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J.B. Simpson James Bates Simpson
Full Name: James Bates Simpson
Date of birth: 1846
Date of death: January 27, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler

(1) Liberty, Liberty County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(2) Liberty County, list of members elect in typescript journal, p. 3. House Journal.
(3) Orange, Orange County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of James Bates Simpson included in brother Thomas M. Simpson, Jr.'s sketch, Volume III, p. 1525. "Subsequently locating at Liberty, the county seat of Liberty county, he there became district attorney and was also elected and served as a member of the Legislature." A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private in the company of Capt. Blackburn, Rust's Brigade; later promoted to Sergeant Major. Obituary, "Col. Simpson Dead," 1/28/1905. Includes description of Simpson's enlistment and battles fought. Dallas Morning News.
  • Other Resources
  • "Col. James B. Simpson Seriously Hurt," Friday, 1/27/1905, p. 2. Commerce Journal.
  • Obituary, James Bates Simpson, born 1845 in Fort Smith, Arkansas, death date 1/27/1905 at his home in Dallas. "Lived for a time in Galveston, then settled at Liberty, where he was district attorney for two years, and was then a member of the State Senate [sic] for a term." Confederate Veteran.
  • "Col. J.B. Simpson Injured," 1/24/1905. Dallas Morning News.
  • Funeral service, photo, "Col. Simpson Buried," 1/30/1905. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary and photo, "Col. Simpson Dead," 1/28/1905. Born 1845 in Fort Smith, Arkansas; died 1/27/1905 in Dallas; " . . . he removed to Liberty, where during 1867 and 1868 he was District Attorney of Hardin and Liberty Counties. During the two succeeding years he served in the State Senate [sic] from those counties." Dallas Morning News.
  • J.B. Simpson, lawyer, born in Arkansas (ca. 1846), age 28. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
  • James B. Simpson (1846-1905), grave marker photo, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. See note in "Flowers" and reprint of Confederate Veteran obituary. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.B. Simpson, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Impeachment Managers, Judge William Chambers, 1st Judicial District  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Removal of Judge Martin Wheeler, 5th Judicial District  
    Town and City Corporations (Chair) 

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