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Hamilton Prioleau Bee

Hamilton Prioleau Bee
Full Name: Hamilton Prioleau Bee
Birth date: July 22, 1822
Death date: October 3, 1897

Terms of Service

  • House, 7th (2) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
  • House, 6th Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 5th (1) Legislature
    12/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
  • House, 3rd (3) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 11/7/1853. Bee sworn on 12/7/1853, p. 203. House Journal .
(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) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Hamilton Bee, age 32, native state South Carolina, emigrated from South Carolina in 1837, merchant, postoffice Laredo, Webb County. House Journal .


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 1989.
  • Biographical sketch, General Hamilton P. Bee; mentions son Carlos Bee, pp. 72-73. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families 1889.
  • Confederate States Army, Brigadier General. Military grave marker, Hamilton Prioleau Bee, birth date 7/22/1822, death date 10/3/1897, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Confederate Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. Find a Grave .
  • BEE, HAMILTON PRIOLEAU (1822-1897). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • BEE, CARLOS (1867-1932). Relatives: Hamilton P. Bee, father; Carlos Bee, son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Militia, Brigadier General, 1861. Confederate States Army, Brigadier General, appointed 3/4/1862. 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.
  • Mentioned in Ralph A. Wooster, "Membership in the Early Texas Legislatures, 1850-1860," The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 69, Number 2. October 1965, pp. 163-173, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 11th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Hamilton Prioleau Bee. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Relatives: Edward R. Tarver and Hamilton Prioleau Bee - brothers-in-law. TARVER-L Archives, Mary Mildred Tarver & brother Edward R. Tarver. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 31-32. Texans Who Wore the Gray 1907.
  • Hamilton Prioleau Bee. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 3-4, 76-77, Plate No. 2. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.
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