Thomas Baltimore Howard

Full Name: Thomas Baltimore Howard
Date of birth: December 29, 1820
Date of death: July 7, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Unknown / Fort Bend   Colorado, Fort Bend

Terms of Service top

House District 36
Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853
Legislatures: 4th  
Home City/County: Unknown / Fort Bend
Counties in district: Colorado, Fort Bend

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "Gen. T.B. Howard Dead: Passes Away at Daughter's Residence Today: Long and Distinguished Career - Had Been Ailing for a Number of Weeks," Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 7/7/1904, p. 12. Born in Wilmington, NC in 1821, "served as a member of the state legislature from 1851 to 1854." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Thomas Baltimore Howard, "End of General Howard," The Houston Post, 7/7/1904, p. 8. Obituary and drawing, "General T.B. Howard Dead," The Houston Post, 7/8/1904, p. 4. Reprint from the Baltimore Sun, "General T.B. Howard: A Veteran of Five Wars—His Ancestors Marylanders," The Houston Post, 7/29/1904, p. 6.
    Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). 7/29/1904 7/7/1904 7/8/1904

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, 1837-1838, "he was in many fights against the Seminole Indians, and was four months under Capt. James Monroe, the nephew of President Monroe." Brigadier General of State Troops, 1862, appointed by Gov. F.R. Lubbock. Description of other military-related service in obituary, Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 7/7/1904, p. 12. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 1. Thomas B. Howard, birth date 12/29/1820, death date 7/7/1904, occupation: Fort Bend County planter prewar, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Brigadier General of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Thomas B. Howard, birth date 12/29/1820 in Wilmington, North Carolina, death date 7/7/1904 in Washington, D.C., burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Grave marker inscription: "A veteran of five wars, the last survivor of the Seminole Indian War 1836." Includes portrait and reprint of obituary in the Washington Post, Friday, 7/8/1904. "Gen. Howard's second war was that against the Creek Indians in Georgia, at the close of which he moved his family to Texas, taking up a plantation near Houston, in Fort Bend County." Find a Grave.
  • Listed as Fort Bend County Commissioner Pct. 4 (1860-1861) in District, County & Precinct Elected Officials, Fort Bend County, Texas: a Roster of Those Elected Officials Who Served from 1838 to 2009. Fort Bend County.

Committee Information top

4th R.S. - 1851
Internal Improvements  

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