Jesse Billingsley

Jesse Billingsley

Full Name: Jesse Billingsley
Other surnames: Billingsly
Date of birth: October 10, 1810
Date of death: October 1, 1880

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 58 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Cedar Creek / Bastrop   Bastrop, Fayette, Travis
H 56 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     Cedar Creek / Bastrop   Bastrop

Terms of Service top

House District 58
Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861
Legislatures: 8th  
Home City/County: Cedar Creek / Bastrop
Counties in district: Bastrop, Fayette, Travis
House District 56
Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855
Legislatures: 5th  
Home City/County: Cedar Creek / Bastrop
Counties in district: Bastrop

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Billingsly, age 43, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Tennessee in 1835, farmer, postoffice Cedar Creek, Bastrop County. House Journal.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 671. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • "On November 17, 1835, he joined Capt. Robert M. Coleman's company of Mina Volunteers–forty-nine Bastrop County men, including George B. Erath. Billingsley served until December 17. When this unit mustered into Sam Houston's army at the beginning of the Texas Revolution, it was designated Company B of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, and on March 1, 1836, Billingsley was elected its captain. He commanded the company at the battle of San Jacinto, where he received a wound that crippled his left hand for life. The company disbanded at Mina on June 1. Billingsley thereafter served as a private in John C. Hunt's ranger company, from July 1 through October 1, 1836." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Army, Captain, Texas Revolution. "He joined the Texas Army under the command of General Edward Burleson and became captain of the Mina Volunteers." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 671. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • "Capt. Jesse Billingsley, A Soldier in the army of Texas, 1835, Commander of Company C, First Regiment, Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto." Headstone inscription. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources


Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Land Office  
Public Grounds and Public Buildings  
5th R.S. - 1853
County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims No. 2  

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