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Samuel Bell Maxey
Full Name: Samuel Bell Maxey
Date of birth: March 30, 1825
Date of death: August 16, 1895

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Elected but never sworn 9th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Paris / Lamar   Hopkins, Lamar
(1) 9th Legislature - Samuel Maxey elected, but never sworn. Elected 11/6/1860; joined Confederate Army prior to beginning of regular session. Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897, 1986.
(2) 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.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(4) Not present at organization of the Senate 11/4/1861. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • MAXEY, Samuel Bell (1825-1895). Senator, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 574-575, 577-579. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biography, vol. II, p 325. Elected to state Senate in 1861, but declined office to organize the Ninth Texas Infantry for service in the Confederate army. Comprehensive History of Texas, 1685 to 1897, 1986.
  • Samuel Bell "Sam" Maxey, birth date 3/30/1825, death date 8/16/1895, biographical sketch, portrait, interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Find a Grave.
  • MAXEY, SAMUEL BELL (1825-1895). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 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, 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.
  • Portraits and biographical sketch. Birth date 3/20/1825. "As the Democrats returned to power, Maxey began campaigning for a [U.S.] Senate seat." The Texas Senator, 1978.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 59-70. Ten More Texans in Gray, 1980.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 89-90. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Samuel Bell Maxey. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 9th Texas Infantry; Brigadier General; Major General. Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 10-11, 86-87, Plate No. 19. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo and discussion of law practice, pp. 23-24. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Describes the Samuel Bell Maxey papers, including correspondence and newspaper clippings. Confederate Military Manuscripts: Series C: Holdings of the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
  • 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.
  • Samuel Bell Maxey: An Inventory of Papers at the Texas State Archives, 1847-1948. Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Samuel Bell Maxey: An Inventory of the Photograph Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1870-1960 (bulk 1870-1920). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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