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Alexander Franklin Brigance

A.F. Brigance
Full Name: Alexander Franklin "Frank" Brigance
Birth date: December 17, 1852
Death date: April 16, 1923

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th (1) Legislature
    2/4/1897 - 1/10/1899
  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
(1) Alexander Franklin Brigance, sworn 2/4/1897, unseated I.M. Bennett in election contest the same day. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., 4/26/1923, p. 133. A. Frank Brigance, death date 2/16/1923. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • A. Frank Brigance, resident of Navasota, mentioned in biographical sketch of brother-in-law Robert Boudre Savage Foster, Jr., married to A. Frank Brigance's sister Mattie B. Brigance, Volume IV, pp. 1997-1999. Includes biographical sketch and military service of his father Franklin Brigance, born 8/12/1818 in Sumner County, Tennessee, Grimes County tax assessor and collector and later postmaster of Anderson, died in Anderson, Texas, June 1900. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Alexander F. Brigance and Alice M. Osborne, parents of William Lewin Brigance. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com .
  • Father Franklin Brigance, bond and oath as Grimes County tax assessor and collector, 7/13/1847; Franklin Brigance appointed postmaster at Anderson, Grimes County, 3/8/1890. Texas, U.S., Bonds and Oaths of Office, 1846–1920; U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971.
    Ancestry.com .
  • Death notice, "Hon. Frank Brigance Dead at Navasota," 4/19/1923, p. 1. Death date 4/16/1923. Reprint of memorial resolution, "House Endorsed a Resolution Respect by Lee J. Rountree," 5/5/1923, p. 1, lists death date 4/16/1923. Bryan Eagle .
  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County 1930.
  • Census of 1900 - Frank Brigance, Navasota, Grimes County, age 48, born December 1852 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Alice M., son Lewin.
    Census of 1910 - Frank Brigance, Grimes County, age 57, born circa 1853 in Texas, lawyer, spouse Alice. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • Brief biographical sketch, A.F. Brigance, p. 153. Born 12/17/1852 in Anderson, Texas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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