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T.H. Hayes Thomas Henry Hayes
Full Name: Thomas Henry Hayes
Other surnames: Hays
Date of birth: November 17, 1844
Date of death: March 28, 1928

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar
H 22 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (3) (4)   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Grayson, Hardeman, Knox, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) T.H. Hays. 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).
(3) Gainesville, Cooke County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(4) Gainesville, Montague County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Thomas H. Hayes, pp. 315-316. Born 11/17/1844 in Carroll County, Tennessee, married Serena B. Parker of Lamar County in August 1871. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Obituaries, "Old Citizen Gone," "Captain Hayes of Groesbeck: Pioneer Here Dies at 5 A.M.," The Mexia Weekly Herald, Friday, 4/13/1928, pp. 2 and 4, crediting Gibbs Memorial Library. States Captain T.H. Hayes died Tuesday morning (4/10/1928) at home in Groesbeck. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). April 13, 1928, p. 2 April 13, 1928, p. 4
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Corp. Capt. C.B. Sutton's Co. (served as escort for Maj. Gen. Magruder latter part of the war), enlisted 2/18/1863; not found on rolls of Company G, 32nd Regiment, Texas Cavalry from November 1861-April 1864, according to War Department memo. T.H. Hayes, "72 years old will be 73 Nov. 17th 1917," born in Carroll County, Tennessee, residence in Groesbeck, Limestone County, death date 4/10/1928 on application for mortuary warrant. Pension File No. 34489, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Bennett's company of McCulloch's escort, enlisted February 1862, participated in battle of Elk Horn; transferred to Colonel Andrews' regiment of infantry; then Captain C.B. Sutton's company of Magruder's escort. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Hood's Texas Brigade. Commander of the Joe Johnston Camp of Confederate Veterans. The Mexia Weekly Herald, 4/13/1928, p. 4, crediting Gibbs Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Other Resources
  • Thomas Henry Hayes, Democrat, farmer, age 44 in 1889, born in Tennessee. Card File.
  • Thomas Henry Hayes, death date 3/28/1928 in Limestone County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • Thomas Henry Hayes, birth date 11/17/1844 in Clay County, Tennessee, death date 3/28/1928 in Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • T.H. Hayes, birth date 11/17/1844, death date 4/10/1928, burial in Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. T.H. Hayes, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. T.H. Hayes, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Constitutional Amendments  
    General Education Bill  
    Incorporation Laws  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Quarantine Station at Galveston, Investigate  
    Senate Bill No. 18, 'An Act to require railroad companies in this State to provide separate coaches for white and colored passengers', Special Committee of Five  
    State Asylums  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Claims and Accounts  
    Internal Improvements  
    Public Lands and Land Office  

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