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James Boyd James Boyd
Full Name: James Boyce Boyd
Date of birth: 1831
Date of death: April 1, 1888

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Aug 7, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Owensville / Robertson   Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Robertson
(1) Conservative Democrat - elected on Conservative Democratic ticket in June 1866 to represent Robertson County in the Texas Senate, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne, Dale Baum, LSU Press, 2009, p. 97. Google Books.
(2) 11th Legislature - 8/7/1866, p. 8. "On motion of Mr. McDade, Hon. J.B. Boyd, Senator elect from the Eighteenth District, came forward, presented his credentials, and took the oath of office." Senate Journal.
(3) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: J.B. Boyd, resident county Robertson, post office Owensville, state of nativity North Carolina, lawyer, age 32 in 1866 (born ca. 1834). Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 58. Lawyer from North Carolina, recounts story of Boyd stricken on the battlefield in Confederate military. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Other Resources
  • James Boyce Boyd, born 1831 in North Carolina, died 4/1/1888 in Robertson County. Grave marker photo, interment in Calvert City Cemetery, Calvert, Robertson County. Find a Grave.
  • Robertson County Cemeteries, Calvert City Cemetery: Boyd, James Boyce, born 1831, died 1888, married widow of John H. Feney, represented Robertson County in Texas House of Representatives 1866 & 1868. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Boyd, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Congressional Districts, Select  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Judiciary  
    Manufacturing and Commerce  
    Private Land Claims  
    Retrenchment and Reform (Chair) 
     

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