John R. Henry
Full Name: John R. Henry
Date of birth: April 16, 1815
Date of death: October 6, 1889
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||Counties in District
Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
Mexia / Limestone
Freestone, Limestone, Navarro
15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years).
. April 18, 1876
April 27, 1876
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis."
Galveston Daily News.
- Biographical sketch, "John R. Henry," pp. 654-654. "He represented his senatorial district in the State Senate one term, and always took an active interest in public affairs."
A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893.
- Biographical sketch, pp. 25-26. "Mr. Henry was once a Whig, but since the dissolution of that party he has acted zealously with the Democrats. He was a member of the Secession Convention of Texas . . ."
Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
- Census of 1880 - John R. Henry, Tehuacana, Limestone County, age 64, born circa 1816 in Tennessee, farmer.
- J.R. Henry, birth date 4/16/1815, death date 10/6/1889, burial in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone County. Includes portrait, death notice from The Corsicana Weekly Observer, 10/11/1889.
Find a Grave.
- Death notice, "Col. John R. Henry," Corsicana Observer, 10/11/1889, p. 1, crediting San Jacinto Museum of History.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
- Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4.
Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
J.R. Henry, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
J.R. Henry, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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