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W.S.J. Adams

W.S.J. Adams
Full Name: W. S. J. Adams
Birth date: 1843
Death date: December 10, 1883

Terms of Service

  • House, 15th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 8/3/1876
    Democrat
(1) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) W.J.S. Adams, Comanche County. Resignation letter and Gov. Coke's transmittal letter to Speaker, 8/3/1876, pp. 755-756. House Journal . April 18, 1876
August 3, 1876
(3) Adams resigned 8/3/1876. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Democrat. Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77 1877.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company C, Terry's Texas Rangers, 8th Cavalry, enlistment date October 1861 in Dallas County. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1860 - W.S.J. Adams, Dallas County, age 24, born circa 1835 in Kentucky, lawyer.
    W.S.J. Adams married Ora Page, 8/8/1877 in Comanche County. FamilySearch . 1860
  • "Over the state - Colorado," 12/10/1883, p. 1. Col. W.J.S. Adams, prominent lawyer of "this place" and ex-member of state legislature, died 12/10/1883. Galveston Daily News .
  • W.S.J. Adams, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
  • W.S.J. Adams. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, W.S.J. Adams, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1843, pp. 137-139. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • W.S.J. Adams. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
  • Entry for wife Ora Alice Page, p. 456, mentions late Col. W.S.J. Adams, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, prominent lawyer, died in Colorado, Texas, 12/10/1883. The Genealogy of the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury, of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass. 1905.
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