Ben P. Ayres

Benjamin Patton Ayres

Full Name: Benjamin Patton "Ben" Ayres
Other surnames: Ayers
Date of birth: June 12, 1858
Date of death: January 12, 1911

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 78 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 78 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

Terms of Service top

House District 78
Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901
Legislatures: 26th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Fort Worth / Tarrant
Counties in district: Tarrant
House District 78
Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899
Legislatures: 25th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Fort Worth / Tarrant
Counties in district: Tarrant

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Benjamin P. Ayres, Precinct 1, Tarrant County, lawyer, 21 years old son of James H. Ayres.
    Census of 1900 - Ben P. Ayers, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, born June 1858, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • B.P. Ayres, birth date 1/12/1858 [6/12/1858] in Tarrant County, death date 1/12/1911 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Benjamin P. Ayres, birth date 6/12/1858, death date 1/12/1911, burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Ben P. (Benjamin Patton) Ayres, "Ayers, Pioneer, Born in County 53 Years Ago, Dies," 1/13/1911, p. 14. "Mr. Ayres was born in Tarrant county fifty-three years ago . . . the grandson of Benjamin Patton Ayres, the first county clerk of Tarrant county, for whom he was named." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • B.P. Ayres (or Ayers), Democrat, lawyer, 40 years old in 1899. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. Ben P. Ayres, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. B.P. Ayres, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

26th R.S. - 1899
County Government and County Finances  
Judiciary No. 1  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Rules (Chair) 
Towns and City Corporations  
25th R.S. - 1897
Absence of Certain Members, Investigate, Special  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  

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