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Willis Scott Bledsoe

W.S. Bledsoe
Full Name: Willis Scott Bledsoe
Birth date: February 5, 1837
Death date: February 14, 1877

Terms of Service

  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874

Biographical Notes and Resources


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

Other Resources

  • Captain of a company in 4th Tennessee Cavalry, later promoted to rank of major. W.S. Bledsoe, served in the state legislature in 1870-1871 during the Davis administration. Father of William H. Bledsoe, Volume III, p. 1321. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, 4th Regiment, Company F, Tennessee Cavalry (Murray's). Willis S. Bledsoe. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System .
  • Willis Scott Bledsoe, birth date 2/5/1837, death date 2/14/1877, portrait, burial in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County. Find a Grave .
  • W.S. Bledsoe, Cleburne, Johnson County, p. 46, "admitted 1860, at Jamestown, Tennessee; was member Thirteenth Legislature." Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77 1877.
  • "William Harrison Bledsoe and the Founding of Texas Tech University, " Vol. 78, 2002, pp. 38-53. Relatives: Willis Scott Bledsoe - father; William Harrison Bledsoe - son. West Texas Historical Association Yearbook 1925.
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