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William H. Hart

Full Name: William H. Hart
Birth date: January 20, 1816
Death date: February 12, 1888

Terms of Service

  • House, 10th Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, William H. Hart, age 37, native state North Carolina, emigrated from Tennessee in 1839, farmer, postoffice Gilmer, Upshur County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Mentioned, pp. 10, 15, 44, 61, 71. Capt. William H. Hart, appointed Postmaster of Gilmer, 7/28/1847; County Clerk of Upshur County, 1846-1848. A History of Upshur County, Texas 1966.
  • William H. Hart, birth date 1/20/1816, death date 2/12/1888, burial in Gilmer City Cemetery, Upshur County, with spouse Mary E. Hart. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch of W.H. Hart included in son Sterling Carroll Hart's sketch. W.H. Hart, "the first [Upshur] county clerk, went to the state legislature in 1856." Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: Past History and Present Stage of Development of Texas, published by Forrister History Company, Chicago (1912). Genealogy Trails .
  • The home of William H. Hart was used as the first Upshur County courthouse; he moved to Upshur County in 1843 as a land surveyor and was one of the first trustees of the Gilmer Masonic Male Academy, a school operated by the Bethesda Lodge No. 142. "Pritchett Regional News," The Gilmer Mirror, 2/23/2017, p. 5A; 3/2/2017, p. 5A; and 3/9/2017, p. 5A, crediting Upshur County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . February 23, 2017 March 9, 2017
  • March 2, 2017

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