W.B. Stirman

Winfield Brown Stirman

Full Name: Winfield Brown Stirman
Other surnames: Sterman
Date of birth: June 1, 1825
Date of death: June 10, 1918

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Anderson, Henderson, Kaufman, Rockwall, Van Zandt
H 4 Feb 11, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (4) (5)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/11/1870, p. 10. House Journal.
(5) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • W.B. Stirman (1825-1918), burial in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County. Includes portrait and reprint of biographical sketch of Rev. W.B. Stirman in the Athens Weekly Review, 8/2/1901. Find a Grave.
  • STIRMAN, WINFIELD BROWN (1825-1918). Also spelled Sterman. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Winfield Brown Stirman, pp. 196-197. "First state representative from Henderson County." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Winfield Stirman, Henderson County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Kentucky, farmer, living in household with Elizabeth Stirman (age 39) and children.
    Census of 1880 - Winfield Stirman, Athens, Henderson County, age 54, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, farmer, wife Sarah.
    Census of 1900 - W.B. Stirman, Henderson County, age 75, born June 1825 in Kentucky, gospel minister, wife Sarah.
    Census of 1910 - Windfield B. Stirman, Athens, Henderson County, age 84, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, wife Sarah E., living in household of son-in-law and daughter William T. and Henrietta C. Green. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900 1910
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.


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Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Land Office  
Private Land Claims  
State Affairs (Chair) 
12th Adjourned - 1871
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
12th R.S. - 1871
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Agriculture and Stock Raising  

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