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Henry Harrison Ford

Full Name: Henry Harrison Ford
Date of birth: March 11, 1844
Date of death: September 23, 1887

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Burkeville / Newton   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler

(1) Burkesville, Newton County. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
(2) Burkeville became the county seat of Newton County in 1848, owing to its location near the geographic center of the county. The county seat moved to the newly created, more centrally located Newton in 1853. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Burksville, Newton County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Newton County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Henry H. Ford, death date 9/23/1887. Lived in Burkeville, Newton County in 1870 (age 28), and at time of enlistment in Confederate Army, and Jasper County in 1880 (age 39), marriage to Eugenia Rebecca Ford 5/5/1867 in Newton County. Census of 1870 and 1880 and U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Henry Harrison Ford, birth date 3/11/1844, death date 9/23/1887, burial in Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper County. Includes reprint of obituary in The Weekly News-Boy, Jasper, Texas, 9/28/1887. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Henry Ford, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
  • Photograph. Henry Ford, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Cemetery  

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