Isaiah Paschal

Isaiah Addison Paschal

Full Name: Isaiah Addison Paschal
Date of birth: 1808
Date of death: February 21, 1868

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Nov 7, 1859 - Mar 29, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3) (4)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 30 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (5) (6)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 31 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (7) (8)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Gillespie, Medina, Uvalde

(1) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) [In late 1860 and early 1861] legislators Micajah Lewis Armstrong, John L. Haynes, and Robert H. Taylor mailed circulars to their constituencies defending their unpopular Unionist positions. They joined other Unionist legislators and convention delegates on February 6 in issuing an address entreating Texans to reject secession." "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 447. Journal of Southern History.
(4) Paschal resigned 3/29/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(7) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Isaiah A. Paschal, age 44, native state Georgia, emigrated from Louisiana in [1845], lawyer, postoffice San Antonio, Bexar County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • PASCHAL, ISAIAH ADDISON (1808-1868). Born 1808 in Lexington, Georgia; died 2/21/1868 in San Antonio. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Isaiah Addison Paschal included in biographical sketch of his son, Judge Thomas Moore Paschal, Volume V, p. 2659. Isaiah A. Paschal born in Auravia, Georgia, in 1807, died in San Antonio in 1869, served in the Texas Senate from San Antonio. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Isaiah Paschal, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Convention to Frame a New State Constitution  
Court of Claims  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
State Affairs  
7th R.S. - 1857
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
State Affairs  
5th R.S. - 1853
Enrolled Bills  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  

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