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Alfred Thurmond Alfred Thurmond
Full Name: Alfred Sturgis Thurmond
Date of birth: 1816
Date of death: 1876

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1)   Democrat Rockport / Aransas   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
H 69 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (2) (3)     Refugio / Refugio   Goliad, Refugio, San Patricio
(1) Aransas county demarked from Refugio County on on April 18, 1871, Rockport designated as county seat of Aransas. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) By the Civil War Thumond moved back to Refugio County and established a ranch at Mesquite Landing. After the war he took the oath of amnesty and retired to his ranch. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., HCR 3. Roger H. Thurmond, Sr. "served in the House of Representatives, as had his father [George Murat Thurmond] before him, holding a seat that was later held by each of his own two sons, George M. Thurmond [II] and Roger H. Thurmond, Jr." Relatives: George Murat Thurmond [I] - father; Roger H. Thurmond, Sr. - son. Roger H. Thurmond, Sr. - father; George M. Thurmond [II] and Roger H. Thurmond, Jr. - sons. George M. Thurmond [II] and Roger H. Thurmond, Jr. - brothers. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • THURMOND, ALFRED STURGIS (1816-1873?). "The sailing boat on which he was a passenger bound for Tuxpan was lost at sea, probably late in 1873." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his brother, Columbus Lafayette Thurmond. Pulaski Thurmond died in Halletsville in 1880 from "the kick of a horse," pp. 100-101. Memorial and Genealogical Record of Texas: Containing Biographical Histories and Genealogical Records of Many Leading Men and Prominent Families, 1894.
  • Other Resources
  • Birth 1815; death, at sea, January 1876. FamilySearch.
  • "Capt. A.S. Thurmond left on Tueday for Tuxpan on a prospecting tour . . ." 1/21/1875, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Quoted in brief article on the nomination of German democrat, 11/8/1873, p. 5. Galveston Daily News.
  • "John Hermodius Thurmond in Texas 1840s," message posted by Frank Richard Brown, 1/15/2004. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Thurmond family group sheets. Relatives: George M. Thurmond [I] - grandfather; Roger H. Thurmond, Jr. and George M. Thurmond [II] - grandsons. George M. Thurmond [I], Pulaski A. Thurmond, and Alfred Sturgis Thurmond - brothers. Pulaski A. Thurmond and Alfred Sturgis Thurmond - uncles; Roger H. Thurmond, Sr. - nephew. Pulaski A. Thurmond and Alfred Sturgis Thurmond - great uncles; Roger H. Thurmond, Jr. and George M. Thurmond [II] - great nephews. LillyMcGrewgeneaologypages, 2001.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alfred Thurmond,11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Alfred Thurmond,13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Alfred Thurmond,13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 13th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Pictorial Monogram of the State Government of Texas 1873 (DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection). DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection..
  • Committee Informationtop
    13th R.S. - 1873
    Agriculture and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    General Land Office, Select  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Penitentiary, Select  

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