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John Boyle Hemphill

J.B. Hemphill
Full Name: John Boyle Hemphill, Jr.
Birth date: April 17, 1858
Death date: April 4, 1949

Terms of Service

  • House, 28th (1) (2) (3) (5) (8) Legislature
    1/13/1903 - 1/10/1905
  • House, 27th (4) (6) (7) Legislature
    1/8/1901 - 1/13/1903
(1) Avalon, Ellis County. "Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives," 11/9/1902, p. 24. Galveston Daily News .
(2) AVALON, TEXAS (Ellis County). "Avalon is an agricultural community located at State Highway 34 and Farm Road 55 about fourteen miles southeast of Waxahachie in southern Ellis County." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Ennis, Ellis County. House Journal .
(4) Avalon, Ellis County. House Journal .
(5) Ennis, Ellis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) Avalon, Ellis County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Avalon. Texas Legislative Manual .
(8) Ennis. Year Book for Texas, Volume II 1903.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Photo in composite of Supreme Court justices, p. 14, description of work as judge and frontier attorney, pp. 15, 26-27. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service 2005.
  • Census of 1900 - John Hemphill, Ellis County, age 42, birth date April 1858 in Mississippi, lawyer, spouse Maggie, daughters Lula, Vera, and Allen, son Grady.
    Census of 1910 - John B. Hemphill, Ellis County, age 52, born in Mississippi, lawyer, spouse Estel, daughters Lucile, Vera, and Allie.
    John Boyle Hemphill in birth records for son Grady Hemphill and daughter Allie Mae Hemphill. FamilySearch . 1910 1900
  • Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (1) Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981 (2)
  • John B. Hemphill, birth date 4/17/1857, death date 4/4/1949, burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, Murray County. Father J.B. Hemphill buried in Italy, Ellis County, Texas. Find a Grave . J.B. Hemphill John B. Hemphill
  • Obituary, J.B. Hemphill, Sulphur Times-Democrat, Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma, Thursday, 4/7/1949. Birth date 4/17/1858, death date Monday, 4/4/1949. "He received his early education in Mississippi then moved to Lavaca County, Texas (blurred print) admitted to the bar. He moved to Ellis County where he practiced law for many years and presented the county in the state legislature for two terms." Genealogy.com 2004.
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.B. Hemphill, postoffice Avalon, nativity Mississippi, age 48 (born circa 1855), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Biographical sketch, John B. Hemphill, pp. 105-106. Born 4/17/1858 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The Twenty-Seventh Legislature and State Administration of Texas 1901.
  • "Death of Mrs. Hemphill," 7/16/1902, p. 1. Obituary of Mrs. Maggie Hemphill, death date 7/15/1902 "at the family home near Avalon," wife of Representative J.B. Hemphill. Waxahachie Daily Light .
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