Amasa Turner

Full Name: Amasa Turner
Date of birth: November 9, 1800
Date of death: July 21, 1877

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 61 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Oakland / Lavaca   DeWitt, Lavaca
H 47 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Oakland / Lavaca   Gonzales, Lavaca

Terms of Service top

House District 61
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Oakland / Lavaca
Counties in district: DeWitt, Lavaca
House District 47
Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853
Legislatures: 4th  
Home City/County: Oakland / Lavaca
Counties in district: Gonzales, Lavaca

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Amasa Turner, age 53, native state Massachusetts, emigrated from Alabama in [1835], farmer, postoffice Oakland, Lavaca County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Texas Army, Texan forces defending Gonzales in September 1835, lieutenant with Capt. Robert M. Coleman's Bastrop Company in the siege of Bexar, recruiting officer, fought at the battle of San Jacinto. Command of 1st Regular Infantry Regiment, promoted to Colonel in May 1837. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Amasa Turner, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, age 59, born circa in Massachusetts, farmer, living in household with Julia Turner. FamilySearch. 1860
  • Mentioned in OAKLAND, TEXAS (Colorado County). "When [the town of Prairie Point] could not secure a post office because of the town's nearness to other post offices, Amasa Turner agreed to move his post office in Lavaca County to [the Prairie Point] location on the condition that the post office retain the name Oakland, which Turner had chosen in honor of David G. Burnet's home. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 1860 Lavaca County, Texas Slave Schedule. Lavaca County, TXGenWeb Project.

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
County Boundaries (Chair) 
4th R.S. - 1851
County Boundaries  
Public Buildings  
State Affairs  

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