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Ibzan William Middlebrook

I.W. Middlebrook
Full Name: Ibzan William Middlebrook
Birth date: November 28, 1837
Death date: July 5, 1899

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (2) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
  • House, 15th Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and Confederate service of I.W. Middlebrook included in article about his wife, Mrs. Hattie Cunningham Middlebrook, Volume III, pp. 1481-1482. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Ibzan William Middlebrook, Volume II, pp. 355-356. Born November 1838 in Mississippi. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated 1907.
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company D and K, 27th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Whitfield's Legion) (1st Texas Legion). I.W. Middlebrook (Ibzan), Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ibsam W. Middlebrooks, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Idzan Middlebrook, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Texas Cavalry, captured in Franklin, Tennessee, discharged 5/8/1863, remarks: Fort Delaware. U.S., Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • Account of the election of 1878, Texas House of Representatives, candidates: R.C. Saunders, Ibzan William Middlebrook, and Jahu Worner [John Warner] Johnson. "Early on, Johnson tried to distance himself from his Republican roots, claiming he had been urged to run . . . as an 'independent and non-partisan candidate.'" Jahu W. Johnson forfeited his seat when he moved out of the district; Johnson and his son Gail Borden Johnson had decided to move to Houston by November 1879. Alex F. Kinnison, a Republican and "black county county commissioner and school teacher," elected in a special election 2/17/1880; however, "the legislature never convened while he held the office." Part 9: 1878-1883. Consider the Lily: the Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas .
  • Census of 1880 - Ibbs. W. Middlebrook, Columbus, Colorado County, age 42, born circa 1838 in Mississippi, assistant superintendent of the penitentiary. FamilySearch .
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Company K, 27th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Ibzam W. Middlebrooks, birth date 11/28/1837, death date 7/5/1899, portrait, burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County. Find a Grave .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Ibzan William Middlebrook, pp. 368-370. Born 11/28/1837 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Elected to the 15th Legislature for Colorado and Lavaca counties, 21st Legislature for Colorado County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Obituary, "Death of Mayor I.W. Middlebrook," The La Grange Journal, 7/13/1899, p. 8, crediting Fayette Public Library, Museum and Archives. Reprint of obituary in the Colorado Citizen. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, J.W. Middlebrook. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Obituary, "Death of Mayor I.W. Middlebrook," Colorado Citizen, 7/6/1899, p. 3. Colorado County, TXGenWeb Project .
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