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P.W. Hall Phidello William Hall
Full Name: Phidello William Hall
Date of birth: March 8, 1838
Date of death: May 11, 1888

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 13, 1874 12th (4) (5)   13th (1) (2) (3)   Radical Republican Calvert / Robertson   Freestone, Leon, Robertson
(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) Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(3) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, 11th Kearney [Kentucky] Cavalry, Company L, 1 year of service, discharged 5/15/1865. Fidello W. Hall, deceased, Precincts 7-3-6, Callahan County, death date before 1890. 1890 Veterans Schedules of the U.S. Federal Census; Texas, U.S., Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1820-1890. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Phidello William Hall, born 1838 in Barren County, Cave City, Kentucky, first marriage to Corine Vansickles 12/21/1864 in Kentucky, second marriage to Sallie Glasscock 3/27/1873 in Calvert, Robertson County, Texas; death date 5/11/1888 in Cottonwood, Callahan County, Texas. Phidello W. Hall appointed postmaster of Calvert, Robertson County, 4/8/1869, 4/18/1870, 7/11/1870, and 7/5/1872. AF Jones Family Tree; Family Data Collection - Individual Records; U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com.
  • Phidello W. Hall, marriage to Corine Vansickes 12/21/1864 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.
    Census of 1870 - P.W. Hall, Austin, Travis County, age 32, born circa 1838 in Kentucky, lawyer, spouse Coriana.
    Phidillo W. Hall, marriage to Sallie J. Glasscock 3/27/1873 in Robertson County, Texas. FamilySearch. 1870 Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • P.W. Hall, death date 5/11/1888, "Aged 50 years, 2 months & 3 days," born approximately 3/8/1838, interment in Old Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, Callahan County. Find a Grave.
  • Description of the gubernatorial election of 1869, including charges of voter fraud and intimidation in Robertson County, Texas, pp. 141-146, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne. Google Books.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. P.W. Hall, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. P.W. Hall, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Finance  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Militia  
    Public Lands  
    Superintendent of Public Schools  
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Militia  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Engrossed Bills  
    Examine Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Chair) 
    Militia  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Arrested Senators, Select  
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts, Examine (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Militia  
    Penitentiary (Chair) 
    Penitentiary  
     

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