Henry Thorp

Full Name: Henry Thorp
Date of birth: 1827
Date of death: May 2, 1873

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 53 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Matagorda / Matagorda   Matagorda, Wharton

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House District 53
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Matagorda / Matagorda
Counties in district: Matagorda, Wharton

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Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Henry Thorp, age 25 (born circa 1828), native state Virginia, emigrated from Alabama in 1847, lawyer, postoffice Matagorda, Matagorda County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary, 5/11/1873, p. 2. "Hon. Henry Thorp," Born 1827 in Greensville County, Virginia, died at Matagorda Texas, 5/2/1873. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Henry Thorp, born in Greensville County in 1830, was his brother's law partner as well as county treasurer from 1862 to 1866. His will was probated on October 26, 1875." Peter Thorp, p. 97. Matagorda County Book Committee. Historic Matagorda County, Volume 1, 1986, Houston, Texas, crediting Palacios Area Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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