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John P. Key John P. Key
Full Name: John Powell "Jack" Key
Date of birth: 1830
Date of death: May 30, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 63 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Jonesboro / Coryell   Coryell, Hamilton
H 68 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1)   Democrat Jonesboro / Coryell   Brown, Coleman, Coryell, Hamilton, Runnels
H 68 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Jones Mill / Coryell   Brown, Coleman, Coryell, Hamilton, Runnels
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(2) Jonesboro, first known as Jones Mill, is on the Hamilton-Coryell county line. The Jones Mill post office was established in 1871 and the name of the community was changed to Jonesboro in 1877. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) J.P. Key, Coryelle County. House Journal.
(4) J.P. Key, home address, Jones Mill; home county, Coryell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Key elected as a democrat. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
(6) J.P. Key, Coryell County. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 136. Age 45 in 1876; native of Arkansas. "Resides near Jones Mill post office, in Coryell county." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 lists Jack P. Key, Leonville post office, Coryell County; age 39; birthplace AR.
    Census of 1880 lists John P. Key of Coryell County; age 49; birthplace AR. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Genealogist's query concerning John Powell Key: birth date about 1831; birthplace Arkansas; died in 1898 in Midlothian, Texas; married Martha Ann Gaines Coats Key in Gatesville, Texas in 1864. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Genealogist's query concerning William Thatcher Baker includes report of Jack Key's death on 5/30/1898. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Midlothian Cemetery - Midlothian, Ellis County, Texas H thru R. Jack P. Key and Martha A. Key. No birth or death dates. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John P. Key, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John P. Key, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. John P. Key, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of House members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County Governments and County Finances (Chair) 
    Public Land and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Agriculture  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Congressional Districts  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Stockraising  
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Indian Affairs  
    Printing  
    Public Debt  
     

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