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Erastus Reed

Full Name: Erastus Reed
Birth date: April 1, 1826
Death date: February 2, 1882

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 9th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 11/2/1863
(1) San Saba's first senatorial district, "senator was Erastus Reed of Boerne. Boerne was at that time in Blanco county, Kendall county not having been organized until 1862." "Through the years - San Saba representatives in legislative history," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 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 .
(4) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session, resident county Blanco, postoffice Boerne, state of Nativity Georgia, stock raiser, age 35 (born circa 1826). Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Death of Mr. Erastus Reed, Sr.," 2/2/1882, p.1. "He came to San Antonio about 28 or 29 years ago, and has resided here most of the time except during the war, when he was a resident of Boerne, Kendall county." Evening Light (San Antonio, Texas) .
  • Census of 1870 - Erastus Reed, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 44, born circa 1826 in Georgia, furniture dealer, in household with Almira Reed.
    Census of 1880 - Erastus Reed, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 53, born circa 1827 in Georgia, merchant, wife Elmira T. Reed.
    Erastus Reed married Almira T. Tobey, 9/7/1863 in Bexar County. FamilySearch . Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 1880
  • 1870
  • United States Army, Private, Company D, 1st Georgia Infantry. Erastus Reed, widow's name Almira T. Reed, application No. 18661, filed 4/5/1907, class Mexican War Widow. FamilySearch, United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926 .
  • Possibly Erastus Reed, birth date 4/1/1826, death date 2/2/1882, burial in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes reprint of obituary, "Funeral of the Late Mr. Erastus Reed," Evening Light, 2/3/1882. Find a Grave .
  • Death notice, "San Antonio . . . Death of Erastus Reed . . . " Galveston Daily News, 2/3/1882, p. 1, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Erastus Reed, member of 9th Legislature, born about 1825 in Georgia, stockraiser in Blanco County (citing Senate Journal). Notes and Documents, "Records of the Confederate Military Commission in San Antonio, July 2~October 10, 1862," edited by Alwyn Barr, Vol. 70, No. 4, April 1967, pp. 637-638 (beginning p. 623). Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Historical marker, Ye Kendall Inn, Boerne, Kendall County; "built in 1859 as a home for Erastus and Sarah Reed, who had come to Boerne from Georgia." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Erastus Reed, Boerne innkeeper, Erastus Reed letter to Governor Francis R. Lubbock, 7/12/1863. "As senator from this district, daily I am asked . . .," regarding condition of families in his district during the Civil War. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission .

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