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James Asbury Rumsey
Full Name: James Asbury Rumsey
Date of birth: September 7, 1834
Date of death: February 20, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2)   Democrat Corn Hill / Williamson   Lampasas, Williamson

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) CORN HILL, TX. Corn Hill post office moved to Jarrell between 1910 and 1920. Handbook of Texas Online.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • J.A. Rumsey, birth date 9/7/1834, death date 2/20/1915, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Land Cemetery, Jarrell, Williamson County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, Captain James A. Rumsey, "in 1878 elected a member of the sixteenth Legislature." Lewis Publishing Company. History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties, 1893, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 567-568. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, James Asbury Rumsey, "agriculturist and legislator of Williamson County, Texas." Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas, 1880, New York, pp. 54-55. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Capt. James A. Rumsey, "Death at Jarrell," The Bartlett Tribune and News, 2/26/1916, p. 8. Born 9/7/1834 in Preston County, Virginia, married Janie Berry 8/5/1855, who died in 1883, and married Hulda E. White in October 1887. "He was always active in politics and served his county in the Sixteenth Legislature, being appointed on the committee on public buildings and grounds and assisted in forming the plans for the new capitol, he also helped many other offices." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, James Ashbury Rumsey, pp. 269-270. Born 9/7/1834 in Kingwood, Preston County, Virginia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, 30th Texas Cavalry, with a promotion to 2nd Lieutenant in 1863 and Captain by brevet in 1864. Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas, 1880, New York, p. 55. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Confederate States Army, 30th Texas Cavalry, Gano's Brigade. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Committee Informationtop
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
     

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