S.P. Burns

Simon Pierce Burns

Full Name: Simon Pierce Burns
Date of birth: January 1, 1834
Date of death: April 8, 1898

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 108 Jan 12, 1897 - Apr 8, 1898 25th   Democrat Brownwood / Brown   Brown, Coleman
H 108 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Brownwood / Brown   Brown, Coleman

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company A, 11th Regiment, Missouri Infantry. Simon P. Burns, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865. Col. Simon Pierce Burns, Sr., birth date 1/1/1834 in Logan, Ohio; death date 4/8/1898 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas. Donna Jayne Burns Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Simon Peter Burns, birth date 1/1/1834, death date 4/8/1898. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company A, 11th Missouri Infantry. Discusses later appointment as Brigadier General. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Other Resources

  • Col. S.P. Burns, birth date 1/1/1834, death date 4/8/1898, burial in Heflin Cemetery, Owens, Brown County. Find a Grave.
  • "Hon. S.P. Burns Dead," The Houston Daily Post, 4/16/1898, p. 5. "Colonel Burns served two terms as a member of the Texas house of representatives from the Brownwood district . . . ," Confederate veteran. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. S.P. Burns, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.P. Burns, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Contingent Expenses  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Land Office, Special  
Public Debt (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
University of Texas, Investigate, Special  
24th R.S. - 1895
Agricultural Affairs  
Confederate Home, Special  
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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