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Isaac Wright Brashear
Full Name: Isaac Wright Brashear
Date of birth: 1811
Date of death: September 13, 1859

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Houston / Harris   Harris
S 10 Dec 15, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (4) (5)     Houston / Harris   Harris
S 10 Feb 17, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (6) (7) (8) (9)     Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) 2nd Legislature - Not present at the organization of the Senate. 12/15/1847, pp. 6-7, "Mr. Isaac W. Brashear, Senator from the district of Harris, appeared, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the constitution and his seat." Senate Journal.
(6) 1st Legislature - Not present at organization of the Senate. 2/17/1846, p. 8, "the Hon. Isaac W. Brashear, Senator from Harris, came forward, presented his credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and his seat." Senate Journal.
(7) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "first class" (2-year term). Senate Journal.
(9) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 1st Legislature - Opinion of the Honorable Antonio Navarro on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly. Senate Journal.
  • 1st Legislature - Report of the committee on Elections on the contested election in Harris County between Messrs Brashear and McAnelly. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 55-56. "Married in 1833 to Sarah Trott, he came with his father-in-law to Texas in 1938 and engaged in farming near Houston. Later moving into the city . . ." Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 470-472. "For many years a resident of Houston, being one of the early settlers of this city . . ." History of Texas Together With a Biographical History. . . of The Cities of . . . Houston and Galveston, Containing a Concise History of the State, With Portraits and Biographies of Prominent Citizens. . ., 1895.
  • Other Resources
  • Discusses contested election in Harris County between Cornelius McAnelly and Isaac W. Brashear, 1st Legislature, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Claims and Accounts  
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Penitentiary, Select  
    Public Debt, Select  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Adjutant General's Office  
    Debt of the Late Republic of Texas  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Claims and Accounts  
    County Boundaries  
    Engrossed and Enrolled Bills  
     

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