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Edward Rowzee Hord

Full Name: Edward Rowzee Hord
Birth date: March 24, 1826
Death date: June 23, 1869

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (4) & 9th (1) (3) Legislatures
    2/11/1863 - 8/6/1866
  • Senate, 6th (2) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
(1) Edward R. Hord, sworn 2/11/1863, succeeded Edwin B. Scarborough, murdered 10/7/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor Edwin Scarborough drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(4) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Edward R. Hord, native state Virginia, emigrated from Mississippi in 1846, lawyer, postoffice Rio Grande City, Starr County. House Journal .
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Colonel Edward Rowzee Hord, pp. 109-111. Born 3/24/1826, died 6/23/1869 in Brownsville. After Mexican War, settled in Starr County and became first Starr County Clerk and in 1851, represented Starr County in Legislature. Accepted position of Collector of Customs in 1864 for the port of Brownsville, "States-Rights Democrat and favored the cause of secession." Genealogy of the Hord Family 1898.
  • HORD, EDWARD R. (ca. 1827-unknown). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mexican War, Private, McGray's company, Texas Mounted Volunteers. Captain, Brownsville Company, during Merchants War of 1850 and the battle of Matamoros. Colonel, John S. Ford's Cavalry of the West. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in I Would Rather Sleep in Texas: a History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant 2003.
  • Obituary, "Death of Hon. E.R. Hord," The Daily Ranchero (Brownsville, Texas), 6/24/1869, p. 1. Edward Rowzee Hord, born 3/24/1826 in Caroline County, Virginia, died 6/23/1869. "He was four times elected to the State Senate from Starr and Cameron Counties . . . "
    "Funeral of Hon. E.R. Hord," The Daily Ranchero (Brownsville, Texas), 6/26/1869, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . June 26, 1869 June 24, 1869
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
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