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James B. Wootten

Full Name: James B. Wootten
Other surnames: Wooten
Birth date: July 8, 1808
Death date: August 26, 1865

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 2nd (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Mr. Wooten, Red River and Bowie. 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) .
(3) 2nd Legislature - District of Red River and Bowie. Roll of Districts, oath of office, 12/13/1847, p. 3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • James B. Wootten (Judge), birth date 7/8/1808, died 1864. James B. Wootten, first marriage to Elizabeth J.A. Norman (b. 1809) on 10/12/1827 in Wilkes County, Georgia; James B. Wooten, second marriage to Elizabeth J. Anderson (b. 1839) on 4/8/1856 in Red River County, Texas. Carmon Family Tree; U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970; Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944; Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965. Ancestry.com .
  • Biographical sketch, Judge James B. Wootten, Volume 1, p. 301. Born 1/8/1809, died 8/26/1865, "head righted land near Savannah Springs, Red River County, in 1853." Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album 1995.
  • Census of 1850 - J.B. Wootten, Red River County, age 42, born circa 1808 in Georgia, farmer.
    Census of 1860 - Jas. B. Wootten, Clarksville post office, Red River County, age 52, born circa 1808 in Georgia, farmer. FamilySearch . 1860 1850
  • James B. Wootten, birth date 7/8/1808, death date 8/26/1865, burial in Wooten Cemetery, Red River County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned, p. 188. "Little-known J.B. Wootten," replaced farmer and lawyer Bagby (of Red River County) in the Senate of the 2nd Legislature. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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