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Jerome Swinford

J. Swinford
Full Name: Jerome Swinford
Birth date: November 3, 1839
Death date: July 13, 1906

Terms of Service

  • House, 21st (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/8/1889 - 1/13/1891
    Democrat
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
(3) James Swinford. 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

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Possibly J. Swinford, Private, Sabine Pass Guards (Jefferson County), 2nd Brigade, Texas State Troops, enlisted 4/20/1861. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com .
  • Jerome Swinford, birth date 11/3/1839, death date 7/13/1906, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange, Orange County, with spouse Anna T. Swinford. Portrait, photo of historical marker. Find a Grave .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Jerome Swinford, pp. 350-352. Born 11/3/1839 in Missouri, married Anna M. Trumble 1/2/1863, then located at Orange, Texas, in the fall of 1863. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Came to Texas in November 1861 and located at Sabine Pass. In December 1861, enlisted in company at the Rio Grande "to help quell disturbance brought about by the Cortina invasion from Mexico"; in May 1861, volunteered for Captain Lyken's Company of Infantry, then transferred to Navy Department. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature 1889.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, Liken's Regiment, enlisted June 1861 as resident of Sabine Pass, Texas; later transferred to Marine Department, C.S.A. of Texas. Jerome Swinford, birth date 11/3/1839, death date 7/13/1906. Biographical sketch, portrait, certificate of eligibility for Southern Cross of Honor in the Confederacy. Southern Heroes from Southeast Texas by Allen Connel. Texans in the Civil War .
  • Text of historical marker, Jerome Swinford, Orange County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
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