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Edward Bradford Pickett

E.B. Pickett
Full Name: Edward Bradford Pickett
Birth date: December 23, 1823
Death date: January 26, 1882

Terms of Service

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) "Pickett was elected as a Democrat to the state Senate in the general election of 1869 and served during the Twelfth and Thirteenth sessions of the legislature." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Isaiah Junker, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Edward B. Pickett, resigned 3/1/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Absent on opening day, 2/8/1870, p. 4. Qualified, took the oath of office and his seat on 2/21/1870, p. 31. Senate Journal . February 8, 1870
February 21, 1870
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) 12th Legislature - party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(7) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 720, recognizing April 26, 1999, as Liberty County Day at the State Capitol. "Colonel Edward Bradford Pickett of Liberty, presided over the 1875 Texas Constitutional Convention." Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Company I, 25th Cavalry, enlistment as Captain 4/1/1862 in Parker County, Texas. Edward Bradford Pickett, born 1824 in Buckingham County, Virginia; died 1882 in Liberty County, Texas. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • Relatives: Edward Bradford Pickett (1823-1882) - grandfather, Edward Brown Pickett (1877-1951) - grandson. Edward Bradford Pickett (birth date 12/23/1823) and Virginia Orange Bell's son was Edward Bradford Pickett, Jr. (1852-1926), who married Mollie Nolan; their son was Edward Brown Pickett (1877-1951). Col. E.B. Pickett Family Tree; Family Bible of Agness W Pickett Walden (1829-1899). Ancestry.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Company I, 25th Regiment, Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Edward B. Pickett (1823-1882). Col. E.B. Pickett (1826-1882), portrait and biographical sketch, burial in Liberty City Cemetery, Liberty County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary and tribute from Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas Board of Directors [Texas A&M] dated 1/27/1882. "The late Hon. E.B. Pickett [extract from Minutes of Faculty]," 1/31/1882, p. 3. No mention of date of death. Galveston Daily News .
  • E.B. Pickett of Liberty, Chapter 5, Jefferson County, election to state senate on 12/3/1869, pp. 153-154; election to constitutional convention of 1875, p. 159. Grass-Roots Reconstruction in Texas, 1865-1880 1997.
  • PICKETT, EDWARD BRADFORD (1823-1882). Death date 1/26/1882. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Death of Col. E.B. Pickett," The Lake Charles Echo (Lake Charles, Louisiana), 1/28/1882, p. 2, from the Beaumont Enterprise. Newspapers.com .
  • Texas Historical Commission plaque, Col. Edward Bradford Pickett, Liberty, Texas, crediting Private Collection of Jim Bell. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Mentioned in grandson E.B. Pickett, Jr.'s obituary, "E.B. Pickett Rites to Be Held Today," 11/29/1951, p. 1. "Colonel E.B. Pickett, Mr. Pickett's grandfather, first settled this area in the early 1840's. He acquired the title of colonel when he organized a company of soldiers during the civil war."
    The Liberty Vindicator .
  • Article on "Three generations of E.B. Pickett's," 9/22/1899, p. 3. The Liberty Vindicator .
  • Biographical sketch, Edward Brown Pickett, p. 171. Grandfather E.B. Pickett, Sr., president of the State Constitutional Convention of 1876. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
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