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Claiborne John Kyle

C. Kyle
Full Name: Claiborne John Kyle
Birth date: August 8, 1800
Death date: July 30, 1867

Terms of Service

  • House, 11th (1) (2) (3) (4) (8) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 7/30/1867
  • House, 10th Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
  • Senate, 5th (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) MOUNTAIN CITY, TX. "Mountain City was twelve miles north of San Marcos in central Hays County. It had one of the first post offices and stagecoach stops between Austin and San Marcos . . . It reportedly received its name from William Walton Haupt when he became postmaster in 1858 or 1860." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) San Marcos, Hays County. House Journal .
(4) Mountain City, Hays County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) 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) .
(6) 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) .
(7) 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 .
(8) Blanco County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Claiborne Kyle, age 53, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Mississippi in 1845, farmer, postoffice San Marcos, Hays County. House Journal .


  • Photograph. C. Kyle, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Claiborne Kyle, p. 167. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album 1995.
  • Claiborn Kyle, birth date 8/8/1800, death date 7/30/1867, portrait, biographical sketch, burial in Kyle Cemetery, Kyle, Hays County, with spouse Lucy Bugg. Find a Grave .
  • KYLE, CLAIBORNE (1800-1867). Relatives: Claiborne Kyle - father, Fergus Kyle, founder of Kyle, Texas - son. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Claiborne John Kyle. Born 8/8/1800 in Hawkins County, Tennessee, married Lucy Bugg 9/27/1829, senator in Mississippi, and moved to Hays County, Texas in the mid-1840s. Served in 5th Texas Senate and in the Texas House of Representatives during the Civil War. Died 7/30/1867 at Mountain City, Hays County. The Young Families of Early Giles County, Tennessee, compiled by Flora East, et al., 1986, 2011, updated 2013, pp. 470-471. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service . Page 401-500 Home page
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