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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 - 11/3/1863, p. 1, listed as Senator elect, took oath. "...the roll of Senators was called when the following gentlemen Senators elect came forward, presented their credentials and took the oath prescribed by the Constitution, the same having been administered by Honorable R.T. Wheeler, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court." 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 - Oath of office, 2/2/1863, p. 1. "The following gentlemen presented their credentials as Senators-elect from the respective districts to fill vacancies . . . " Senate Journal.
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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
  • Biographical sketch and photos, Sam Bell Maxey. "Information from the Historical Narrative accompanying the Texas Historical Commission marker application." Mentions Rice Maxey. Confederate Soldiers & the War Between the States in Northeast Texas: Including Delta, Fannin, Grayson, Lamar, Red River, and Titus Counties, 2008.
  • Other Resources
  • Rice Maxey, birth date 7/23/1800, death date 1/11/1878, obituary from The Texas Baptist Herald, interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. 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.
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