CS Con -Branch, Anthony Martin - C.S. Congressman, TX

Anthony Martin Branch:
Born: July 16, 1823

Birthplace: Buckingham County Virginia
Father: Samuel Branch 1783 – 1847
Mother: Winifred Jones Guerrant 1787 – 1828

Wife: Amanda Melvina Smith 1829 – 1867
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Huntsville Texas)

Samuel Heath Branch 1852 – 1855
Robert Carroll Branch 1858 – 1858

Political Party: Democratic Party


1842: Graduated from Hampden – Sydney College

Occupation before War:
1842 – 1847: Attorney in Buckingham County Virginia
1847 – 1861: Attorney in Huntsville Texas
1847 – 1861: Law Partner of Henderson Yoakum
District Attorney in Huntsville Texas
1859: Texas State Representative

Civil War Career:
1861: Texas State Senator
1862 – 1863: Captain of Company A 21st​ Texas Cavalry Regiment
1863:Named Executor of Sam Houston’s Will and guardian of Children
1864 – 1865: Confederate States Congressman from Texas
1864 – 1865: Member of House Elections Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Military Affairs Committee
1864 – 1865: Member of House Territories and Public Lands Cte.
Worked to prevent Texas manpower from being drained away
Opposed interference by Richmond in the Texas economy except for levying of money taxes
Dedicated to curbing the powers of General E. Kirby Smith.

Occupation after War:
Elected to United States Congress but not allowed to take office.
Active participant against Reconstruction in Texas
One of the incorporators of Central Transit Company

October 3, 1867
Place of Death: Huntsville Texas
Cause of Death: Yellow Fever
Age at time of Death: 44 years old
Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery Huntsville Texas