William Fields

Full Name: William Fields
Date of birth: 1810
Date of death: September 9, 1858

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2)     Anahuac / Liberty   Liberty
H 2 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Unknown / Liberty   Liberty, Polk
H 24 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (3)     Unknown / Liberty   Liberty, Polk
H Liberty Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (4)     Unknown / Liberty   Liberty, Polk, Tyler

(1) CHAMBERS COUNTY. "Chambers County was formed in 1858 from Liberty and Jefferson counties, and organized the same year with Wallisville as its county seat." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Anahuac [currently in Chambers county], Liberty County. House Journal.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, William Fields, age 44 (born circa 1809), native state North Carolina, emigrated from Tennessee in 1837, printer, postoffice Anahuac, Liberty County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - William Fields, Liberty, Liberty County, age 40, born circa 1810 in North Carolina, printer, in household with Minerva Fields. FamilySearch.
  • William Fields included in biographical sketch of son William A. Fields. Relatives: William Fields (Liberty County) - father; William Abner Fields (Hill County). Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, pp. 291-293, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • William Fields included in biographical sketch of son Wm. A. Fields, pp. 97-98. Relatives: William Fields (Liberty County) - father; William Abner Fields (Hill County) - son. William Fields "came to Texas shortly after the admission of the State to the Union, and located in Liberty county. He taught school for a time and later represented his county in the Legislature . . . " Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Finance (Chair) 
Public Printing  
Treasury Department, Select (Co-Chair) 
4th R.S. - 1851
Claims and Accounts  
Public Debt  
Rules, Select (Chair) 
State Affairs (Chair) 
3rd R.S. - 1849
Division of the Supreme Court, Governor's Message  
Finance (Chair) 
Governor's Message, Select  
Public Printing  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Finance  
Land Office  
Printing (Chair) 

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