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John Harmon Dills

J.H. Dills
Full Name: John Harmon Dills
Birth date: December 4, 1836
Death date: August 26, 1919

Terms of Service

  • House, 23rd Legislature
    1/10/1893 - 1/8/1895
    Democrat
  • House, 22nd Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry. John H. Dills, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • John Harmon Dills, birth date 12/4/1836, death date 8/26/1919, burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, with spouse Julia Ellen Desha; includes obituary from The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) and excerpt from History of the Orphan Brigade (Kentucky) by Ed Porter Thompson. Find a Grave .
  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 9th Kentucky Regiment, discharged 2/12/1862 on account of disability by disease. John H. Dills, pp. 59-61, 832, 1054; roster of Company D, 9th Regiment. "He has been twice elected to represent Grayson county in the Legislature." History of the Orphan Brigade (First Kentucky Brigade) 1898.
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen of Sherman Is Dead," Gainesville Daily Register and Messenger, 8/28/1919, p. 2, crediting Cooke County Library. Member of Texas and New Mexico legislatures. "Judge J.H. Dills, former citizen of Sherman, and at one time a Grayson county representative in the Texas Legislature . . . Judge Dills' home for the past several years has been in New Mexico, where he was a member of the State legislature until about a year ago, when he retired on account of ill health." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.H. Dills, postoffice Sherman, nativity Kentucky, age 56 (born circa 1837), engineer, 18 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 22nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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