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Amasa Turner

Full Name: Amasa Turner
Birth date: November 9, 1800
Death date: July 21, 1877

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • TURNER, AMASA (1800-1877). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in OAKLAND, TEXAS (Colorado County). "When [the town of Prairie Point] could not secure a post office because of the town's nearness to other post offices, Amasa Turner agreed to move his post office in Lavaca County to [the Prairie Point] location on the condition that the post office retain the name Oakland, which Turner had chosen in honor of David G. Burnet's home. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Census of 1860 lists Amasa Turner of Hallettsville, Lavaca County - farmer, age 59, born in Massachusetts, HeritageQuest Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Kemp sketches .
  • Census of 1860 includes number of slaves Turner owned, "1860 Lavaca County, Texas Slave Schedule," TXGenWeb Project .

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