James Brock Henderson
Full Name: James Brock Henderson
Date of birth: August 21, 1829
Date of death: March 13, 1898
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881
Tyler / Smith
Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876
Tyler / Smith
Independent, 1/14/1879, p. 1.
Galveston Daily News
Henderson elected to the 16th Legislature as a Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Biographical sketch, James Brock Henderson, p. 256. Born 8/21/1828 in Laurens District, South Carolina. Lawyer, teacher, and farmer. Roster lists J.B. Henderson, nativity South Carolina, postoffice address Tyler, Smith County, lawyer, age 49, Democrat.
Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
Military Service Notes
- Census of 1870 - possibly Jas. Henderson, Omen, Canton Beat, Smith County, age 42, born circa 1828 in South Carolina, teacher, living in household with Sarah Henderson (age 26), children Lula and Minnie, and other Henderson family.
Census of 1880 - J.B. Henderson, Tyler, Smith County, age 51, born circa 1829 in South Carolina, lawyer, widowed, daughter S.M. Henderson, son J.M. Henderson.
- James B. Henderson, birth date 8/21/1829 in Laurens District, South Carolina; death date 3/13/1898 in Ragland, Alabama; burial in Box Cemetery, Ragland, St. Clair County, Alabama.
Find a Grave.
- Death notice, "Death of J.B. Henderson," The Gadsden Times-News (Gadsden, Alabama), 3/18/1898, p. 2. J.B. Henderson "died at the home of his brother, Mr. C. Henderson, at Ragland. Mr. Henderson came out here from Tyler, Texas, about three months ago . . . " Death date 3/13/1898.
- "Hon. J.B. Henderson, of Tyler, is in this city . . . Mr. J.B. Henderson, an enterprising citizen of Tyler, Texas, is on a visit to Galveston." "Personal," The Galveston Daily News, 8/4/1881, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
Possibly J.B. Henderson, who made a speech at a railroad meeting for Tyler and Smith County "encouraging the movement," along with J.B. Douglas and Hon. Cone Johnson. "An Enthusiastic Meeting," Gainesville Daily Hesperian, 6/6/1889, p. 2.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Gainesville - June 6, 1889
Galveston - August 4, 1881
- Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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