James E. Hawkins

James Emerson Hawkins

Full Name: James Emerson Hawkins
Date of birth: December 19, 1829
Date of death: July 16, 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 20 Jan 10, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Unknown Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis, Hill, Kaufman, Navarro

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/10/1870. Election contest resolved in Hawkins' favor on 2/23/1870, pp. 57-58. House Journal. February 10, 1870 February 23, 1870
(2) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituaries, Capt. J.E. Hawkins, 7/19/1912, pp. 11, 14. Birth date 12/19/1829 near La Porte, Indiana, death date 7/16/1912; "in the 70s he represented Ellis County in the Legislature." Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary, Capt. J. Em Hawkins, "Pioneer of the County Dies on Santa Fe Train," Waxahachie Daily Light, 7/18/1912, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company H, 12th Texas Cavalry, Parson's Brigade. Military grave marker, application for headstone, and photos, Capt. J. Em. Hawkins, burial in Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Bosque County. Death date 7/16/1912 on application for headstone. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "A Noble Texas Mother," about his mother Mrs. M.T. 'Grandma' Hawkins' 90th birthday celebration, 10/12/1890, p. 14. "Capt. J.E. Hawkins, of Morgan, who, prior to the E.J. Davis regime, represented this county in the legislature of the state." Dallas Morning News.
  • J.E. Hawkins, birth date 12/19/1829 in Indiana, age 82 at death in Morgan, Bosque County, lawyer. No death date listed. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Capt. Hawkins mentioned in account of the death of Senator Amos Clark, "Telegraphic from Austin," 2/22/1871, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • After the death of Edward H. Tarrant, his widow married one of his friends and professional associates, James Emerson Hawkins. "Edward H. Tarrant," by Robert L. and Pauline H. Jones, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Vol. 69, No. 3 (January 1966), pp. 300-323, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • James Emerson Hawkins mentioned in historical marker, Site of Old Hawkins Springs, Midlothian, Ellis County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


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