E.A. Blanch

Ezekiel Alfred Blanch

Full Name: Ezekiel Alfred Blanch
Date of birth: July 6, 1814
Date of death: November 5, 1877

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16 Aug 4, 1862 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison, Panola
S 8 Jan 14, 1860 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (2) (3)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) E.A. Blanch, in special election 8/4/1862, succeeded Sterling B. Hendricks. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) E.A. Blanch, sworn 1/14/1860, succeeded Louis T. Wigfall, resignation announced 12/7/1859. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • BLANCH, EZEKIEL ALFRED (1814–1877). Born 7/6/1814 in Brunswick, Virginia; died 11/5/1877 in Marshall, Texas. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - E.A. Blanch, Marshall, Harrison Texas, age 56, born circa 1814 in Virginia, engineer. FamilySearch. 1870
  • Maj. E.A. Blanch, birth date 7/6/1814, death date 11/5/1877, burial in Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Includes obituary from Marshall Messenger, 11/10/1877, p. 3. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Maj. E.A. Blanch, "Earth to Earth," 11/10/1877, p. 3. Death date 11/5/1877. Marshall Messenger.
  • Mentioned as Atlanta and Pacific railroad surveyor, pp. 88, 92; special election to State Senate on 12/31/1859. "Democrats owed their victory primarily to the splitting of the vote between Marshall and Morphis . . .," p. 171; candidate for State Senate in 1866, p. 258. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Discussion of 8th Legislature interregnum, Secession Convention had adopted a loyalty oath . . . "Senator Blanch came forward on March 19 [1861] with an amended oath of loyalty, and the senators all took it, despite the initial opposition of some such as Paschal and Throckmorton," p. 320. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.


  • Photograph. E.A. Blanch, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Internal Improvement  
Public Lands  
8th R.S. - 1859
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
State Affairs  

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