J.J. Davis

Jonathan Jackson Davis

Full Name: Jonathan Jackson Davis
Date of birth: February 17, 1833
Date of death: September 13, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls, Milam, Williamson
H 61 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls
H 55 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (4) (5)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls
H 55 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls

(1) Falls County. House Journal.
(2) Kosse, Falls County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Kosse [in Limestone County]. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Kosse [in Limestone County]. House Journal.
(5) J.J. Davis, Kosse. "December, 1865, he removed to Falls Couny, Texas, where he still lives, near Bremond, successfully engaged in farming." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
(6) KOSSE, TEXAS. "Kosse is on State highways 14 and 7 near the Falls county line in southwestern Limestone County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) Falls County. House Journal.
(8) Kosse, Falls County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 30th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. Military grave marker, Jonathan J. Davis, birth date 2/17/1833, death date 9/13/1905, burial in Mustang Prairie Cemetery, Falls County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Jonathan J. Davis, member of the 20th, 22nd, and 23rd Legislatures, was pastor of the Mustang Prairie New Hope Baptist Church in Falls County, established in 1873. Interment at Mustang Prairie Cemetery, Mustang Prairie, Texas, birth date 2/17/1833, death date 9/13/1905. Mentioned in "History of Mustang Prairie." Mustang Prairie Website, 1996.

Photographs

  • Photograph. J.J. Davis, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Davis, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Davis, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

24th R.S. - 1895
Agricultural Affairs  
Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
Confederate Home, Special  
Federal Relations  
Judicial Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Contingent Expenses  
County Government and County Finances (Chair) 
State Affairs  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Revenue and Taxation  
20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural Affairs  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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