BROWNING, GEORGE WASHINGTON
BROWNING, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1806–1879). George Washington Browning, soldier and judge, was born in Scotland in 1806 and in April 1835 immigrated to Texas, where he enlisted in Capt. John Hart's company at Velasco on January 30, 1836. He was subsequently transferred to Capt. Amasa Turner's Company B, First Regiment, Regular Infantry, and mustered out of service on October 27, 1836. Browning later served as a private in Capt. John Smithqv's Company A, First Regiment, Infantry, in which he enlisted on December 31, 1836. His name appears on a Velasco muster roll of February 13, 1836, and a Galveston muster roll of February 28, 1837. Browning was a lawyer of some prominence. He served as justice of the peace in San Augustine County from 1836 to 1838. He was elected justice of the peace in Houston County on February 4, 1839, and chief justice of Burnet County, a defunct judicial county (see DEFUNCT COUNTIES), on April 24, 1841. He died in Austin on May 14, 1879.
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