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John Haywood Tolbert

J.H. Tolbert
Full Name: John Haywood Tolbert
Other surnames: Talbert
Birth date: January 25, 1837
Death date: February 7, 1907

Terms of Service

  • House, 26th (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    4/28/1899 - 1/8/1901
  • House, 22nd Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
  • House, 21st (1) (6) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
  • House, 20th (5) Legislature
    1/11/1887 - 1/8/1889
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Democrat in 26th Legislature - "To succeed Evans of Grayson: Hon. John H. Tolbert was given the nomination" by Grayson county democratic executive committee, Houston Daily Post, 3/20/1899, p. 6. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers .
(3) J.H. Tolbert sworn 4/28/1899, p. 1142. House Journal .
(4) John H. Tolbert, sworn 4/28/1899, succeeded Simpson P. Evans, deceased. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) "Received an unsought nomination from the Democratic party," p. 188. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
(6) T.H. Talbert, Howe. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 30th Legislature, R.S., 2/11/1907, p. 433. Death date 2/7/1907. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Col. E.P. Gregg's Regiment. 30th Legislature, R.S., 2/11/1907, p. 433. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • John H. Tolbert (1837-1907), burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "Last of Gregg's Captains: John H. Tolbert, Gallant Veteran of War Between the States, Dead at Sherman," 2/8/1907, p. 4. "He was elected to the state legislature for four terms, retiring on his own volition." Fort Worth Record and Register .
  • John H. Tolbert, farmer, age 59 in 1899, born in Tennessee. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
  • Biographical sketch, John Haywood Tolbert, pp. 187-188. Born 1/25/1837 in Jackson County, Tennessee, married C.J. Miller on 1/31/1866. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
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