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James Boyce Boyd

James Boyd
Full Name: James Boyce Boyd
Birth date: 1831
Death date: April 1, 1888

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 11th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    8/7/1866 - 2/7/1870
(1) Conservative Democrat - elected on Conservative Democratic ticket in June 1866 to represent Robertson County in the Texas Senate, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne, Dale Baum, LSU Press, 2009, p. 97. Google Books .
(2) 11th Legislature - Oath of office, 8/7/1866, p. 8. Senate Journal .
(3) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: J.B. Boyd, resident county Robertson, post office Owensville, state of nativity North Carolina, lawyer, age 32 in 1866 (born ca. 1834). Senate Journal .


  • Photograph. James Boyd, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Other Resources

  • James Boyce Boyd, born 1831 in North Carolina, died 4/1/1888 in Robertson County. Grave marker photo, interment in Calvert City Cemetery, Calvert, Robertson County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 58. Lawyer from North Carolina, recounts story of Boyd stricken on the battlefield in Confederate military. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
  • Robertson County Cemeteries, Calvert City Cemetery: Boyd, James Boyce, born 1831, died 1888, married widow of John H. Feney, represented Robertson County in Texas House of Representatives 1866 & 1868. TXGenWeb Project .
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