James M. Burroughs

Full Name: James M. Burroughs
Date of birth: 1824
Date of death: November 28, 1897

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 7, 1859 6th (4) (5)   7th (1) (2) (3)     Milam / Sabine   Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine
H Sabine Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (6)     Milam / Sabine   Sabine
H Sabine Feb 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (7)     Milam / Sabine   Sabine

(1) Listed in "Senators holding over: 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).
(2) 7th Legislature - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/2/1857, pp. 1, 4. Senate Journal.
(3) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(4) Democrat - listed in Democratic State Convention, 1856, Committee on Resolutions, p. 65. Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
(5) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/5/1855, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(6) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(7) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain. J.M. Burroughs, nativity Alabama, age 39, occupation farmer, enlisted 6/15/1863 at Hemphill. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

Committee Information top

7th R.S. - 1857
Enrolled Bills  
Finance  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary  
Private Land Claims  
Treasurer's Books and Accounts (Co-Chair) 
6th R.S. - 1855
Counties and County Boundaries  
Education  
Finance  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Land Frauds, Select (Chair) 
Public Lands  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Education  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Post Routes  
Public Debt and Outstanding Liabilities of the Late Republic of Texas  
Public Lands  
1st R.S. - 1846
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
General Land Office, Select  
Judiciary  

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