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Index Terms

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Samuel Blackburn Killough Republic of Texas Army Commission, 1844



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Killough, Samuel Blackburn, 1813-1876
Title: Killough, Samuel Blackburn, Republic of Texas Army Commission
Dates: 1844
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 2010-109
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Killough, Samuel Blackburn, 1813-1876 -- Archives.
Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
Hill, George Washington, 1814-1860.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas. Militia. Brigade, 2nd.
Places
Texas -- Militia.
Texas -- History – Republic, 1836-1845.

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Related Material

See also Wheelock (Eleazar Louis Ripley) Papers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Samuel Blackburn Killough Republic of Texas Army Commission, 1844, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, October 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/D41a Killough Commission signed by Sam Houston, August 1, 1844

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