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James Robb Cowles

J.R. Cowles
Full Name: James Robb Cowles
Birth date: 1841
Death date: October 23, 1895

Terms of Service

  • House, 19th Legislature
    1/13/1885 - 1/11/1887

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry, enlistment date 7/22/1861 at Petersburg, Virginia, at age 19, muster out date 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. James R. Cowles, born 1842, student. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • James Robb Cowles, residence in Petersburg, Virginia, University of Virginia Law School, 1st session. Catalogue of the University of Virginia, 43rd Session, 1866-1867, p. 9. U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935. Ancestry.com .
  • Death notice, Hon. J.R. Cowles, 10/24/1895, p. 2. Died 10/23/1895 in Sherman, Texas. Austin Daily Statesman .
  • Census of 1850 - James R. Cowles, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, age 9, born circa 1841 in Virginia, in household of Henry and Juliet Cowles.
    Census of 1860 - James R. Cowles, Petersburg, Virginia, age 18, born circa 1842 in Virginia, in household of H.R. Cowles.
    Census of 1870 - James R. Coles, Sherman, Grayson County, age 27, born circa 1843 in Virginia, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - J.R. Cowles, Sherman, Grayson County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Virginia, lawyer. FamilySearch . 1860 1850
  • 1880 1870
  • Confederate States Army, 12th Virginia Regiment, A P Hills Corps. J.R. Cowles (1841-1895), burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, J.R. Cowles, pp. 16-17. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature 1885.
  • Death notice, "Local Condensations: Tuesday, October 22, 1895," The Sunday Gazetteer (Denison, Texas), 10/27/1895, p. 1, crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. "Expressions of regret were heard to-day when it was learned the Judge J.R. Cowles of Sherman was dead." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

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