J.J. Jarvis

James Jones Jarvis

Full Name: James Jones Jarvis
Date of birth: April 30, 1831
Date of death: January 20, 1914

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 20th (3) (4)   21st (1) (2)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Jack, Parker, Tarrant, Wise

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 20th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/11/1887, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company A, 10th Texas Cavalry. Sergeant major, adjutant, and first lieutenant. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • "Death of Major J.J. Jarvis," 1/21/1914, p. 11. Dallas Morning News.
  • J.J. Jarvis, death date 1/20/1914 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.J. Jarvis, birth date 4/30/1831, death date 1/20/1914, portrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.J. Jarvis, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Jarvis, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Engrossed Bills  
Finance (Chair) 
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Memorial of John M. Swisher  
Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
Public Debt  
Retrenchment and Reform  
Road Legislation  
20th R.S. - 1887
Engrossed Bills  
Finance (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  

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