Jacob Freeman

Jacob Esan Freeman

Full Name: Jacob Esan Freeman
Other surnames: Freman
Date of birth: 1841
Date of death: 1900

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37 Feb 19, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Fort Bend, Waller, Wharton
H 13 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (3) (4)   Republican Hempstead / Waller   Austin, Fort Bend, Wharton

(1) Jacob E. Freeman, in election contest 2/19/1879, sworn the same day, unseated Isaac N. Dennis. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Republican. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
(3) Hempstead, Waller County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(4) Republican. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 79th Legislature, R.S., HR 589, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates of 1868-1900. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 81st Legislature, R.S., HCR 81, paying tribute to African American legislators and constitutional convention delegates. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary. SB 667 SCR 13
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., SCR 13, Recognizing the Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. SB 667, Texas Black Reconstruction Legislators Recognition Act. Resolutions - Legislative Policy. SB 667 SCR 13

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in Minority Civil Rights and the Texas Legislature, 2018.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VI, "Black Belt Politics." The Negro in Texas, 1874-1900, 1971.
  • Mentioned in Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants, 1970.
  • Discussion of contest for the seat of the member from Wharton, "Afternoon Session," The Galveston Daily News, 2/19/1879, p. 1, crediting the Abilene Library Consortium. "Mr. Freeman, whose name is Jacob Esan Freeman . . . J.N. Dennis received more votes than were cast for any one of the several Freemans voted for, and the certificate was issued to him." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Historical marker, Jacob E. Freeman, Prairie View, Waller County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Military Affairs  
Penitentiary  

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