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Jesse Billingsley Jesse Billingsley
Full Name: Jesse Billingsley
Other surnames: Billingsly
Date of birth: October 10, 1810
Date of death: October 1, 1880

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Cedar Creek / Bastrop   Bastrop, Fayette, Travis
H 56 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Cedar Creek / Bastrop   Bastrop
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 671. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 52. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • BILLINGSLEY, JESSE (1810-1880). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Billingsley, Jesse. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • "On November 17, 1835, he joined Capt. Robert M. Coleman's company of Mina Volunteers–forty-nine Bastrop County men, including George B. Erath. Billingsley served until December 17. When this unit mustered into Sam Houston's army at the beginning of the Texas Revolution, it was designated Company B of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, and on March 1, 1836, Billingsley was elected its captain. He commanded the company at the battle of San Jacinto, where he received a wound that crippled his left hand for life. The company disbanded at Mina on June 1. Billingsley thereafter served as a private in John C. Hunt's ranger company, from July 1 through October 1, 1836." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Army, Captain, Texas Revolution. "He joined the Texas Army under the command of General Edward Burleson and became captain of the Mina Volunteers." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 671. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • "Capt. Jesse Billingsley, A Soldier in the army of Texas, 1835, Commander of Company C, First Regiment, Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto." Headstone inscription. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jesse Billingsley, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Land Office  
    Public Grounds and Public Buildings  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    County Boundaries  
    Internal Improvements  
    Private Land Claims No. 2  

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