T.W. Blount

Thomas William Blount

Full Name: Thomas William Blount
Date of birth: October 27, 1839
Date of death: May 6, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Aug 8, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2)     San Augustine / San Augustine   Sabine, San Augustine

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. Thos. W. Blount sworn 8/8/1866, p. 10. House Journal.
(2) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, War Department memo notes appointment as 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry 4/26/1861; Union Prisoner of War, captured at Port Hudson 7/9/1863 and transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, 3/21/1865; name appears as Captain of Ordnance Department on Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed to at Fort Delaware, released 6/12/1865; residence in St. Augustine, Texas. Soldier's application notes promotion to Captain in August 1862, provisional army, Captain of Artillery. Affidavit of witness G.W. Slaughter states "Captain Blount was also a member of the 11th Legislature." Thomas W. Blount, death date 5/6/1934 in San Augustine County. Pension File No. 46927, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant. Description of military service. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Thomas William Blount, birth date 10/27/1839 in Alabama, death date 5/6/1934 in San Augustine, San Augustine County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Capt. Thomas W. Blount, birth date 10/27/1839, death date 5/6/1934, burial in San Augustine City Cemetery, San Augustine, San Augustine County. Includes portrait of Thomas William Blount with Unidentified Soldier, circa 1861-1865, from the Blount family estate, San Augustine, and obituary. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Capt. T.W. Blount, "Sam Houston's Friend, Near 100, Dies," The Tyler Journal, 5/11/1934, p. 1, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. T.W. Blount, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Judicial Districts, Select  
Public Lands  

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