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John Newton Fall John Newton Fall
Full Name: John Newton Fall
Date of birth: January 28, 1810
Date of death: November 13, 1866

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (3) (4)   8th (1) (2)     Chireno / Nacogdoches   Angelina, Nacogdoches

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(3) Listed as "New Senators elected: Opposition." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Age 46, born in Georgia, doctor, Cherino [sic], Nacogdoches County. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Dr. John Newton Fall, birth date 1/28/1810 in Jasper, Pickens County, Georgia; death date 11/13/1866 in Chireno, Nacogdoches County, Texas; burial in Lower Chireno Cemetery, Chireno, Nacogdoches County. Biographical sketch/excerpt from: The History of Chireno, The Robert Bruce Blake Collection Volume LXIV, pp. 121-137. Special Collections, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, descendants. Fahl-Fall and Allied Families : Abernathy, Barbee, Barlow, Byerley, Carle, Cassity, Christman, Eby, Frantz, Gift, Hornaday, Judy, Leedy, Leslie, Luke, Markey, Ozias, Powell, Ross, Snively, Snyder, Taylor, Trotter, Weikel, Witt and others, The Mercer Company, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1961, D4 John Newton Fall, p. 250. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Other Resources
  • History of Chireno, "In 1840 Dr. John N. Fall's first son, Calvin, was born. He was the first white child to be born in Chireno." Chireno, Texas.
  • CHIRENO, TEXAS. "About 1837 John Newton Fall, of Georgia, was the first Anglo settler to secure land from José Antonio Chirino, for whom the town was named. Fall was reportedly responsible for much of the town's early development." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Newton Fall, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Claims and Accounts  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Indian Affairs  
    Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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