Darwin Massey Stapp

Full Name: Darwin Massey Stapp
Date of birth: 1815
Date of death: February 23, 1875

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60 Nov 8, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1)     Victoria / Victoria   Goliad, Victoria
H 49 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Victoria / Victoria   Calhoun, Victoria
H 39 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (2)     Victoria / Victoria   DeWitt, Lavaca, Victoria

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Messrs. Stapp and Baylor sworn on 11/8/1853, p. 9. House Journal.
(2) 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).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Darwin M. Stapp, age 38 (born circa 1815), native state Kentucky, emigrated from Missouri in 1830, farmer, postoffice Victoria, Victoria County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Darwin M. Stapp, Soldier in the Texas War for Independence, Participated in the Siege of Bexar, 1835. D.M. Stapp, death date 2/23/1875, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County. Includes portraits, obituary from Galveston Daily News, 3/3/1875. Find a Grave.
  • Texas Army, Private. Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, 24th Brigade. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Darwin Massey Stapp, born 1815 in Kentucky, death date 2/28/1875 in biographical sketch and 2/23/1875 on headstone. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
Indian Affairs  
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Private Land Claims No. 2  
4th R.S. - 1851
Internal Improvements  
Land Office (Chair) 
Post Office and Department of State, Examine (Chair) 
Private Land Claims No. 2  
3rd R.S. - 1849
County Boundaries  
Governor's Message, Select  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Post Routes, Select (Chair) 
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt, Select (Co-Chair) 
Public Lands  
Purchase of Northwestern Territory, Governor's Message  
Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  

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