John Hays Truitt

Full Name: John Hays Truitt
Other surnames: Truit
Date of birth: February 22, 1848
Date of death: March 2, 1894

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Timpson / Shelby   Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby

(1) 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

  • TRUITT, JAMES W. (1845-1922). Relatives: John H. Truitt and James W. Truitt - brothers. John H. Truitt and James W. Truitt - grandsons, James Alfred Truitt (1795-1870) - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, John H. Truitt, pp. 188-189. Born 2/21/1848 in Shelby County, lawyer and farmer. Relatives: John H. Truitt, grandson of Honorable James [Alfred] Truitt, member of Texas Congress during the Republic, and member of Texas House of Representatives and Senate from Shelby County until 1866. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - John H. Truit, Shelby County, age 32, born circa 1848 in Texas, lawyer, widowed, living in household of Thomas J. Todd. FamilySearch.
  • J.H. Truit, birth date 2/22/1848, death date 3/2/1894, burial in Clardy Cemetery, Tenaha, Shelby County. Find a Grave.
  • John Hays Truitt, birth date 2/22/1848, death date 3/2/1892, burial in Clardy Cemetery, Tenaha, Shelby County. Message board post, FAMILY VINES. Internet genealogical service.

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Commerce and Manufactures  
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office, Examine  
Judiciary No. 1  
New Capitol, Furnishing  
Privileges and Elections  

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