B.F. Blackman

Benjamin Franklin Blackmon

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Blackmon
Other surnames: Blackman
Date of birth: March 4, 1825
Date of death: August 31, 1888

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Birdston / Navarro   Navarro

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House District 44
Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
Legislatures: 15th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Birdston / Navarro
Counties in district: Navarro

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Mentioned p. 170; Description of town of Eureka includes biographical sketch of Dr. B.F. Blackmon: came to Texas in 1853, and after Civil War, lived in Navarro County "near Eureka," elected to state legislature 1874, died 1888. History of Navarro County, pp. 243-244. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, B.F. Blackman, born 3/4/1825 in South Carolina, physician, p. 112. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - B.F. Blackmon, Wadeville post office, Navarro County, age 45, born circa 1825 in South Carolina, farmer.
    Census of 1880 - Benj. F. Blackman, Navarro County, age 55, born circa 1825 in South Carolina, physician and farmer. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • D.F. Blackman, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Benjamin F. Blackmon. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Biographical information on Benjamin F. and Mary E. (Jones) Blackmon included in sketch of son, Walter J. Blackmon, including Benjamin F. Blackmon's surprise at being nominated for the Legislature. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 493-495, crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Benjamin F. Blackmon. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
  • Dr. Benjamin Franklin Blackmon, birth date 3/4/1825, death date 8/31/1888, burial in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Navarro County. Mentioned in The History of Winkler, Gary Pillans and Bud Minze, Texas History, Fairfield High School, March 5, 1963, originally published in The Navarro County Scroll, Vol. XXI, 1981; and Birdston Valley Cemetery, researched by Verna Bonner, originally published in The Navarro County Scroll, Vol. XXI, 1988. Navarro County, TXGenWeb Project. Birdston Valley Cemetery Eureka Cemetery The History of Winkler


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15th R.S. - 1876
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Public Health, Vital Statistics, and History of Texas  
State Affairs  
State Asylums (Chair) 

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