BEWLEY, SAMUEL BAKER
BEWLEY, SAMUEL BAKER (1825–1878). Samuel Baker Bewley, attorney, Confederate soldier, and state representative, was born in eastern Tennessee on May 21, 1825, the son of Jacob Murphy, Sr., and Sarah G. (Maroney) Bewley. He immigrated to Texas in the early 1850s, settling in San Augustine County. Here he practiced law and, by contemporary accounts, was one of the leading and most rhetorically-gifted attorneys in the area. In addition he served as principal and director of the Masonic Male Institute, a branch of the Masonic Institute of San Augustine, from 1856 through 1862, at which point he volunteered for service in the Confederate Army. No records exist concerning the specifics of his Civil War service. At the cessation of hostilities Bewley returned to San Augustine County and resumed his law practice. In 1873 he served as representative for District Two—comprising Nacogdoches, Trinity, Angelina, Shelby, San Augustine, and Sabine counties—to the Thirteenth Texas Legislature. He was married once—to Mary Elizabeth Johnson—and this union produced at least one child, a son. Bewley died in San Augustine County, Texas, in 1878.
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