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James Davis

Full Name: James B. Davis
Date of birth: July 1, 1790
Date of death: February 10, 1859

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (1) (2)     Liberty / Liberty   Jefferson, Liberty, Polk, Tyler

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, p. 75. States that Captain Davis attended Constitutional Convention of 1866 and died in 1877 on a farm south of Weatherford, in Parker County. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • DAVIS, JAMES (1790-1859). Death date 2/10/1859, burial at Coldspring. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Coldspring history, biographical sketch - General James B. Davis (1790-1859) donated land for First Baptist Church; General James Davis, adjutant-general and member of Texas Congress 1843-1844, Constitutional Convention, 1845, buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery (born 7/17/1790, died 2/10/1859). Lake Livingston, Texas, 2000.

Other Resources

Committee Information top

4th R.S. - 1851
Internal Improvements  
Land Titles West of the Nueces, Select  
Militia (Chair) 
Public Debt  
State Affairs (Chair) 

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