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James Addison Abney
Full Name: James Addison "Jim" Abney
Date of birth: November 6, 1846
Date of death: July 29, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 2 Feb 10, 1870 - Aug 15, 1870 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Unknown Homer / Angelina   Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Trinity

(1) Currently the county seat of Angelina county, Lufkin was founded in 1882 as a stop on the Houston, East and West Texas Railway, when the line built from Houston to Shreveport, Louisiana. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) James "Dr. Jim" Abney received his diploma on March 2, 1871, and established a practice in Homer. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/10/1870. House Journal.
(4) Abney resigned after Called Session, and a special election 11/28/1870, led to an election contest in Regular Session between Moses T. Roberts and William Phillips, both declared ineligible and the seat vacant; in special election 10/3/1871-10/6/1871, Polley won, sworn 10/31/1871. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Lufkin, Angelina County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(7) Shelby County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Dr. James Addison Abney, birth date 11/6/1846 in Neshoba County, Mississippi; death date 7/29/1947 in Brown County, Texas; biographical sketch; burial in Greenleaf Cemetery, Brownwood, Brown County. Find a Grave.
  • ABNEY, JAMES ADDISON (1846-1947). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Part 2, Angelina County, pp. 114-120. The Medicine Man in Texas, 1930.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, served under Captain H.G. Lane, Company E, John Pelham Border's Battalion, Thomas Scott Anderson's Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in "A Mother of the Confederacy," The Daily Bulletin, 5/1/1917, p. 3. HeritageQuest Online.
  • James Addison Abney, "One of Texas' last surviving Confederate veterans at the age of 100 years, 8 months, 23 days." Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • "The Abney and Chapman Families of Angelina County, Texas" by Dwight Albert Sharp. Abney was born November 6, 1846 in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Examine Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office (Chair) 
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