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James B. Wootten

Full Name: James B. Wootten
Other surnames: Wooten
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

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

  • Possibly 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 1995.
  • Census of 1850 - possibly J.B. Wootten, Red River County, age 42, farmer, spouse Elizabeth (age 41), daughter Emily (age 15), son James (age 2).
    Census of 1860 - possibly Jas. B. Wootten, Clarksville post office, Red River County, age 52, born circa 1808 in Georgia, farmer, spouse Elizabeth (age 21, born in Missouri), daughter Mary (2), son James Clark (11). FamilySearch . 1860 1850
  • Possibly 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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