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James B. Barry James Buckner Barry
Full Name: James Buckner "Buck" Barry
Date of birth: December 16, 1821
Date of death: December 16, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Unaffiliated Iredell / Bosque   Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell
(1) Party affiliation: "Democratic Principle, but not Party." Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, p. 259. Elected as an Independent Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume I, pp. 96-101. "Such was Colonel Barry's success as an Indian fighter and defender of the frontier that the state legislature at its twelfth session voted him a present of the finest gun that could be bought." A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Describes the James Buckner Barry papers, including reports, correspondence, and diary reminiscences. Confederate Military Manuscripts: Series C: Holdings of the Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
  • Texas Rangers; Texas Mounted Riflemen, Mexican War; Lieutenant Colonel, Confederate States Army. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Buck Barry portrait, circa 1905. Ancestry.com.
  • Portrait. Ancestry.com.
  • Col. James Buckner Barry, birth date 12/16/1821, death date 12/16/1906, interment in Barry Cemetery, Walnut Springs, Bosque County. Find a Grave.
  • Buckner was "reared in the household of democracy and traveled that road thirty year before joining the populists," 8/22/1898, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • James Buckner "Buck" Barry historical marker. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • BARRY, JAMES BUCKNER (1821-1906). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James B. Barry, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Indian Affairs  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
     

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