Rice Maxey

Full Name: Rice Maxey
Date of birth: July 23, 1800
Date of death: January 11, 1878

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1) (2)     Paris / Lamar   Hopkins, Lamar
S 9 Feb 2, 1863 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (3) (4)     Paris / Lamar   Hopkins, Lamar

(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) Member roster, 10th Legislature, 1st Called Session, Member not present during the session. Senate Journal.
(3) Rice Maxey, by special election 8/4/1862, succeeded his son, Samuel B. Maxey, member-elect, who had joined the Confederate Army on 5/25/1861, leaving District 9 without representation during the Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Roll of Senators-elect to fill vacancies, oath of office administered, 2/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Rice and Sam Bell Maxey and photo of Rice Maxey's tombstone in Evergreen Cemetery (birth date 7/23/1800, death date 1/11/1878). Excerpt from "History of 847 & 913 Church Street: A Project Completed for Pike Burkhart," by Skipper Steely, Historian. The Maxey Minute, Volume 2, Issue 2, November 2010. Sam Bell Maxey House: State Historic Site. Texas Historical Commission.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait of Samuel Bell Maxey, pp. 8-9, succeeded by father (Relatives: Samuel Bell Maxey - son, Rice Maxey - father). Election to U.S. Senate, pp. 206-208, and caucus in 20th Legislature for U.S. Senator, pp. 375-376. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Rice Maxey, birth date 7/23/1800, death date 1/11/1878, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Includes reprint of obituary from The Texas Baptist Herald. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News.

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Enrolled Bills  
Private Land Claims  
State Affairs  
9th R.S. - 1861
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  

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