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William Beck Ochiltree
Birth: Oct. 18, 1811
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1867
Marshall
Harrison County
Texas, USA

He was a prominent office holder in the Republic of Texas. He was instrumental in the state constitutional convention of 1845, and a member of the Texas legislature. He moved to Marshall, Harrison County Texas in 1859. He ran as a secessionist for the state convention of February 1861 and was elected. As one of the best-known members of the convention, Ochiltree was chosen as a delegate to the Provisional Congress. Ochiltree was an active member, supporting measures that would be to the advantage of his state. Returning to Texas, he organized the 18th Texas Infantry and was elected its Colonel. Ochiltree was with the unit until 1863 when he resigned his position because of ill health and returned to Jefferson where he practiced law. During a period of thirty years, his name was closely connected with the history of Texas and she will preserve it as of one of her truest and most useful citizens. (bio by: MB) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Ochiltree (1782 - 1834)
 
 Spouse:
  Atala Hotchkiss Ochiltree (1820 - 1871)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Peck Ochiltree (1837 - 1902)*
  Virginia May Ochiltree Wiegers (1837 - 1918)*
  William B Ochiltree (1843 - 1906)*
  Lucy Ochiltree Rogers (1846 - 1876)*
  Eva Mariah Ochiltree Kneeland (1848 - 1931)*
  Nathan Smith Ochiltree (1853 - 1859)*
  Ayalita Ochiltree Morris (1855 - 1914)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Beck Ochiltree (1811 - 1867)
  Catharine Ochiltree (1835 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Jefferson
Marion County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: MB
Record added: Mar 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7266121
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My Great-Great Grandfather James Quinn and his brother, Uriah Quinn, both fought in Company G in the 18th infantry.
- David Quinn
 Added: May. 8, 2016
So Mote It Be!!!
- Rush Rich
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014

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