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Joseph Knowles Helton

J.K. Helton
Full Name: Joseph Knowles Helton
Birth date: August 12, 1817
Death date: September 16, 1906

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Clifton, Bosque County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(2) Meridian, Bosque County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Joseph Knowles Helton, birth date 8/12/1817, death date 9/16/1906, photo, burial in Meridian Cemetery, Meridian, Bosque County. Find a Grave .
  • HELTON, JOSEPH KNOWLES (1817-1906). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Obituary, "Judge J.K. Helton: Oldest Lawyer in Bosque County Passes Away," The Clifton Record, 9/21/1906, p. 7, crediting Nellie Pederson Civic Library. "In 1873 he was elected to the lower house of the State Legislature . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Helton, Judge J.K, Family, F523. Bosque County History Book Committee. Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), 1985, Dallas, Texas, pp. 366-367, crediting Denton Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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