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James Shepard

Full Name: James Elisha Shepard
Other surnames: Sheppard
Birth date: April 24, 1817
Death date: July 16, 1894

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th (2) Legislature
    7/12/1856 - 11/2/1857
     
  • House, 3rd (1) (3) Legislature
    8/12/1850 - 11/3/1851
     
(1) Journal spells name Shepard in 3rd called session. House Journal .
(2) James E. Shepard, sworn 7/12/1856, succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) James G. Sheppard succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver, resigned 7/21/1850, in 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch states that James E. Shepard moved to Brenham, Texas in November, 1846, "where he has since chiefly resided. . . He was a member of the Legislature of Texas in 1850, and served a subsequent term prior to the war." Bench and Bar of Texas 1885.
  • James Elisha Shepard, birth date 4/24/1817, death date 7/16/1894, includes obituary "Death of Judge Shepard," "Judge Shepard was a member of the Texas legislature in 1850 and again just prior to the civil war . . ." burial in Brenham Masonic Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County. Find a Grave .
  • SHEPARD, JAMES E. (1817-1894). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Includes separate entries for James E. Shepard, member of the 6th legislature, and James G. Sheppard, member of the 3rd legislature. Both Shep[p]ards succeeded Benjamin E. Tarver of Washington County following a resignation. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Biographical sketches of Chauncy B., James E., and Seth Shepard, pp. 84-87. Relatives: James E. Shepard and Chauncy B. Shepard - brothers; Chauncy B. Shepard - father, Seth Shepard - son; James E. Shepard - uncle, Seth Shepard - nephew; "To Judge [Seth] Shepard the State owes a lasting debt of gratitude for having found the original manuscript of the Declaration of Texas Independence, which was lost for more than sixty years." The History of Brenham and Washington County 1915.

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