Anthony Martin Branch

Anthony Martin Branch

Full Name: Anthony Martin Branch
Date of birth: July 16, 1823
Date of death: October 3, 1867

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 9th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     Huntsville / Walker   Grimes, Montgomery, Walker
H 38 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (6)     Huntsville / Walker   Walker

(1) "Although a Unionist, he [Branch] resigned from the Senate and on 3/20/1862, enlisted in the Confederate Army." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Anthony M. Branch's last vote in Senate, 1/11/1862, p. 261. Senate Journal.
(3) David C. Dickson, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Anthony M. Branch, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, 21st Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Anthony Martin Branch. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, p. 151, Plate No. 63. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Listed in "Men who have represented Grimes County in the House of Representatives/State Senate, 1846-1931," pp. 205-209. Includes Date, Legislatures, District, and Source of Data. Early History of Grimes County, 1930.
  • Anthony Martin Branch, birth date 7/16/1823, death date 10/3/1867, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker County, with wife Amanda M. Branch. Find a Grave.
  • Historical marker, Anthony Martin Branch, Walker County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
Education (Chair) 
Militia and Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
Rules and Regulations  
8th R.S. - 1859
Enrolled Bills  
Judicial Districts  

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