William Shelby Delany
Full Name: William Shelby Delany
Date of birth: September 18, 1825
Date of death: December 16, 1900
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Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876
Columbus / Colorado
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Resolutions and Journal entries
- Biographical sketch, William Shelby Delaney, pp. 363-364. Born 9/18/1825 in Union County, Kentucky.
Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
- Biographical sketch, Colonel W.S. Delaney, pp. 399-400. "In 1874 he was elected to represent Colorado county in the fourteenth legislature of Texas, where he ranked as an intelligent and efficient legislator, and occupied positions of honor."
The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
- DELANEY, WILLIAM SHELBY (1825-1900).
Handbook of Texas Online.
- Biographical sketch, Judge William S. Delany, pp. 450-451. Born 9/18/1825 in Union County, Kentucky. "In 1874 he had been elected to the State Legislature, and was Chairman of the Committee on Finance."
Memorial and Genealogical Record of Southwest Texas: Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families, 1894.
- Judge William Shelby Delaney, "Brief History of Columbus," Nesbitt Memorial Library. Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 4, Number 1, January, 1994, pp. 42-43, Columbus, Texas, crediting Nesbitt Memorial Library.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Military Service Notes
- Death notice, "W.S. Delaney Dead," 12/17/1900, p. 3.
Austin Daily Statesman.
- Census of 1870 - W.L. Delaney, Colorado County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Caroline.
Census of 1880 - W.S. Delary [Delany], Columbus, Colorado County, age 54, born circa 1826 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Carolin.
Census of 1900 - William E. [S.] Delany, Columbus, Colorado County, age 75, born December 1825 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Caroline.
- William Shelby Delany, birth date 9/18/1825, death date 12/16/1900, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Includes portrait, biographical sketch from Encyclopedia of the New West.
Find a Grave.
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