John Atlas Peacock

Full Name: John Atlas Peacock
Date of birth: November 23, 1845
Date of death: February 26, 1922

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 11, 1887 18th (2) (3)   19th (1)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris, Titus
H 11 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (4)   Democrat Daingerfield / Morris   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris

(1) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 4 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Ranger on the Texas border. John Atlas Peacock, death date 2/24/1922 in Tarrant County, widow Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Peacock, marriage date 4/14/1879 in Morris County. Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - John Peacock, Daingerfield, Morris County, age 33, born circa 1847 in Texas, attorney at law.
    Census of 1900 - John A. Peacock, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 53, born November 1847 in Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • John A. Peacock, birth date 11/23/1845 in Texas, death date 2/24/1922 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, retired lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, "Funeral Monday for Fort Worth Pioneer," 2/26/1922, p. 8. "In his early law practice he formed a law partnership with John L. Sheppard . . . later serving as Morris County's Representative at the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Legislatures." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Biographical sketch, John Atlas Peacock, pp. 86-87. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.


  • Photograph. J.A. Peacock, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Peacock, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.A. Peacock, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debt  
Public Lands (Chair) 
State Asylums  
18th R.S. - 1883
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Public Lands  
State Asylums  
17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
Educational Affairs  
Indian Affairs  
Judiciary No. 2  
Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  
School Claims  

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