William E Singleton

 

Abernathy-Singleton House William E. Singleton  was particularly well known for his work in helping to organize the Republican Party in Texas. 





Notes extracted from Texas Historic Landmark 

 

William E. Singleton came to Texas from Missouri in 1863. He was a member of the Missouri State Militia in the Confedrate Army, and reached the rank of captain. After the war he migrated to Marshall, Texas, and became a merchant. Singleton spent the greater part of his life working with the law, however. He served, variously, as sheriff of Harrison County, Deputy United States Marshall and District County Clerk of Jefferson, and United States Commissioner. 
The Singleton family continued to be prominent in Jefferson society long after the death of William Singleton. William E. Singleton, Jr., for example, served as postmaster of Jefferson and managed a lumber manufacturing company. He had an active part in developing oil and gas leases in various counties in East Texas. He was particularly well known for his work in helping to organize the Republican Party in Texas. 
The Singleton family has owned the property at 204 North Soda Street since 1885. Today, the house and land are the property of Mrs. J.B. Mosely, granddaughter of William E. Singleton, Sr. Recorded1966. 

 

Notes extracted from The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System 

 

W.E. Singleton (First_Last)
Regiment Name Mo. State Guard
Side Confederate
Company
Soldier's Rank_In Lt.
Soldier's Rank_Out
Alternate Name
Notes
Film Number M380 roll 13


 Information Extracted from 1880 Census Marshall, Harrison, Texas

 

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 W. E. Singleton  Self   M   Male   W   44   MO   Dep. Marshall   VA   KY 
 L. J. Singleton  Wife   M   Female   W   38   TN   House Keeper   TN   TN 
 W. E. Singleton  Son   S   Male   W   13   TX   At School   MO   TN 
 S. T. Singleton  Son   S   Male   W   12   MO   At School   MO   TN 
 Ella Singleton  Dau   S   Female   W   8   MO   At School   MO   TN 
 Earl Singleton  Son   S   Male   W   6   MO   At Home   MO   TN 
 J. R. Singleton  Son   S   Male   W   2   MO   At Home   MO   TN 





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