John Boyd

Full Name: John Boyd
Date of birth: August 7, 1796
Date of death: May 4, 1873

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)     Tehuacana / Limestone   Ellis, Freestone, Limestone, Navarro

(1) Tehuacana, Limestone County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) Tehuacano, Limestone County. Senate Journal.
(5) Tehuacana, Limestone County. Texas Towns Database (Texas Almanac).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, John Boyd, pp. 54-55. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • BOYD, JOHN (1796-1873). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, John Boyd and son H.A. Boyd. John Boyd, born 1796 near Nashville, Tennessee. "During the war he represented his Senatorial district in the State legislature and made an efficient representative. In the earliest days of the Republic he represented the Sabine district (east Texas) in Congress, when the Lone Star was an independent sovereignty." Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 344-346, crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • John Boyd, birth date 8/7/1796, death date 5/4/1873, burial in Tehuacana Cemetery, Tehuacana, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, "Various Paragraphs," McKinney Messenger, 5/29/1873, p. 3. "The Waxahachie Democrat announces the death of Major John Boyd, who departed this life at his residence at Tihuacana Hills, on the 14th inst." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Militia and Military Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
State Affairs  

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