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Cornelius McAnelly

Full Name: Cornelius McAnelly
Birth date: 1808
Death date: April 25, 1855

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 5th (1) (3) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 4/25/1855
     
(1) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(2) 1st Legislature - Report of the Committee on Elections on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly, 2/25/1846, printed in journal 2/27/1846, pp. 47-52. Opinion of the Honorable Antonio Navarro on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly, 2/24/1845 [sic]. Senate Journal . February 27, 1846
Opinion on the Contested Election in Harris County
(3) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 1st Legislature - Report of the committee on Elections on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • MCANELLY, CORNELIUS (ca. 1808-1855). "Born about 1808 in Kentucky . . . will was filed in Harris County on 4/25/1855." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Included on list of "Texas Whigs Named in Newspapers and Identified From the Census of 1850," Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 30-33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Discusses contested election in Harris County between Cornelius McAnelly and Isaac W. Brashear, 1st Legislature, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • 5th Legislature - Biographical sketch, physician, "McAnelly was a member of the ailing Whig party," pp. 244-245. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Committee Information

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