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Phidello William Hall

P.W. Hall
Full Name: Phidello William Hall
Birth date: March 8, 1838
Death date: May 11, 1888

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (5) & 12th (3) (4) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Radical Republican
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(5) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. P.W. Hall, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. P.W. Hall, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs

Other Resources

  • Phidello William Hall, born 1838 in Barren County, Cave City, Kentucky; first marriage to Corine Vansickles 12/21/1864 in Kentucky; second marriage to Sallie Glasscock 3/27/1873 in Calvert, Robertson County, Texas; death date 5/11/1888 in Cottonwood, Callahan County, Texas. Phidello W. Hall appointed postmaster of Calvert, Robertson County, 4/8/1869, 4/18/1870, 7/11/1870, and 7/5/1872. AF Jones Family Tree; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com .
  • United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, 11th Kearney [Kentucky] Cavalry, Company L, 1 year of service, discharged 5/15/1865. Fidello W. Hall, deceased, Precincts 7-3-6, Callahan County, death date before 1890. 1890 Veterans Schedules of the U.S. Federal Census; Texas, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890. Ancestry.com .
  • Phidello W. Hall, marriage to Corine Vansickes 12/21/1864 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    Census of 1870 - P.W. Hall, Austin, Travis County, age 32, born circa 1838 in Kentucky, lawyer, spouse Coriana.
    Phidillo W. Hall, marriage to Sallie J. Glasscock 3/27/1873 in Robertson County, Texas. FamilySearch . Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 1870
  • Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • P.W. Hall, death date 5/11/1888, burial in Old Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, Callahan County. Find a Grave .
  • Description of the gubernatorial election of 1869, including charges of voter fraud and intimidation in Robertson County, Texas, pp. 141-146, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne. Google Books .
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