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J.G. Witherspoon James Green Witherspoon
Full Name: James Green Witherspoon
Date of birth: May 17, 1844
Date of death: December 17, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 105 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Quanah / Hardeman   Childress, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hall, Hardeman, King, Motley, Wichita, Wilbarger
H 105 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Quanah / Hardeman   Childress, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hall, Hardeman, King, Motley, Wichita, Wilbarger
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen Passes Away," Col. J.G. Witherspoon, death date Wednesday, 12/17/1924, marriage to Hattie Witherspoon of Tennessee in 1869, "sent to the legislature from this district for two terms in the beginning of this century . . ." Quanah Tribune-Chief.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company F, 19th (Biffles) Tennessee Cavalry (also known as 9th Tennessee Cavalry), enlisted 8/10/1862 at Ashland. J.G. Witherspoon, born in Wayne County, Tennessee, residence in Crowell, Foard County as of October 1919, lived in Hardeman County until 1907. Includes Oklahoma and Texas certificates of death of James G. Witherspoon, birth date 5/17/1844, death date 12/17/1924 in Hollis, Harmon County, Oklahoma. Pension File No. 36234, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - James G. Witherspoon, Quanah, Hardeman County, age 56, birth date May 1844 in Tennessee, stockman, wife Harriet C.
    Census of 1910 - James G. Witherspoon, Foard County, age 65, born about 1845 in Tennessee, farmer, wife Harriet C. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • James G. Witherspoon (1844-1924), burial in Quanah Memorial Park, Quanah, Hardeman County. Find a Grave.
  • "James Green Witherspoon, son of Franklin and Adeline M. [Montague 1191 Witherspoon, b. May 17, 1844; m., Feb. 23, 1869 his cousin, Miss Hattie C. Witherspoon. They reside near Crowell[,] Hardeman Co., Texas." History and Genealogy of Peter Montague, of Nansemond and Lancaster Counties, Virginia, and His Descendants, 1621-1894, by George William Montague, Press of Carpenter & Morehouse, 1894, p. 390. Google Books.
  • Mentioned in FOARD COUNTY. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Brief vignettes on members of the 30th Legislature, "Kodaks by the Chaplain," The Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - J.G. Witherspoon, postoffice Quanah, nativity Tennessee, age 60 (born circa 1845), cowman, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.G. Witherspoon, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.G. Witherspoon, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Confederate Home, Investigate  
    Irrigation  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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