Samuel Bewley

Samuel Baker Bewley

Full Name: Samuel Baker Bewley
Date of birth: May 21, 1825
Date of death: December 5, 1877

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 2 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat San Augustine / San Augustine   Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity

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House District 2
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Legislatures: 13th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: San Augustine / San Augustine
Counties in district: Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Samuel Baker Bewley, birth date 5/21/1825, death 1878, Alexander family tree.
  • Census of 1860 - Saml. B. Bewley, San Augustine District, San Augustine County, age 33, born circa 1827 in Tennessee, lawyer, in household with Mary Bewley.
    Census of 1870 - S.B. Buely, San Augustine, San Augustin County, age 44, born circa 1826 in Tennessee, lawyer in household with Mary Buely. FamilySearch. 1860 1870
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of son James J. Bewley, p. 2441. "Col. S.B. Bewley . . . born in Greene County, Tennessee, in 1825." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Obituary, "The Late Hon. S.B. Bewley, of San Augustine, Texas," The Galveston Daily News, 1/10/1878, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. ". . . he was immediately elected to represent his district in the Legislature and became one of the leading and by far the most brilliant member of the first Democratic Legislature which assembled in Texas after the war." Birth date 5/28/1826, death date 12/5/1877. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. Samuel Bewley, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. Samuel B. Bewley, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations  
Impeachment Managers, John G. Scott, Judge of the Tenth Judicial District  
Impeachment Managers, Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  

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