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Philip Minor Cuny, Sr.
Full Name: Philip Minor Cuny, Sr.
Other surnames: Cuney
Date of birth: March 15, 1807
Date of death: January 8, 1866

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1) (2) (3)     Unknown / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend
S 13 Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (4) (5) (6) (7)     Unknown / Austin   Austin, Fort Bend

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Philip M. Cuney, Austin and Fort Bend. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 2nd Legislature - Roll of Districts, oath of office, 12/13/1847, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "first class" (2-year term). Senate Journal.
(6) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(7) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Phillip M. Cuney, p. 73. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • CUNEY, PHILIP MINOR (1808-1866). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • "Philip Cuney: Politician and Slaveholder," Birth date 3/15/1807, p. 4. Sunnyside, the Cuney plantation, was located ten miles southeast of present-day Hempstead, p. 6. Southern Family in White and Black: the Cuneys of Texas, 2003.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Militia, Brigadier General. "On July 13, 1846, Cuney was elected brigadier general of the First Brigade of the Fourth Division of the Texas Militia." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Relatives: Philip Minor Cuny, Jr. - son; Philip Minor Cuny, Sr. - father. Daniel and Priscilla White Dulaney Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Gen. Philip Minor Cuny, birth date 3/15/1907, death date 1/8/1866, burial in Hempstead Cemetery, Hempstead, Waller County. Name on headstone Philip M. Cuny. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned pp. 147-154. From Slave to Statesman, 1993.
  • Sunnyside Plantation Wiki - lists of associated free and enslaved persons, Sankofa's African Slave Geneaology: Sankofagen Wiki, 2008.
  • Committee Informationtop
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Claims and Accounts  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Debt of the Late Republic of Texas  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Lands  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Claims and Accounts  
    Joint Rules  
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Military Affairs  
    Rules, Select  

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