James E. Gray

Full Name: James E. Gray
Date of birth: July 8, 1828
Date of death: September 25, 1920

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 39 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington

(1) "James E. Gray, democrat, a prominent farmer and granger, is elected representative from Washington county," p. 1, 11/5/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Independent Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, J.E. Gray, "A Living Lesson in Temperance," 2/16/1917, p. 1. Born 7/8/1828 in Abbeville District, South Carolina. Includes photograph. Comanche Chief.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company K, 22nd Regiment Infantry, Texas Volunteer Infantry, commanding officer Col. R.B. Hubbard, enlistment 6/16/1862 at Camp Hubbard, age 32 years. James Gray, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - James E. Gray, Washington County, age 50, born circa 1830 in South Carolina, farmer, wife Louisa.
    Census of 1910 - James E. Gray, Comanche, Comanche County, age 81, born circa 1829 in South Carolina, trader, wife Louisa.
    Census of 1920 - James E. Gray, Comanche, Comanche County, age 91, born circa 1829 in South Carolina, wife Louisa. FamilySearch. 1880 1910 1920
  • J.E. Gray, birth date 7/8/1828, death date 9/25/1920, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche County, with wife Nancy L. Gray. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.E. Gray, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Agricultural and Mechanical College and State Normal Schools, Visit (Co-Chair) 
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  

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