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Alfred Obenchain

Full Name: Alfred T. Obenchain
Birth date: February 11, 1824
Death date: August 16, 1862

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 2/15/1862
(1) William Quayle, sworn 2/3/1863, succeeded Alfred T. Obenchain, resigned 2/15/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

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

Other Resources

  • OBENCHAIN, ALFRED T. (1824-1862). Murdered "by two of his own men at Hubbard Creek in Stephens County near Camp Breckenridge on August 16, 1862. He was buried in an unmarked grave on the frontier." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Alfred T. Obenchain resigned 2/15/1862, became a lieutenant colonel in the Frontier Regiment Texas Cavalry, "murdered that same year, allegedly by his escort, two privates of the regiment," p. 7. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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