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J.B. Henderson James Brock Henderson
Full Name: James Brock Henderson
Date of birth: August 21, 1829
Date of death: March 13, 1898

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Smith, Upshur

(1) Independent, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Henderson elected to the 16th Legislature as a Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, James Brock Henderson, p. 256. Born 8/21/1828 in Laurens District, South Carolina. Lawyer, teacher, and farmer. Roster lists J.B. Henderson, nativity South Carolina, postoffice address Tyler, Smith County, lawyer, age 49, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879. Roster
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Lieutenant, Company D, 10th Alabama Infantry, Wilcox's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 - possibly Jas. Henderson, Omen, Canton Beat, Smith County, age 42, born circa 1828 in South Carolina, teacher, living in household with Sarah Henderson (age 26), children Lula and Minnie, and other Henderson family.
    Census of 1880 - J.B. Henderson, Tyler, Smith County, age 51, born circa 1829 in South Carolina, lawyer, widowed, daughter S.M. Henderson, son J.M. Henderson. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • James B. Henderson, birth date 8/21/1829, death date 3/13/1898, burial in Box Cemetery, Ragland, St. Clair County, Alabama. Inscription: born in Laurens District, S.C., died at Ragland, Ala. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Death of J.B. Henderson," The Gadsden Times-News (Gadsden, Alabama), 3/18/1898, p. 2. J.B. Henderson "died at the home of his brother, Mr. C. Henderson, at Ragland. Mr. Henderson came out here from Tyler, Texas, about three months ago . . . " Death date 3/13/1898. Newspapers.com.
  • "Hon. J.B. Henderson, of Tyler, is in this city . . . Mr. J.B. Henderson, an enterprising citizen of Tyler, Texas, is on a visit to Galveston." "Personal," The Galveston Daily News, 8/4/1881, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
    Possibly J.B. Henderson, who made a speech at a railroad meeting for Tyler and Smith County "encouraging the movement," along with J.B. Douglas and Hon. Cone Johnson. "An Enthusiastic Meeting," Gainesville Daily Hesperian, 6/6/1889, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Gainesville - June 6, 1889 Galveston - August 4, 1881
  • Listed in "Smith County and Seventh Senatorial District Legislators, 1st—16th Regular Sessions, 1846-1879," The Tyler Journal, 5/29/1936, p. 67, crediting Smith County Historical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.B. Henderson, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Penal Code, Select  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Printing and Contingent Expenses  
    Public Debt  
    Removal of Judge L.M. Cooper, 3rd Judicial District  
    Town and City Corporations  

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