of W.W. Oxsheer, a state representative of Milam County during reconstruction days." Relatives - William Wilson Oxsheer, father-in-law; Hilliard Fort Smith, Sr., son-in-law. Waco Tribune-Herald .
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