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Thomas Baltimore Howard

Full Name: Thomas Baltimore Howard
Birth date: December 29, 1820
Death date: July 7, 1904

Terms of Service

  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Gen. T.B. Howard Dead: Passes Away at Daughter's Residence Today: Long and Distinguished Career - Had Been Ailing for a Number of Weeks," Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 7/7/1904, p. 12. Born in Wilmington, NC in 1821, "served as a member of the state legislature from 1851 to 1854." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers .
  • United States Army, 1837-1838, "he was in many fights against the Seminole Indians, and was four months under Capt. James Monroe, the nephew of President Monroe." Brigadier General of State Troops, 1862, appointed by Gov. F.R. Lubbock. Description of other military-related service in obituary, Evening Star (Washington, D.C.), 7/7/1904, p. 12. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers .
  • Thomas B. Howard, birth date 12/29/1820 in Wilmington, North Carolina, death date 7/7/1904 in Washington, D.C., burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Grave marker inscription: "A veteran of five wars, the last survivor of the Seminole Indian War 1836." Includes portrait and reprint of obituary in the Washington Post, Friday, 7/8/1904. "Gen. Howard's second war was that against the Creek Indians in Georgia, at the close of which he moved his family to Texas, taking up a plantation near Houston, in Fort Bend County." Find a Grave .
  • Listed as Fort Bend County Commissioner Pct. 4 (1860-1861) in District, County & Precinct Elected Officials, Fort Bend County, Texas: a Roster of Those Elected Officials Who Served from 1838 to 2009. Fort Bend County .
  • Thomas Baltimore Howard, "End of General Howard," The Houston Post, 7/7/1904, p. 8. Obituary and drawing, "General T.B. Howard Dead," The Houston Post, 7/8/1904, p. 4. Reprint from the Baltimore Sun, "General T.B. Howard: A Veteran of Five Wars—His Ancestors Marylanders," The Houston Post, 7/29/1904, p. 6.
    Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . 7/29/1904 7/7/1904
  • 7/8/1904
  • Texas State Troops, Brigadier General, District 1. Thomas B. Howard, birth date 12/29/1820, death date 7/7/1904, occupation: Fort Bend County planter prewar, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Brigadier General of the Texas State Troops, 1861, pp. 58-59. Texas in the War, 1861-1865 1965.

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