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Erastus Reed
Full Name: Erastus Reed
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Boerne / Blanco   Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Concho, Dawson, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, San Saba, Uvalde, Zavala
(1) San Saba's first senatorial district, "senator was Erastus Reed of Boerne. Boerne was at that time in Blanco county, Kendall county not having been organized until 1862." "Through the years - San Saba representatives in legislative history," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
(2) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years). Senate Journal.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session, resident county Blanco, postoffice Boerne, state of Nativity Georgia, stock raiser, age 35 (born circa 1826). Senate Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Possibly Erastus Reed, birth date 4/1/1826, death date 2/2/1882, interment in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, including obituary, "Funeral of the Late Mr. Erastus Reed," Evening Light, 2/3/1882. Find a Grave.
  • Possibly Erastus Reed, Obituary, "San Antonio . . . Death of Erastus Reed . . . " Galveston Daily News, 2/3/1882, p. 1, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Erastus Reed, member of 9th Legislature, born about 1825 in Georgia, stockraiser in Blanco County (citing Senate Journal). Notes and Documents, "Records of the Confederate Military Commission in San Antonio, July 2~October 10, 1862," edited by Alwyn Barr, Vol. 70, No. 4, April 1967, pp. 637-638 (beginning p. 623). Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Ye Kendall Inn, Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, "built in 1859 as a home for Erastus and Sarah Reed, who had come to Boerne from Georgia." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Erastus Reed, Boerne innkeeper, Erastus Reed letter to Governor Francis R. Lubbock, 7/12/1863. "As senator from this district, daily I am asked . . .," regarding condition of families in his district during the Civil War. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    9th R.S. - 1861
    Confederate Relations  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
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