Legislative Reference Library

Texas Legislators: Past & Present

William B. Middleton

William B. Middleton
Full Name: William B. Middleton
Birth date: August 4, 1819
Death date: March 17, 1877

Terms of Service

  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
  • House, 6th (1) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
(1) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 70, Number 3, January 1967, pp. 414, 416-417, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Gen. W.B. Middleton, death date 3/17/1877, burial in Makamson Cemetery, Leona, Leon County. Includes historical marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • MIDDLETON, TEXAS, named for William B. Middleton, "the first sheriff of Leon County and an important early settler." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • MIDDLETON, WILLIAM B. (1819-1877). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, William B. Middleton, pp. 210-211. "He died of pneumonia, as the writer remembers, in 1878, leaving no descendents [sic]." W.D. Wood, "Sketch of the Early Settlement of Leon County, Its Organization, and Some of the Early Settlers," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 4, Number 3, pp. 203-217, January 1901, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 18. William B. Middleton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1866. Journal of the Texas State Convention: Assembled at Austin, Feb. 7, 1866. Adjourned April 2, 1866, pp. 3-5. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Historical marker, Wm. B. Middleton, Leona, Leon County. Birth date 8/4/1819, death date 3/17/1877. "A participant of the Mier Expedition, 1842, first sheriff of Leon County." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Brigadier General of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Mentioned in "Middleton" by Norma Moore; reprint of "The Flo News," Buffalo Express Newspaper. Leon County, TXGenWeb Project .
LRL Home | View full site