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Henry Thorp

Full Name: Henry Thorp
Birth date: 1827
Death date: May 2, 1873

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Henry Thorp, age 25 (born circa 1828), native state Virginia, emigrated from Alabama in 1847, lawyer, postoffice Matagorda, Matagorda County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Obituary, 5/11/1873, p. 2. "Hon. Henry Thorp," Born 1827 in Greensville County, Virginia, died at Matagorda Texas, 5/2/1873. Galveston Daily News .
  • THORP, HENRY (1827-1873). Born 1830 in Greensville County, Virginia. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "Henry Thorp, born in Greensville County in 1830, was his brother's law partner as well as county treasurer from 1862 to 1866. His will was probated on October 26, 1875." Peter Thorp, p. 97. Matagorda County Book Committee. Historic Matagorda County, Volume 1, 1986, Houston, Texas, crediting Palacios Area Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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