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James B. McCown

Full Name: James B. McCown
Other surnames: McCowan
Birth date: February 11, 1808
Death date: July 6, 1852

Terms of Service

  • House, 1st (1) (2) Legislature
    2/16/1846 - 12/13/1847
(1) James B. McCown served in the 1st and 2nd Legislatures; J.B. McCown served in the 6th Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Election returns for Harrison County show 447 votes for James McCown for represenatative. Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, Texas), 1/7/1846, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in discussion of Harrison County religious life and denominations, pp. 102-103. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 1983.
  • James McCown interment in the Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, TX. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in "McCown Family History: McCowns Montgomery and Harrison Co, Texas." James served a single term in the Texas Legislature. His brother, Jerome, served two terms. Google Groups .
  • Family group sheet: "Descendants of Daniel Greene." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • James McCown biographical notes: "Upon the death of their father, James was appointed guardian for his brother Jerome." Relatives: James McCown and Jerome B. McCown - brothers. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Jerome B. McCown biographical notes: "James, his mother, his brother Sampson, and brothers Alexander and Jerome and their families moved as a group to Texas from Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 1841 . . . Jerome was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in the Second Legislature in 1847. He was also elected to the Sixth Legislature in 1855." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Included on list of "Texas Whigs Named in Newspapers and Identified From the Census of 1850," Vol. 73, No. 1, pp. 30-33. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Biographical sketch included in the "Guide to the McCowan Family Papers, 1848-circa 1866." "He [James McCown] also served in the first Texas State Legislature." Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas. Texas Archival Resources Online 2010.
  • "In 1839, W. W. Shepperd sold the town of Montgomery, Texas to James McCown for $8,000.00." The Early History of Montgomery, Texas 2011.

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