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James Shackleford Gillett

Full Name: James Shackleford Gillett
Other surnames: Gillet
Birth date: April 1, 1810
Death date: May 19, 1874

Terms of Service

  • House, 3rd (6) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
  • House, 1st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    2/17/1846 - 12/13/1847
(1) Gillett "elected the first representative from Lamar County to the First Legislature." Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) Lamar county representatives were "Messrs Bourland and Gillett," p. 11. House Journal .
(3) Not present at organization of the House on 2/16/1846. James Gillett, James Willie, John N.O. Smith, and William Bourland sworn on 2/17/1846, p. 11, House Journal .
(4) James Gillett's district comprised of Red River County, p. 35. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) James Gillett, Lamar County, 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) .
(6) James S. Gillet, Lamar County. Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of son James B. Gillett, Volume V, pp. 2515-2516. Major James S. Gillett, born in Kentucky, elected to the state legislature from Lamar County, died 1874 in Lampasas. A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • J.S. Gillett, birth date 4/1/1810, death date 5/19/1874, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Includes historical marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • GILLETT, JAMES SHACKLEFORD (1810-1874). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Captain, Col. John C. Hays's 2nd Regiment, Texas Rangers, promoted to Major. Adjutant General. Quartermaster, Texas Rangers. Confederate States Army, Capt. W.H.D. Carrington's company. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Historical marker, James S. Gillett, Lampasas Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
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