L.J. Farrar

Lochlin Johnson Farrar

Full Name: Lochlin Johnson Farrar
Date of birth: December 27, 1837
Date of death: July 16, 1901

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 18th (2) (3)   19th (1)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro
H 9 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (4) (5)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(4) Springfield, Limestone County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(5) Groesbeck, Limestone County (14th, 18th, and 19th Legislatures). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Farrar raised a company of "Limestone County Volunteers" at the start of the Civil War in 1861. Confederate States Army, Major, Col. William H. Parsons' 12th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Lochlin J. Farrar, birth date 12/27/1837, death date 7/16/1901, burial in Faulkenberry Cemetery, Groesbeck, Limestone County, with spouse Mattie Starley Farrar. Find a Grave.
  • FARRAR, TX, Limestone County, named for Lochlin Johnson Farrar. Handbook of Texas Online.


  • Photograph. L.J. Farrar, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.J. Farrar, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.J. Farrar, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Agricultural and Mechanical College at Bryan, Prairie View Normal School, and Sam Houston Normal School at Huntsville (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Frontier Protection  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums (Chair) 
18th R.S. - 1883
Contingent Expenses  
County and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations  
Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Lunatic Asylum (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Roads and Bridges  
State Asylums (Chair) 
14th R.S. - 1874
Constitutional Amendments  
Impeachment Managers, Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Texas Central Railroad  
Treasurer's Office  

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