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J.J. Davis Jonathan Jackson Davis
Full Name: Jonathan Jackson Davis
Date of birth: February 17, 1833
Date of death: September 13, 1905

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls, Milam, Williamson
H 61 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls
H 55 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (4) (5)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls
H 55 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Kosse / Falls   Falls
(1) Falls County. House Journal.
(2) Kosse, Falls County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Kosse [in Limestone County]. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Kosse [in Limestone County]. House Journal.
(5) J.J. Davis, Kosse. "December, 1865, he removed to Falls Couny, Texas, where he still lives, near Bremond, successfully engaged in farming." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
(6) KOSSE, TEXAS. "Kosse is on State highways 14 and 7 near the Falls county line in southwestern Limestone County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) Falls County. House Journal.
(8) Kosse, Falls County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) 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
  • Biographical sketch, Jonathan Jackson Davis, p. 126. Native of Benton County, Alabama, born 2/16/1833. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, J.J. Davis, pp. 328-329. Born 2/16/1833 in Benton County, Alabama. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biography and reprint of article from the Marlin Democrat. "Born in Benton County, Alabama, February 16, 1833." Settled in Mustang Prairie, in the southeast corner of Falls County. Falls County, TX, Biographies. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 30th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry. Military grave marker, Jonathan J. Davis, birth date 2/17/1833, death date 9/13/1905, interment in Mustang Prairie Cemetery, Falls County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • Jonathan J. Davis, member of the 20th, 22nd, and 23rd Legislatures, was pastor of the Mustang Prairie New Hope Baptist Church in Falls County, established in 1873. Interment at Mustang Prairie Cemetery, Mustang Prairie, Texas, birth date 2/17/1833, death date 9/13/1905. Mentioned in "History of Mustang Prairie." Mustang Prairie Website, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.J. Davis, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.J. Davis, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.J. Davis, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Bribery in Frost-O'Neal Case, Investigate  
    Confederate Home, Special  
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Contingent Expenses  
    County Government and County Finances (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
     

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