J.D. Griffin

James Donnegan Griffin

Full Name: James Donnegan Griffin
Date of birth: February 26, 1846
Date of death: November 30, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 69 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1)   Populist Alvarado / Johnson   Johnson

(1) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Terms of Service top

House District 69
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd (1)  
Party: Populist
Home City/County: Alvarado / Johnson
Counties in district: Johnson

(1) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Information top

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, James Griffin listed in War Department memo as Sergeant, Company E, 49th Alabama Infantry, enlisted at Guntersville, Alabama, 1/2/1862. Full name James Donnegan Griffin, death date 11/30/1923 in Johnson County, widow Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Griffin, marriage date 2/16/1896 in Johnson County, Texas. Pension File No. 47622, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • J.D. Griffin's wife Martha E. Christian was sister of John W. Christian of Eddy and daughter of Hiram and Sarah (Burks) Christian. "Martha E., a twin of Samuel, is the wife of J.D. Griffin, of Alvarado, Texas." Volume II, pp. 860-862. .
  • Census of 1880 - James D. Griffin, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 34, born circa 1846 in Alabama, farmer, wife Martha E., daughters Ada A. and Jeffie M.
    Census of 1900 - James D. Griffin, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 54, born February 1846 in Alabama, land owner, wife Martha E., son James F., daughter Montie L.
    Census of 1910 - J.D. Griffin, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 64, born circa 1846 in Alabama, tenant land, wife M.E., daughter M.L.
    Census of 1920 - J.D. Griffin, Alvarado, Johnson County, age 73, born in Alabama, wife Martha E. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910 1920
  • James D. Griffin, birth date 2/26/1846 in Alabama; death date 11/30/1923 in Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.D. Griffin, postoffice Alvarado, nativity Alabama, age 47 (born circa 1847), farmer, 26 years in Texas, Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.D. Griffin, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.D. Griffin, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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