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Edward Hughes Vontress

Full Name: Edward Hughes Vontress
Birth date: December 20, 1825
Death date: June 17, 1864

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, Edward H. Vontress, age 26 (born circa 1827), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Kentucky in 1851, lawyer, postoffice Georgetown, Williamson County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Captain Edward Hughes Vontress, born 12/20/1825 in Warren, Knox County, Kentucky, died 6/17/1864 in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. Vontress Family Tree, includes portrait. Ancestry.com .
  • Edward H. Vantress, marriage to Eunice A. Allen 2/25/1858 in Williamson County.
    Census of 1860 - Ed H. Vantress, Williamson County, age 33, born circa 1827 in Kentucky, judge 17th district. FamilySearch . 1860 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, Morgan's Texas Cavalry Battalion. Edward H. Vontress, "struck by lightning and killed in La., 1864." Lawyer, judge, 17th Dist. of Texas, state senator. FamilySearch United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865 .
  • Edward Hughes Vontress, born 1825, death date 6/17/1864, burial details unknown, no grave marker photo, includes death notice from 6/25/1864 that "Capt. Vontress was killed on the 17th inst. by lightning." Spouse Eunice Margaret Amelia Allen Coffee's record includes biographical information on Judge Ed. H. Vontress. Find a Grave . Edward Hughes Vontress Eunice Margaret Amelia Allen Coffee
  • VONTRESS, EDWARD HUGHES (1825-1864). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, Charles Leroy Morgan's cavalry battalion. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary of Mrs. Eunice A. Coffee. "She was married to Judge Ed. H. Vontress, Feb. 25, 1858. Judge Vontress was judge of this judicial district, and later organized a company in the Confederate army, and was killed by a stroke of lightning in Louisiana, June the 6th, 1862." "Mrs. Coffee of Georgetown Dead," The Bartlett Tribune and News, 3/14/1919, p. 1, crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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