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Robert B. Kingsbury

Full Name: Robert B. Kingsbury
Birth date: February 28, 1812
Death date: May 5, 1887

Terms of Service

  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, R. [H.] Kingsbury, native state New York, emigrated from Indiana, merchant, postoffice Brownsville, Cameron County. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - Robt B. Kingsbury, Rio Grande Valley, Cameron, Starr, and Webb counties, age 36, born circa 1814 in New York, U.S. revenue office, living in household with Margaret Kingsbury, and children Henry and Sarah.
    Census of 1860 - R.B. Kingbery, Brownsville, Cameron County, age 41, born circa 1819 in New York, dpy. col. of customs, living in household with Margaret Kingbery, Sarah Burross, and children Robert, Katherine, and Martin.
    Census of 1870 - Robert Kingsbury, Brownsville, Cameron County, age 57, born circa 1813 in New York, retired merchant, living in household with Margaret Kingsbury, and children Robert, Kate, Morton, and Mary.
    Census of 1880 - R.B. Kingsbury, Brownsville, Cameron County, age 68, born circa 1812 in Indiana, lawyer, wife Margaret Kingsbury, daughters Mary and Kate, and son Martin. FamilySearch . 1880 1860
  • 1870 1850
  • Robert B. Kingsbury, birth date 2/28/1812 in Trumansburg, New York; death date 5/5/1887; burial in Old City Cemetery, Brownsville, Cameron County. Find a Grave .
  • Editors News, by Robert B. Kingsbury of Brownsville, Galveston Weekly News, 12/13/1853, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Commentary "on the agitation at Brownsville of the question of change of the Port of Entry, from Point Isabel to Brownsville . . . I am one of those residing at Brownsville, who advocate the proposed change, and myself and colleagues were elected by the people of Cameron and Hidalgo counties, on the Blue ticket to represent them in the State Legislature at its present session . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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