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Robert James Price

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Robert James Price

Birth
Marion County, Alabama, USA
Death
11 May 1901 (aged 68)
USA
Burial
Clearview, Bastrop County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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Robert James Price (1832–1901), state legislator, clerk, Confederate soldier, and farmer, was born in Marion County, Alabama, on December 30, 1832. He was the son of Robert James Price, Sr., and Martha Ann (Moore) Price. In 1844 he moved from Alabama to Monroe County, Mississippi. According to Price's obituary in the Bastrop Advertiser, he first arrived in Bastrop, Texas, in 1846 but later returned to Mississippi in the early 1850s. On January 31, 1854, he married Sarah Burton "Sallie" Mitchell in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi. They had eleven children. Price returned to Texas in the fall of 1854 and settled in Bastrop County. He lived at Cedar Creek, where he worked as a clerk in a dry goods store and as a farm hand. In the later 1850s he was able to purchase a 400-acre homestead on which he grew cotton and raised pigs and cattle. During the Civil War Price enlisted as a Private in Company L, Eighth Texas Cavalry, a unit also known as Terry's Texas Rangers. In 1873 Price won election as a Democratic representative for District 26—comprised of Bastrop and Fayette counties—to the House of the Fourteenth Texas Legislature. He served until April 18, 1876, and was on the committees of Claims and Accounts; Counties and County Boundaries; Education; Internal Improvements; Public Debt; and Roads, Bridges and Ferries. Price died in Bastrop County on May 11, 1901, and was buried there at Trigg Family Cemetery in Hills Prairie. [Source: TSHA]

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Son of Robert James Price, Sr. and Martha Ann Moore

Migrated to Texas in 1850.

Married Sarah Burton Mitchell in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi in 1854. Sarah was born in North Carolina.

Father of 8 children.

CSA/Mustered into Company L on April 1, 1862 at Corinth, MS/TERRY'S TEXAS RANGERS.

A short biography was in the Bastrop Advertiser/NOVEMBER 8, 1873.
Robert James Price (1832–1901), state legislator, clerk, Confederate soldier, and farmer, was born in Marion County, Alabama, on December 30, 1832. He was the son of Robert James Price, Sr., and Martha Ann (Moore) Price. In 1844 he moved from Alabama to Monroe County, Mississippi. According to Price's obituary in the Bastrop Advertiser, he first arrived in Bastrop, Texas, in 1846 but later returned to Mississippi in the early 1850s. On January 31, 1854, he married Sarah Burton "Sallie" Mitchell in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi. They had eleven children. Price returned to Texas in the fall of 1854 and settled in Bastrop County. He lived at Cedar Creek, where he worked as a clerk in a dry goods store and as a farm hand. In the later 1850s he was able to purchase a 400-acre homestead on which he grew cotton and raised pigs and cattle. During the Civil War Price enlisted as a Private in Company L, Eighth Texas Cavalry, a unit also known as Terry's Texas Rangers. In 1873 Price won election as a Democratic representative for District 26—comprised of Bastrop and Fayette counties—to the House of the Fourteenth Texas Legislature. He served until April 18, 1876, and was on the committees of Claims and Accounts; Counties and County Boundaries; Education; Internal Improvements; Public Debt; and Roads, Bridges and Ferries. Price died in Bastrop County on May 11, 1901, and was buried there at Trigg Family Cemetery in Hills Prairie. [Source: TSHA]

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Son of Robert James Price, Sr. and Martha Ann Moore

Migrated to Texas in 1850.

Married Sarah Burton Mitchell in Aberdeen, Monroe County, Mississippi in 1854. Sarah was born in North Carolina.

Father of 8 children.

CSA/Mustered into Company L on April 1, 1862 at Corinth, MS/TERRY'S TEXAS RANGERS.

A short biography was in the Bastrop Advertiser/NOVEMBER 8, 1873.


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