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John Kendall Bumpass

J.K. Bumpass
Full Name: John Kendall Bumpass
Birth date: December 8, 1829
Death date: August 10, 1899

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
    Democrat
  • House, 24th (1) Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897
    Democrat
  • Senate, 11th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    8/7/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
(1) District 16, composed of Kaufman county. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Farmersville, Collin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 11th Legislature - Oath of office for Senators elected from Districts No. 22, 29, 30, and 15, 8/7/1866, p. 6. Senate Journal .
(4) McKinney, Collin County. Senate Journal .
(5) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(7) Democrat - "has been a delegate to nearly ever Democratic state convention since the (Civil) war and has canvassed and made speeches for forty years over the state for his party," p. 104. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal .

Photographs

  • Photograph. J.K. Bumpass, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Photograph. J.K. Bumpass, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.K. Bumpass, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company F, 5th Texas Partisan Rangers Cavalry (Martin's Cavalry), enlisted 3/1/1863 in Collin County. John Kendall Bumpass, born 1828-1829 in Person County, North Carolina; died 1899 in Kaufman County. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • J.K. Bumpass, birth date 12/8/1829, death date 8/10/1899, burial in Farmersville IOOF Cemetery, Farmersville, Collin County, with wife E.C. Bumpass. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, John Kendall Bumpass (1829-1899). "In the 1890's he twice was elected to the Texas State Legislature." "The Bumpass Family of Collin County, Texas," Collin Chronicles, Volume 3, Number 1, January-March 1993, p. 8, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, Captain J.K. Bumpass, Terrell, Texas, death date 8/10/1899. "Necrological," The Houston Daily Post, 8/17/1899, p. 5. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, John K. Bumpass, pp. 104-105. Born 12/8/1829 near Rocksboro, Person County, North Carolina, married Elizabeth Thomas at Oakhill, Granville County, North Carolina, in 1850, moved to Kaufman County in 1876. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 58-59, resident of Collin County in 11th Legislature. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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