William E Singleton
E. Singleton was particularly well known for his work in
helping to organize the Republican Party in Texas.
Notes extracted from Texas Historic Landmark
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
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|
|Soldier's Rank_In Lt.|
|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|