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Rufus K. Hartley

Rufus K. Hartley
Full Name: Rufus K. Hartley
Birth date: January 10, 1825
Death date: July 27, 1871

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (3) & 9th (1) (2) Legislatures
    11/4/1861 - 8/6/1866
  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
(1) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(3) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • R.K. Hartley, birth date 1/10/1825, death June 1871, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Find a Grave .
  • "Death of Rufus K. Hartley, Esq.," and "The Funeral," Saturday, 7/29/1871, pp. 2-3. Died on Thursday evening (7/27/1871). "The brothers [Oliver C. Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley] made the first digest of Texas laws, and the first report of the Supreme Court decisions." "District Court," 7/30/1871, p. 3, Memorial resolution for Rufus K. Hartley. Galveston Daily News .
  • Description of Rufus K. and Oliver Hartley's time at Marshall College, p. 183. Dubbs, Joseph Henry, History of Franklin and Marshall College: Franklin College, 1787-1853, Marshall College, 1836-1853; Franklin & Marshall College 1853-1903, Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1903. Google Books .
  • Hartley, Oliver C. Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, During a Part of December Term, December 1849, Volume 4, Galveston: Civilian Book Office, 1852. "Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1852, by O.C. & R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Texas." Google Books .
  • Hartley, Oliver C. A Digest of the Laws of Texas. Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850. "Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1850, by O.C. and R.K. Hartley, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania." Google Books .
  • HARTLEY, TEXAS and HARTLEY COUNTY named for Rufus K. and Oliver C. Hartley. Handbook of Texas Online . Handbook of Texas Online
  • Relatives: Oliver Cromwell Hartley and Rufus K. Hartley - brothers. HARTLEY, OLIVER CROMWELL (1823-1859). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.

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