James Lawrence Trueheart

Full Name: James Lawrence Trueheart, Sr.
Other surnames: Truehart
Date of birth: August 12, 1815
Date of death: November 30, 1882

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 70 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

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House District 70
Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857
Legislatures: 6th  
Home City/County: San Antonio / Bexar
Counties in district: Bexar

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • TRUEHEART, JAMES L. (1815–1882). Born 8/12/1815 in Virginia; died 11/30/1882 in San Antonio. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • James Lawrence Trueheart, born 8/12/1815 in Henrico County, Virginia. Historic Farm & Ranch Complexes in Bexar and Surrounding Counties, Part 1 - Trueheart and de la Garza House and Ranch of Bexar County, TX©, compiled by Pat Ezell, September 2006, Revised January 2017. San Antonio Conservation Society.
  • Biographical sketch of James L. Trueheart, Sr., in article about his son, James L. Trueheart, Volume II, pp. 477-479. "James L. Trueheart [Sr.] came to Texas in the early part of 1839 with his brother John, who located at Galveston and was the father of the present representative of the Trueheart family in that city. James L. Trueheart, Sr., made his way to San Antonio and, locating there, became one of the prominent citizens and historical characters of this section of Texas . . . He was also elected a member of the Texas legislature and did much toward developing the country in the vicinity of San Antonio." Marriage to Margaretta Garza. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, 1907.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - James L. Truehart, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 35, born circa 1815 in Virginia, clerk county court.
    Census of 1880 - J.L. Trueheart, San Antonio, Bexar County, age 64, born circa 1816 in Virginia, land agent. FamilySearch. 1850 1880
  • James L. Trueheart, death date 11/30/1882, age 67 years, burial in San Fernando Cemetery #1, San Antonio, Bexar County. Includes portrait of James Lawrence Trueheart, first federal post master of San Antonio, Texas. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, James L. Truheart, brother of Dr. Trueheart of Galveston, The Galveston Daily News, 12/3/1882, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in "Woll's Capture of San Antonio," John Henry Brown, History of Texas, from 1685 to 1891, Vol. 2, 1893. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Claims and Accounts  
Private Land Claims No. 1  
Private Land Claims No. 2  
Protection of Western Frontier, Select  

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