C. Kyle

Claiborne John Kyle

Full Name: Claiborne John Kyle
Date of birth: August 8, 1800
Date of death: July 30, 1867

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Aug 6, 1866 - Jul 30, 1867 11th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     San Marcos / Hays   Blanco, Caldwell, Hays
H 58 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th     Mountain City / Hays   Blanco, Caldwell, Hays
S 27 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (6) (7) (8)     San Marcos / Hays   Caldwell, Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) MOUNTAIN CITY, TX. "Mountain City was twelve miles north of San Marcos in central Hays County. It had one of the first post offices and stagecoach stops between Austin and San Marcos . . . It reportedly received its name from William Walton Haupt when he became postmaster in 1858 or 1860." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) San Marcos, Hays County. House Journal.
(4) Mountain City, Hays County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Blanco County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(6) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(8) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Claiborne Kyle, age 53, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Mississippi in 1845, farmer, postoffice San Marcos, Hays County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Claiborne Kyle, p. 167. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album, 1995.
  • Claiborn Kyle, birth date 8/8/1800, death date 7/30/1867, portrait, biographical sketch, burial in Kyle Cemetery, Kyle, Hays County, with spouse Lucy Bugg. Find a Grave.
  • KYLE, CLAIBORNE (1800-1867). Relatives: Claiborne Kyle - father, Fergus Kyle, founder of Kyle, Texas - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Claiborne John Kyle. Born 8/8/1800 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, married Lucy Bugg 9/27/1829, senator in Mississippi, and moved to Hays County, Texas in the mid-1840s. Served in 5th Texas Senate and in the Texas House of Representatives during the Civil War. Died 7/30/1867 at Mountain City, Hays County. The Young Families of Early Giles County, Tennessee, compiled by Flora East, et al., 1986, 2011, updated 2013, pp. 470-471. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service. Home page Page 401-500


  • Photograph. C. Kyle, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Agriculture and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Burning of Brenham, Select  
Claims and Accounts  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
10th R.S. - 1863
Frontier Defense and Protection (Co-Chair) 
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
5th R.S. - 1853
Indian Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 

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