George H. Abbott

George H. Abbott

Full Name: George H. Abbott
Date of birth: January 27, 1847
Date of death: September 30, 1895

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Fort Davis / Presidio   Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green

(1) When Presidio County was organized in 1871, it included the areas of present Jeff Davis and Brewster counties. Fort Davis was the county seat of Presidio County until Marfa replaced it in 1885. Jeff Davis County was not established until 1887. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • George H. Abbott, birth date 1/27/1847 in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada, death date 9/30/1895 in Greenwood, Mississippi. Residence in Fort Davis, Presidio County, in 1880. Descendants of Major John Whistler 2012 Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - George Abbott, Fort Davis, Presidio County, age 36, born circa 1844 in Canada, merchant.
    FamilySearch. 1880
  • Death notice, El Paso Daily Times, 10/16/1895, p. 3, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "Death of George H. Abbott, which occurred at Greenwood, Mississippi, September 30th. The deceased was one of the old time residents of this county, having been of the firm of Abbott and Davis, the old post traders at Fort Davis in the early days of the post." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Personal, San Antonio Daily Light, 1/9/1886, p. 4. Proprietor of Abbott-Davis trading post at Fort Davis. "Mr. Abbott is a member of the Legislature, and is, of course, very pronounced in the western man's view of the land and grass question." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Indian Affairs  
Stock and Stockraising  

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