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 Silas Hare

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Birth
Ross County, Ohio, USA
Death
26 Nov 1908 (aged 81)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID
7769170 View Source

U.S. Congressman. He movrd to Indiana in 1840 and served in the 1st Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, during the Mexican American War, (1846-47). After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced to practice law in Noblesville, Indiana. Moving to Texas in 1853, he continued the practice of law and was chief justice of New Mexico in 1862 under the Confederate Government. During the Civil War, he served as a Major in the 1st Regiment, Arizona Brigade, Confederate Army. After the war, he settled in Texas, in 1865, practiced law, was district judge of the criminal court, (1873-76) and delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. In 1887, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 81.
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HARE, SILAS
Silas Hare, of Sherman, was born in Ross County, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1827. He was educated in Indiana and volunteered from that state during the Mexican war, his captain being John McDougal since governor of California, while his lieutenant was Gen. Lew Wallace afterward governor of New Mexico and American Ambassador to Turkey. Mr. Hare was at Monterey , and in the battle of Buena Vista he received a painful lance wound. In 1853 he removed to Texas locating in Belton where he began the practice of law. In 1859 he went to Messilla, New Mexico, where he successfully practiced law for over two years till the war began when he became captain in the Confederate army. In a few months he was appointed Chief Justice of the Territory, but longing for active service he resigned in 1862 to again become captain in the army. He was attached to the Arizona brigade and was with it in many battles and skirmishes.
In 1873 Mr. Hare became district judge of the district comprising Dallas, Collin and Grayson counties. In 1886 he was elected to Congress and re-elected in 1888. He was married April 20, 1850 to Miss Octavia E. Rector. Their son, Luther R. Hare, was a lieutenant under Gen. Custer in the disastrous battle and massacre of Big Horn. He was Colonel of the 1st Texas Cavalry in the Spanish-American war; and in 1899 was Colonel of the 33rd infantry and in many battles and skirmishes in the Philippines , being in command of the party that rescued Lieut. Gilmore; and in 1900 was promoted brigadier-general. Another son of Judge Hare's is Hon. Silas A. Hare, Jr., who is a prominent lawyer in Sherman . Judge Hare now lives in Washington, D. C., where he enjoys a legislative practice. [Source: Texans Who Wore the Gray, Volume I, by Sid S. Johnson;

U.S. Congressman. He movrd to Indiana in 1840 and served in the 1st Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, during the Mexican American War, (1846-47). After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1850 and commenced to practice law in Noblesville, Indiana. Moving to Texas in 1853, he continued the practice of law and was chief justice of New Mexico in 1862 under the Confederate Government. During the Civil War, he served as a Major in the 1st Regiment, Arizona Brigade, Confederate Army. After the war, he settled in Texas, in 1865, practiced law, was district judge of the criminal court, (1873-76) and delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884. In 1887, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses, serving until 1891. An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he resumed the practice of law until his death at age 81.
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HARE, SILAS
Silas Hare, of Sherman, was born in Ross County, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1827. He was educated in Indiana and volunteered from that state during the Mexican war, his captain being John McDougal since governor of California, while his lieutenant was Gen. Lew Wallace afterward governor of New Mexico and American Ambassador to Turkey. Mr. Hare was at Monterey , and in the battle of Buena Vista he received a painful lance wound. In 1853 he removed to Texas locating in Belton where he began the practice of law. In 1859 he went to Messilla, New Mexico, where he successfully practiced law for over two years till the war began when he became captain in the Confederate army. In a few months he was appointed Chief Justice of the Territory, but longing for active service he resigned in 1862 to again become captain in the army. He was attached to the Arizona brigade and was with it in many battles and skirmishes.
In 1873 Mr. Hare became district judge of the district comprising Dallas, Collin and Grayson counties. In 1886 he was elected to Congress and re-elected in 1888. He was married April 20, 1850 to Miss Octavia E. Rector. Their son, Luther R. Hare, was a lieutenant under Gen. Custer in the disastrous battle and massacre of Big Horn. He was Colonel of the 1st Texas Cavalry in the Spanish-American war; and in 1899 was Colonel of the 33rd infantry and in many battles and skirmishes in the Philippines , being in command of the party that rescued Lieut. Gilmore; and in 1900 was promoted brigadier-general. Another son of Judge Hare's is Hon. Silas A. Hare, Jr., who is a prominent lawyer in Sherman . Judge Hare now lives in Washington, D. C., where he enjoys a legislative practice. [Source: Texans Who Wore the Gray, Volume I, by Sid S. Johnson;

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7769170/silas-hare: accessed ), memorial page for Silas Hare (13 Oct 1827–26 Nov 1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7769170, citing West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .