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J.W. Davis John Wesley Davis
Full Name: John Wesley Davis
Date of birth: July 26, 1843
Date of death: May 1, 1912

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 107 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Blanket / Brown   Brown, Coleman
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • John Wesley Davis, birth date 7/26/1843 in Smithville, Monroe County, Mississippi, death date 5/1/1912 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, United Confederate Veteran, photo, biographical sketch from Brownwood Bulletin 8/26/1909, interment in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, "Sketches of Prominent Veterans: Members of Camp Stonewall Jackson Who Are in Attendance Upon the Reunion This Week," Daily Bulletin (Brownwood), 8/26/1909, p. 7, crediting Howard Payne University Library. "He came to Brown county in 1899, locating at Blanket, and has since served the people of this county in the Texas Legislature." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company E, 10th Texas Cavalry. Biographical sketch, J.S. Davis, "Sketches of Prominent Veterans: Members of Camp Stonewall Jackson Who Are in Attendance Upon the Reunion This Week," Daily Bulletin (Brownwood), 8/26/1909, p. 7, crediting the Howard Payne University Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.W. Davis, postoffice Blanket, nativity Mississippi, age 59 (born circa 1844), attorney-at-law, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.W. Davis,28th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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