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Horatio Gates Bruce

H.E. Bruce
Full Name: Horatio Gates Bruce
Birth date: September 4, 1823
Death date: January 11, 1882

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/11/1882
  • House, 14th Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Owen Brown, sworn 4/6/1882, succeeded Horatio G. Bruce, died 1/11/1882. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 17th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Memorial resolution and service for Hon. H.G. Bruce of Johnson County, 4/24/1882. House Journal .


Other Resources

  • Horatio Gates (or Gales) Bruce, Captain, Company F, 20th Texas Cavalry. Possibly H.G. Bruce, Captain, Company I (Beat No. 9), Johnson County Regiment, 20th Brigade, Texas Militia. FamilySearch United States Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865 . Horatio Gates (or Gales) Bruce H.G. Bruce
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company F, 20th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Horatio Gates Bruce, birth date 9/4/1823, death date 1/11/1882, burial in Caddo Cemetery, Joshua, Johnson County. Birth year 1823 on both grave markers. Find a Grave .
  • BRUCE, HORATIO GATES (1824-1882). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Owen Brown "in 1881 was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Captain H.G. Bruce, as Representative in the State Legislature, serving in the called session of the Seventeenth Legislature," p. 673. Captain H.G. Bruce, 20th Texas Cavalry, mentioned throughout. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, 1892, Chicago, Illinois, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Born 9/4/1824 in Kentucky, married Patsy Palmer 8/3/1848, "after the war was elected to the Texas Legislature where he served until he died in Austin on Jan. 11, 1882." Biographical sketch, "Horatio Gates Bruce Family," Johnson County Genealogical Society. Finders Keepers, Volume 2, Number 3, August 1985, pp. 100-102, by Geraldine Dickinson Smith, crediting Johnson County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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