Samuel H.B. Cundiff

Full Name: Samuel H.B. "Sam" Cundiff
Date of birth: March 13, 1837
Date of death: July 13, 1907

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 93 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Longview / Gregg   Gregg, Smith

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

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House District 93
Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885
Legislatures: 18th (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Longview / Gregg
Counties in district: Gregg, Smith

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Samuel Cundiff, p. 271. Born 3/13/1837 in Missouri, moved to Texas in 1859 and settled at Nacogdoches, subsequently removed to Longview. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Military Service Notes

  • Samuel H.B. Cundiff, Confederate States Army, 17th Cavalry, Company A, muster date 2/1/1862; 37th Cavalry (Terrell's Regiment, 34th Cavalry), enlistment date 1864. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865; U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.

Other Resources

  • Samuel H.B. Cundiff (1837-1892 [sic]), birthplace Virginia, spouse Margaret Alice Clark, residence in Buchanan County, Missouri (1850), Nacogdoches County, Texas (1860), Upshur County, Texas (1870), and Gregg County, Texas (1880). Sam Cundiff, birthplace Virginia, voter registration in Harrison County, Texas, 11/24/1869. J H R Cundiff Family Tree; Texas, U.S., Voter Registration Lists, 1867-1869.
  • Census of 1860 - Samuel H. Cundiff, town of Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, age 23, born circa 1837 in Virginia, printer.
    Census of 1870 - Samuel Cundiff, Upshur County, age 33, born circa 1837 in Virginia, trader, living in household with Maggie Cundiff.
    Census of 1880 - Samuel Cundiff, Gregg County, age 42, born circa 1838 in Virginia, merchant, wife M.A. Cundiff.
    FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1880
  • LONGVIEW AND SABINE VALLEY RAILWAY. First board of directors included Samuel Cundiff. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Nomination, Galveston Daily News, 9/14/1882, p. 1. Captain Sam Cundiff. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Colonel Samuel H.B. Cundiff, The Fort Worth Record and Register, 7/18/1907, p. 2. Cundiff "passed away in the City of Mexico on July 13, and was buried there the following day. The deceased was well known in Texas. He was born in Hampshire county, Virginia, went from there to St. Joseph, Mo., and came from there to Texas when quite a boy, locating in Longview . . . captain of a company mustered in at Longview . . . He was also a member of the Texas legislature in the early days." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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