J.R. Wooten

Joseph Richard Wooten

Full Name: Joseph Richard Wooten
Date of birth: March 22, 1862
Date of death: June 7, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Columbus / Colorado   Colorado

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Other Resources

  • Joseph Richard Wooten, son of Malvina and Richard Wooten, birth date 3/22/1862, death date 6/7/1915, interment in Myrtlewood Cemetery, Livingston, Alabama. BillionGraves.
  • Obituary, "Former State Legislator Dies: J.R. Wooten Developed Long Staple Cotton on Ranch Near Columbus," Columbus, Tex., 6/8/1915, p. 2. Birth date 3/22/1861, "member of the twenty-eighth legislature from this county, where he introduced the first bill for referendum and recall." Galveston Daily News.
  • Columbus, "Miss Libbie Wooten and James and Harcourt Wooten left Tuesday, Livingston, Alabama, to attend the funeral of their father, J.R. Wooten, who died in Meridian, Miss., that morning." The Houston Post, 6/13/1915, p. 38. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.R. Wooten, postoffice Columbus, nativity Alabama, age 41 (born circa 1862), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Joseph Richard Wooten. Mentioned in obituary of son James Harbert Wooten, Sr., Colorado County Citizen, 7/14/1966. "Born in Eagle Lake, Dec. 4, 1888, he was a son of Joseph Richard and Pearlie Harcourt Wooten. When he was a small child his father bought a block of land in Columbus and the family moved here. The older Wooten studied law with Lucius Adkins and later served in the Texas Legislature from 1900 to 1903, at which time Jim served as a page." Colorado County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Obituary, "Death of J.R. Wooten," Friday, 6/11/1915, p. 1. Birth date 3/22/1862 in Livingston, Alabama, marriage to Pearl Harcourt in 1887, survived by widow and 3 children, James H. Wooten, C. Harcourt, and Mary Olivia, death announced by telegram received last Monday morning, 6/7/1915. "In 1892 Mr. Wooten was elected to represent Colorado county in the 28th Legislature and served his constituents with zeal and ability." Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas).


  • Photograph. J.R. Wooten, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures  
County Government and County Finances  
Judiciary No. 2  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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