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James Franklin Overton
Full Name: James Franklin Overton
Date of birth: June 24, 1831
Date of death: December 26, 1921

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 69 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   Democrat Hackberry / Lavaca   Lavaca

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) 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).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • J.F. Overton. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, James F. Overton, pp. 241-243. Born 6/24/1831 in Woodford County, Kentucky, married Mary L. Sturgeon in Hardin County, Kentucky, in 1854. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel. Obituary, "Veteran of Civil War Dies Here: Lieut. Col. J.F. Overton Organized First Troop of Confederate Cavalry," 12/27/1921, p. 11. "James Franklin Overton, Civil War veteran and an officer of Gen. Forrest's cavalry brigade of the Confederate Army, died yesterday (12/26/1921) . . . The deceased organized the first troop of cavalry to join the Confederate Army . . . Following the war Col. Overton went to Texas, where he was a member of the Legislature. " Born 1831 near Louisville, Kentucky. Los Angeles Times.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, Kentucky Cavalry. "He joined the celebrated partisan ranger, General Forrest . . ." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Other Resources
  • James E. Overton, in 1889 from Hackberry, age 56 in 1889, born in Kentucky, farmer, Democrat. Card File.
  • James F. Overton, birth date 6/24/1831 in Kentucky, death date 12/26/1921 in Los Angeles, California. FamilySearch. California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
  • James F. Overton. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • James F. Overton. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.F. Overton, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Contingent Expenses  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stockraising  

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