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R. Joseph Brailsford R. Joseph Brailsford
Full Name: Robert Joseph Brailsford
Date of birth: January 25, 1833
Date of death: July 23, 1907

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Burkeville / Newton   Jasper, Newton, Tyler
(1) Burkeville was county seat of Newton County from 1848-1853, and temporarily restored as county seat in 1855; however, the Legislature ruled in 1856 that Newton should remain county seat. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) R.J. Brailsford, Tyler County. House Journal.
(3) R. Joseph Brailsford, Home address, Burkeville; home county, Newton. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) List of Representatives, R.J. Brailsford, postoffice Burkville. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature, 1885.
(5) R. Joseph Brailsford, home county, Newton. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, birth date 1/25/1833 in Beaufort District, S.C. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • Robert Joseph Brailsford, birth date 1/25/1833, death date 7/23/1907, interment in Burkeville City Cemetery, Burkeville, Newton County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Capt. R.J. Brailsford," 7/27/1907, p. 8. Death date Tuesday 7/23/1907, elected to 19th Legislature. Galveston Daily News.
  • Robert Brailsford, Census of 1880, Burkville, Newton County, age 46, general retail merchant, born in S.C. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R. Joseph Brailsford, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  

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