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Milam County, Texas - Public Officials - Districk Clerk's Office


Justice of the Peace - 1836-1846


John Bailey1837-1839
W. W. Bell1838-1840
John Chalmers1843-1845
William Connelly1841-1843
Elias Dubose1841-1846
James J. Haynes 1843-1846
Robert Henry1837-1839
William W. Hill1841-1843
Patrick Mallory1843-1845
Hugh McKean1841-1843
Neil McLennan1838-1843
Albert W. Moore1841-1843
Joel Moore 1837-1839
John W. Porter1841-1845
James A. Pruiett1843-1846
N. C. Raymond1845-1846
Joseph Rice1845-1847
Robert Scott1845-1846
Isaac Standefer1843-1847
William Henry Walker1836-1837



BAILEY, JOHN

Judge Bailey was elected to a two-year term as Justice of the Peace in Milam County in 1837.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 29


BELL, WILLIAM W.

W. W. Bell was elected to a two-year term as a Justice of the Peace in Milam County in 1838.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 38


CHALMERS, JOHN

A native of Glascow, Scotland, John Chalmers was born there August 12, 1790. He immigrated to New York by 1820 and came to Texas probably to Navasota by 1836. He was a veteran of the Texas Revolution and a local Postmaster before becoming a Justice of the Peace in Robertson County (1838-1840) and Milam County (1843-1845). He died at Nashville, Milam County, on February 20, 1846.

Judge Chalmers married Lucy Spencer (Spooner?) August 22, 1823 in New York. She had been born about 1794 in that state. Three of their children were: Janet (born March 23, 1828 in New York) who married Caleb Head Hubby January 2, 1849; Albert who married Martha Burney; and Margaret (born about 1833 in New York).

Sources: FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS; 1850 Census of the State of Texas.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 66


CONNELLY, WILLIAM

According to the 1850 Census, William Connelly, a Milam County Justice of the Peace from 1841 to 1843, was born about 1788 in Virginia. He and his wife, Elizabeth (born about 1810 in Kentucky), were living in Burleson County by 1846. Sources: Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846; 1850 Census of the State of Texas.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 75


DUBOSE, ELIAS

Elias Dubose was a Justice of the Peace in Milam County from 1841 to 1846. His name appears on the Burleson county Poll Tax List For 1846.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 93


HAYNES, JAMES J.

James J. Haynes was a Justice of the Peace in Milam County from 1843 to 1846.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 137


HENRY, ROBERT

Robert Henry was elected to a two-year term as Justice of the Peace in Milam County in 1837.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 141


HILL, WILLIAM WARNER

A native of Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, William W. Hill was born in 1807. He came to Washington County, Texas in December 1834; and in 1839 was elected to a term as a Washington County Justice of the Peace and after Milam County was formed he was similarly elected to a term as a Justice of the Peace in Milam County (1841-1843). In addition to his judicial service, this veteran of the Texas Revolution represented Washington County in the First and Second Congresses of the Republic. He moved to Milam County about 1841 and still later (about 1850) to Burleson County.

Judge Hillís first wife was Maria Louise Coles, daughter of John P. Coles, whom he married April 5, 1838 in Texas. His second wife Mary Nevill (born about 1828 in Kentucky), daughter of Hardin Nevill. Some of William W. Hillís children were: Mary Delila who married James West Dallas; Ella who married Eugene Love; Emma who married a. J. Mosley; Mary Ella whom married Thomas Benton Nash; John (born about 1840 in Texas); William (born about 1842 in Texas); James Tyler (born 1845 in Texas) who married Lillie Stribling; Mariah (born about 1848 in Texas); and Felix (born about 1849 in Texas).

Sources: HANDBOOK OF TEXAS, Vol. II: FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS; 1850 Census of the State of Texas; BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORY OF THE TEXAN CONVENTIONS AND CONGRESS, 1832-1845.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 143


MALLORY, PATRICK

Patrick Mallory was a Justice of the Peace and Associate Justice of the County Court in Milam County from 1843 to 1845.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 191


McKEAN, HUGH

A Justice of the Peace in Milam County (1841-1843), Hugh McKean was born about 1789 in New Hampshire. He and his wife Anne (born about 1801 in New York) had four children in their home in 1850: John (born about 1818 in New York); Amos (born about 1830 in New York); Cinthia (born about 1835 in New York); and Martha (born about 1842 in Texas). The family was living in Burleson County in 1850. Source:1850 Census of the State of Texas.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 185


McLLENNAN (McLENNON), NEILL (NEIL)

A native of Scotland, Neil McLennan was born on the Isle of Sky in Inverness Shire September 2, 1787. He immigrated to North Carolina in 1801 and then moved on to Florida in 1816. January 14, 1835 he came to Fort Nashville in Robertsonís Colony. From 1838 to 1843 Judge McLennan was a Justice of the Peace in Milam County. Still later he moved to McLennan County (1845) where he died in 1867. He was first buried in the family cemetery, but in 1959 moved to Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas.

