James Benjamin Wright

Full Name: James Benjamin Wright
Date of birth: March 12, 1832
Date of death: May 20, 1893

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (1) (2)   Democrat McKinney / Collin   Collin

(1) "He is, as he declares, a Democrat 'dyed in wool'," p. 194. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
(2) 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

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company K, 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (formerly Company K, 9th Kentucky Infantry Mounted), enlisted 5/1/1862 at Hoover's Gap. James Benjamin Wright, death date 5/20/1893 in Collin County, Texas, widow Mrs. Lizzie A. Wright, marriage date 12/25/1867 in Crawford County, Illinois. Pension File No. 42328, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company K, 5th Regiment, Breckinridge's division. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • James Benjamin Wright, physician, death date 5/20/1893 in Collin County, widow Mrs. Lizzie A. Wright, Princeton, Collin County, Texas File No. 42328. Collin County Genealogical Society. Civil War Pension Applications from Collin County, Texas, Collin Chronicles, Volume 20, Number 4, 1999/2000, p. 97, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • J.B. Wright, marriage to Elizabeth Higgins, 12/26/1867 in Crawford County, Illinois.
    Census of 1870 - James B. Wright, Martin Township, Crawford County, Illinois, age 36, born circa 1834 in Kentucky, physician, wife Elizabeth.
    Census of 1880 - J.B. Wright, Collin County, Texas, age 48, born circa 1832 in Kentucky, farmer, wife Elizabeth, daughter Lilly, sons E.F., J.B., and W. Wright. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935
  • Dr. J.B.W. Wright, birth date 3/12/1832, death date 5/20/1893, burial in Van Winkle Cemetery, Princeton, Collin County, with spouse Eliz. A.W. Wright. Find a Grave.
  • "Resolutions of Respect" for Dr. J.B. Wright by Sister Grove Alliance No. 775, The Democrat (McKinney, Texas), 6/15/1893, p. 3, crediting Collin County Genealogical Society. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

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Committee Information top

20th R.S. - 1887
Counties and County Boundaries  
Finance  
Public Health and Vital Statistics  
State Lunatic Asylum, Charges Against Management and Condition of Female Inmates  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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