John Howell Burnett

Full Name: John Howell Burnett
Date of birth: July 8, 1830
Date of death: June 24, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Nov 4, 1861 - Jan 14, 1862 9th (1) (2) (3)     Crockett / Houston   Anderson, Houston, Trinity
H 28 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (4)     Crockett / Houston   Houston

(1) Leroy Cooper, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded John H. Burnett, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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

  • Col. John H. Burnett, birth date 7/8/1830, death date 6/24/1901, biographical sketch, portrait of Col. John Howell Burnett, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave.
  • BURNETT, JOHN H. (1830-1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch of Hon. James R. Burnett of Houston County, included in "Sketches of the Convention," The Free Man's Press (Austin, Texas), 8/1/1868, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Relatives: James R. Burnett and Col. John H. Burnett - brothers. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch and resignation of John H. Burnett of Crockett in February 1862 to command the 13th Texas Cavalry; biographical sketch of Anderson F. Crawford, who also resigned to become Burnett's colonel, p. 6. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Military Service Notes

  • Georgia Mounted Volunteers, Lieutenant, Mexican War. Colonel, Georgia Militia. Confederate States Army, 13th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 13th Texas Cavalry. John Howell Burnett, birth date 7/8/1830, death date 6/24/1901. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.

Other Resources

  • "Col. John H. Burnett's Speech," synopsis of speech before the convention of the people of Crockett, 9/17/1871. p. 2. Galveston Daily News.

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Militia and Military Affairs  
Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
Rules and Regulations (Chair) 
7th R.S. - 1857
Contingent Expenses  
Private Land Claims  

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