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James Bates Simpson

J.B. Simpson
Full Name: James Bates Simpson
Birth date: 1846
Death date: January 27, 1905

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Liberty, Liberty County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(2) Liberty County, list of members elect in typescript journal, p. 3. House Journal .
(3) Orange, Orange County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch of James Bates Simpson included in brother Thomas M. Simpson, Jr.'s sketch, Volume III, p. 1525. "Subsequently locating at Liberty, the county seat of Liberty county, he there became district attorney and was also elected and served as a member of the Legislature." A History of Texas and Texans 1914.
  • "Col. James B. Simpson Seriously Hurt," Friday, 1/27/1905, p. 2. Commerce Journal .
  • Obituary, James Bates Simpson, born 1845 in Fort Smith, Arkansas; died 1/27/1905 at his home in Dallas. "Lived for a time in Galveston, then settled at Liberty, where he was district attorney for two years, and was then a member of the State Senate [sic] for a term." Confederate Veteran .
  • "Col. J.B. Simpson Injured," 1/24/1905. Dallas Morning News .
  • Obituary and photo, "Col. Simpson Dead," 1/28/1905. Born 1845 in Fort Smith, Arkansas; died 1/27/1905 in Dallas; " . . . he removed to Liberty, where during 1867 and 1868 he was District Attorney of Hardin and Liberty Counties. During the two succeeding years he served in the State Senate [sic] from those counties." Dallas Morning News .
  • Confederate States Army, Private in the company of Capt. Blackburn, Rust's Brigade; later promoted to Sergeant Major. Obituary, "Col. Simpson Dead," 1/28/1905. Includes description of Simpson's enlistment and battles fought. Dallas Morning News .
  • Funeral service, photo, "Col. Simpson Buried," 1/30/1905. Dallas Morning News .
  • J.B. Simpson, lawyer, born in Arkansas (ca. 1846), age 28. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
  • James B. Simpson (1846-1905), burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County. Includes death notice from The Atlanta Constitution, 1/28/1905. Find a Grave .
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