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Benjamin Franklin Selman

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Selman
Other surnames: Sillman
Birth date: November 17, 1795
Death date: January 5, 1873

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (1) Legislature
    12/28/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 3rd (2) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
(1) Benjamin Selman, in special session election 12/12/1855, sworn 12/28/1855, succeeded Joseph C. Harrison, died 11/18/1855. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Benjamin Sillman, Cherokee County. Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Benjamin Selman, burial in Old Palestine Cemetery, Alto, Cherokee County. Find a Grave .
  • SELMAN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1795-1873), "around 1844 or 1845 the Selman family immigrated to Texas and settled near Alto in Cherokee County." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Benjamin Selman, birth date 11/17/1795, death date 1/5/1873, "member of the Texas Legislature from Cherokee Co." Sallie Bean and Benjamin Selman. Sons of Dewitt Colony Texas 1997.

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