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J.H. Combs James Henry Combs
Full Name: James Henry Combs
Date of birth: March 2, 1841
Date of death: July 16, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 91 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat San Marcos / Hays   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, Dr. James Henry Combs, "Dr. J.H. Combs, Buried Sunday at San Marcos: Aged Churchman and Confederate Veteran Had Devoted Life to Methodist Church," 7/19/1926, p. 15. Houston Chronicle.
  • Biographical sketch, J.H. Combs, p. 20. Born March 1841 in Johnson County, Missouri. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Obituary, Dr. James H. Combs, "Longtime Citizen of San Marcos Dies, 85," The Bastrop Advertiser, 7/22/1926, p. 1, crediting Bastrop Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Sergeant, Company E, 6th Texas Infantry, enlisted 10/19/1861 at San Marcos. James H. Combs (full name James Henry Combs), death date 7/16/1926 in Hays County, widow Mrs. Fannie A. Combs, marriage date 11/29/1864 in Hays County. Includes obituary of Dr. James Henry Combs from Confederate Veteran, September 1926. Pension File No. 47219. Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Dr. J.H. Combs, birth date 3/2/1841 in Johnson County, Missouri; death date 7/16/1926 in San Marcos, Hays County, Texas; dentist. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James H. Combs, birth date 3/2/1841, death date 7/16/1926, burial in San Marcos Cemetery, San Marcos, Hays County. Find a Grave.
  • "Representative Convention at Seguin," 8/27/1884, p. 3. "Hon. J.N. Stagner, of Caldwell, was elected chairman, and Sterling Fisher, of Hays, secretary." Nomination of J.M. Jolly [sic: Jolley], of Caldwell, and Dr. J.H. Coombs [sic: Combs], of Hays. Account of speech by Hon. W.H. Burges, "to explain why the Democratic majority was reduced in the last election . . . " Sterling Fisher assumed Democrat - all other members present were Democrats. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.H. Combs, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Agricultural and Mechanical College at Bryan, Prairie View Normal School, and Sam Houston Normal School at Huntsville  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics and History of Texas  

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