Ibzan William Middlebrook

Full Name: Ibzan William Middlebrook
Date of birth: November 28, 1837
Date of death: July 5, 1899

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Columbus / Colorado   Colorado
H 59 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Columbus / Colorado   Colorado, Lavaca

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D and K, 27th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Whitfield's Legion) (1st Texas Legion). I.W. Middlebrook (Ibzan), Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ibsam W. Middlebrooks, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Idzan Middlebrook, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Texas Cavalry, captured in Franklin, Tennessee, discharged 5/8/1863, remarks: Fort Delaware. U.S., Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 27th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Ibzam W. Middlebrooks, birth date 11/28/1837, death date 7/5/1899, portrait, burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Account of the election of 1878, Texas House of Representatives, candidates: R.C. Saunders, Ibzan William Middlebrook, and Jahu Worner [John Warner] Johnson. "Early on, Johnson tried to distance himself from his Republican roots, claiming he had been urged to run . . . as an 'independent and non-partisan candidate.'" Jahu W. Johnson forfeited his seat when he moved out of the district; Johnson and his son Gail Borden Johnson had decided to move to Houston by November 1879. Alex F. Kinnison, a Republican and "black county county commissioner and school teacher," elected in a special election 2/17/1880; however, "the legislature never convened while he held the office." Part 9: 1878-1883. Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas.
  • Census of 1880 - Ibbs. W. Middlebrook, Columbus, Colorado County, age 42, born circa 1838 in Mississippi, assistant superintendent of the penitentiary. FamilySearch.


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Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Mining and Minerals  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Institutions of Learning  
15th R.S. - 1876
Commerce and Manufactures  
Public Buildings and Grounds  

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