J.R. McKee

James R. McKee

Full Name: James R. McKee
Date of birth: 1814
Date of death: March 17, 1886

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Feb 8, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Lamar
H 29 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (4)     Bonham / Fannin   Fannin

(1) "In its statistics of the House of Representatives, the State Journal says . . . the oldest Republican is Hon. Robert Crudup, of McLennan, aged 66; the oldest Democrat is Hon. J.R. McKee, of Fannin, aged 56. The youngest Republican is Hon. W.G. Robinson, of Bowie; the youngest Democrat is Hon. J.G. Smythe, of Jasper." 5/29/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/8/1870. House Journal.
(3) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(4) J.K. McKee, District 29, Fannin. Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • MCKEE, JAMES R. (1814-1886). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Dr. James R. McKee, "Bonham 52 Years Ago," The Bonham News, 2/16/1909, p. 5, crediting Bonham Public Library. "Dr. McKee served as as surgeon in 9th Texas Infantry of Confederate soldiers, better known here as Maxey's regiment, but he resigned before the close of the war and returned to Bonham. Twice after the war he served Fannin County in the legislative halls of the State." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Surgeon, Maxey's Regiment, 9th Texas Infantry, per widow's application and affidavit of witnesses. Dr. J.R. McKee, death date 3/17/1886, widow Mrs. Elizabeth M. McKee, marriage date 4/14/1858 in Fannin County. Pension File No. 05880, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Surgeon, 9th Texas Infantry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - James R. McKee, Bonham, Fannin County, age 56, born circa 1814 in Tennessee, physician.
    Census of 1880 - James R. McKee, Bonham, Fannin County, age 66, born circa 1814 in Tennessee, physician. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • Mentioned in "The McKee Family," Biographies of Early Settlers, Honey Grove: the Sweetest Town in Texas, 2000.


  • Photograph. J.R. McKee, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

12th Adjourned - 1871
Claims and Accounts  
12th R.S. - 1871
Claims and Accounts  
Internal Improvements  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Claims and Accounts  
Internal Improvement  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
12th Provisional - 1870
Fourteenth and Fifteenth U.S. Constitutional Amendments, Passage of  
Printing and Contigent Expenses  
11th R.S. - 1866
Cholera and Epidemic Disease in Austin  
Enrolled Bills  
Lunatic Asylum, Select  
State Affairs  

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