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J.R. Cole James Reid Cole
Full Name: James Reid Cole
Date of birth: November 17, 1839
Date of death: October 27, 1917

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22 Feb 9, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Kentucky Town / Grayson   Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young

(1) Cole was "elected as representative running as a moderate Democrat for Jack, Wise, and Grayson counties to the Twelfth Texas Legislature . . ." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) In 1924 the Kentucky Town post office was discontinued and replaced by rural delivery from Whitewright. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/9/1870. House Journal.
(4) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • James Reid Cole, birth date 11/17/1839, death date 10/27/1917, family photos, biographical sketch, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • COLE, JAMES REID (1839-1917). Death date 10/28/1917. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and family photo, James Reid Cole, p. 100. Landrum, Graham. Grayson County; an illustrated history of Grayson County, Texas, 1960. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Prof. James Reid Cole, pp. 656-657. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas, 1892, crediting Dallas Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, Professor James R. Cole, pp. 240-241. Lindsley, Philip. A history of greater Dallas and vicinity, Vol. 2, 1909. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 1st Sergeant, Company F, North Carolina Cavalry, 2nd Regiment; 1st Sergeant, Company B, North Carolina 27th Infantry (enlistment date 6/10/1861, rank change to 1st Sergeant 12/1/1861); Adjutant, Company S, North Carolina 22nd Infantry (enlistment date 8/25/1862); including several transfers. James Reid Cole and James R. Cole, residence place Guilford County, North Carolina. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Colonel. Originally mustered with Guilford Greys, served in 2nd and 22nd North Carolina Cavalry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • James Reid Cole, birth date 11/17/1839 in North Carolina, death date 10/27/1917 in Dallas, retired teacher. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.R. Cole, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Privileges and Elections  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Examine Comptroller's and Treasurer's Office  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    12th Provisional - 1870
    Thirteenth Amendment, Report of  

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