J.R. Robinson

James R. Robinson

Full Name: James R. Robinson
Date of birth: June 28, 1846
Date of death: February 13, 1919

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Jacksboro / Jack   Jack, Wise, Young
H 41 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Jacksboro / Jack   Jack, Wise, Young

(1) District 41 comprised of Young, Wise, and Jack counties; District 44 comprised of Montague and Clay counties, p. 11, Acts 1882, 17th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) District 41. House Journal.
(3) District 44. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(5) Biographical sketch lists Robinson's district as 41; roster of members lists district 74; elected as an Independent, p. 228. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army. Widow's application lists 4th Texas Brigade with Gen. King commanding; War Department memo shows no James Robinson on the muster rolls of any Company of the Confederate States Army numerically designated the 4th, but possibly James Robertson, name also found as James Robison, Private, Company C, 34th Regiment Texas Cavalry (Alexander's Regiment), enlisted 3/1/1862 at Paris, Texas. James Robinson, death date 2/13/1919 in Lubbock, widow Mrs. Emma Robinson, marriage date 11/12/1873 in Jack County. Pension File No. 50060, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Wells' Battalion. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - J.R. Robbinson, Jack County, age 34, born circa 1846 in Kentucky, attorney at law, wife Emma.
    Census of 1900 - James Robinson, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 52, born June 1848 in Kentucky, attorney, wife Emma.
    Census of 1910 - Jim R. Robinson, Lubbock, Lubbock County, age 68, born circa 1842 in Kentucky, lawyer, wife Emma. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • James R. Robinson, birth date 6/28/1846 in Henry County, Kentucky, death date 2/13/1919 in Lubbock, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Death notice, "Judge James R. Robinson Died Suddenly," The Avalanche (Lubbock, Texas), 2/13/1919, p. 13. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Indian Affairs  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Land and Land Office (Chair) 
18th R.S. - 1883
Indian Affairs (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Revenue and Taxation  

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