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James Green Witherspoon

J.G. Witherspoon
Full Name: James Green Witherspoon
Birth date: May 17, 1844
Death date: December 17, 1924

Terms of Service

  • House, 30th Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
  • House, 29th Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company F, 19th (Biffles) Tennessee Cavalry (also known as 9th Tennessee Cavalry), enlisted 8/10/1862 at Ashland. J.G. Witherspoon, born in Wayne County, Tennessee, residence in Crowell, Foard County as of October 1919, lived in Hardeman County until 1907. Includes Oklahoma and Texas certificates of death of James G. Witherspoon, birth date 5/17/1844, death date 12/17/1924 in Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma. Pension File No. 36234, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com .
  • Census of 1900 - James G. Witherspoon, Quanah, Hardeman County, age 56, birth date May 1844 in Tennessee, stockman, wife Harriet C.
    Census of 1910 - James G. Witherspoon, Foard County, age 65, born about 1845 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Harriet C. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • James G. Witherspoon (1844-1924), burial in Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman County. Find a Grave .
  • "James Green Witherspoon, son of Franklin and Adeline M. [Montague 1191 Witherspoon, b. May 17, 1844; m., Feb. 23, 1869 his cousin, Miss Hattie C. Witherspoon. They reside near Crowell[,] Hardeman Co., Texas." History and Genealogy of Peter Montague, of Nansemond and Lancaster Counties, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1621-1894, by George William Montague, Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1894, p. 390. Google Books .
  • Mentioned in FOARD COUNTY. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Brief vignettes on members of the 30th Legislature, "Kodaks by the Chaplain," The Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen Passes Away," Col. J.G. Witherspoon, death date Wednesday, 12/17/1924, marriage to Hattie Witherspoon of Tennessee in 1869, "sent to the legislature from this district for two terms in the beginning of this century . . ." Quanah Tribune-Chief .
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - J.G. Witherspoon, postoffice Quanah, nativity Tennessee, age 60 (born circa 1845), cowman, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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