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Samuel Addison White

Full Name: Samuel Addison "Sam" White
Birth date: 1805
Death date: January 1, 1869

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (3) (6) & 9th (1) (2) (5) (7) Legislatures
    2/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
     
  • Senate, 6th (4) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
     
(1) S. Addison White, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded George P. Finlay, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Victoria, Victoria County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Victoria, Victoria County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor George Finlay drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(6) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .
(7) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Roll of Senators-elect to fill vacancies, oath of office administered, 2/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Sam Addison White, pp. 189-190. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • Census of 1850 - S.A. White, Victoria County [no town listed], age 45, born circa 1805 in North Carolina, farmer. No S.A. White or Samuel White listed in Jackson County.
    Census of 1860 - S.A. White, Victoria, Victoria County, age 55, born circa 1805 in North Carolina, lawyer. FamilySearch . 1860 1850
  • WHITE, SAMUEL ADDISON (?-1869). "emigrated from Tennessee with his family in 1830 and settled on the Navidad River in what is now Jackson County," purchased Victoria Advocate 1857, mayor of Victoria in 1863, died in Indianola 1869. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Founded Indian Point, now Indianola in Matagorda Bay in Calhoun County, with William M. Cook in August 1846. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Sam Addison White, pp. 259, 261, born in Tennessee. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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