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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, portrait, 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) .
  • Biographical sketch, William Shelby Delany, Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas, 1880, New York, pp. 165-166. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • W.S. Delaney, Colorado County, p. 32, "was member Thirteenth [sic] Legislature." Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77 1877.
  • Biographical sketch, Colonel W.S. Delaney, pp. 399-400. "In 1874 he was elected to represent Colorado county in the fourteenth legislature of Texas, where he ranked as an intelligent and efficient legislator, and occupied positions of honor." The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
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