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J. N. Davis John Napoleon Davis
Full Name: John Napoleon Davis
Date of birth: November 17, 1853
Date of death: November 17, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
H 34 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Quitman / Wood   Wood
(1) Quitman. House Journal.
(2) Peach, Wood County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Peach. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Quitman. House Journal.
(5) Quitman, Wood County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Peach. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • John Napoleon Davis, birth date 11/17/1853 in Cherokee County, Alabama; death date 11/17/1932 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas; marriage to Emma Adelia Golightly (1865-1940) on 10/5/1890 in Alabama. John Napoleon Davis appointed postmaster at Peach, Wood County, Texas, 12/9/1920; and John N. Davis appointed postmaster at Peach on 8/21/1900, 9/2/1902, 12/19/1916. Carlisle Family Tree; U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - John N. Davis, Wood County, married, age 46, born November 1853 in Alabama, teacher, daughters Lexie, Pluma, Winnie, and Dosia, sons Perry and Homer.
    Census of 1910 - John N. Davis, Wood County, married, age 56, born circa 1854 in Alabama, fruit farm, daughters Plumes S., Winnie E., and Dosia, sons Perry L., and Homer L.
    Census of 1920 - John N. Davis, Wood County, widowed, age 66, born circa 1854 in Mississippi, living with son-in-law Church R. Young and Dosia Young, and Perry L. Davis.
    Census of 1930 - J.N. Davis, Kaufman County, widowed, age 76, born circa 1854 in Alabama, living with son-in-law Julius H. Cox, Pluma Cox, and daughters. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930
  • John N. Davis, birth date 11/17/1853 in Alabama, death date 11/17/1932 in Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas; farmer, married to Minnie Davis, father William Davis, mother Nancy Lee. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • John N. Davis, birth date 11/17/1853, death date 11/17/1932, interment in Shady Grove Cemetery, Winnsboro, Wood County. Find a Grave.
  • Candidate announcement, "Hon. J.N. Davis for Representative," Quitman Wood County Democrat, 6/2/1932, p. 4. "Mr. Davis represented this county in the 38th and 39th sessions of the Texas Legislature, and is too well known to the voters of the county to need any introduction here." NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • 39th Legislature (1925) - J.N. Davis, postoffice Peach, nativity Alabama, age 71 (born circa 1854), farmer, member former legislatures: 38th. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • "A Brief Genealogical History of Wood County" lists John N. Davis, appointed Postmaster for Peach, Texas, on 9/2/1902. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Obituary of Homer L. Davis, son of John Napoleon Davis and Emma (Golightly) Davis, Corsicana Daily Sun, 3/3/1924. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. N. Davis, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John N. Davis, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Claims and Accounts  
    Counties (Vice Chair) 
    Labor  
    Liquor Traffic  
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Agriculture  
    Labor  
    Public Printing  
     

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