Franklin H. Merriman

Full Name: Franklin H. "Frank" Merriman
Date of birth: January 13, 1813
Date of death: March 17, 1871

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1)     Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
S 18 Nov 5, 1851 - Aug 31, 1852 4th (2) (3) (4)     Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Mark Potter, sworn 1/12/1853, succeeded Franklin H. Merriman, resigned 8/31/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/5/1851, p. 9. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Hon. Franklin H. Merriman, p. 451. Son of Olcott and Sophrone (Hitchcock) Merriman; born 1/13/1813 in Southington, Connecticut; died 3/17/1871 in Galveston, Texas. "He was several times a member of the House and Senate and also held other important offices, as United States district attorney, and judge of the higher courts of the state." Ecclesiastical and Other Sketches of Southington, Conn., 1875.
  • MERRIMAN, FRANKLIN H. (1813-1871). Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Franklin H. Merriman, death date 3/17/1871, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Includes death notice in Tri-Weekly State Gazette, 3/20/1871. Find a Grave.
  • Hon. F.H. Merriman, memorial resolution of the Houston Bar, "Bar Meeting," 3/29/1871, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
  • Frank H. Merriman, mentioned pp. 210, 214. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

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Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Judicial Districts, Select  
Texas State Penitentiary  
U.S. Senators, Election of  
4th R.S. - 1851
Peters' Colony, Governor's Message, Select  
Public Debt  
State Affairs  

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