T.L. Odom

Thomas Lawson Odom

Full Name: Thomas Lawson Odom
Date of birth: March 20, 1825
Date of death: March 29, 1897

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 79 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Fort Chadbourne / Runnels   Coleman, Concho, Llano, McCulloch, Runnels, San Saba

(1) Fort Chadbourne post office closed in 1942. The community was located in extreme northeast Coke County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private. Thomas Lawson Odom (1825-1897), burial in Fort Chadbourne Cemetery, Fort Chadbourne, Coke County. Includes photo and obituary from Ballinger Ledger, 4/9/1897. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Thomas Lawson Odom, birth date 3/20/1825 in Conecuh County, Alabama, death date 3/29/1897 in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas; residence in Runnels County (1880); portrait. Bacon Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - Thomas L. Odom, Runnels County, age 56, born circa 1824 in Alabama, raising cattle, wife Loucinda. FamilySearch. 1880
  • Thomas L. Odom Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, "Mortuary," Galveston Daily News, 3/30/1897, p. 6. "Mr. Odom was one of the first settlers in this county and represented this district in the Nineteenth legislature" [sic]. Death date 3/29/1897. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.


  • Photograph. T.L. Odom, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Indian Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
Stock and Stockraising  

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