J.J. Stephens

John Jeptha Stephens

Full Name: John Jeptha Stephens
Date of birth: September 23, 1865
Date of death: July 26, 1947

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Camp, Upshur
H 31 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Gilmer / Upshur   Camp, Upshur

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House District 31
Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917
Legislatures: 34th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Gilmer / Upshur
Counties in district: Camp, Upshur
House District 31
Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915
Legislatures: 33rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Gilmer / Upshur
Counties in district: Camp, Upshur

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, John Jeptha Stephens, born 9/23/1865 in Heard County, Georgia, editor of Upshur County Echo. "He is now being importuned to make the race for representative to the lower house of the State Legislature, and should he do so and be successful his presence at Austin will stand for wholesome legislation." Upshur County, Texas, Biographies. Source: Past History and Present Stage of Development of Texas, published by Forrister History Company, Chicago (1912). Genealogy Trails.

Other Resources

  • John Jeptha Stephens, birth date 9/23/1865 in Georgia; death date 7/26/1947 in Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • J.J. Stephens (1865-1947), burial in Gilmer City Cemetery, Gilmer, Upshur County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in obituary for wife Della Wheeler Stephens, "Funeral Services Held Thursday for Mrs. Stephens," 5/7/1953, p. 8. "The late J.J. Stephens . . . died in 1947, was a former school teacher, and owner and editor of the Upshur County Echo. He also served in the Texas Legislature." Gilmer Mirror.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Common Carriers  
Judicial Districts  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Printing (Chair) 
33rd R.S. - 1913
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Liquor Traffic  

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