Munson, Henry J. (1813–1853)

By: Julia L. Vivian

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: April 1, 1995

Henry J. Munson, early settler, was born in 1813. He moved to Texas in 1836 and settled in Milam County. In 1844–45 he represented Robertson and Milam counties in the Senate of the Ninth Congress of the Republic of Texas. On January 10, 1846, citizens at Caldwell elected Munson to a committee to commend Anson Jones for his services to Texas and to nominate him for the United States Senate. Munson died in what is now Burleson County on August 10, 1853.

Texas Democrat, January 28, 1846. Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941). Texas Ranger, September 10, 1853.

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

Julia L. Vivian, “Munson, Henry J.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 16, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995