Franklin Barlow Sexton

Full Name: Franklin Barlow Sexton
Date of birth: April 29, 1828
Date of death: May 15, 1900

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Elected but never sworn 8th (1) (2) (3)     San Augustine / San Augustine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine

(1) Franklin Sexton succeeded Henry C. Wallace, resigned 1/4/1861; Sexton did not appear. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Sexton elected, but never sworn. Not present at organization of the Senate, 8th Legislature, 1st C.S., 1/21/1861, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(3) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Biographical sketch, p. 96. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Franklin Barlow Sexton. Representative from Texas to Confederate Congress. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army. Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 150-151, Plate No. 63. "Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, Sexton enlisted in the Confederate army but soon after was elected to a vacancy in the Texas Senate. He returned too late to take his seat in the Senate . . . " Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

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