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John Howell Burnett

Full Name: John Howell Burnett
Birth date: July 8, 1830
Death date: June 24, 1901

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 1/14/1862
  • House, 7th (2) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
(1) Leroy Cooper, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded John H. Burnett, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Col. John H. Burnett, birth date 7/8/1830, death date 6/24/1901, biographical sketch, portrait of Col. John Howell Burnett, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave .
  • BURNETT, JOHN H. (1830-1901). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Georgia Mounted Volunteers, Lieutenant, Mexican War. Colonel, Georgia Militia. Confederate States Army, 13th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch of Hon. James R. Burnett of Houston County, included in "Sketches of the Convention," The Free Man's Press (Austin, Texas), 8/1/1868, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Relatives: James R. Burnett and Col. John H. Burnett - brothers. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 13th Texas Cavalry. John Howell Burnett, birth date 7/8/1830, death date 6/24/1901. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and resignation of John H. Burnett of Crockett in February 1862 to command the 13th Texas Cavalry; biographical sketch of Anderson F. Crawford, who also resigned to become Burnett's colonel, p. 6. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

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