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Anthony Martin Branch Anthony Martin Branch
Full Name: Anthony Martin Branch
Date of birth: July 16, 1823
Date of death: October 3, 1867

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 9th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     Huntsville / Walker   Grimes, Montgomery, Walker
H 38 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (6)     Huntsville / Walker   Walker

(1) "Although a Unionist, he [Branch] resigned from the Senate and on 3/20/1862, enlisted in the Confederate Army." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Anthony M. Branch's last vote in Senate, 1/11/1862, p. 261. Senate Journal.
(3) David C. Dickson, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Anthony M. Branch, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • BRANCH, ANTHONY MARTIN (1823-1867). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, 1898, p. 160. Birth date 7/16/1824. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, 21st Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Anthony Martin Branch. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, p. 151, Plate No. 63. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930. Early History of Grimes County
  • Anthony Martin Branch, birth date 7/16/1823, death date 10/3/1867, historical marker, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County, with wife Amanda M. Branch. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Anthony Martin Branch, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations  
    Education (Chair) 
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Rules and Regulations  
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judicial Districts  

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