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John B. Hemphill John Boyle Hemphill
Full Name: John Boyle Hemphill, Jr.
Date of birth: April 17, 1857
Date of death: April 4, 1949

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 39 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Avalon / Ellis   Ellis
H 68 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (7)   Democrat Avalon / Ellis   Ellis
(1) Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives, 11/9/1902, p. 24, lists J.B. Hemphill, Avalon, Ellis County. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Avalon is 14 miles southeast of Waxahachie in southern Ellis County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) District No. 39, J.B. Hemphill, Ennis, Ellis County. House Journal.
(4) Home address, Ennis; home county, Ellis. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) John B. Hemphill, Home county, Ellis. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(6) Postoffice address, Ennis. Year Book for Texas, 1903, 1903.
(7) Avalon, Ellis County in House Journal, Texas Legislative Manual, and Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Photo in composite of Supreme Court justices, p. 14, description of work as judge and frontier attorney, pp. 15, 26-27. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Census of 1900 - John Hemphill, Ellis County, age 42, birth date April 1858 in Mississippi, lawyer, wife Maggie, daughers Lula, Vera, and Allen, son Grady.
    Census of 1910 - John B. Hemphill, Ellis County, age 52, born in Mississippi, lawyer, wife Estel, daughters Lucile, Vera, and Allie. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • John Boyle Hemphill, Jr., birth date 4/17/1857 in Kosciusko, Mississippi, death date 4/4/1949 in Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, spouse Estella Hudson Hemphill, interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma. His father Col. John Boyle Hemphill is buried in Italy, Ellis County, Texas. Find a Grave. Col. John Boyle Hemphill John Boyle Hemphill, Jr.
  • Obituary, J.B. Hemphill, Sulphur Times-Democrat, Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, Thursday, 4/7/1949. Birth date 4/17/1858, death date Monday, 4/4/1949. "He received his early education in Mississippi then moved to Lavaca County, Texas (blurred print) admitted to the bar. He moved to Ellis County where he practiced law for many years and presented the county in the state legislature for two terms." Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.B. Hemphill, postoffice Avalon, nativity Mississippi, age 48 (born circa 1855), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • "Death of Mrs. Hemphill," 7/16/1902, p. 1. Obituary of Mrs. Maggie Hemphill, death date 7/15/1902 "at the family home near Avalon," wife of Representative J.B. Hemphill. Waxahachie Daily Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John B. Hemphill, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John B. Hemphill, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Railroad Commission  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Asylums  
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  

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