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Winfield Brown Stirman

W.B. Stirman
Full Name: Winfield Brown Stirman
Other surnames: Sterman
Birth date: June 1, 1825
Death date: June 10, 1918

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (3) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
  • House, 12th (2) (4) Legislature
    2/11/1870 - 1/14/1873
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/11/1870, p. 10. House Journal .
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(5) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • "Elder W.B. Stirman and Wife Celebrate Wedding Announcement," 12/25/1908. Obituary, "W.B. Stirman Passes Away," Athens Daily Review, death date 6/10/1918. Biographical sketch, "Yesteryears: Rev. W.B. Stirman, Pioneer Minister," Athens Daily Review, 12/17/1980. Courtesy Henderson County Historical Commission. Donated Material .
  • Census of 1870 - Winfield Stirman, Henderson County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Kentucky, farmer, living in household with Elizabeth Stirman (age 39) and children.
    Census of 1880 - Winfield Stirman, Athens, Henderson County, age 54, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, farmer, wife Sarah.
    Census of 1900 - W.B. Stirman, Henderson County, age 75, born June 1825 in Kentucky, gospel minister, wife Sarah.
    Census of 1910 - Windfield B. Stirman, Athens, Henderson County, age 84, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, wife Sarah E., living in household of son-in-law and daughter William T. and Henrietta C. Green. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • 1910 1870
  • W.B. Stirman (1825-1918), burial in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County. Includes portrait and reprint of biographical sketch of Rev. W.B. Stirman in the Athens Weekly Review, 8/2/1901. Find a Grave .
  • STIRMAN, WINFIELD BROWN (1825-1918). Also spelled Sterman. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Winfield Brown Stirman, pp. 196-197. "First state representative from Henderson County." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project .

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