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Alfred M. Truit

Full Name: Alfred M. Truit
Other surnames: Truitt
Birth date: 1817
Death date: June 19, 1864

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) District No. 7, represented Nacogdoches and Shelby Counties. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Possibly Alfred M. Truitt mentioned in list of officers who served in the Texas regiments in a discussion of the period following Texas joining the union in 1846, Volume I, Chapter VIII, "The Lone Star Under the Star Spangled Banner," p. 149. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers 1940.
  • Census of 1850 - Alford M. Truit, Shelby County, age 32, born circa 1818 in South Carolina, farmer, in household with Susan Truit.
    Census of 1860 - A.M. Truit, Shelby Count, age 42, born circa 1818 in North Carolina, retired merchant. FamilySearch . 1860 1850
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, 28th Texas Calvary. Military grave marker, Alfred M. Truit (1817-1864). Includes biographical sketch. Find a Grave .
  • Listed in 3rd Legislature as A.M. Truitt, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • Biographical sketch, James Alfred Truit, 11th Legislature, pp. 63-64. Relatives: James Alfred Truit, father; Alfred M. Truit, son. "[James Alfred] Truit and his family settled in Shelby County in 1840 . . ." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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