A.J. Northington

Alexander Jesse Northington

Full Name: Alexander Jesse "Alex" Northington
Date of birth: August 1, 1840
Date of death: February 22, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 76 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Lampasas / Lampasas   Burnet, Lampasas
H 67 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (2) (3)   Democrat Lampasas / Lampasas   Lampasas, Williamson

(1) 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).
(2) "Served as a democratic member of the Fifteenth Legislature," p. 162. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(3) "In politics he is a Democrat, but ran as an independent candidate. . .," p. 136. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, 18th Texas Cavalry, "possibly buried" in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas County, Texas (1840-1905). Alexander J. Northington, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.
    Private, Williamson County Company, 27th Brigade, Texas Militia, enlistment date 1/15/1861, commanding officer Captain John W. Mullins. Alex J. Northington, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • MORGAN’S TEXAS CAVALRY BATTALION. 18th Texas Cavalry, "Company A, under Edward H. Vontress, came from Williamson County." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Morgan's Battalion, Trans-Mississippi Department. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.

Other Resources

  • A.J. Northington, death date 2/22/1905 in Lampasas, Lampasas County, age 95. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Alex. J. Northington, birth date 8/1/1840, death date 2/21/1905, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Includes reprints of obituaries in The Lampasas Leader. Find a Grave.
  • Historical marker, A.J. Northington House, Lampasas, Lampasas County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural Affairs  
Constitutional Amendments  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
15th R.S. - 1876
Commerce and Manufactures  
Indian Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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