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Benjamin Johnson Forbes

B.J. Forbes
Full Name: Benjamin Johnson Forbes
Birth date: May 19, 1872
Death date: January 7, 1954

Terms of Service

  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 41st Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 1/13/1931
  • House, 40th Legislature
    1/11/1927 - 1/8/1929
  • House, 39th (1) (2) Legislature
    9/13/1926 - 1/11/1927
(1) Benjamin J. Forbes, in special election 1/5/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Fine G. Bedford, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • B.J. Forbes, age 56 in 1929, minister and farmer, Democrat. Brief biography in Houston Post-Dispatch for 2/6/1929, p. 9. Card File .
  • Census of 1930 - B.J. Forbes, Parker County, preacher, age 57, born circa 1873 in Missouri, wife Minnie, daughter Jewel. FamilySearch .
  • Benjamin Johnson Forbes, birth date 5/19/1872 in Petts [Pettis] County, Missouri, death date 1/7/1954 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas, minister. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • B.J. Forbes, birth date 5/19/1872, death date 1/7/1954, burial in Spring Creek Cemetery, Weatherford, Parker County. Includes obituaries from Firm Foundation, 3/23/1954 (Benjamin Johnson Forbes), and unknown source ("Famed 'Horseback' Pastor Dies"). Find a Grave .
  • Message board posting, "Looking for Benjamin Joseph (Joe) FORBES. He was a circuit preacher in/around Hood, Parker, Johnson Cos, in the early 1900s. He road a paint horse. He had a daughter, Jewell, who married Bryant Caraway and lived in Parker Co. in the Tin Top community." Genealogy.com 2004.
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