James E. Ranck

Full Name: James E. Ranck
Date of birth: September 11, 1832
Date of death: August 26, 1892

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (1)     Fort Mason / Mason   Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard

(1) "In 1863 he was elected representative for Mason County to the Tenth Texas Legislature, serving through 1864. Following the war Ranck was an active member of the early Texas Republican Party . . . In January 1866 Ranck represented Mason County in the Radical Union Caucus, a subset of the Texas Republicans." Handbook of Texas Online.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • James E. Ranck, birth date 9/11/1832, death date 8/10/1892, burial in Gooch Cemetery, Mason, Mason County. Includes biographical sketch, portrait. Find a Grave.
  • RANCK, JAMES E. (1833-?). "Father of Mason County," died sometime after 1888. Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Texas State Troops, Private, Company K, Frontier Regiment, Colonel J.E. McCord commanding. James E. Ranck, age 29. Civil War Index - Abstracts of Muster Rolls.
    Texas State Troops, 2nd Junior Lieutenant, Company E, Frontier Regiment, Col. James M. Norris commanding. James E. Ranck, enlisted 2/20/1862 in Mason County. Civil War Index - Abstracts of Muster Rolls. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - James Ranck, Mason, Mason County, age 47, born circa 1833 in Indiana. FamilySearch. 1880
  • Mentioned in MASON, TEXAS. Handbook of Texas Online.

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Frontier Defense and Protection  
Indian Affairs  
Military Affairs  

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