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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

  • George W. Chilton, birth date 6/4/1828, death date 8/10/1884, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Find a Grave .
  • CHILTON, GEORGE WILLIAM (1828-1883). Born 6/4/1828 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky; died 1883 and buried in Tyler. 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) .
  • Major George W. Chilton, Barron, S. B. The Lone Star defenders; a chronicle of the Third Texas cavalry, Ross brigade, 1908, pp. 26, 27, 45, crediting Dallas Public Library. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch, Colonel George W. Chilton, pp. 560-562. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • Portrait, p. 105. Father of U.S. Senator Horace Chilton, pp. 102-104. The Texas Senator 1978.
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