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Benjamin Allen Philpott

B.A. Philpots
Full Name: Benjamin Allen Philpott
Birth date: September 26, 1811
Death date: November 17, 1892

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
  • House, 16th (2) (3) 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) Avant Prairie post office closed in 1885. Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 12th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, Benjamin A. Philpott, birth date 9/26/1811, death date 11/12/1892, burial in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Freestone County. Includes portrait and reprint of death notice in Dallas Morning News, 11/19/1892. Find a Grave .
  • PHILPOTT, BENJAMIN ALLEN (1811-1892). Death date 11/17/1892. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Death notice "Death of Col. B.A. Philpott," The Fairfield Recorder, 11/18/1892, p. 3, crediting Fairfield Library. Death date 11/17/1892.
    Obituary, "Biographical Sketch of the late Col. Benjamin Allen Philpott," The Fairfield Recorder, 12/9/1892, p. 2, crediting Fairfield Library. Born 9/26/1811 in Frederick County, Maryland, son of Gen. Horatio Philpott. "Of his early life in Alabama, we have not much data before us. We learn that by the age of 21, he was a clerk in the State Senate of Alabama; at the age of 25 he commanded a company in the Florida War against the Indians in 1835, and afterwards served one or two terms in the Alabama Legislature, but whether Senator or Representative we do not remember. He came to Texas in 1851, and in 1852 located in Freestone, and lived in this county until his death on the 17th of November last . . . from 1878 to 1882 he represented Freestone county in the Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . November 18, 1892 December 9, 1892
  • Biographical sketch, Benjamin Allen Philpott, pp. 263-264. Born 9/26/1811 in Morgan County, Alabama. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, 8th Texas Infantry, Walker's Division. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.

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