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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
Biographical Sketches
  • 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
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C. Kyle, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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