George Wythe Baylor

Full Name: George Wythe Baylor
Date of birth: August 24, 1832
Date of death: March 27, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Ysleta / El Paso   Crockett, Edwards, El Paso, Menard, Pecos, Presidio, Tom Green

(1) Ysleta del Sur Pueblo annexed by El Paso in 1955. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • BAYLOR, GEORGE WYTHE (1832-1916). Birth date 8/2/1832, death date 3/17/1916. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, George Wythe Baylor, pp. 104-105. Born 8/24/1832 at Fort Gibson, in the Cherokee Nation. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Death date 3/27/1916. Obituary and photo, "Indian Fighter Is Called to Reward; Col. G.W. Baylor, Veteran of Many Battles, Is Dead," San Antonio Express, Tuesday morning, 3/28/1916, p. 10, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Colonel George Wythe Baylor . . . died yesterday morning at 9:15 o'clock, aged 83 years." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 2nd Regiment, Arizona Brigade. Military grave marker, George Wythe Baylor, birth date 8/24/1832, death date 3/17/1916, burial in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Colonel George Wythe Baylor grave marker lists death date 3/24/1916. Find a Grave.
  • Possibly Lt. Col. George Baylor, mentioned in Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army: A Journal Kept by W.W. Heartsill for Four Years, One Month, and One Day, or Camp Life, Day by Day, of the W.P. Lane Rangers from April 19, 1861, to May 20, 1865, 1954.
  • Texas Rangers. "In 1860 he commanded a company of rangers in what was known as the Buffalo Hunt . . . After the close of the war he lived in Galveston, Dallas, and San Antonio, and 1879 was sent out as junior lieutenant of company C, Texas Rangers, to El Paso, by Governor Roberts." Later "placed in command of the Texas Rangers, with rank of major." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • George Wythe Baylor, birth date 8/24/1832, death date 3/24/1916. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 30-31, 84-85, Plate No. 44. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvement  
Memorial Resolution for Hon. B. Rush Plumley  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
New Capitol, Furnishing  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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