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William Shelby Delany

W.S. Delaney
Full Name: William Shelby Delany
Other surnames: Delaney
Birth date: September 18, 1825
Death date: December 16, 1900

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Death notice, "W.S. Delaney Dead," 12/17/1900, p. 3. Austin Daily Statesman .
  • Biographical sketch, William Shelby Delaney, pp. 363-364. Born 9/18/1825 in Union County, Kentucky. Bench and Bar of Texas 1885.
  • Census of 1870 - W.L. Delaney, Colorado County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Caroline.
    Census of 1880 - W.S. Delary [Delany], Columbus, Colorado County, age 54, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Carolin.
    Census of 1900 - William E. [S.] Delany, Columbus, Colorado County, age 75, born December 1825 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Caroline. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
  • 1870
  • William Shelby Delany, birth date 9/18/1825, death date 12/16/1900, potrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave .
  • DELANEY, WILLIAM SHELBY (1825-1900). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Colorado County regiment. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Judge William S. Delany, pp. 450-451. Born 9/18/1825 in Union County, Kentucky. "In 1874 he had been elected to the State Legislature, and was Chairman of the Committee on Finance." Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas: Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families 1894.
  • Judge William Shelby Delaney, "Brief History of Columbus," Nesbitt Memorial Library. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 1994, pp. 42-43, Columbus, Texas, crediting Nesbitt Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
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