Horace Cone

Full Name: Horace Cone
Date of birth: March 10, 1820
Date of death: October 24, 1885

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     Houston / Harris   Harris
H 52 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1)     Columbia / Brazoria   Brazoria

(1) The town of West Columbia, in west central Brazoria County, was founded as Columbia in 1826 by Josiah Hughes Bell, who laid out the town two miles west of Marion (now East Columbia). It was known as Columbia during the Texas Revolution and when it served as the capital of the Republic of Texas from September to December 1836. Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Cone, age 33, native state District of Columbia, emigrated from Alabama in 1851, lawyer, postoffice Columbia, Brazoria County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • CONE, HORACE (1820-1885). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituaries, "Death of Colonel Horace Cone," The Galveston Daily News, 10/25/1895, p. 3. Born 1821 in Virginia. "In 1850 he came to Texas, settling in Brazoria county and practicing his profession. In 1853 he was elected to the legislature from that county. During 1857 he removed to Houston and represented this district in 1859-60."
    Colonel Horace Cone, The San Antonio Light, 10/27/1895, p. 2. "Colonel Cone was a member of the Legislature during several sessions and occupied a high rank in the halls of legislation." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Galveston Daily News San Antonio Light

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Horace Cone, birth date 3/10/1820, death date 10/24/1885, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Address to Soldiers in the Field (Co-Chair) 
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Finance (Chair)  
Flags of 4th and 5th Texas Regiments  
Institutions for the Blind, Deaf, and Dumb and Lunatic Asylum  
5th R.S. - 1853
Engrossed Bills  
Public Printing (Chair) 

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