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William Cincinnatus Batte

Full Name: William Cincinnatus Batte
Birth date: October 2, 1816
Death date: July 6, 1895

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (2) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 11/2/1863
(1) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators. Batte not mentioned among senators drawing for terms; presumably he drew a short term because the Journal only lists fifteen names as having done so, though sixteen ballots "on which was written 'short term'" were prepared, 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(2) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • W.V. Batte, Mt. Pleasant, Titus County, nativity Virginia, lawyer, farmer, age 45. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - William C. Batte, Titus County, age 33, born circa 1817 in Virginia, farmer.
    Census of 1880 - Wm. C. Batte, Marion County, age 63, born circa 1817 in Virginia, farmer. FamilySearch . 1880 1850
  • Major William Cincinnatus "W.C." Batte Sr., biographical sketch, burial in Kellyville Cemetery, Kellyville, Marion County. Grave marker illegible. Find a Grave .
  • Confederate States Army. Major William Cincinnatus Batte, born 10/2/1816 in Prince George County, Virginia; "later removed to Titus County, Texas"; died 7/6/1895 in Marion County, Texas. Hamlin, Charles Hughes. "Pedigree of Batte connected with McLean," STIRPES, Vol. 16, No. 2, June 1976, p. 64, crediting Texas State Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.

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