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Andrew J. Ball

Andrew J. Ball
Full Name: Andrew J. Ball
Birth date: August 17, 1833
Death date: February 26, 1923

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
  • Senate, 13th (2) (3) (6) Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(3) 13th Legislature - 1/14/1873, p. 1, listed as "Senator elect." "There being a quorum present, by consent of the Senate, the following Senators elect qualified, taking their seats as members of the 13th Legislature." Senate Journal .
(4) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal .
(5) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
(6) 13th Legislature - Included in list of 15 Senate members that were conservative Democrats, p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources

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Other Resources

  • Andrew J. Ball, birth date Aug. 1832 in Mason County, Kentucky, death date 2/26/1923 in Burnet. Census of 1860 and 1880, Parker County; U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958; Fauntleroy BALL / "Matthews, MATHIS" family tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Obituary, "A.J. Ball pioneer of Texas dies in Dallas County," Farmers Branch, 2/27/1923, p. 1. Captain A.J. Ball, age 90, died Monday, 2/26/1923, at home of brother R.S. Ball. Captain of a Texas regiment during the Civil War. Denton Record-Chronicle .
  • A.J. Ball, Weatherford, Parker County, born in Kentucky, lawyer, age 39 (born ca. 1834). Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 380-382. Ball was born in 8/17/1833 in Mason County, Kentucky, and was a member of the democratic state convention in 1871. Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford, Texas 1877.
  • Biographical sketch, Andrew J. Ball, p. 146, born in Mason County, Kentucky in 1832 or 1833. Conservative Democrat, "elected to serve in the 13th and 14th Legislatures." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
  • Possibly Capt. A.J. Ball listed in "Civil War Soldiers buried in Parker County," no birth or death dates. TXGenWeb Project .
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