J.C. Roberts

John Clarke Roberts

Full Name: John Clarke Roberts
Date of birth: September 7, 1840
Date of death: February 19, 1912

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 105 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Crowell / Foard   Childress, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hall, Hardeman, King, Motley, Wichita, Wilbarger

Terms of Service top

House District 105
Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905
Legislatures: 28th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Crowell / Foard
Counties in district: Childress, Cottle, Dickens, Foard, Hall, Hardeman, King, Motley, Wichita, Wilbarger

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Resolution congratulating Hon. J.C. Roberts on the birth of his twenty-first child, amended to call his name Pat Neff, 3/10/1903, p. 694. Resolution, "Pat Neff" Roberts, 3/16/1903, p. 782. House Journal. March 10, 1903 March 16, 1903

Biographical Sketches

  • John Clarke Roberts, biographical sketch, photos, birth date 9/7/1840, death date 2/19/1912, burial in Crowell Cemetery, Crowell, Foard County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "J.C. Roberts Is Dead," Record and Chronicle (Denton, Texas), 2/22/1912, p. 6, crediting Denton Public Library. "Mr. Roberts was a veteran of the Civil war, and the only man in Texas to have a child named by an act of the Legislature. While serving a term in the Legislature he received news of the birth of his twenty-first child, a son. The Legislature, then in session, claimed the honor of naming the child, and the name chosen was that of the then speaker of the House, Hon. Pat Neff, and conferred by legislative enactment. Deceased was a former a county judge of Hardeman county, then of Foard county, and served several legislative terms from the latter county." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 14th Texas Cavalry, enlisted 1/8/1862 at Montague, Texas, appointed 2nd Lieutenant 5/8/1862, resignation accepted 7/15/1863. John Clarke Roberts, death date 2/19/1912 in Denton County, widow Mrs. Matilda J. Roberts of Denton, marriage date 3/18/1880 in Cook County. Pension File No. 42459, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Report of the resolution congratulating Representative J.C. Roberts on the birth his twenty-first child, "Rock Island Merger," 3/12/1903, p. 2. Bryan Eagle.
  • Report of resolution naming Representative J.C. Roberts' son Pat Neff Roberts, and Mrs. J.C. Roberts' approval, The Brand (Hereford, Texas), 4/3/1903, p. 6, crediting Deaf Smith County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.C. Roberts, postoffice Crowell, nativity Missouri, age 62 (born circa 1841), lawyer and farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.C. Roberts, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Counties and County Boundaries  
County Government and County Finances  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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