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SNEED, THOMAS ESKRIDGE
SNEED, THOMAS ESKRIDGE (1832–1901). Thomas Eskridge Sneed, lawyer and Civil War soldier, was born in Washington County, Arkansas, on April 27, 1832, the son of Miranda (Adkins) and Sebron Graham Sneedqv. The family moved to Travis County, Texas, when Sneed was sixteen. At the age of twenty-one he began to study law at an office in Austin. Sneed was admitted to the bar in 1854 and began his practice in Austin, where he was elected mayor in 1856 and district attorney in 1860. He joined the Confederate Army in 1862 as a private in a cavalry regiment and was later promoted and authorized to raise a company. He served in Texas, Arkansas, and Indian Territory. Sneed married Elizabeth Burleson, daughter of Edward Burleson, on January 23, 1861, and they became the parents of two children. Sneed died on January 9, 1901, and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas (New York: Southern, 1880).
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