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Horace B. Simonds

Full Name: Horace B. Simonds
Other surnames: Simmonds, Simons
Date of birth: 1823
Date of death: January 24, 1882

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Aug 13, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2)     Greenville / Hunt   Hunt

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. H.B. Simons sworn 8/13/1866, p. 35. House Journal.
(2) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Horace B. Simonds, Hunt County, age 37, born circa 1823 in New York, teacher of common school.
    Census of 1870 - Horace B. Simons, Hunt County, age 46, born circa 1824 in New York, attorney at law.
    Census of 1880 - H.B. Simonds, Hunt County, age 57, born circa 1823 in New York, county judge, wife S.L. Simonds, son D. Jernett Simonds. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880
  • Death notice, Judge H.B. Simonds, Hunt County, The Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 2/3/1882, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "Clerk of that county before the war, and for many years since County Judge . . . Judge Simonds was a native of New York, mainly raised in Ohio." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. H.B. Simonds, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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