A.J. Porter

Alonzo James Porter

Full Name: Alonzo James Porter
Date of birth: May 28, 1877
Date of death: July 9, 1948

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Hamilton / Hamilton   Hamilton, Mills
H 87 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1)   Democrat Hamilton / Hamilton   Hamilton, Mills

(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Alonzo James Porter, birth date 5/28/1877 in Mississippi, death date 7/9/1948 in Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico. Spouse Dona Marcia Dansbee. Death of mother Sophronia S. Thornton 2/25/1902 and father James Walden Porter 10/28/1909 in Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas. Welch Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Representatve A.J. Porter of Hamilton, "To Stop Sale of Bad Seeds: Porter Would Protect His Constituents from Fraud," 1/9/1911, p. 8. Austin Statesman.
  • Census of 1880 - Alonza Porter, Utica, Hinds County, Mississippi, age 3, in household of father James W. Porter and mother Safroma S. Porter.
    A.J. Porter, marriage to Dona Dansbee 7/20/1904 in Hamilton County, Texas.
    Census of 1910 - Lon J. Porter, Justice Precinct 1, Hamilton County, Texas, age 32, born circa 1878 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Dona M., sons James I., Weldon B., and Rhoy R.
    Census of 1920 - H.J. Porter [A.J. Porter], Chico, Colfax County, New Mexico, age 42, born circa 1878 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Dona, sons James, Bailey, Dale, Harold, Jack, and Jiggs, daughter Dolly.
    Census of 1930 - Alanzo J. Porter, Precinct 18, Colfax County, New Mexico, age 52, born circa 1878 in Mississippi, farmer, wife Dona M., sons Jack M., Earl M., Raymond B., and Billie B., daughters Della G. and Helen J. FamilySearch. 1880 1910 1920 1930 Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
  • Alonzo James Porter, birth date 5/28/1877, farming, "work on my farm, Malpie, Colfax County, NM," nearest relative Dona M. Porter, residence in Union County, New Mexico, 1917-1918. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Alonzo James Porter (1877-1948), burial in Fairmont Cemetery, Raton, Colfax County, New Mexico, with spouse Dona Marcia Dansbee Porter. Birth date 5/28/1877, death date 7/9/1948. Father James W. Porter, birth date 1/14/1843, death date 10/28/1909, burial in Carlton Cemetery, Carlton, Hamilton County, Texas, including obituary from Confederate Veteran magazine. Find a Grave. Alonzo James Porter James W. Porter
  • Obituary of Jiggs Porter (Earl Mayfield Porter), 5/25/2005, Raton, New Mexico. "His father, Alonzo James Porter, a school teacher and graduate of John Tarleton University in Stephenville, Texas, and his mother, Dona Marcia Dansbee, met and married in Hamilton, Texas. In 1912, they pulled up stakes, traveling across country by wagon to settle in Malpie, just south of Capulin. Jiggs, christened Earl Mayfield Porter, was born Feb. 1, 1916, the seventh of 11 children." Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Candidate announcement and photo, county treasurer, "A.J. Porter: In the Race for Representative," The Goldthwaite Eagle, 4/11/1908, p. 7, crediting Jennie Trent Dew Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Death notice, father J.W. Porter, The Stephenville Empire, 11/5/1909, p. 5, crediting Stephenville Public Library. "J.W. Porter died at his home near Carlton Thursday of last week. He was an old citizen of Hamilton county and had many friends in Erath as well. Hon. A.J. Porter, representative from Hamilton at the present time and former treasurer of that county, is a son of the deceased." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Move to New Mexico in 1915, "A.J. Porter and family took passage in Hamilton Wednesday for Des Moines, New Mexico . . . Lon Porter was raised in this county, served as county treasurer . . . " "Neighboring News," Hamilton, The Goldthwaite Eagle, 8/14/1915, p. 5, crediting Jennie Trent Dew Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - A.J. Porter, postoffice Hamilton, nativity Mississippi, age 33 (born circa 1878), farmer, 30 years in Texas, member of former legislatures: 31st, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. A.J. Porter, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Porter, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Constitutional Amendments  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Representative Districts  
State Asylums  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Military Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
31st R.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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