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James Gray Barbee

J.G. Barbee
Full Name: James Gray Barbee
Other surnames: Barber
Birth date: July 4, 1851
Death date: March 17, 1915

Terms of Service

  • House, 23rd Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • James Gray Barbee, birth date 7/4/1851 at Crockett, death date 3/17/1915 at Wharton, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County. Find a Grave .
  • HUGHS, FANNIE MAY BARBEE (1874–1976), daughter of Judge James Gray and Fannie Barker (Fifer) Barbee. "Upon graduation from college, she spent time in Austin with her father, a member of the Texas legislature." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Judge J.G. Barbee Dead at Wharton," The Houston Post, 3/18/1915, p. 8. Born 7/4/1850 in Crockett, Texas, son of Dr. J.G. Barbee and Miranda (Burrow) Barbee. "In 1893 he was elected to represent this county [Wharton] in the twenty-third assembly of the legislature. He ran for office on a sound money platform, defeating John E. Linn, the free silver candidate." Survivors include daughter Mrs. F.M.B. Hughes of Wharton and brother Colonel N.D. Barbee of Crockett. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.G. Barber, postoffice Wharton, nativity Texas, age 42, farmer, 42 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Family history of Dr. James G. Barbee by Mrs. Fannie Mae Barbee Hughes of Wharton, daughter of J.G. Barbee, Jr., pp. 127-128. Dr. James G. Barbee and Miranda Burrow Barbee, parents of J.G. Barbee, Jr., born 1851 in Crockett and married Fannie Barker Fifer. J.G. Barbee, Jr. and Col. N.B. Barbee - brothers. "Col. N.B. Barbee was his [J.G. Barbee, Jr.] oldest brother." The History of Houston County, Texas 1943.
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