William Asburry Skillern

Full Name: William Asburry Skillern
Date of birth: December 27, 1833
Date of death: November 13, 1921

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 32 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1) (2)   Populist La Nana / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) La Nana, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company H, 17th Texas Dismounted Cavalry, and Company A, 11th Texas Infantry on soldier's application. Includes affidavits of witnesses and letter from W.A. Skillern; War Department memo finds no William A. Skillern in those units. W.A. Skillern, Nacogdoches County, born circa 1834 in Haywood County, Tennessee, death date 11/13/1921 in Nacogdoches County. Pension File No. 21183, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 17th Texas Dismounted Cavalry and 11th Texas Infantry ("He was elected Lieutenant on one occasion and on another, Orderly Sergeant . . . "). Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • Wm. Asburry Skillern, birth date 12/27/1833 in Haywood County, Tennessee; death date 11/13/1921 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas; farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • William A. Skillern, birth date 12/27/1833, death date 11/1/1921 on grave marker, burial in Christian Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County. Includes portrait, biographical sketches. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Agricultural Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Towns and City Corporations  

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