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James Franklin Overton

Full Name: James Franklin Overton
Birth date: June 24, 1831
Death date: December 26, 1921

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (2) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) 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

  • J.F. Overton. House Journal .


Other Resources

  • James F. Overton, birth date 6/24/1831 in Kentucky, death date 12/26/1921 in Los Angeles, California. FamilySearch . California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
  • James E. Overton, in 1889 from Hackberry, age 56 in 1889, born in Kentucky, farmer, Democrat. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel. Obituary, "Veteran of Civil War Dies Here: Lieut. Col. J.F. Overton Organized First Troop of Confederate Cavalry," 12/27/1921, p. 11. "James Franklin Overton, Civil War veteran and an officer of Gen. Forrest's cavalry brigade of the Confederate Army, died yesterday (12/26/1921) . . . The deceased organized the first troop of cavalry to join the Confederate Army . . . Following the war Col. Overton went to Texas, where he was a member of the Legislature. " Born 1831 near Louisville, Kentucky. Los Angeles Times .
  • James F. Overton. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, Kentucky Cavalry. "He joined the celebrated partisan ranger, General Forrest . . ." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, James F. Overton, pp. 241-243. Born 6/24/1831 in Woodford County, Kentucky, married Mary L. Sturgeon in Hardin County, Kentucky, in 1854. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • James F. Overton. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

Committee Information

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