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Ethelbert Barksdale

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Birthplace: Smyrna, Tennessee
Death: Died in Yazoo City, Mississippi
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Son of William Barksdale and Nancy Harvey Barksdale
Husband of Alice Jane Barksdale
Father of Harris Barksdale; Edwin Barksdale and Ethel Harrington
Brother of Harrison Barksdale; BGen. William Barksdale (CSA), US Congress; Ann Barksdale and Fountain Barksdale

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About Ethelbert Barksdale

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Ethelbert Barksdale (January 4, 1824 – February 17, 1893) was a U.S. Representative from Mississippi, as well as a member of the Confederate States Congress during the American Civil War.

Barksdale was born in Smyrna, Tennessee, a son of William Barksdale and Nancy Hervey Lester. He was the younger brother of William Barksdale, the famed Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. Ethelbert Barksdale moved to Jackson, Mississippi, as a young man and later adopted journalism as a profession. He edited the official journal of the state from 1854–1861 and again from 1876-1883.

During the Civil War, he served as member of the First Confederate Congress and then the Second Confederate Congress from 1861-1865.

Returning to politics in postbellum Mississippi during Reconstruction, Barksdale served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1860, 1868, 1872, and 1880. He served as chairman of the Democratic State executive committee from 1877-1879.

Barksdale was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1886, and then engaged in agricultural pursuits in Yazoo County.

He died in Yazoo City, Mississippi, on February 17, 1893, and was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi.

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Ethelbert Barksdale, US Congress's Timeline

1824
1824
Smyrna, Tennessee
1844
1844
Age 20
1851
1851
Age 27
1857
1857
Age 33
1893
1893
Age 69
Yazoo City, Mississippi
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