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James Caldwell Gaither

J.C. Gaither
Full Name: James Caldwell Gaither
Birth date: April 12, 1826
Death date: March 8, 1899

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (1) (2) (4) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
    Democrat
  • House, 16th (3) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
(1) "Falls county gives the National, State and District democratic tickets about 100 majority, "Elections in Texas: returns from different districts," p. 1, 11/4/1880. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. J.C. Gaither, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. J.C. Gaither, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Other Resources

  • James C. Gaither, Sr., birth date 4/12/1826 in Iredell County, North Carolina (on grave marker), death date 3/8/1899, portrait, burial in Chilton Cemetery, Chilton, Falls County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, James C. Gaither. A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, 1893, p. 933, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Born 4/12/1826 in Iredell County, North Carolina; married Florida Townsend in 1848 in Fayette County; represented Falls County in the 16th and 17th Legislatures. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Mexican War, 1st Lieutenant, Captain Evans' company, John C. Hays' regiment of Texas cavalry. A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, 1893, p. 933, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Included on list of "Texas Whigs Named in Newspapers and Identified From the Census of 1850," Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 30-33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Biographical sketch, James Caldwell Gaither, p. 263. Born 4/12/1825 in Iredell County, North Carolina. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • "At the commencement of the late civil war, was captain of a cavalry company, raised for service in the Confederate States army, but owing to ill health, resigned the command; was commissioned a major in the State troops, but did no service." Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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