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Benjamin Franklin Blackmon

B.F. Blackman
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Blackmon
Other surnames: Blackman
Birth date: March 4, 1825
Death date: August 31, 1888

Terms of Service

  • House, 15th Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - B.F. Blackmon, Wadeville post office, Navarro County, age 45, born circa 1825 in South Carolina, farmer.
    Census of 1880 - Benj. F. Blackman, Navarro County, age 55, born circa 1825 in South Carolina, physician and farmer. FamilySearch . 1880 1870
  • D.F. Blackman, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
  • Mentioned p. 170; Description of town of Eureka includes biographical sketch of Dr. B.F. Blackmon: came to Texas in 1853, and after Civil War, lived in Navarro County "near Eureka," elected to state legislature 1874, died 1888. History of Navarro County, pp. 243-244. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Benjamin F. Blackmon. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical information on Benjamin F. and Mary E. (Jones) Blackmon included in sketch of son, Walter J. Blackmon, including Benjamin F. Blackmon's surprise at being nominated for the Legislature. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 493-495, crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, B.F. Blackman, born 3/4/1825 in South Carolina, physician, p. 112. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Benjamin F. Blackmon. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.
  • Dr. Benjamin Franklin Blackmon, birth date 3/4/1825, death date 8/31/1888, burial in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Navarro County. Mentioned in The History of Winkler, Gary Pillans and Bud Minze, Texas History, Fairfield High School, March 5, 1963, originally published in The Navarro County Scroll, Vol. XXI, 1981; and Birdston Valley Cemetery, researched by Verna Bonner, originally published in The Navarro County Scroll, Vol. XXI, 1988. Navarro County, TXGenWeb Project . Birdston Valley Cemetery Eureka Cemetery
  • The History of Winkler
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