Burwell J. Lewis

Full Name: Burwell J. Lewis
Date of birth: April 2, 1824
Date of death: February 27, 1861

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     San Augustine / San Augustine   San Augustine

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Burwell J. Lewis, age 26 (born circa 1827), native state Texas, lawyer, postoffice San Augustine, San Augustine County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Burwell J. Lewis, born 4/2/1824 in Missouri City, Fort Bend, Texas, died 2/27/1861 in San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas. Lewis Family Tree. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - B.J. Lewis, San Augustine, San Augustine County, age 26, born circa 1824 in Missouri, lawyer, living in household of Almanzon Huston. FamilySearch. 1850
  • "An Interesting Document: Paper Containing the Names, Ages and Occupations of the Fifth Texas Legislature," The Democrat (McKinney, Texas), 8/5/1897, p. 2, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. "The two native Texans in that body were James H. Durst, aged 34, a farmer from Rio Grande City, Starr county, a member of the senate, and Burwell J. Lewis, aged 26, a lawyer from San Augustine, in the lower house." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Galveston Weekly News, 3/26/1861, p. 4, crediting the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. "In 1853 he was elected to the Legislature by a large majority..." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Possibly B.J. Lewis announcing as a candidate for reelection as Sheriff and Tax Collector of San Augustine County, The News (San Augustine, Texas), 5/17/1888, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

5th R.S. - 1853
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