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Caleb Garrison Caleb Jackson Garrison
Full Name: Caleb Jackson "Cale" Garrison
Date of birth: May 31, 1827
Date of death: November 14, 1901

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   19th (8) (9) (10)   Democrat Glenfawn / Rusk Senate President Pro Tempore (20th)   Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby
H 6 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (11)   Democrat Glenfawn / Rusk   Rusk
H 7 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (12)   Democrat Glenfawn / Rusk   Rusk
H 7 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Glenfawn / Rusk   Rusk
(1) 20th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected in the absence of the President and President Pro Tem 3/9/1887, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) "Cale Garrison was again Senator from Dist. 2 for 19th and 20th Sessions (1885-88), listing his residence as Henderson.". . .After wife Elizabeth's death in Nov. 1899, "remained in Henderson until son, Homer, took him to his home in Kickapoo, Anderson Co., TX." Descendants of Caleb Garrison Sr., and His Wife, Sarah Fleming, 1966.
(3) GLENFAWN, TX. Handbook of Texas Online.
(4) Census of 1860 lists as "free inhabitant in Beat No. 1," Rusk County, post office: Henderson. Census of 1870 lists as "inhabitant in Henderson," Rusk County, post office: Henderson. Census of 1880 lists as "inhabitant in Justice Precinct No. 5," Rusk County and Henderson "1 precinct" is separate Census location. HeritageQuest Online.
(5) Henderson, Rusk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) "In 1851 he immigrated to Texas, and stopped for two years at Caledonia, then established himself at Henderson, Rusk county, where has since continued to live," p. 104. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(7) "Caleb Jackson Garrison, of Glen Fawn, Rusk County . . . moved in February, 1851, to Glen Fawn," p. 338. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(8) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(9) Henderson. 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).
(10) 19th Legislature - 1/13/1885, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "credentials of the new members were presented" and "had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor." Senate Journal.
(11) Glen Fawn, Rusk County, Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(12) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Caleb Jackson Garrison (Cale, C.J.), born 5/31/1827, died 11/14/1901, pp. 66, 71-73. Descendants of Caleb Garrison Sr., and His Wife, Sarah Fleming, 1966.
  • GARRISON, CALEB JACKSON (1828-ca. 1901). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Thomas Smith Garrison biographical sketch, pp. 1410-1411. Relatives: Caleb Garrison and Thomas Smith Garrison - brothers. Relatives: Thomas Smith Garrison - grandfather; Gary Bonner Sanford [son of Adele Bonner Garrison Sanford] - grandson. Relatives: Caleb Garrison - great-uncle; Gary Bonner Sanford - great-nephew. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 79-80. Birth date 5/31/1828. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 104. Birth date 5/31/1828. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 65-66. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 253-254. Born in 1827. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, Caleb Jackson Garrison of Glenfawn, Rusk County, born 5/31/1827, pp. 250-251. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company K, 14th Texas Cavalry, Col. Matthew D. Ector's brigade, later consolidated with 10th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Caleb Jackson 'C J' Garrison, birth date 5/31/1827 in Carroll County Georgia; death date 11/14/1901; interment in Jacksonville City Cemetery, Cherokee County, headstone is missing or buried. Find a Grave.
  • Calculated relationship based on James Freeborn Garrison, Susan Mandeville Garrison, and Edgar Hubbard Carter family group sheets. Relatives: Edgar Hubbard Carter and Gary Bonner Sanford - cousins once removed. Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy, 2001. Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy Garrison-Logan Family History & Genealogy
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Caleb Garrison, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Caleb Garrison, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Caleb Garrison, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Caleb Garrison, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    New Capitol, Grounds and Cost of Furnishing  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Agricultural and Mechanical College at Bryan, Prairie View Normal School, and Sam Houston Normal School at Huntsville  
    General Land Office  
    Insurance, Statistics and History (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    W.C. Walsh, Commissioner of the General Land Office  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries, Subcommittee on  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Contingent Expenses  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    State Asylums  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Capitol Grounds, Accounts of Superintendent F. Voigt  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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