J.H. Tolbert

John Haywood Tolbert

Full Name: John Haywood Tolbert
Other surnames: Talbert
Date of birth: January 25, 1837
Date of death: February 7, 1907

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Apr 28, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 27 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Howe / Grayson   Grayson
H 27 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (4) (5)   Democrat Howe / Grayson   Grayson
H 27 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (6)   Democrat Howe / Grayson   Grayson

(1) Democrat in 26th Legislature - "To succeed Evans of Grayson: Hon. John H. Tolbert was given the nomination" by Grayson county democratic executive committee, Houston Daily Post, 3/20/1899, p. 6. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
(2) J.H. Tolbert sworn 4/28/1899, p. 1142. House Journal.
(3) John H. Tolbert, sworn 4/28/1899, succeeded Simpson P. Evans, deceased. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) T.H. Talbert, Howe. Roster of Representatives of the 21st Legislature, "Twenty-First Legislature: Members of the House, Address, Occupation and Politics," Galveston Daily News, 1/5/1889, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) "Received an unsought nomination from the Democratic party," p. 188. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Col. E.P. Gregg's Regiment. 30th Legislature, R.S., 2/11/1907, p. 433. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

  • John H. Tolbert (1837-1907), burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Last of Gregg's Captains: John H. Tolbert, Gallant Veteran of War Between the States, Dead at Sherman," 2/8/1907, p. 4. "He was elected to the state legislature for four terms, retiring on his own volition." Fort Worth Record and Register.
  • John H. Tolbert, farmer, age 59 in 1899, born in Tennessee. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


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Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
Insurance, Statistics, and History  
Judicial Districts  
State Affairs  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Representation and Apportionment on Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
21st R.S. - 1889
Constitutional Amendments  
County Government and County Finances  
Departments of State Government, Investigate  
Federal Relations  
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
20th R.S. - 1887
Constitutional Amendments  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Schools at Agricultural & Mechanical College and Prairie View Normal School  

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