William Beck Ochiltree (October 18, 1811-December 27, 1867), was a settler, judge, and legislator in Texas.
He was born at Fayetteville, North Carolina; his family lived for a time in Florida and after 1820 in Alabama, where Ochiltree began practicing law. In 1839 he moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, and continued his practice. During the years of the Republic of Texas, he was a judge of the Fifth Judicial District, secretary of the treasury in 1844, adjutant general in 1845, and delegate to the Convention of 1845. After the annexation of Texas by the United States, he was a representative in the Sixth Texas Legislature in 1855 and delegate to the Secession Convention in 1861. He was elected to the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States of America but resigned after a short time to return to Texas and raise a regiment. Ill health forced him to resign that post in 1863. He subsequently lived at Jefferson until his death.
Ochiltree County, Texas and Ochiltree, Texas are named in his honor
- William Beck Ochiltree from the Handbook of Texas Online
- Read William B. Ochiltree's entry in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
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