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James Shackleford Gillett
Full Name: James Shackleford Gillett
Other surnames: Gillet
Date of birth: April 1, 1810
Date of death: May 19, 1874

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 3 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1)     Paris / Lamar   Lamar
H Red River Feb 17, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)     Unknown / Lamar   Red River, Titus
(1) James S. Gillet, Lamar County. Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette, 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) Gillett "elected the first representative from Lamar County to the First Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Lamar county representatives were "Messrs Bourland and Gillett," p. 11. House Journal.
(4) Not present at organization of the House on 2/16/1846. James Gillett, James Willie, John N.O. Smith, and William Bourland sworn on 2/17/1846, p. 11, House Journal.
(5) James Gillett's district comprised of Red River County, p. 35. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) James Gillett, Lamar County, Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, Texas Democrat, 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
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Biographical Sketches
  • James Shackleford Gillett, birth date 4/1/1810 in Lincoln, Kentucky; death date 5/19/1874 in Lampasas; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas; includes biographical sketch and headstone photo. Find a Grave.
  • GILLETT, JAMES SHACKLEFORD (1810-1874). Handbook of Texas Online.
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    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Military Affairs  
    Santa Fe, Prepare Remonstrance and Protest Against the Further Continuance of a Military Government in  
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Enrolled Bills  

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