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Davis Prendergast

Davis Prendergast
Full Name: Davis M'Gee Prendergast
Birth date: December 26, 1816
Death date: March 2, 1910

Terms of Service

  • House, 13th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
  • House, 10th (2) Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 6/1/1865
     
(1) The town of Springfield was the first county seat of Limestone County when it was established in 1847. The town began to decline when it was bypassed by the railroad, and after the courthouse burned down in 1873, the county seat moved to Groesbeck. When the former townsite became part of Fort Parker State Park in the mid-1930s, only the cemetery remained. Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) Prendergast resigned 6/1/1865. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Portrait, 10th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • PRENDERGAST, DAVIS M'GEE (1816-1910). Relatives: Davis M'Gee Prendergast, father; Albert C. Prendergast, son. Handbook of Texas Online .
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