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Texas Legislators: Past & Present

Jefferson Weatherford

Full Name: Jefferson Weatherford
Birth date: 1810
Death date: 1867

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 10th (1) (3) (10) & 9th (2) (6) (7) Legislatures
    11/4/1861 - 10/17/1864
     
  • Senate, 6th (9) (11) & 5th (4) (5) (8) Legislatures
    11/7/1853 - 11/2/1857
     
(1) Weatherford did not attend 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Pleasant Run, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Lancaster, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .
(8) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(9) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(10) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal .
(11) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Jeff Weatherford, Lancaster, Dallas County, age 50, born circa 1810 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch .
  • Jefferson Weatherford, born 1811 in Bedford County, Tennessee, died 1867 in Wilmer, Dallas County, interment in Stadden Cemetery, Wilmer, State Senator, representing Dallas County, 1853-1857 and 1861-1865. Find a Grave .
  • WEATHERFORD, JEFFERSON (1810-1867). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in WEATHERFORD, TEXAS. ". . . named Weatherford in honor of Jefferson Weatherford, a member of the Texas Senate who coauthored the bill establishing the county [Parker]." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Mentioned in History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin: being a brief symposium of the early history of Parker County, together with short biographical sketches of early settlers and their trials, by G.A. Holland, Weatherford, Tex.: Herald Pub. Co., 1937, pp. 18-19. HeritageQuest Online .
  • Mentioned in 5th Legislature, p. 245. ". . . moved to Texas from his native Alabama in 1846, served two terms, then went off briefly to the Confederate Army and returned to the Senate for the 9th and 10th Legislatures." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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