W.M. Neyland

William M. Neyland

Full Name: William M. Neyland
Date of birth: 1828
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Aug 9, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Jasper / Jasper   Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler

(1) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(2) 11th Legislature - Oath of office, 8/9/1866, p. 12. Senate Journal.
(3) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: W.M. Neyland, Jasper, Jasper County, nativity Louisiana, lawyer, and age 38 in 1866 (born circa 1828). Senate Journal.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - Wm. M. Neyland, Jasper, Jasper County, age 22, born circa 1828 in Louisiana, dr. medicine, living in household of Thomas E. Henninton.
    Census of 1860 - Wm. M. Neyland, Jasper County, age 32, born circa 1828 in Louisiana, M.D. (doctor), living in household with Cornelia Neyland (age 25) and children. FamilySearch. 1850 1860
  • Election of Col. W.M. Neyland of Jasper to the State Senate. Lieutenant Colonel of Colonel Gillespie's regiment, 25th dismounted cavalry. Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston, Texas), 7/4/1866, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
  • Legislation introduced to divide Texas into two states, p. 74. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.


  • Photograph. W.M. Neyland, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
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