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John Henry Traylor

J.H. Traylor
Full Name: John Henry Traylor
Birth date: March 27, 1839
Death date: March 19, 1925

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 19th (1) & 18th (3) (5) Legislatures
    1/9/1883 - 1/11/1887
  • House, 17th (2) (4) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885 1885.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas 1883.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(5) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal . January 9, 1883
January 10, 1883

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 136. A History of Hood County, Texas: From its Earliest Settlement to the Present, Together with Biographical Sketches of Many Leading Men and Women Among the Early Settlers. . .: Also a Sketch of the History of Somervell County. 1895.
  • Obituary and photo, "Col. John Traylor, Former Mayor, Dies," 3/20/1925, p. 13. Confederate veteran and former Mayor of Dallas and State Representative and Senator; native of Traylorsville, Henry County, Virginia. "As a State legislator, Col. Traylor's service included the authorship of a number of important measures; one reducing passenger fares from 5c to 3c a mile and another repealing the law granting railroads sixteen sections of land for each mile of construction. He was also instrumental in having the State Capitol built of Texas granite."
    "Funeral Is Held for Col. Traylor," 3/21/1925, p. 13. Dallas Morning News .
  • John H. Traylor, birth date 3/27/1839 in Virginia; death date 3/19/1925 in Harlandale, Bexar County, Texas; retired. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • John H. Traylor, birth date 3/27/1839, death date 3/19/1925, portrait, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave .
  • TRAYLOR, JOHN HENRY (1839-1925). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Company B, 4th Georgia Regiment. Scout and sharpshooter for Gen. Stonewall Jackson. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, John H. Traylor, p. 91. Born in Henry County, Virginia, 45 years ago (circa 1840). Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 247. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83 1883.
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