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J. Swinford Jerome Swinford
Full Name: Jerome Swinford
Date of birth: November 3, 1839
Date of death: July 13, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Orange / Orange   Chambers, Hardin, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Democrat. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
(3) James Swinford. 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).
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Jerome Swinford, pp. 350-352. Born 11/3/1839 in Missouri, married Anna M. Trumble 1/2/1863, then located at Orange, Texas, in the fall of 1863. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Possibly J. Swinford, Private, Sabine Pass Guards (Jefferson County), 2nd Brigade, Texas State Troops, enlisted 4/20/1861. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900. Ancestry.com.
  • Came to Texas in November 1861 and located at Sabine Pass. In December 1861, enlisted in company at the Rio Grande "to help quell disturbance brought about by the Cortina invasion from Mexico"; in May 1861, volunteered for Captain Lyken's Company of Infantry, then transferred to Navy Department. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company A, Liken's Regiment, enlisted June 1861 as resident of Sabine Pass, Texas; later transferred to Marine Department, C.S.A. of Texas. Jerome Swinford, birth date 11/3/1839, death date 7/13/1906. Biographical sketch, portrait, certificate of eligibility for Southern Cross of Honor in the Confederacy. Southern Heroes from Southeast Texas by Allen Connel. Texans in the Civil War.
  • Other Resources
  • Jerome Swinford, birth date 11/3/1839, death date 7/13/1906, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Orange, Orange County, with spouse Anna T. Swinford. Portrait, photo of historical marker. Find a Grave.
  • Text of historical marker, Jerome Swinford, Orange County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. Swinford, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
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