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John Howell Burnett
Full Name: John Howell Burnett
Date of birth: July 8, 1830
Date of death: June 24, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 9th (1) (2) (3)     Crockett / Houston   Anderson, Houston, Trinity
H 28 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Crockett / Houston   Houston
(1) Leroy Cooper, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded John H. Burnett, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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
  • Col. John Howell Burnett, birth date 7/8/1830, death date 6/24/1901, biographical sketch, interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave.
  • BURNETT, JOHN H. (1830-1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch included in "Sketches of the Convention," Free Man's Press, 8/1/1868, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Relatives: James R. Burnett and John H. Burnett - brothers. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch and resignation of John H. Burnett of Crockett in February 1862 to command the 13th Texas Cavalry; biographical sketch of Anderson F. Crawford, who also resigned to become Burnett's colonel, p. 6. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Georgia Mounted Volunteers, Lieutenant, Mexican War. Colonel, Georgia Militia. Confederate States Army, 13th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 13th Texas Cavalry. John Howell Burnett, birth date 7/8/1830, death date 6/24/1901. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Committee Informationtop
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Militia and Military Affairs  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
    Rules and Regulations (Chair) 
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Contingent Expenses  
    Private Land Claims  

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