Jefferson Davis Childs

Full Name: Jefferson Davis Childs, Sr.
Date of birth: February 4, 1862
Date of death: February 22, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 90 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Atascosa, Bexar, Karnes, Live Oak, Wilson
H 90 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Atascosa, Bexar, Karnes, Live Oak, Wilson

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Jefferson Childs, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 38, born February 1862 in Arkansas, attorney at law.
    Census of 1910 - Jefferson D. Childs, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 48, born circa 1862 in Arkansas, lawyer, spouse Laura, son Jefferson D. Childs, Jr.
    Census of 1920 - Jefferson Childs, Bexar County, age 56, born circa 1864 in Arkansas, lawyer, spouse Laura, son Jefferson, Jr., daughter Rosalynde.
    Jefferson Davis Childs and Laura Lydia Freas, parents of Jefferson Davis Childs, Jr., born 9/20/1909 in San Antonio. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
  • J.D. Childs, birth date 2/4/1862 in Arkansas, death date 2/22/1923 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.D. Childs (1862-1923), burial in Alamo Masonic Cemetery, San Antonio. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Jefferson D. Childs, Sr., "J.D. Childs Dies: Had Practiced Law in San Antonio Many Years," The San Antonio Light, 2/22/1923, p. 14. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "Judges Adjourn Court in Honor Jefferson Childs," 2/24/1923, p. 2. Jefferson D. Childs "was at one time a member of the State Legislature." San Antonio Evening News.


  • Photograph. J.D. Childs, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.D. Childs, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
25th R.S. - 1897
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Revenue and Taxation  

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