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John Newton Fall

John Newton Fall
Full Name: John Newton Fall
Birth date: January 28, 1810
Death date: November 13, 1866

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (4) & 7th (2) (3) Legislatures
    11/2/1857 - 11/4/1861
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Listed as "New Senators elected: Opposition." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 7th Legislature - John N. Fall, age 46, born in Georgia, doctor, post-office Cherino [sic], Nacogdoches County. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • Dr. John Newton Fall, birth date 1/28/1810, death date 11/13/1866, Chireno Lower Cemetery, Chireno, Nacogdoches County. Cemetery transcript, submitted by John Ragland. Cemeteries of Texas 2000.
  • History of Chireno, "In 1840 Dr. John N. Fall's first son, Calvin, was born. He was the first white child to be born in Chireno." Chireno, Texas .
  • Dr. John Newton Fall, birth date 1/28/1810, death date 11/13/1866, burial in Lower Chireno Cemetery, Chireno, Nacogdoches County. No grave marker photo. Biographical sketch/excerpt from: The History of Chireno, The Robert Bruce Blake Collection Volume LXIV, pp. 121-137. Special Collections, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas. Find a Grave .
  • CHIRENO, TEXAS. "About 1837 John Newton Fall, of Georgia, was the first Anglo settler to secure land from José Antonio Chirino, for whom the town was named. Fall was reportedly responsible for much of the town's early development." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, John Newton Fall and descendants. Fahl-Fall and Allied Families : Abernathy, Barbee, Barlow, Byerley, Carle, Cassity, Christman, Eby, Frantz, Gift, Hornaday, Judy, Leedy, Leslie, Luke, Markey, Ozias, Powell, Ross, Snively, Snyder, Taylor, Trotter, Weikel, Witt and others, The Mercer Company, Ottumwa, Iowa, 1961, D4 John Newton Fall, p. 250. HeritageQuest Online .
  • John N. Fall, M.D., Nacogdoches County. Born 1/28/1810 in Clark County, Georgia. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.

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