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James Alfred Truitt

James A. Truitt
Full Name: James Alfred Truitt
Birth date: October 23, 1795
Death date: June 11, 1870

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 11th (3) (7) (11) (12) (13) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/8/1870
     
  • Senate, 7th (2) (5) (10) (14) & 6th (8) Legislatures
    11/5/1855 - 11/7/1859
     
  • Senate, 4th (1) (9) Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • House, 2nd (6) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
  • House, 1st (4) Legislature
    2/16/1846 - 12/13/1847
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 2, 1853, 4th Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 4, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Truit's Store, Shelby County. No address or home county listed for 6th Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) White Cottage, Shelby County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(5) Listed in "Senators holding over: 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) .
(6) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(7) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal .
(8) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal .
(9) 4th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elect presented their credentials, qualified, and took their seats, 11/3/1851, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .
(10) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal .
(11) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(12) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(13) Lists town of White Cottage (no longer exists), Shelby County. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac) .
(14) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

  • Photograph. James A. Truitt, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, James Truit, p. 182. "His postoffice address in 1866 was White's Cottage, Shelby County . . . " Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • Census of 1860 - James Truit, Truit's Store post office, Beat No. 10, Shelby County, age 64, born circa 1796 in North Carolina, farmer, living in household with Mary Truit (age 54), Jams W., and Emaline. FamilySearch .
  • TRUITT, JAMES W. (1845-1922). Relatives: John H. Truitt and James W. Truitt - brothers. John H. Truitt and James W. Truitt - grandsons, James Alfred Truitt (1795-1870) - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • TRUITT, JAMES (1795-1870) - James Truitt (Truit). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • James A. Truit. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, John H. Truitt, pp. 188-189. Born 2/21/1848 in Shelby County. Relatives: John H. Truitt, grandson of Honorable James [Alfred] Truitt, member of Texas Congress during the Republic, and member of Texas House of Representatives and Senate from Shelby County until 1866. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature 1887.
  • James Truitt, pp. 259, 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • Biographical sketch of John Hall Stephens of Montague, p. 390. Birth date 12/22/1847; "died in 1927." Relatives: John Hall Stephens - grandson; James Truit - grandfather. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, James Alfred Truit, 11th Legislature, pp. 63-64. Relatives: James Alfred Truit, father; Alfred M. Truit, son. "[James Alfred] Truit and his family settled in Shelby County in 1840 . . ." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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