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Edward Rowzee Hord

Full Name: Edward Rowzee Hord
Date of birth: March 24, 1826
Date of death: June 23, 1869

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 32 Feb 11, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (2) (3)   10th (1)     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Duval, Hidalgo, Starr, Webb, Zapata, Encinal
S 29 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (4)     Rio Grande City / Starr   Kinney, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb
H 67 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Rio Grande City / Starr   Starr
H 52 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Rio Grande City / Starr   Cameron, Starr

(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(2) Edward R. Hord, sworn 2/11/1863, succeeded Edwin B. Scarborough, murdered 10/7/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor Edwin Scarborough drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(4) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Edward R. Hord, native state Virginia, emigrated from Mississippi in 1846, lawyer, postoffice Rio Grande City, Starr County. House Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Colonel Edward Rowzee Hord, pp. 109-111. Born 3/24/1826, died 6/23/1869 in Brownsville. After Mexican War, settled in Starr County and became first Starr County Clerk and in 1851, represented Starr County in Legislature. Accepted position of Collector of Customs in 1864 for the port of Brownsville, "States-Rights Democrat and favored the cause of secession." Genealogy of the Hord Family, 1898.
  • HORD, EDWARD R. (ca. 1827-unknown). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, "Death of Hon. E.R. Hord," The Daily Ranchero (Brownsville, Texas), 6/24/1869, p. 1. Edward Rowzee Hord, born 3/24/1826 in Caroline County, Virginia, died 6/23/1869. "He was four times elected to the State Senate from Starr and Cameron Counties . . . "
    "Funeral of Hon. E.R. Hord," The Daily Ranchero (Brownsville, Texas), 6/26/1869, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). June 24, 1869 June 26, 1869

Military Service Notes

  • Mexican War, Private, McGray's company, Texas Mounted Volunteers. Captain, Brownsville Company, during Merchants War of 1850 and the battle of Matamoros. Colonel, John S. Ford's Cavalry of the West. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant, 2003.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Confederate Relations  
Military Affairs  
State Affairs  
9th R.S. - 1861
Militia and Military Affairs  
6th R.S. - 1855
Claims and Accounts  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Land Titles West of Nueces River, Select  
Private Land Claims  
State Affairs (Chair) 
5th R.S. - 1853
Federal Relations  
Judicial Districts  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
State Affairs  
4th R.S. - 1851
Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
Land Titles, Investigation Report of Commissioners William H. Bourland and James B. Miller, Select  
Military Affairs, Governor's Message  

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