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Christopher Columbus Francis

Full Name: Christopher Columbus Francis
Date of birth: February 24, 1834
Date of death: November 16, 1892

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1)   Democrat Rusk / Cherokee   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson

(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal. April 18, 1876 April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Surgeon, Company F, 10th Texas Calvary. Military grave marker, C.C. Francis, birth date 2/24/1834, death date 9/16/1892. Grave marker, Dr. C.C. Francis, birth date 2/24/1834, death date 11/16/1892, burial in Cleburne Memorial Cemetery, Cleburne, Johnson County. Includes portrait. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - Christopher C. Francis, Cherokee County, age 36, born circa 1834 in Tennessee, physician, wife Nancy.
    FamilySearch. 1870
  • Biographical sketch, "Mason Searches for Family Heritage," The Cherokeean (Rusk), 7/12/1984, p. 2, crediting Singletary Memorial Library. "Christopher Columbus Francis, born Roane County, Tennessee, 2/24/1834, died: Cleburne, Texas, 11/16/1892." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. C.C. Francis, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
Lunatic Asylum  
Private Land Claims  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Asylums (Chair) 
State Penitentiaries  
Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  

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