Bannerman, Charles Thomas (1830–1867)

By: Jennifer Eckel

Type: Biography

Published: March 24, 2008

Charles T. Bannerman, Texas legislator, was born September 15, 1830, in Leon, Florida, son of Joseph William and Hannah Jane (Cromartie) Bannerman. The Bannerman family moved to Texas around 1843 and settled in what would later be eastern Leon County on the banks of the Trinity River. In August 1861 Charles Bannerman was elected to the Ninth Texas Legislature representing Madison and Leon counties. On September 7, 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army as adjutant of Company D, Gould's Sixth Battalion, Texas Cavalry. Bannerman fought at the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana, and was wounded nearby at the Battle of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, on April 9, 1864. He recuperated in the home of the Moss family in Mansfield, Louisiana, and following his recovery married Miss Sarah Gardner Moss on August 4, 1864. Bannerman's injury precluded returning to his unit, so he and his wife returned to the Bannerman home in Leon County. The couple had two children. Charles T. Bannerman died on February 6, 1867, and was buried in the family cemetery.

Francis Jane Leathers, ed., "Christopher Columbus Goodman: Soldier, Indian Fighter, Farmer, 1818–1861," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 69 (July 1965). Florida Family Groupsheet for Charles Thomas Bannerman Family (, accessed January 8, 2007.
  • Ninth Legislature (1861-1863)
  • House

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Jennifer Eckel, “Bannerman, Charles Thomas,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 14, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 24, 2008