James C. Francis

Full Name: James C. Francis
Date of birth: March 6, 1811
Date of death: March 25, 1881

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 7, 1859 8th (1)     Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee
H 21 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Rusk / Cherokee   Cherokee

(1) James C. Francis, sworn 11/7/1859, succeeded Benjamin B. Cannon, member-elect, died 9/8/1859. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - James Frances, Cherokee County, age 39, born circa 1811 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch. 1850
  • James C. Francis, birth date 3/6/1811 in Roane County, Tennessee; death date 3/25/1881 in Rusk, Texas; burial in Rocky Springs Cemetery, Dialville, Cherokee County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Death of an Old Legislator," The Galveston Daily News, 3/26/1881, p. 1, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. James A. [sic] Francis, Rusk, death date 3/25/1881. "He served with distinction in the Sixth, Eighth and Tenth Legislatures of Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.


  • Photograph. James Francis, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Claims and Accounts  
Judicial Districts  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
6th R.S. - 1855
Claims and Accounts  
Land Office  
Roads, Bridges, and Ferries  

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