The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944 Page: 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Nacogdoches; P. R. Scott, of Cass; Joe P. Douglass, of Chero-
kee; and B. H. Davis, of Brazos.'
Several members of this group were men of outstanding
ability. Judge Reagan came to Texas from Tennessee in May,
1839, and settled in the eastern part of the state. From 1839
to 1843 he studied law, and was later admitted to the bar.
In 1847 he was elected to the Legislature; from 1852 until
1857 he served as district judge; and from 1857 until 1861
he was a member of Congress from the first district of Texas.
He was a member of the Secession Convention of Texas, 1861,
and a deputy to the provisional congress which assembled
at Montgomery, Alabama. He participated in the adoption of
the Confederate constitution, and in the organization of the
regular Confederate government, and was made postmaster-
general of the Confederacy. He was captured with the fall
of the Confederacy and imprisoned at Ft. Warren, Boston
harbor; upon being released from prison he retired to his
farm near Palestine. After the Civil War he was elected to
Congress for four successive terms, 1874-1880.2 He was fifty-
seven years of age and a member of the Grange at the time
of the Constitutional Convention of 1875.3 He died March 6,
W. P. Ballinger attended St. Mary's College near Lebanon,
Kentucky, for two years. He moved to Galveston in December,
1843, and was engaged in the study of law when the Mexican
War started. He served in the United States army for a while,
but returned to Galveston in 1846 to practice law. He served
as United States attorney for the Galveston district. He opposed
the secession of Texas from the Union; however, when this
step was taken, he was identified heart and soul with the
Confederacy.4 He was fifty years of age and a Granger at the
time of the Constitutional Convention.
Charles DeMorse became identified with Texas history when
he enlisted as a volunteer in the Texas Revolution in 1835.
The ship in which he traveled from New York on his way to
Texas was captured by the British for being "piratical," and
taken to Nassau, Bahama Islands. He was imprisoned for
'Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875, 15.
2Encyclopedia of the New West, I, 563-565.
3Nat Q. Henderson, Directory of the Officers and Members of the Con-
stitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875, 2.
4Encyclopedia of the New West, I, 378-380.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Periodical.
Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 47, July 1943 - April, 1944, periodical, 1944; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146054/m1/12/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.