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John A. Ramsdell

J.A. Ramsdell
Full Name: John A. Ramsdell
Other surnames: Ramsdale
Birth date: August 23, 1824
Death date: July 5, 1908

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887
    Democrat
(1) Burnet County. House Journal .
(2) Lampasas, Lampasas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Burnet County. "Mr. Ramsdell came to Texas in 1867, lived three years in Lampasas and then removed to Burnet county, where he has since been engaged in agriculture and stock-raising." Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
(4) Postoffice Burnet. Rules of Order of the House of Representatives of the Nineteenth Legislature 1885.
(5) Lampasas County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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  • Census of 1850 - John Ramsdall, Chemung County, New York, age 26, born circa 1824 in Vermont, farmer, in household with children Charles, Eugene and Frank.
    Census of 1860 - J.A. Ramsdell, Tompkins Township, Warren County, Illinois, age 35, born circa 1825 in Vermont, merchant, in household with children Charles, Eugene and Frank.
    Census of 1870 - John A. Ramsdell, Lampasas postoffice, Justice Precinct 1, Lampasas County, age 45, born circa 1825 in Vermont, with Elizabeth J.H. Ramsdell.
    Census of 1880 - John A. Ramsdell, Precinct 6, Burnet, age 56, born circa 1824 in Vermont, farmer, spouse Elizabeth J. Ramsdell.
    Census of 1900 - John A. Ramsdell, Marble Falls, Burnet County, age 76, born August 1824 in Vermont, merchant, widowed.
    John A. Ramsdell married Elizabeth J. Hutchinson 2/26/1861 in Henderson County, Illinois. FamilySearch . Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940 1900
  • 1850 1880 1870 1860
  • Biographical sketch, J.A. Ramsdell, pp. 47-48. Born 8/23/1824 in the state of New York. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Death notice, The Lampasas Leader, 7/17/1908, p. 3, crediting Lampasas Public Library. "Major J.A. Ramsdell died at his home in Columbia, Isle of Pines, July 5th . . . was a resident of this place many years."
    "Major Ramsdell Writes," The Lampasas Leader, 9/18/1903, p. 5, crediting Lampasas Public Library. "Major J.A. Ramsdell is now with his son Frank in the Isle of Pines . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . Major Ramsdell writes Death notice
  • Born 8/23/1824 in Rutland, Vermont; died 1906 in Isle of the Pines, Colombia, West Indies. "John A. Ramsdell was a member of the Texas Legislature and owned a mining company in Burnet County in the 1880's." Message board posting, RAMSDELL-L Archives, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
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