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S. P. Burns Simon Pierce Burns
Full Name: Simon Pierce Burns
Date of birth: January 1, 1834
Date of death: April 8, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 108 Jan 12, 1897 - Apr 8, 1898 25th   Democrat Brownwood / Brown   Brown, Coleman
H 108 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Brownwood / Brown   Brown, Coleman
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Col. Simon Pierce Burns, birth date 1/1/1834 in Ohio; death date 4/8/1898 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas; biographical sketch and portrait; interment in Heflin Cemetery, Owens, Brown County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, birth date 1/1/1835. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Military Service Notes
  • "Although Simon Pierce Burns obtained the rank of Brigadier General in the Missouri Confederate Army, he was not officially commissioned by the War Department before the war ended. He was known throughout his life as Colonel Burns." Biographical sketch, Col. Simon Pierce Burns. Inscription: Col. S.P. Burns. Find a Grave.
  • Simon Peter Burns, birth date 1/1/1834, death date 4/8/1898. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, Company A, 11th Missouri Infantry. Discusses later appointment as Brigadier General. Biographical sketch, S.P. Burns, pp. 75-76. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Col. Simon Pierce Burns, Sr., birth date 1/1/1834 in Logan, Ohio; death date 4/8/1898 in Granbury, Hood County, Texas. Ancestry.com.
  • "Hon. S.P. Burns Dead," Houston Daily Post, 4/16/1898, p. 5, crediting the UNT Libraries. "Colonel Burns served two terms as a member of the Texas house of representatives from the Brownwood district . . . ," Confederate veteran. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Brown County records, Heflin Cemetery, Brownwood, Texas, lists Col. S.P. Burns, birth date 1/1/1834, death date 4/8/1898. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. S. P. Burns, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S. P. Burns, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Contingent Expenses  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Land Office, Special  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    University of Texas, Investigate, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Confederate Home, Special  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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