Samuel J. Adams

Full Name: Samuel J. Adams
Date of birth: April 14, 1837
Date of death: February 19, 1889

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 18 Feb 12, 1870 - Jun 6, 1870 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Calvert / Robertson   Freestone, Leon, Robertson

(1) Calvert is in west central Robertson County. In 1870, as part of the Reconstruction political maneuvering in Robertson County, Calvert replaced Owensville as county seat. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Adams sworn 4/27/1870, p. 8. Unseated in election contest and seat declared vacant 6/6/1870, pp. 308-310. House Journal. April 27, 1870 June 6, 1870
(3) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/12/1870, p. 16. House Journal.
(4) Calvert, Robertson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) J.W. Robertson, sworn 1/10/1871, succeeded S.J. Adams, sworn 2/12/1870, whose seat was declared vacant 6/6/1870, by reason of election fraud and intimidation. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(7) Freestone County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • ADAMS, SAMUEL J. (1837-1889). "In 1870 Adams won election on the Democratic ticket as representative for nearby Freestone County to the Twelfth Texas Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Samuel J. Adams, born 4/14/1837, died 2/19/1889, burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • Description of the gubernatorial election of 1869, including charges of voter fraud and intimidation in Owensville, Texas, pp. 141-146, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne. Google Books.

Committee Information top

12th 1st C.S. - 1870
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