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William B. Middleton William B. Middleton
Full Name: William B. Middleton
Date of birth: August 4, 1819
Date of death: March 17, 1877

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Leona / Leon   Leon
H 41 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Leona / Leon   Leon

(1) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • MIDDLETON, WILLIAM B. (1819-1877). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 210-211. "He died of pneumonia, as the writer remembers, in 1878, leaving no descendents." Wood, W.D. "Sketch of the Early Settlement of Leon County, Its Organization, and Some of the Early Settlers," Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 203-217, January 1901. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 18. William B. Middleton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Brigadier General of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • MIDDLETON, TEXAS, named for William B. Middleton, "the first sheriff of Leon County and an important early settler." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Text of historic marker, Wm. B. Middleton, Leon County. Birth date 8/4/1819, death date 3/17/1877. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Mentioned in "Middleton" by Norma Moore; reprint of "The Flo News," Buffalo Express Newspaper. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Interment in Makamson Cemetery, Leona, Leon County, TX. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. William B. Middleton, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    Land Frauds, Select  
    Land Office  
    Private Land Claims No. 1  
    Roads, Bridges, and Ferries  
    Surveying Public Lands, Select  

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