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Darwin Massey Stapp

Full Name: Darwin Massey Stapp
Birth date: 1815
Death date: February 23, 1875

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th (1) Legislature
    11/8/1853 - 11/5/1855
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
  • House, 3rd (2) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Messrs. Stapp and Baylor sworn on 11/8/1853, p. 9. House Journal .
(2) 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

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Darwin M. Stapp, age 38 (born circa 1815), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Missouri in 1830, farmer, postoffice Victoria, Victoria County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Darwin M. Stapp, Soldier in the Texas War for Independence, Participated in the Siege of Bexar, 1835. D.M. Stapp, death date 2/23/1875, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County. Includes portraits, obituary from Galveston Daily News, 3/3/1875. Find a Grave .
  • STAPP, DARWIN MASSEY (1815-1875). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Army, Private. Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, 24th Brigade. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Darwin Massey Stapp, born 1815 in Kentucky, death date 2/28/1875 in biographical sketch and 2/23/1875 on headstone. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
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