T.M. Dennis

Thomas Mason Dennis

Full Name: Thomas Mason Dennis
Date of birth: March 9, 1807
Date of death: October 15, 1877

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 78 Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 3, 1876 15th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Daileyville / Karnes   Atascosa, Karnes, Live Oak, San Patricio, Wilson
H Matagorda Feb 26, 1848 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (6)     Unknown / Matagorda   Matagorda, Wharton

(1) DAILEYVILLE, TX. "Daileyville, in central Karnes County, was founded by the brothers C. P. and David Dailey in 1869." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) T.M. Dennis, Karnes County. Resignation letter and Gov. Coke's transmittal letter to Speaker, 8/3/1876, pp. 755-756. House Journal. April 18, 1876 August 3, 1876
(3) Dennis resigned 10/19/1876. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) T.M. Dennis, Daleyville, Karnes County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) T.M. Dennis, Karnes County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(6) Dennis was elected in special election after district failed to elect in the general election, sworn 2/26/1848. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Texas Revolution. Capt. Robert M. Coleman's company of volunteers; enlisted in the Texas army on 2/28/1836; at the Battle of San Jacinto, served in Capt. Jesse Billingsley's Company C, known as "Mina Volunteers" of Col. Edward Burleson's 1st Regiment, Texas Volunteers (1836); private in Capt. Albert C. Horton's company of Capt. Clark L. Owen's regiment of volunteers (1842). Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Thomas M. Dennis, birth date 3/9/1807, death date 10/15/1877, portrait, burial in Old Mangum Cemetery, Nixon, Gonzales County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, The Galveston Daily News, 10/23/1877, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "Capt. T.M. Dennis, well known throughout Western Texas, died at Rancho last Monday" (10/15/1877). Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. T.M. Dennis, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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