James Wilson Henderson

James Wilson Henderson

Full Name: James Wilson Henderson
Date of birth: August 15, 1817
Date of death: August 30, 1880

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Houston / Harris   Harris
H 36 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1)     Houston / Harris   Harris
H Harris Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (2)     Houston / Harris Speaker   Harris

(1) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 2nd Legislature - Address to the legislature upon adjournment sine die, pp. 1136-1138. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Texas Army, Captain, Texas Revolution ("Henderson interrupted his college studies in Kentucky and raised a company of 50 recruits to assist in the Texas Revolution. The group arrived too late to participate even at San Jacinto; nevertheless, Henderson was commissioned a captain and sent back to the United States on recruiting service."); Somervell Expedition ("which retaliated in 1842 against Mexican border raids"); Confederate States Army, Captain. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain under General MacGruder. James Wilson Henderson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.

Other Resources


Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Agricultural Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Land Office  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Rules, Select (Chair) 
7th R.S. - 1857
Judicial Districts  
Public Debt  
Treasurer's Books and Accounts (Co-Chair) 

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