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 Stephen Heard Darden

Stephen Heard Darden

Birth
Mississippi, USA
Death 16 May 1902 (aged 85)
Wharton, Wharton County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Republic Hill Section 1 Row V Plot 4
Memorial ID 18195 · View Source
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Confederate States Congressman. Born in Fayette County, Mississippi, he moved to Texas and purchased land on the Guadalupe River, in 1841. He became a prominent Texas politician and served two terms in the Texas State Senate. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate Army and was appointed Colonel in command of the 5th Infantry Regiment, on the Texas Gulf Coast. In 1863, he resigned from the Army when elected to the Second Confederate Congress, serving until 1865. As a Confederate Congressman, he served on the Naval Affairs Committee, fought against taxation and the confiscation of slaves for public works. After the war, he returned to his Gonzales County farm and was appointed Texas comptroller of public accounts, serving (1874-81). He also assisted in organizing the Texas State Democratic Party and was secretary of the Texas Veteran’s Society, from 1886 until his death at age 85 in Wharton, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18195
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stephen Heard Darden (19 Nov 1816–16 May 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18195, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .