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Woodlief Thomas
Full Name: Woodlief Thomas
Date of birth: October 5, 1828
Date of death: May 12, 1888

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   Democrat Concrete / DeWitt   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Woodlief Thomas. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Rev. Woodlief Thomas, father of Judge Covey C. Thomas, Volume V, pp. 2171-2172. "Rev. Mr. [Woodleif] Thomas also had some distinction in public affairs and in 1872 [sic] was elected a member of the State Legislature, being one of the very few democrats who who were elected to any office in Texas during reconstruction times." A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Biographical sketch, Woodleif Thomas, pp. 267-268. Born 10/5/1828 in Williamson County, Tennessee. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, Rev. Woodlief Thomas, father of Judge Covey C. Thomas, Volume II, pp. 350-351. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, 1907.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, 18th Texas Cavalry, appointed chaplain 1862, served in Indian Territory, Arkansas, and Louisiana until 1862. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Confederate States Army, Chaplain, Hood's Texas Brigade, and later Parson's cavalry organization. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, 1907.
  • Other Resources
  • Rev. Woodlief Thomas mentioned pp. 58 and 61, "Concrete's vice-president and one time friend of Sam Houston, whose career included a term in the state legislature." Married Jane Covey. Shook, Robert W. "Covey's College at Concrete," Volume 6, Issue 1, Article 8, March 1968. East Texas Historical Journal.
  • Rev. Woodlief Thomas, birth date 10/5/1828, death date 5/12/1888, portrait, burial in Cotulla Cemetery, Cotulla, La Salle County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in CONRETE COLLEGE, "the first school in Concrete, DeWitt County." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Woodleif Thomas. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, Rev. Woodlief Thomas, Cotulla, May 12. "Altar and Tomb," Fort Worth Gazette, 5/31/1888, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
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