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James W. McDade

Full Name: James Wilkins McDade
Birth date: January 1, 1819
Death date: October 31, 1867

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 6th (3) (4) & 5th (1) (2) Legislatures
    11/7/1853 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
(1) 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) .
(2) 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 .
(3) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(4) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • James Wilkins McDade, born 1819 in Madison, Alabama, died 10/31/1867, source: 1850 U.S. federal census. Ancestry.com .
  • Mentioned in The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: prosperity, Civil War, and decline, by Stephen Chicoine, p. 42, first sheriff of Washington County in 1846, early state representative and senator in 1850s. Google Books .
  • Mentioned as co-founder of Hempstead, Texas; Hempstead became Waller county seat in May 1873. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • McDade, Texas named after James W. McDade, who lived in Brenham. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • James Wilkins McDade, born about 1819 in Madison County, Alabama, married Caroline Tennessee F. Cooper in Washington County, Texas, 3/27/1840, and buried in Old McDade Cemetery in Hempstead, Texas. McDade Historical Marker, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Biographical sketch, James Wilkins McDade, Representative in the Texas Legislature, 1851, Member of Texas Senate, 1853-1855, died in yellow fever epidemic of 1867. Sept McDade Clan Davidson, McDade Surnames 2003.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 244. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • Possibly James W. McDade listed in Austin County Veterans who served during the American Civil War, 1861-65: McDade James W., C Capt. of Col. Kirby's battalion, source: Frizzell's book p. 46. TXGenWeb Project .
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