J.B. Hemphill

John Boyle Hemphill

Full Name: John Boyle Hemphill, Jr.
Date of birth: April 17, 1858
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)   Democrat Avalon / Ellis   Ellis
H 68 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Avalon / Ellis   Ellis

(1) Avalon, Ellis County. "Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives," 11/9/1902, p. 24. Galveston Daily News.
(2) AVALON, TEXAS (Ellis County). "Avalon is an agricultural community located at State Highway 34 and Farm Road 55 about fourteen miles southeast of Waxahachie in southern Ellis County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Ennis, Ellis County. House Journal.
(4) Ennis, Ellis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Ennis. Year Book for Texas, Volume II, 1903.
(6) Avalon, Ellis County. House Journal.
(7) Avalon, Ellis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Avalon. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Rites Held for J.B. Hemphill," Sulphur Times-Democrat, Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, Thursday, 4/7/1949. Birth date 4/17/1858 in Kossiuske, Mississippi, death date Monday, 4/4/1949. "He received his preliminary education in Mississippi then moved to Lavaca county, Texas, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Ellis county, Texas, where he practiced law for many years and presented the county in the state legislature for two terms." Newspapers.com.
  • Biographical sketch, John B. Hemphill, pp. 105-106. Born 4/17/1858 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas, 1901.

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, spouse Maggie, daughters Lula, Vera, and Allen, son Grady.
    Census of 1910 - John B. Hemphill, Ellis County, age 52, born in Mississippi, lawyer, spouse Estel, daughters Lucile, Vera, and Allie.
    John Boyle Hemphill in birth records for son Grady Hemphill and daughter Allie Mae Hemphill. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2)
  • John B. Hemphill, birth date 4/17/1857, death date 4/4/1949, burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Murray County. Father J.B. Hemphill buried in Italy, Ellis County, Texas. Find a Grave. J.B. Hemphill John B. Hemphill
  • John B. Hemphill, death date 4/4/1949 in Murray County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index, 2016.
  • 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.


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Committee Information top

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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