W. Blassingame

William Blassingame

Full Name: William Blassingame
Date of birth: January 13, 1836
Date of death: 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (2)   16th (1)   Democrat Sandusky / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, entered in May 1861. Assistant surgeon in General McCulloch's Missouri campaign; at the re-organization, transferred to the Indian Department; served as assistant surgeon until the surrender. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Other Resources

  • William Blassingame, birth date 1/13/1836 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, died 1912 in Grayson County, Texas. Spouse Etta S. Armstrong, married 1865 in Grayson County. Residence in Grayson County (1870, 1880, 1900, and 1910). Grimes-Cross-Jones Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - William Blasingame, Grayson County, age 44, born circa 1836 in South Carolina, laborer, wife Etta S.
    Census of 1900 - W. Blasengame, Grayson County, age 64, born January 1836 in South Carolina, doctor, wife Ella S.
    Census of 1910 - William Blassingame, Grayson County, age 74, born circa 1836 in South Carolina, farmer, wife Etta S. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.


  • Photograph. W. Blassingame, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. Blassingame, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Governor's Mansion  
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
Public Lands  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Asylums  
Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
Stock and Stock Raising  
15th R.S. - 1876
Agricultural Affairs  
Contingent Expenses  
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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