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Samuel Newton Braswell

Full Name: Samuel Newton Braswell
Date of birth: January 23, 1827
Date of death: June 11, 1908

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Mount Pleasant / Titus   Red River, Titus

(1) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: S.N. Braswell, Mount Pleasant, Titus County, nativity Georgia, lawyer, age 40 in 1866 (born circa 1826). Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Judge S.N. Braswell Is Dead: Pioneer Citizen of the State and City, Legal Author and Confederate Veteran Passes Away," 6/12/1908, p. 9. "Funeral of Judge Braswell," 6/13/1908, p. 5. "Judge Braswell's Funeral," 6/14/1908, p. 29. Dallas Morning News.
  • Samuel Newton Braswell, birth date 1/23/1827 in Newton County, Georgia, death date 6/11/1908, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Includes biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, Samuel N. Braswell. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, p. 775, crediting Dallas Public Library. "In 1858 he moved to this State, settling in Mount Pleasant, Titus county, where he was in 1866 elected State Senator, to represent the Eighth district." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, p. 63. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company K, 23rd Texas Cavalry, enlisted 2/9/1863. Listed as N.S. Braswell in War Department records. S.N. Braswell, age 80 on application dated 2/3/1908, Pension File No. 13282, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company K, 23rd Texas Cavalry Regiment. Resolutions upon the death of Samuel N. Braswell, meeting of Sterling Price Camp, "Comrades Speak Kindly of Departed Brothers," 6/22/1908, p. 10. Dallas Morning News.


  • Photograph. S.N. Braswell, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
General Land Office, Select  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Public Buildings  

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