N.B. Barbee

Napoleon Bonaparte Barbee

Full Name: Napoleon Bonaparte "Bunk" Barbee
Date of birth: June 6, 1837
Date of death: December 28, 1928

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston
H 31 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Napoleon B. Barbee(1836-1928), burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County, with spouse Margaret Ann Barbee. Includes photo and biographical sketch, Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Napoleon B. Barbee, "Pioneer Texan Dies at Crockett," 12/29/1928, p. 15. Fort Worth Record-Telegram.
  • Family history of Dr. James G. Barbee by Mrs. Fannie Mae Barbee Hughes of Wharton, daughter of J.G. Barbee, Jr., pp. 127-128. Dr. James G. Barbee and Miranda Burrow Barbee, parents of J.G. Barbee, Jr., born 1851 in Crockett and married Fannie Barker Fifer. J.G. Barbee, Jr. and Col. N.B. Barbee - brothers. "Col. N.B. Barbee was his [J.G. Barbee, Jr.] oldest brother." The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943.
  • Brief biographical sketch, N.P. Barbee, p. 158. Born 6/6/1837 in Carroll County, Tennessee. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 6th Texas Cavalry (Gould's Battalion), Napoleon B. Barbee, enlisted 5/17/1862. N.B. Barbee of Crockett, Houston County, born circa 1837 in Clara County, Tennessee; death date 12/28/1928 in Crockett, Houston County, Texas. Pension File No. 21523, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Detailed account of Civil War military service "as a soldier in Company E, Gould's Battalion, Walker's Division." Interview with N.B. Barbee, "Crockett Man is Texas 'Forty-Niner,'" by W.S. Adair, in Dallas Semi-Weekly News, 10/21/1924. Frontier Times Magazine.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Barbee [Napoleon B. Barbee], Crockett, Houston County, born June 1837 in Tennessee, State Representative, spouse Margaret A., son Napoleon B., daughter Nannie. FamilySearch.
  • Colonel N.B. Barba [Barbee], birth date 6/6/1837 in Tennessee, death date 12/28/1928 in Crockett, Houston County, widowed. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Interview with N.B. Barbee, "Crockett Man is Texas 'Forty-Niner.'" Frontier Times Magazine.
  • Death notice, Napoleon Bunk Barbee, "Col. Napoleon Barbee Succumbs at Crockett," 12/29/1928, p. 1. Waxahachie Daily Light.


  • Photograph. N.B. Barbee, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. N.B. Barbee, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Claims and Accounts  
Confederate Home, Special  
Private Land Claims  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
25th R.S. - 1897
Agricultural Affairs  
Confederate Home, Special  
Constitutional Amendments  
County Government and County Finances  
Private Land Claims  

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