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James Menees Lindsay

Full Name: James Menees Lindsay
Other surnames: Lindsey
Birth date: December 31, 1835
Death date: May 3, 1919

Terms of Service

  • House, 9th (1) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 1/14/1862
(1) J.W. Hale, sworn 2/9/1863, succeeded J.M. Lindsey. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 35th Legislature, Communications from Members of 9th Legislature, 2/7 and 2/8/1917, p. 496: S.J.P. McDowell (served as member of 9th Legislature, 1st session in 1861-1862, then resigned and entered Confederate military service) and W.P. McLean ("I believe Judge Lindsay, at Gainesville, and I are the only surviving members of the 9th Legislature and I well remember that we were the youngest members of that body. We both resigned at the close of the first session and went into the Confederate army . . ."). House Journal .
  • J.M. Lindsey, Gainesville, Cooke County. Members and Officers of the House of Representatives of the Ninth Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, Fitzhugh's Regiment, Walker's Division. Judge James M. Lindsay, p. 1138. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge James M. Lindsay, Volume III, p. 1138. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • Biographical sketch, Judge James M. Lindsay, Volume I, pp. 236-237. Born in Wilson County, Tennessee; son of Rev. Louis and Jane R. (McFarland) Lindsay; 22 years old in 1857 upon moving to Texas; "His first noteworthy service was as a member of the eighth [sic] assembly of the Texas legislature in 1861, at which time he was the youngest member of the body . . . " A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas 1906.
  • James M. Lindsay, birth date 12/31/1835, death date 5/3/1919 in Gainesville, banker, son of Lewis Lindsay and Jane McFarland. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • James Menees Lindsay (1835-1919), burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. Includes photo and historical marker. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary, "J.M. Lindsay Dead: Venerable Texas Financier Was Railway Director and School Promoter," 5/3/1919, p. 1. San Antonio Light .
  • Historical marker, James Menees Lindsay, Cooke County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. J.M. Lindsay, pp. 112-113. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.

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