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George Washington Chilton

Full Name: George Washington Chilton
Birth date: June 4, 1828
Death date: August 10, 1884

Terms of Service

  • House, 7th (1) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Maj. George Washington Chilton, birth date 6/4/1828, death date 8/10/1884, photo, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Find a Grave .
  • Possibly CHILTON, GEORGE WILLIAM (1828-1883), birth date 6/4/1828. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Maj. George Washington Chilton, 3rd Texas Cavalry. New York Times .
  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, George Washington Chilton, p. 41. Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas 2008.
  • Biographical sketch, George W. Chilton, p. 50. "In 1857 he was a member of the sixth [sic] Texas legislature." Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
  • George Washington Chilton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Jack Hays' Texas Rangers, Mexican War. Confederate States Army, Major, 3rd Texas Cavalry; Colonel; Ordnance Officer on staff of General Hamilton Bee. Biographical sketch and portrait, George W. Chilton, pp. 3, 23-24, 76, Plate No. 54. Elected to state legislature in 1857. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Portrait, p. 105. Father of U.S. Senator Horace Chilton, pp. 102-104. The Texas Senator 1978.
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