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Philip Minor Cuny, Sr.

Full Name: Philip Minor Cuny, Sr.
Other surnames: Cuney
Birth date: March 15, 1807
Death date: January 8, 1866

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 2nd (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
  • Senate, 1st (2) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    2/16/1846 - 12/13/1847
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Philip M. Cuney, Austin and Fort Bend. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) 2nd Legislature - Roll of Districts, oath of office, 12/13/1847, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(5) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(6) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "first class" (2-year term). Senate Journal .
(7) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Relatives: Philip Minor Cuny, Jr. - son; Philip Minor Cuny, Sr. - father. Daniel and Priscilla White Dulaney Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Biographical sketch, Phillip M. Cuney, p. 73. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • Gen. Philip Minor Cuny, birth date 3/15/1907, death date 1/8/1866, burial in Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Waller County. Name on headstone Philip M. Cuny. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned pp. 147-154. From Slave to Statesman 1993.
  • CUNEY, PHILIP MINOR (1808-1866). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Texas Militia, Brigadier General. "On July 13, 1846, Cuney was elected brigadier general of the First Brigade of the Fourth Division of the Texas Militia." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Sunnyside Plantation Wiki - lists of associated free and enslaved persons, Sankofa's African Slave Geneaology: Sankofagen Wiki 2008.
  • "Philip Cuney: Politician and Slaveholder," Birth date 3/15/1807, p. 4. Sunnyside, the Cuney plantation, was located ten miles southeast of present-day Hempstead, p. 6. Southern Family in White and Black: the Cuneys of Texas 2003.
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