John Monroe Woolsey

Full Name: John Monroe Woolsey
Date of birth: September 3, 1819
Date of death: September 30, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat Oakland / Colorado   Colorado

(1) "The first Democrat elected from that district since the days of emancipation," p. 193. 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

  • Possibly J.M. Woolsey, two entries in Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900.
    J.M. Woolsey, Private, commanding officer Capt. Jno. T. Harcourt, Company of 3 months troops, unattached 22nd Brigade, Confederate States Army, enlisted 1/30/1863 in Colorado County for 3 months.
    J.M. Woolsey, Private, commanding officer Capt. John A. Suggs, Company B, Texas Cavalry, 22nd Brigade, Texas State Troops, transferred to Confederate States Army, enlisted 8/6/1863 in Colorado County for 6 months.
  • Confederate States Army, served with his sons from Colorado County. Captain John Monroe Woolsey, "Woolsey Home Due Medallion," in Texas Historical Commission, [Historic Marker Application: Strunk-Woolsey House], Oakland, Texas, 1962, crediting Texas Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - John M. Woolsey, Colorado County, age 60, born circa 1820 in Georgia, farmer, wife Matilda A. FamilySearch.
  • J.M. Woolsey, birth date 9/3/1819, death date 9/30/1901, burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Yoakum, Lavaca County. Find a Grave.
  • Historical marker, Strunk-Woolsey House, Oakland, Colorado County. "Home of John Monroe Woolsey while a member of the 20th Legislature representing Colorado County." Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Public Lands and Land Office  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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