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Henry Clay Davis

Full Name: Henry Clay Davis
Birth date: September 29, 1814
Death date: December 8, 1866

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 3rd (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/14/1849 - 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) 21st Senatorial District comprised of Starr, Webb, and Cameron 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 - Not present at the organization of the Senate. Oath of office, 11/14/1849, p. 117. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Henry Clay Davis (1814-1866), burial in Rio Grande City Downtown Historic Cemetery, Starr County. First County Clerk. Founding father of RGC. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch of Honorable H. Clay Davis, Chapter XIV, Davis's Ranche. Following the Drum: a Glimpse of Frontier Life 1859.
  • Mentioned in Starr County. "In 1847 Henry Clay Davis established the town of Rancho Davis on the Rio Grande near the site of the former Carnestolendas Ranch" (later Rio Grande City). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in Rio Grande City. "Henry Clay Davis, an adventurous Kentuckian who survived the Mier expedition and formed the present town from Davis Landing or Rancho Davis in 1847. . ." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Henry Clay Davis' service in Texas Legislature mentioned in biographical sketch of brother Richard T. Davis, pp. 246-247. Memorial and Genealogical Record of Texas: Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families 1894.
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 32. Henry Clay Davis. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Brigadier General of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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