Benjamin Franklin Neal

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Neal
Date of birth: 1820
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, Benjamin F. Neal, age 35 (born circa 1818), native state Virginia, emigrated from Arkansas in 1839, lawyer, postoffice Corpus Christi, Nueces County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • NEAL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (ca.1790-1873). Born "between 1792 and 1796, probably in Virginia." Death date 7/18/1873. Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company F, 8th Texas Infantry, formerly Neal's, afterwards Maltby's Company, Texas Artillery. Benjamin F. Neal, enlisted 9/10/1861 at Corpus Christi. Texas, U.S. Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Benj. F. Neal, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, age 50, born circa 1820 in Virginia, living in household with Azuba Neal. FamilySearch. 1870
  • Benjamin F. Neal, death date 7/18/1873, burial in Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County. Portrait, photos of grave marker (obscured), memorial plaque. Find a Grave.

Committee Information top

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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