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William A. Melton

Full Name: William A. Melton
Birth date: November 13, 1798
Death date: March 15, 1873

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 5th (2) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(1) District No. 43, Navarro County. House Journal .
(2) 5th Legislature - City/county, pp. 457-461. House Journal .
(3) Address and home county data not included. Counties in district, Navarro and Hill. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 1962.
(4) 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," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
(5) District, Hill County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 13th Texas Infantry Regiment, from 10/4/1861 (as "William"). William A. Melton, Texas, birth date 11/13/1798, death date 3/15/1873, state legislator in Mississippi and Texas, from Navarro County. U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 13th Texas Infantry. Military grave marker, William Melton, birth date 11/13/1798, death date 3/15/1873, burial in Zion Rest Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County. Find a Grave .
  • William Melton's first cousin Ethan founded the settlement of Melton, later known as the city of Dresden. Navarro County Texas, Genealogical and Historical Website .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, Bates Regiment (formerly 4th Regiment), Texas Volunteers. The Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 12/25/1861, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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