J.H. Dills

John Harmon Dills

Full Name: John Harmon Dills
Date of birth: December 4, 1836
Date of death: August 26, 1919

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 31 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson

Terms of Service top

House District 8
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Sherman / Grayson
Counties in district: Grayson
House District 31
Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893
Legislatures: 22nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Sherman / Grayson
Counties in district: Cooke, Grayson

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen of Sherman Is Dead," Gainesville Daily Register and Messenger, 8/28/1919, p. 2, crediting Cooke County Library. Member of Texas and New Mexico legislatures. "Judge J.H. Dills, former citizen of Sherman, and at one time a Grayson county representative in the Texas Legislature . . . Judge Dills' home for the past several years has been in New Mexico, where he was a member of the State legislature until about a year ago, when he retired on account of ill health." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry. John H. Dills, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 9th Kentucky Regiment, discharged 2/12/1862 on account of disability by disease. John H. Dills, pp. 59-61, 832, 1054; roster of Company D, 9th Regiment. "He has been twice elected to represent Grayson county in the Legislature." History of the Orphan Brigade (First Kentucky Brigade), 1898.

Other Resources

  • John Harmon Dills, death date 8/26/1919 in Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. FamilySearch. Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875, 1894-1960
  • John Harmon Dills, birth date 12/4/1836, death date 8/26/1919, burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, with spouse Julia Ellen Desha. Includes obituary from The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) and excerpt from History of the Orphan Brigade (Kentucky) by Ed Porter Thompson. Find a Grave.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.H. Dills, postoffice Sherman, nativity Kentucky, age 56 (born circa 1837), engineer, 18 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 22nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.H. Dills, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.H. Dills, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Stock and Stockraising  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Federal Relations  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  

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