Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton1

M, #10222, b. 13 May 1815, d. 17 June 1896
Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton, 1815-1896, Husband of Sarah Lewis Foster, Susan S. McAlister, and Matilda Browning, Courtesy of Dennis M. Kulvicki, Extracted from the Galveston Daily News, 26 Jun 1896 p. 6
     Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton was born on 13 May 1815 at Sumner County, Tennessee.2,3 He was the son of James Abraham Charlton and Rachel Ann Blackmore.2 He moved from Tennessee to Tyler County, Texas, before 1844.2 He became a Mason at Tyler County, Texas, in 1844.2 He married Sarah Lewis Foster, daughter of William Lewis Foster and Jane Lawson, before 1845 at Tyler County, Texas.4,3 He was a member of the 1st Texas Legislature representing the Liberty District encompassing Liberty, Polk, and Tyler Counties from 16 Feb 1846 until 13 Dec 1847.5 He was a member of the 3rd Texas Legislature representing the 23rd District encompassing Jasper, Jefferson, and Tyler Counties from 05 Nov 1849 until 03 Nov 1851.5 He and his wife Sarah L. Charlton appeared on the census of 14 October 1850 at Tyler County, Texas.6 He was employed as a farmer on 14 October 1850 at Tyler County, Texas.6 He was a member of the 4th Texas Legislature representing the 1st District encompassing Jefferson and Tyler Counties from 03 Nov 1851 until 07 Nov 1853.5 He was a member of the 5th Texas Legislature representing the 34th District encompassing Tyler County from 07 Nov 1853 until 05 Nov 1855.5 He was a member of the 6th Texas Legislature representing the 34th District encompassing Tyler County from 05 Nov 1855 until 02 Nov 1857. He was elected Speaker Pro Tem of the Texas House on 11 Dec 1855.5 He and his wife Sarah L. Charlton appeared on the census of 29 June 1860 at Tyler County, Texas.7 He was employed as a farmer on 29 June 1860 at Tyler County, Texas.7 He was a delegate to the Convention to Secede from the United States of America, representing Tyler County, at the Capitol of the State of Texas, Austin, Travis County, Texas, on 1 February 1861.1 He was a member of the 9th Texas Legislature representing the 3rd District encompassing Hardin and Tyler Counties from 06 Feb 1863 until 02 Nov 1863.5 He was a member of the 10th Texas Legislature serving as Senator of the 2nd District encompassing Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Orange, Polk and Tyler Counties from 02 Nov 1863 until 06 Aug 1866.5 He became a widower upon the death of his wife, Sarah L. Charlton, in January 1870 at Tyler County, Texas.8,4 He appeared on the census of 20 July 1870 at Woodville, Tyler County, Texas.3 He was employed as a farmer on 20 July 1870 at Woodville, Tyler County, Texas.3 He married Susan S. McAlister on 1 September 1872 at Tyler County, Texas.9,4 He married Matilda Browning on 30 August 1876 at Tyler County, Texas.9 He and his wife Matilda Charlton appeared on the census of 1 June 1880 at Pct 2, Tyler County, Texas.10 He died on 17 June 1896 at Colmesneil, Tyler County, Texas, at age 81 years, 1 month and 4 days.11,2 He was buried at Hopewell Cemetery, Woodville, Tyler County, Texas.12

Children of Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton and Sarah Lewis Foster

Child of Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton and a female slave (?)

Child of Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton and Susan S. McAlister

Family: Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton and Matilda Browning

Citations

  1. [S1207] Ordinance of Secession of Texas, online http://www.csawardept.com/documents/secession/TX/index.html
  2. [S1209] The Handbook of Texas Online - 'Charlton, N. B.', online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fchac, Jennifer Eckel, "CHARLTON, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fchac), accessed November 11, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
  3. [S1206] 20 Jul 1870, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M593_1606, Image: 812, FHL Film: 553105, P 404B.
  4. [S1210] MyKindred.com, online http://mykindred.com, http://mykindred.com/cloud/TX/familygroup.php, accessed November 11, 2012.
  5. [S1214] Legislative Reference Library of Texas Online, online http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/members/…, Member Profile of Napoleon Bonaparte Charlton.
  6. [S1211] 14 Oct 1850, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M432_915, Image 305, P 162A.
  7. [S1212] 29 Jun 1860, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: M653_1306, Image 224, FHL Film 805306, P 346.
  8. [S1215] U. S. Census Records, U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index about Sarah L. Charlton
    Surname:     Sarah L. Charlton
    Year:     1870
    County:     Tyler CO.
    State:     TX
    Age:     49
    Gender:     F (Female)
    Month of Death:     Jan
    State of Birth:     GA
    ID#:     MRT197_55735
    Occupation:     HOUSEKEEPER
    Cause of Death:     PARALYSIS.
  9. [S948] Jim & Ann Crews Laird, Tyler County Marriage Records, P. 22.
  10. [S1213] 01 Jun 1880, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: 1330, FHL Film 1255330, P 399D.
  11. [S1442] The Galveston Daily News, Obituaries, The Galveston Daily News, Obituary - Hon. W. B. Charlton
    Published 22 Jun 1896
    Page 6.
  12. [S806] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 141593321 - Napolean Bonaparte Charlton.
  13. [S1293] Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online search.ancestry.com, Name:     Josephine Poindexter
    [Josephine Charlton]
    Birth Date:     16 Jun 1847
    Birth Place:     Tyler
    Gender:     Female
    Race:     White
    Spouse:     Andrew Poindexter
    Father:     N B Charlton
    Age at Death:     87
    Death Date:     24 May 1934
    Death Place:     Colmesneil, Tyler, Texas, USA.
  14. [S1208] BEAUMONT BLACKS FIRST STARTED THEIR OWN SEPARATE SCHOOLS, online http://www.aframnews.com/html/2004-03-09/feat5.htm