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

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 in Laurens District, South Carolina; death date 3/13/1898 in Ragland, Alabama; burial in Box Cemetery, Ragland, St. Clair County, Alabama. 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).


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Committee Information top

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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