A Guide to the Samuel Blackburn Killough Republic of Texas Army Commission, 1844
Born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Samuel Blackburn Killough (1813-1876) moved to Old Franklin, Texas, in the late 1830s. On November 28, 1841, he married Annette Woodward Wheelock (1821-1906), daughter of Col. Eleazer L. R. and Mary (Pricket) Wheelock, and the couple had 10 or 11 children. On August 1, 1844, President Sam Houston commissioned Killough as captain in the Republic of Texas Militia. During the Civil War, Killough fought as a ranger in the Confederate Army and captain of the Home Guards in Wheelock, also known as the Wheelock Home Guards or Capt. Killough’s Company. In Robertson County, he served as county judge, county commissioner, and county representative at the Third Constitutional Convention of Texas in November 1875. Furthermore, Killough served on the first committee to organize the University of Texas, which met at the home of Col. Eleazar Wheelock in Wheelock Prairie.
The Samuel Blackburn Killough Republic of Texas Army Commission, 1844, is an original commission naming Samuel B. Killough a captain in the Fifth Regiment of the 2nd Brigade of the Republic of Texas Militia. Dated August 1, 1844, the commission is signed by President Sam Houston and Secretary of War and Marine G. W. Hill.
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Samuel Blackburn Killough Republic of Texas Army Commission, 1844, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, October 2010.
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