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Jesse Billingsley

Jesse Billingsley
Full Name: Jesse Billingsley
Other surnames: Billingsly
Birth date: October 10, 1810
Death date: October 1, 1880

Terms of Service

  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
  • House, 5th Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Billingsly, age 43, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Tennessee in 1835, farmer, postoffice Cedar Creek, Bastrop County. House Journal .
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 671. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Texas Army, Captain, Texas Revolution. "He joined the Texas Army under the command of General Edward Burleson and became captain of the Mina Volunteers." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 671. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, p. 52. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Colonel Jesse Billingsley, p. 36. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album 1995.
  • BILLINGSLEY, JESSE (1810-1880). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "On November 17, 1835, he joined Capt. Robert M. Coleman's company of Mina Volunteers–forty-nine Bastrop County men, including George B. Erath. Billingsley served until December 17. When this unit mustered into Sam Houston's army at the beginning of the Texas Revolution, it was designated Company B of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, and on March 1, 1836, Billingsley was elected its captain. He commanded the company at the battle of San Jacinto, where he received a wound that crippled his left hand for life. The company disbanded at Mina on June 1. Billingsley thereafter served as a private in John C. Hunt's ranger company, from July 1 through October 1, 1836." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
  • Billingsley, Jesse. Texas State Cemetery .
  • "Capt. Jesse Billingsley, A Soldier in the army of Texas, 1835, Commander of Company C, First Regiment, Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto." Headstone inscription. Texas State Cemetery .
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