Neil McLennan married Christiana (Christian) Campbell (born 1797 in North Carolina) in 1814. Six of this coupleís children were: John (born about 1814 North Carolina) who married Cara Wilson in Milam County; Christiana (Christian) who was born January 12, 1818 in Florida and who married Eli Jones in 1842 in Milam County; Catherine (born 1822 in Florida) who married Lee R. Davis in 1843 in Milam County; Neil (born January 8, 1829 in Florida) who married Dorithal (Dort) Snell in Bosque County in 1859; Laughlin (born about 1835 in Florida); and Duncan (born June 13, 1832 in Florida) who married Anne Rebecca Snell in Bosque County.

(Picture included) - Sources: HANDBOOK OF TEXAS, Vol II; HANDBOOK OF WACO AND McLENNAN COUNTY; FOUNDERS AND PATRIOTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS; 1850 Census of the State of Texas; Ms. Helen Clay; THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF TEXAS AS TOLD IN COUNTY NAMES.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 187-188


MOORE, ALBERT W.

Albert W. Moore was elected to a two-year term as a Justice of the Peace in Milam County in 1841.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 201


MOORE, JOEL

In 1837, Joel Moore was elected to a two-year term as a Justice of the Peace in Milam County.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 201


PORTER, JOHN W.

From 1841 to 1845 John W. Porter was a Justice of the Peace and Associate Justice of the County Court in Milam County. His name, however, appears on the Burleson County Poll list for 1846. Source: Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 229


PRUIETT, JAMES A.

From 1843 to 1846 James A. Pruiett was a Justice of the Peace of Milam County.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 233


RAYMOND, N. C.

Although he was living in Travis County in 1850, N. C. Raymond had been a Justice of the Peace in Milam County from 1845 to 1846. He was born about 1820 in Mississippi. He and his wife Loucinda (born about 1821 Missouri) had a son Cawam (born about 1848 in Texas) living with them in 1850. Source: 1850 Census of the State of Texas.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 235


RICE, JOSEPH

Joseph Rice was elected to a two-year term as a Justice of the Peace in Milam County in 1845. His name appears, however, on the Burleson County Poll List for 1846. Source: REPUBLIC OF TEXAS: POLL LISTS FOR 1846.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 239


SCOTT, ROBERT

Robert Scott served one term as a Justice of the Peace in Milam County (1845-1846).

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 251


STANDEFER, ISAAC

Twice elected to the office of Milam County Justice of the Peace - in 1843 and again in 1845, three times elected Chief Justice of Milam County - in 1846, 1848, and 1852, and once elected County Commissioner in Milam County in 1853, Isaac Standefer was born October 13, 1801 probably in Tennessee, the son of William and Jemimah Jones Standefer. He immigrated to Milam County in 1837 and died there November 6, 1855.

Judge Standefer married first and Elizabeth ____ and second Dorcas Jones (born about 1810 in Tennessee) on September 24, 1834. Six of his children were: Matilda (born about 1836 in Alabama); Cynthia (born about 1838 in Texas); Dilla or Delia (born October 26, 1840 in Texas) who married Jacob Keppler Ish in 1867; William W. (born about 1846 in Texas); Charity Elizabeth who married first a Rice and second J. A. Eidson; and Luke Price who married Margaret Wilson.

Sources: HANDBOOK OF TEXAS, Vol. II; HISTORY OF TEXAS TOGETHER WITH A BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF MILAM, WILLIAMSON, BASTROP, TRAVIS, LEE AND BURLESON COUNTIES; 1850 Census of the State of Texas.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 260


WALKER, WILLIAM HENRY

Born January 22, 1805 in Alabama, William H. Walker was the son of Joel Walker. He came to Texas in time to participate in the Texas Revolution in 1836. Later that same year he was elected a Justice of the Peace in Milam County, the next year (1837) he represented Milam County in the Second Congress of the Republic of Texas, in 1848, 1852, and 1858 he was elected to terms as Milam County Commissioner, and finally in 1852 served a term as the Chief Justice of Milam County.

William H. Walker married Sarah Wilhelm, daughter of Richard Wilhelm, July 9, 1833. She was born May 6/16, 1813. Eleven of their children were: Mary Ann (born December 16, 1834 in Texas) who married John Lewis Cullins September 11, 1851; Martha (born September 14, 1837 in Texas) who married first Jackson Rogers, second Bill Dillon, and third Joseph Milton Smith; Prudence (born July 9, 1845) who married Adam John Hall March 28, 1861; Joel; Julia: Charles: Lewis: Tandy: George: John; and William Henry. The family resided in Milam, Washington, and Grimes Counties.

Sources: HANDBOOK OF TEXAS, Vol. II, CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State, p. 285



SOURCE: Lengert, Margaret Eleanor, The History of Milam County (1949) [unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Texas (Austin)] (on file with The Library of the University of Texas at Austin).

SOURCE: Allison, Dorothy, History of the Milam County Courthouses, 1822-1991, Cameron, TX: Milam County Historical Museum, 1991.

Erickson, Joe E., Biographical Directory of the Judges of the Republic, 1836-1846, Dallas, TX: Taylor Pub. Co., 1980.

SOURCE: Register of State and County Officers, 1836-1945. Austin, TX: Office of the Secretary of State.



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