Hoffman, David A. (unknown–ca. 1837)

By: Carolyn Hyman

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: February 1, 1995

David A. Hoffman, early merchant and delegate to the Consultation, arrived in Texas before 1832, when he was one of a committee of fifteen appointed to select a location for the town of San Augustine. Within the next three years he moved to Nacogdoches and opened a mercantile business. He represented Nacogdoches Municipality at the Consultation in 1835. Stephen H. Everitt, in a letter to James W. Robinson written the same year, urged that Hoffman be appointed postmaster of Nacogdoches, but there is no evidence that the appointment was accepted. During the Texas Revolution Hoffman supplied provisions to the Texas army. He evidently died around 1837; in July 1838 his widow, Mary, gave power of attorney to Pinckney C. Caldwell to collect money due from sales made by her husband.

Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Carolyn Hyman, “Hoffman, David A.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed July 02, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hoffman-david-a.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

February 1, 1995