J.L. Ellison

Jacob Lewis Ellison

Full Name: Jacob Lewis Ellison
Date of birth: August 31, 1837
Date of death: July 6, 1910

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 91 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Martindale / Caldwell   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays
H 91 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (4)   Democrat Martindale / Caldwell   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(3) Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 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).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 36th Regiment, Texas Cavalry (Woods'), enlistment date 8/1/1862. Jacob L. Ellison of Caldwell County, born circa 1838, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 (Senior 2nd Lieutenant). 32nd Texas Cavalry in Personnel of Texas State Government bios. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 32nd Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Jacob Lewis Ellison. Jacob L. Ellison, birth date 8/31/1837, death date 7/6/1910, burial in Martindale City Cemetery, Martindale, Caldwell County. Confederate States Army grave marker. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Jacob L. Ellison, death date 7/6/1910 in Martindale, Caldwell County, at age 72. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Jacob L. Ellison, Democrat, farmer, age 51 in 1889, born in Mississippi. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. J.L. Ellison, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

21st R.S. - 1889
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
20th R.S. - 1887
County Government and County Finance  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  

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