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James Baker Cone
Full Name: James Baker Cone
Date of birth: March 10, 1825
Date of death: March 25, 1897

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 82 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1)   Democrat Union / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson

(1) Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography of Marshall N.D. Cone, son of James B. Cone. Includes reprint of 4/23/1931 article from the Gonzales Inquirer. "You Just Didn't Mess with N.D. Cone," Murray Montgomery's Lone Star Diary, 2004.
  • Biographical sketch, J.B. Cone, p. 121. Born 3/10/1825 in Georgia. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in Burr Under the Buckle of the Bible Belt, 2004.
  • Census of 1880 - James B. Cone, Wilson County, age 55, born circa 1825 in Georgia, farmer, wife Ann, sons Claude, John W. and Norman D. FamilySearch.
  • James Baker Cone, birth date 3/10/1825 in Washington County, Georgia; death date 3/25/1897 in Gonzales, Texas; burial in Gonzales City Cemetery, Gonzales County; spouse Ann Little Cone. Includes reprint of obituary in Gonzales Inquirer, 4/1/1897. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Hon. J.B. Cone, Gonzales, death date 3/25/1897. "Mortuary," Galveston Daily News, 3/27/1897, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    20th R.S. - 1887
    County Government and County Finance  
    Deficiency in Public School Fund and Delay in Payments of Interest on Land Notes  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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