James Walworth

James Walworth

Full Name: James Walworth
Date of birth: June 27, 1807
Date of death: March 15, 1865

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 73 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron
H 68 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th     Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron

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House District 73
Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863
Legislatures: 9th  
Home City/County: Brownsville / Cameron
Counties in district: Cameron
House District 68
Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861
Legislatures: 8th  
Home City/County: Brownsville / Cameron
Counties in district: Cameron

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Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • "King, Kenedy Partner Fell Through Crack in History's Net," 6/20/1988, p. 13. "He was a riverboat captain with King and Kenedy on the Rio Grande during the Mexican War, had been Kenedy's partner on a wagon train venture to Zacatecas in 1849 . . ." Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Mention in "Robert Kleberg - Alice King Family Timeline," 2010, p. 8, crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections. "December 5, 1860, Kenedy bought an interest in King's ranch and they took in a third partner, James Walworth. Walworth's widow sold her share back to King and Kenedy on April 24, 1865 . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries)
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.


  • Photograph. James Walworth, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

9th R.S. - 1861
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  
8th R.S. - 1859
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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