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Early County Commissioners

 

 

Compiled in 1986 by Joseph W. Hensley, transcribed by Susanne Waller, March 2009.

 

The first commissioners of Trinity County were appointed by the Third Legislature State of Texas Chapter CLX, and were instructed to locate and establish the county seat.  These original commissions were Jesse James, Benjamin B. Ellis, Solomon Adams, James Marsh, Henry Ward, John Gallion and M. Duke Hornsby.  These were appointed in February 1850 and served until elections in August of that year.  Elected commissioners since 1850 have been John C. Gallion, Joseph Upton 1850-1852; C T Creed 1850; Solomon Adams1850; James Marsh 1850-1854; Elam Allbritton 1852-1854; Ezekiel Pruitt 1852-1858; William Hickman 1852-1854; W. L. Wore 1854-1856; T.M. Baldwin 1854-1856; A.J. Womack 1854-1856; A.J. Frisby 1854-1856; Jesse Hickman 1856-1860; Elias Meadows 1856-1858; William Watson 1856-1858;William Rogers 1858-1860; J.L. Spivey 1858-1860; C.T. Chandler 1858-1860; Samuel Rich 1860-1862; George F. Alford 1860-1862; Wyatt S. Beasley 1860-1862; Andrew J. Youngblood 1860-1862; William K. Farley 1860-1862; Porter H. Holley 1861-1864; Preston P. Ainsworth 1861-1867; William McClendon 1862-1868; Nathan Magee 1862-1864; William Harrison 1862-1864; Stephan J. Tullos 1864-1865; William D. Hood1864-1869; Leroy Thomas 1864-1865; J. B. White 1865-1869; Daniel E. Wagon 1866 resigned; J. J. Simmons 1866 resigned; J.P. Hughes 1866 resigned; William M. Phare 1866 resigned; W. T. Cain 1866 resigned; Alex Journegan, J.V. Davidson, T.D With, B.L. Roads, Alfred Popham 1869; Thomas H. Nelms 1876-1878; Hyatt A Mason 1876-1878; J. B Anderson 1878-1880; R.A Herndon 1878-1884; B.M. Ingram 1878-1880; J.T. Deaton 1878-1904; S.J. Tullos 1880-1882; Anson Pollan 1880-1892; S.J. Fuller 1882-1884; S. M. Fraser 1882-1884; Ben Burke 1882-1884; J.R. Evans 1884-1886; Sam T. Robb 1884-1886; Wash Holly 1884-1886; H.L. Robb 1885-1886; W.F. Davis 1886-1892; Noah Brannen 1886-1892; E.D. Craddock 1888-1890; M.M. Phillips 1892-1894; S.S. Shaw 1892-1896; J.I Horn 1892-1894; F.M. Burke 1892-1894; W.L. Pruitt 1894-1904; J.F Friday 1894-1900; W.M McClain 1894-1896; I.F Heath 1898-1900; S.A. Brannen 1898-1900; M.P. White 1898-1902; John W. Chessher 1900-1902; B.E Brent 1902-104; W.T. Gates 1902-1904; E.L. Vickery 1904-1906; F.M. Goettee 1904-1906; A.F. Reese 1904-1908;  W.T. Daniels 1904-1906; W.L. Avery 1906-1908; J.L. Manry 1906-1910; B.F. Richardson 1906-1908; J.T. Gates 1909-1910;W.T Trawick 1909-1910; T.M. Mathews 1909-1910; N.G.B. Frazier 1910-1920; Abe Frisby 1910-1912; D.A. Eastepp 1910-1917; J.M. Womack 1910-1912; C.H. Cox 1912-1914; H.F. Lee 1912-1917; J.A. Lancaster1912-1917; W.L. Avery 1917-1918; J.Y. Renfro 1917-1922; J.M. Moore 1918-1920; Delbert David 1918-1920; T.F. Reilly 1920-1922; T.A. Thompson 1920-1922; W.M. Davis 1920-1922; John R. Collins 1922-1924; J.P. Scarborough 1922-1928; O.A. Avery 1922-1928; W.A. Clark 1922-1924; J.H. Purdue 1924-1926; Eugene McClain 1924-1941; W.H. Poston 1926-1934; George C. Elliott 1928-1942; Jerome Anderson 1928-1932; N.B. Magee 1932-1934; C.H. Dominy 1935-1938; H.G. Ainsworth 1935-1942; E.A. Lester 1935-1941; W.H. Rasbeary 1940-1944; J.E. Moore 1940-1944; P.J. Avery 1942-1944; Jesse R. Baker 1944-1946; Clifton Reynolds 1944-1981; Hugh Lee 1944-1946; B.L. Scott 1946-150; A.L. Arnold 1946-1948; Cloyce Davis1946-1979; Elmer E. Skains 1948-1956; W.H. Rasbeary 1950-1958; D.O. Thompson 1957-1958; C.H. Hutson 1958-1962; Lynn Reynolds 1960-Incumbant 1986; Paul C. Etheredge1962-1970; Dean Price 1970-Incumbant 1986; Bunk Harelson 1981-1982; Russell Arnold 1982; Cecil Webb 1982-Incumbant 1986; Joe Don Davis 1983-Deceased October 1985; Mrs. Joe Don Davis 1985-unexpired term of Joe Don Davis.