Sam'l Evans

Samuel Evans

Full Name: Samuel "Sam" Evans
Date of birth: October 28, 1831
Date of death: January 2, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Feb 10, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 12th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   13th (1) (2) (3)   Unaffiliated Fort Worth / Tarrant   Collin, Dallas, Tarrant
H 43 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (9)     Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) Fifteen members of the 13th Legislature were conservative Democrats. These fifteen were joined by E. Thomas Broughton and Captain Samuel Evans, "both returning conservative independents," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) Samuel Evans refused to qualify 2/8/1870, qualified 2/10/1870, and did not attend Called Session until 5/28/1870, when he again qualified. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Samuel Evans declined qualifying, 2/8/1870, p. 4; qualified 2/10/1870, p. 5. Senate Journal. February 10, 1870 February 8, 1870
(7) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(8) "Like Captain Samuel Evans of neighboring District Twenty-One, he [Broughton] was unwilling to ally himself with any of the political coteries. He ran for the Senate against both a Democrat and a Republican and was elected," p. 91. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(9) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Death notice, Rockdale Messenger, 1/5/1905. "Originally a Democrat, Capt. Evans became a Greenbaker [sic] and then a Populist." Milam County, TXGenWeb Project.


  • Photograph. Sam'l Evans, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Sam'l Evans, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Saml. Evans, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Contingent Expenses, Select  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt (Chair) 
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Indebtness  
11th R.S. - 1866
Engrossed Bills  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  

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