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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
  • House, 22nd Legislature
    1/13/1891 - 1/10/1893

Biographical Notes and Resources


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, death date 8/26/1919 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. FamilySearch . Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960
  • 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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