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Benjamin Franklin Neal
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Neal
Date of birth: 1792
Date of death: July 18, 1873

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Mar 19, 1861 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kinney, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Starr, Webb
H 65 Dec 27, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (5) (6)     Corpus Christi / Nueces   Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio
H 53 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th     Corpus Christi / Nueces   Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Webb
H Refugio Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (7)     Unknown / Refugio   Refugio

(1) 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.
(2) Benjamin F. Neal, sworn 3/19/1861, succeeded Forbes Britton, resigned after Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 8th Legislature, Adjourned Session - "Mr. Throckmorton presented the credentials of B.F. Neal, Senator elect from the 19th Judicial District . . . On motion of Mr. Guinn, Mr. Neal was added to the various committees on which Senator Britton had been placed," 3/19/1861, pp. 110, 112. Senate Journal.
(4) 8th Legislature - Replacements for the special sessions included Ben F. Neal for Britton, H.P.C. Dulany for Dickinson, Steward A. Miller for Rainey, and Franklin B. Sexton for Wallace, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(5) Neal sworn 12/27/1853, p. 32. House Journal.
(6) Neal was not sworn in until 12/27/1853. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(7) Jas. Powers listed for Refugio County. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, House of Representatives, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, age 35 in 1853, pp. 457-461. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • NEAL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (179?-1873). Born "between 1792 and 1796, probably in Virginia." Death date 7/18/1873. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Benjamin F. Neal, born 1792-1796 (quoting Handbook of Texas Online), death date 7/18/1873. Portrait, photos of grave marker (obscured), memorial plaque, burial in Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County. Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Indian Affairs  
    Land Office  
    Militia (Chair) 
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Grounds and Public Buildings  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    4th R.S. - 1851
    Adjutant General's Office, Select  
    County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs  
    Public Printing  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Claims and Accounts  
    New Mexico Territory East of the Rio Grande  
    Post Routes  
    Roads and Public Highways  

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