J.D. Parsons

J.D. Parsons

Full Name: J. D. Parsons
Date of birth: November 6, 1839
Date of death: December 26, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Rockwall / Rockwall   Dallas, Rockwall, Tarrant

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

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House District 35
Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885
Legislatures: 18th (1)  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Rockwall / Rockwall
Counties in district: Dallas, Rockwall, Tarrant

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • John Durant Parsons in War Department records, Confederate States Army, Company C, 20th Texas Cavalry, enlisted March 10 (probably 1862) in Kaufman County. Assistant Surgeon, discharged 12/22/1862 a Private, Company C, 20th Texas Cavalry. Assistant Surgeon, Prov. Army Confederate States, 12/12/1863. Assistant Surgeon, serving with the 12th Texas Cavalry, November 1863. John Dorrance Parsons in widow's application, death date 12/27/1905; widow Mrs. Fannie Evans Parsons, marriage date 1/16/1866 in Ellis County, Texas. Pension File No. 46075 (J.D. Parsons), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Jno. D. Parsons, Kaufman, Kaufman County, age 41, born circa 1839 in Louisiana, physician, in household with Fannie Parsons.
    Census of 1880 - John Parsons, Rockwall, Rockwall County, age 40, born circa 1840 in Lousiana, physician, wife Frances.
    Census of 1900 - John D. Parsons, Dallas, Dallas County, age 61, born November 1839 in Louisiana, physician, wife Fannie. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900
  • John Dorrance Parsons, death date 12/26/1905 in Dallas, Texas. FamilySearch United States Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968.
  • Dr. J.D. Parsons, birth date 11/6/1839, death date 12/26/1905, burial in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Dr. Parsons Dead," The Houston Post, 12/28/1905, p. 7. "Dr. John Dorrance Parsons . . . practiced medicine until 1882, when he was elected to the Eighteenth legislature." Death date 12/26/1905. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.D. Parsons, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Constitutional Amendments  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Asylums  
Texas Siftings Publication, Select  

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