Erastus Reed

Full Name: Erastus Reed
Date of birth: April 1, 1826
Date of death: February 2, 1882

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Boerne / Blanco   Atascosa, Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Concho, Dawson, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Maverick, Medina, Menard, San Saba, Uvalde, Zavala

(1) San Saba's first senatorial district, "senator was Erastus Reed of Boerne. Boerne was at that time in Blanco county, Kendall county not having been organized until 1862." "Through the years - San Saba representatives in legislative history," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
(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) One of eight Senators in 9th Legislature that only served one term in the Senate, p. 12. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session, resident county Blanco, postoffice Boerne, state of Nativity Georgia, stock raiser, age 35 (born circa 1826). Senate Journal.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Death of Mr. Erastus Reed, Sr.," 2/2/1882, p.1. "He came to San Antonio about 28 or 29 years ago, and has resided here most of the time except during the war, when he was a resident of Boerne, Kendall county." Evening Light (San Antonio, Texas).
  • Census of 1870 - Erastus Reed, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 44, born circa 1826 in Georgia, furniture dealer, in household with Almira Reed.
    Census of 1880 - Erastus Reed, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 53, born circa 1827 in Georgia, merchant, wife Elmira T. Reed.
    Erastus Reed married Almira T. Tobey, 9/7/1863 in Bexar County. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • Possibly Erastus Reed, birth date 4/1/1826, death date 2/2/1882, burial in City Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes reprint of obituary, "Funeral of the Late Mr. Erastus Reed," Evening Light, 2/3/1882. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "San Antonio . . . Death of Erastus Reed . . . " Galveston Daily News, 2/3/1882, p. 1, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Erastus Reed, member of 9th Legislature, born about 1825 in Georgia, stockraiser in Blanco County (citing Senate Journal). Notes and Documents, "Records of the Confederate Military Commission in San Antonio, July 2~October 10, 1862," edited by Alwyn Barr, Vol. 70, No. 4, April 1967, pp. 637-638 (beginning p. 623). Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Historical marker, Ye Kendall Inn, Boerne, Kendall County; "built in 1859 as a home for Erastus and Sarah Reed, who had come to Boerne from Georgia." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Erastus Reed, Boerne innkeeper, Erastus Reed letter to Governor Francis R. Lubbock, 7/12/1863. "As senator from this district, daily I am asked . . .," regarding condition of families in his district during the Civil War. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Indian Affairs  
Public Lands  

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