James Webb Throckmorton

Full Name: James Webb Throckmorton
Date of birth: February 1, 1825
Date of death: April 21, 1894

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Grayson
S 4 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 4, 1861 7th (3) (4)   8th (2)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Cooke, Denton, Grayson, Kaufman
H 7 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Unknown / Denton   Collin, Cooke, Denton
H 7 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Cooke, Denton
H 25 Nov 3, 1851 - Nov 7, 1853 4th (5)     McKinney / Collin   Collin, Denton

(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover senators), 11/7/1859, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(3) Listed in "New Senators elected: Democrats." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment called by Districts, oath of office administered, 11/2/1857, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(5) Throckmorton, resworn 1/10/1853, succeeded himself after resigning 9/15/1852. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, J. Throckmorton, age 28, native state Tennessee, emigrated from Arkansas in 1841, physician, postoffice McKinney, Collin County. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Private in Captain Robert H. Taylor's company, Mexican War. Surgeon's assistant in Major Michael H. Chevallie's Texas Rangers. Company of Mounted Riflemen, Collin County, May 1861. Confederate States Army, 6th Texas Cavalry. Brigadier General of the state's first frontier district, December 1864. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 169-186. Ten More Texans in Gray, 1980.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 91. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Confederate States Army, 6th Texas Cavalry, Captain. Texas State Troops, Brigadier General. James Webb Throckmorton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 31, 58-60, 155-156, Plate No. 65. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources


Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Military Board  
Revision of Rules  
8th R.S. - 1859
Claims and Accounts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Court of Claims (Co-Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Land Office  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government (Co-Chair) 
State Penitentiary, Location of a Branch, Select  
Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
7th R.S. - 1857
Claims and Accounts  
Internal Improvements  
Land Office  
Land or Money Claims Recommended by Court of Claims  
Treasurer's Books and Accounts  
6th R.S. - 1855
Constitutional Amendments, Select  
Contingent Expenses  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Public Printing  
5th R.S. - 1853
Contingent Expenses  
Land Office  
State Affairs  
Waco to Dallas Mail Transmission, Select (Chair) 
4th R.S. - 1851
Federal Relations  
Indian Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Lands  

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