J.C. Witcher

James Coleman Witcher

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

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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

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House District 35
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Legislatures: 29th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Bells / Grayson
Counties in district: Grayson
House District 35
Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905
Legislatures: 28th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Bells / Grayson
Counties in district: Grayson

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Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company F, 11th Texas Cavalry, enlistment date 7/1/1861 in Fannin County, at age 22. James Coleman Witcher, born 1839 in Pittslyvania County, Virginia, died 1926 in Grayson County, burial in Bells Cemetery, Grayson County. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, and portrait.
    Confederate States Army, Private, Company F, 11th Texas Cavalry, enlisted 10/2/1861 at Camp Reeves, muster roll 11/1/1863-2/29/1864 shows him absent, Hospital Nurse, a Private, according to War Department memo (J.C. Witcher, also born as J.C. Wicher). James Coleman Witcher, death date 5/16/1926 in Grayson County, Texas, widow Mrs. M.E. Witcher, marriage date 1/20/1881 in Grayson County. Pension File No. 46636, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.

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: 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, farming, father William Witcher, mother Martha Gilbert. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.C.W. Witcher (1839-1926), burial in Bells North Cemetery, Bells, Grayson County. Includes portraits and reprint of obituary from Dallas Morning News, 5/16/1923, p. 13. Find a Grave.
  • Descendants of William Witcher, James Coleman Witcher and son Henry W. Witcher. Genealogy.com, 2004.


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29th R.S. - 1905
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28th R.S. - 1903
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