George W. Blow, Jr., early settler and Republic of Texas congressman, was born on May 5, 1813, in Sussex County, Virginia. He attended William and Mary College. He probably moved to Texas after the revolution and before June 1839, when he received a conditional headright certificate. In October 1839 he was prosecuting attorney of the Fourth Judicial District, the area from Bexar to San Patricio counties, and in July 1840 was commissioner for examining land records in Bexar County. From November 2, 1840, to February 5, 1841, he represented Bexar County in the House of the Fifth Congress of the republic. He was living in Norfolk, Virginia, on February 18, 1847, when he was appointed commissioner of deeds in Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia Secession Convention. During the Civil War he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Forty-first Virginia Infantry regiment (1861–62). After the war he served as a judge in Norfolk, where he died on May 2, 1894.
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Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
John L. Sims,
“Blow, George W., Jr.,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
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November 1, 1994