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James Shepard
Full Name: James Elisha Shepard
Other surnames: Sheppard
Date of birth: April 24, 1817
Date of death: July 16, 1894

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 49 Jul 12, 1856 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 35 Aug 12, 1850 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (2) (3)     Brenham / Washington   Washington
(1) James E. Shepard, sworn 7/12/1856, succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Journal spells name Shepard in 3rd called session. House Journal.
(3) James G. Sheppard succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver, resigned 7/21/1850, in 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch states that James E. Shepard moved to Brenham, Texas in November, 1846, "where he has since chiefly resided. . . He was a member of the Legislature of Texas in 1850, and served a subsequent term prior to the war." Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • SHEPARD, JAMES E. (1817-1894). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketches of Chauncy B., James E. and Seth Shepard, History of Brenham and Washington County, pp. 84-87. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Other Resources
  • James Elisha Shepard, birth date 4/24/1817, death date 7/16/1894, includes obituary "Death of Judge Shepard," "Judge Shepard was a member of the Texas legislature in 1850 and again just prior to the civil war . . ." Interment in Brenham Masonic Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • Relatives: James E. Shepard and Chauncy B. Shepard - brothers; Chauncy B. Shepard - father, Seth Shepard - son; James E. Shepard - uncle, Seth Shepard - nephew; History of Brenham and Washington County, pp. 84-87. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Includes separate entries for James E. Shepard, member of the 6th legislature, and James G. Sheppard, member of the 3rd legislature. Both Shep[p]ards succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver of Washington County following a resignation. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
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