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A.B. Manion Austin Brooks Manion
Full Name: Austin Brooks Manion
Date of birth: January 14, 1818
Date of death: March 18, 1903

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Dexter / Cooke   Cooke
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 28th Legislature, R.S., 3/20/1903, p. 881. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of Col. James G. Bourland, general notes, noted events in his life. Relatives: Col. James G. Bourland, father-in-law; Col. A.B. Manion, son-in-law. Ancestors of Col. James G. Bourland, 2009.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of John G. Young, pp. 937-938. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Austin Brooks Manion, birth date 1/14/1818, death date 3/18/1903, photo, biographical sketch, and obituary in Gainesville Daily Register, 3/18/1903; burial in Orlena Cemetery, Dexter, Cooke County, with father-in-law, James G. Bourland. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Captain John G. Young (married Georgie A. Manion, A.B. Manion's daughter), volume IV, p. 1669. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 120. Native of Kentucky; "Resides with his family upon his farm in Cooke county, near the town of Dexter." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Several references to Austin Brooks Manion, born 1818 Allen County, Kentucky; died 1903 Dexter, Texas; marriage 1 to Hannah Ann Bourland, daughter of Col. James G. Bourland (Senator in 1st-2nd Legislatures), 1841. Notes an obituary of A.B. Manion dated March 19, 1903. Book available at Texas State Library & Archives, 929.2 B667a, Genealogy Collection. Bourland in North Texas and Indian Territory During the Civil War: Fort Cobb, Fort Arbuckle & the Wichita Mountains, 2006.
  • Patricia Adkins-Rochette, author of Bourland in North Texas and Indian Territory During the Civil War: Fort Cobb, Fort Arbuckle & the Wichita Mountains (2006) response to genealogist's query, "Washington-Howard Cem, Cooke-Grayson County line," 6/23/2009, identifies A.B. Manion as Ambrose Brooks Manion: "Ambrose Brooks Manion's (1818-1903) 1st marriage was to Col James Bourland's oldest dau Hannah Ann 'Ann' (1824-1859), who died after 9 ch. He married three more times, his 2d and 3d wife died young." 3rd wife Esther Howard, 2/18/1869. The Civil War Message Board Portal, 2003.
  • Census of 1870 - Austin B. Manion, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 52, born in Kentucky, farmer, wife Hester (age 34, born in Illinois), daughters Georgian (19) and Francis W. (17).
    Census of 1880 - A.B. Manion, Cooke County, age 62, born in Kentucky, wife Sarah (45), stepc. Frank (20) and Sallie (18).
    Census of 1900 - Austin B. Manion, Cooke County, age 82, born January 1818 in Kentucky, farmer. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900
  • Census of 1860 - A.B. Manion, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 42, born in Kentucky, farmer, daughters Ellen V. (19), son George A. (10, "M") [sic - possibly daughter Georgian], daughter Francis W. (7). HeritageQuest Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.B. Manion, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Indian Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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