Hamilton Prioleau Bee

Hamilton Prioleau Bee

Full Name: Hamilton Prioleau Bee
Date of birth: July 22, 1822
Date of death: October 3, 1897

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 66 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Laredo / Webb   Webb
H 66 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Laredo / Webb Speaker   Webb
H 66 Dec 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (2)     Laredo / Webb   Webb
H 53 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Laredo / Webb   Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Webb
H 43 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (3)     Laredo / Webb   Cameron, Goliad, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb

(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Bee sworn on 12/7/1853, p. 203. House Journal.
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Hamilton Bee, age 32, native state South Carolina, emigrated from South Carolina in 1837, merchant, postoffice Laredo, Webb County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Brigadier General. Military grave marker, Hamilton Prioleau Bee, birth date 7/22/1822, death date 10/3/1897, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave.
  • Texas Militia, Brigadier General, 1861. Confederate States Army, Brigadier General, appointed 3/4/1862. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 31-32. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Hamilton Prioleau Bee. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 3-4, 76-77, Plate No. 2. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Relatives: Edward R. Tarver and Hamilton Prioleau Bee - brothers-in-law. TARVER-L Archives, Mary Mildred Tarver & brother Edward R. Tarver. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," October 1965, pp. 163-173. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.


Committee Information top

7th R.S. - 1857
Contingent Expenses  
Delay in the Distribution of the Laws of the 6th R.S.  
Federal Relations  
Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs (Co-Chair) 
Rules, Select (Chair) 
San Saba County, Memorials Regarding Indian Depredations  
State Affairs (Chair) 
5th R.S. - 1853
Federal Relations  
Public Debt  
4th R.S. - 1851
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
Public Lands (Chair) 
3rd R.S. - 1849
Apportionment, Special  
Archives of Martin De Leon's Colony  
Governor's Message, Select  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Land Scrips, Loan Bonds, and Other Obligations Issued by the Late Republic of Texas in Comptroller's Office  
Military Affairs  
Post Routes, Select  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Quieting Land Titles West of the Nueces River, Governor's Message (Co-Chair) 

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