Pryor Lea

Full Name: Pryor Lea
Date of birth: August 31, 1794
Date of death: September 14, 1879

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Nov 5, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (2) (3)   10th (1)     Goliad / Goliad   Bee, Dimmit, Goliad, Karnes, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio

(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Oath of office, 11/5/1861, p. 9. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • LEA, PRYOR (1794-1879). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Joseph Henry Boothe, p. 111. Born 11/20/1851 in Wake County, North Carolina; married Miss Jimmie Lea, granddaughter of the late Judge Pryor Lea, of Goliad, Texas, in October, 1879. Relatives: Joseph Henry Boothe - grandson-in-law; Pryor Lea - grandfather-in-law. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Pryor Lea, "Appointed by Secession Convention President Oran M. Roberts as a member of the committee to prepare and publish as an 'Address to the People of Texas' an explanation of the proceedings of the Convention." Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.

Other Resources

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Enrolled Bills  
Finance (Chair) 
9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
Finance (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands  
State Affairs  

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