M.D. Ector

Matthew Duncan Ector

Full Name: Matthew Duncan Ector
Date of birth: February 28, 1822
Date of death: October 29, 1879

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk

Terms of Service top

House District 22
Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857
Legislatures: 6th  
Home City/County: Henderson / Rusk
Counties in district: Rusk

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 14th Texas Cavalry; Brigadier General, appointed 8/23/1862. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Matthew Duncan Ector, p. 73. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Matthew Duncan Ector. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Confederate States Army, Brigadier General. Historical marker, Matthew Duncan Ector, Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Matthew Duncan Ector, pp. 4, 26, 77, Plate No. 4. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Matthew Duncan Ector, birth date 2/28/1822, death date 10/29/1879, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Includes portrait, historical marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • ECTOR COUNTY named for Mathew D. Ector. Handbook of Texas Online.


Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Private Land Claims No. 2  
Public Debt  
Slaves and Slavery  

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