A Slice Of Texas
Born on New Year’s Eve in 1833, in Jackson County, Alabama, by 1855 he was in Huntsville, Texas reading law with Texas Hero, Sam Houston. Within a year he would be in Comanche County.
He was licensed to practice law in Texas on December 26, 1856. Within less than a week, he had moved into the newly created Comanche County, becoming the county’s first attorney, surveyor of the town site for the original county seat which he named Troy in January of 1857.
When the name was rejected by postal authorities, he changed the name of the first county seat of Comanche County to Cora.
When Hamilton County was established in 1858, he secured the land for the town of Comanche, and the young man was on his way to prominence. In 1861, he represented Comanche County at the Texas Secession Convention and joined with the First Texas Mounted Riflemen.
Then, personal tragedy stuck when he lost both parents, a sister, and a son within a year’s time.
Starting over after the war, his fortune gradually increased as death continued to take his family one by one. Eventually in the banking business in San Antonio, Texas, he continued to prosper until on February 20, 1899, T.C. Frost, Comanche County’s first attorney, was granted a charter for the Frost National Bank.
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Photo from page 21, Character Endures: The Genealogy of Thomas Claiborne Frost by David Haynes.