TRIGG, MARSHALL WINCHESTER

Aragorn Storm Miller

TRIGG, MARSHALL WINCHESTER (1822–1883). Marshall Winchester Trigg, state legislator, was born in Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, on November 25, 1822. He was the son of William and Susan (Calloway) Trigg. Trigg remained in Tennessee throughout his youth. On October 6, 1842, he married Anna Woods Miller in Franklin County. This couple had three sons and one daughter. Following his marriage, Trigg immigrated to Mississippi, where several of his children were born. In 1850 Trigg immigrated with his family to Texas and settled in Bastrop County where he engaged in cotton agriculture and horse breeding. He also played an active role in state and local politics. He represented Bastrop County in the Sixth Texas Legislature from November 1855 to November 1857 and served on the Contingent Expenses, Finance, and Penitentiary committees. He also sat on the Roads, Bridges and Ferries Committee. During the Civil War Trigg was a Confederate tax collector for Bastrop County. He died in Hills Prairie, Bastrop County, on March 21, 1883, following a prolonged illness and was buried at Trigg Family Cemetery in Hills Prairie.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Austin Weekly Democratic Statesman, March 29, 1883.
Bastrop Advertiser, March 28, 1874; July 13, 1901. Legislative Reference Library of Texas: Marshall Trigg (http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/members/memberDisplay.cfm?memberID=5216&searchparams=chamber=~city=~countyID=0~RcountyID=~district=~first=~gender=~last=trigg~leaderNote=~leg=~party=~roleDesc=~Committee=), accessed July 17, 2014.
 

Aragorn Storm Miller

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