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James C. Witcher James Coleman Witcher
Full Name: James Coleman Witcher
Date of birth: December 11, 1839
Date of death: May 15, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Bells / Grayson   Grayson
H 35 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Bells / Grayson   Grayson
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, James C. Witcher, p. 913; mentions son Henry W. Witcher. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 11th Texas Cavalry. Biographical sketch, James C. Witcher, p. 913. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Confederate States Army, Company F, 11th Texas Cavalry. Obituary notes he was a Captain. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • "Henry W. Witcher, Retired Druggist, Legislator, Passes," 12/3/1941. Died Tuesday, 12/2/1941, at age 73. Son of J.C. Witcher and Fannie Gilbert Witcher. Relatives: Captain J.C. Witcher, father; Henry W. Witcher, son. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary, "J.C. Witcher Dies at Sherman," 5/16/1926, p. 13. Dateline Sherman, Texas, May 15, "Capt. J.C. Witcher, 86 years old, commander of United Confederate Veterans, died at his home . . . Saturday morning (5/15/1926)." Dallas Morning News.
  • James Coleman Witcher, birth date 12/11/1839 in Virginia; death date 5/15/1926 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; occupation: farming; father William Witcher, mother Martha Gilbert. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Capt. James Coleman Witcher (1839-1926 on headstone), photos, interment in Bells North Cemetery, Bells, Grayson County. Find a Grave.
  • Descendants of William Witcher, James Coleman Witcher and son Henry W. Witcher. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James C. Witcher, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James C. Witcher, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
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    29th R.S. - 1905
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    28th R.S. - 1903
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