Trigg, Marshall Winchester (1822–1883)

By: Aragorn Storm Miller

Type: Biography

Published: October 22, 2014

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.

Austin Weekly Democratic Statesman, March 29, 1883.
Bastrop Advertiser, March 28, 1874; July 13, 1901. Legislative Reference Library of Texas: Marshall Trigg (, accessed July 17, 2014.

  • Sixth Legislature (1855-1856)
  • House

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

Aragorn Storm Miller, “Trigg, Marshall Winchester,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 14, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

October 22, 2014