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James Thompson Lytle
Full Name: James Thompson Lytle
Date of birth: April 26, 1824
Date of death: February 5, 1854

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Nov 14, 1853 - Jan 30, 1854 5th (1) (2) (3)     Lavaca / Calhoun   Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Victoria

(1) Lytle died 2/5/1854. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 5th Legislature - "Mr. James T. Lytle, Senator elect from District No. 26, composed of the counties of Calhoun, Victoria, Jackson, Goliad, DeWitt and La Vaca, presented his credentials, was qualified and took his seat," 11/14/1853, p. 42. Resigned 1/30/1854, Part II, 2/8/1854, p. 285. Senate Journal. February 8, 1854 November 14, 1853
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, James T. Lytle, native state South Carolina, emigrated from Kentucky, age 30 in 1853, lawyer, postoffice Lavaca, Calhoun County, p. 457. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 119. Author of the "Ranger's Song," died in Port Lavaca during winter 1853-1854. Once married to granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson. The Life and Services of Gen. Ben McCulloch, 1888.
  • Other Resources
  • James Thompson Lytle, burial in Port Lavaca Cemetery, Calhoun County, born 4/26/1824 in Charleston, South Carolina, died 2/6/1864 [sic], Lavaca County. Find a Grave.
  • Excerpt of the "Eulogy on the life and character of the late Senator James T. Lytle"; James Thompson Lytle, born 4/26/1824 in Charleston, South Carolina. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 4/22/1854, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • James T. Lytle, veteran of the Mexican War, lawyer, buried at Port Lavaca, author of "The Ranger's Song," Texas Folklore Society, Follow de Drinkin' Gou'd, UNT Press, 2000, pp. 161-162. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Text of "The Texas Ranger" song by J.T. Lytle (from the Houston Telegraph), p. 418. Texas Scrap-Book: Made Up of the History, Biography, and Miscellany of Texas and Its People.
  • Biographical notes, p. 246. Requested sick leave in late November, 1853, died 2/5/1854 at age 31. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
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