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Nathan H. (N.H.) Haller

Nathan H. Haller

Born Charleston, South Carolina, July 8, 1845
Died after 1910, place unknown

Political Life:
- Representative in 23rd (1893) Legislature from Matagorda (Brazoria and Matagorda Counties)
- Representative in 24th (1895) Legislature from Matagorda (Brazoria and Matagorda Counties)
- Won contested 1895 election by 50 votes

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Also worked as a farmer, blacksmith and wagon driver
- Second wife Annie and their five children


Jeremiah J. (J.J.) Hamilton

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Born Tennessee, July of 1838
Died ca. 1905, place unknown

Political Life:
- Representative in 12th (1870-71) Legislature from Bastrop (Fayette and Bastrop Counties)
- Delegate to 1873, 1883 and 1891 State Colored Men's Conventions
- Delegate to 1876, 1878 and 1883 State Republican Conventions
- Involved with the Freedman's Bureau

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Owned and worked with newspapers; also worked as a teacher and carpenter
- Wife Ellen and their five children


William H. (W.H.) Holland

William H. Holland

Born Marshall, Texas, ca. 1841 or 1849
Died Mineral Wells, Texas, May 27, 1907

Political Life:
- Representative in 15th (1876) Legislature of Wharton (Wharton, Fort Bend and Waller Counties)
- Delegate to 1873 State Colored Men's Convention
- Delegate to 1876 State Republican Convention
- Delegate to 1876 and 1880 National Republican Conventions

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Served in the Union Army's Sixteenth United States Colored Troops, organized in Nashville, Tennessee. Participated in the battles of Nashville and Overton Hill and in the pursuit of John Bell Hood to the Tennessee River.
- Also worked as a post office clerk, teacher, principal and superintendent for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Institute for Colored Youth
- Wife Eliza and their two daughters


Wiley W. (W.) Johnson

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Born Arkansas, ca. 1841
Died date, place unknown

Political Life:
- Delegate to 1868-69 Constitutional Convention from Harrison County

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Also worked as a shoemaker


Mitchell Kendall (Kendal)

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Born Georgia, ca. 1822
Died Marshall, Texas, ca. 1885

Political Life:
- Delegate to 1868-69 Constitutional Convention from Harrison and Panola Counties
- Representative in 12th (1870-71) Legislature from Marshall (Harrison County)
- Involved with the Union League and Radical Republican Association

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Also worked as a farmer and blacksmith
- Wife Adeline and their five children

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