J.E. Payne

Jonathan Payne

Full Name: Jonathan Payne
Date of birth: February 19, 1829
Date of death: August 1, 1894

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Goliad / Goliad   Aransas, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, Victoria
H 24 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Goliad / Goliad   Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria

(1) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(2) 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

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • "He is a Democrat, and was a soldier in the late war between the States, serving for a time in the Thirty-second Regiment, Texas Cavalry, commanded by Colonel P.C. Woods." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Confederate States Army, 36th Texas Cavalry Regiment (also called the 32nd Texas Cavalry Regiment), Colonel Peter C. Woods. "The 36th (Woods') Texas Cavalry Regiment was organized late in 1863 . . . The 36th Texas Cavalry Regiment was often referred to as the 32nd Texas Cavalry Regiment." Roster of Texas Confederate Cavalry Regiments, Battalions and Other Units, pp. 28-29; note 221, p. 122. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Jonathan Payne, birth date 2/19/1829 in Corydon, Indiana; death date 8/17/1894 in Lampasas, Texas; portrait; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Goliad, Goliad County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.E. Payne, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs
  • Photograph. J.E. Payne, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Claims and Accounts  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Internal Improvement (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
13th R.S. - 1873
Communication from the Governor  
Contingent Expenses of 13th Legislature, Examine Accounts  
Enrolled Bills  
Impeachment Managers, John G. Scott, Judge of the Tenth Judicial District  
Internal Improvements  
Judge T.C. Barden, 16th Judicial Court (Co-Chair) 
Judiciary No. 1  
Superintendent of Public Schools  
Tax Laws, Laws Regulating Fees of Office, and Costs Arising in Judicial Proceedings (Chair) 

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