J.B. Barry

James Buckner Barry

Full Name: James Buckner "Buck" Barry
Date of birth: December 16, 1821
Date of death: December 16, 1906

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Unaffiliated Iredell / Bosque   Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell

(1) Party affiliation: "Democratic Principle, but not Party." Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

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House District 40
Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885
Legislatures: 18th (1)  
Party: Unaffiliated
Home City/County: Iredell / Bosque
Counties in district: Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell

(1) Party affiliation: "Democratic Principle, but not Party." Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical information, "Brave Pioneers Who Blazed the Way for Tarrant's Present Greatness," 12/15/1912, Part Four, p. 1. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • BARRY, JAMES BUCKNER (1821-1906). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 259. Elected as an Independent Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, Colonel James Buckner Barry, Volume I, pp. 96-101. "Such was Colonel Barry's success as an Indian fighter and defender of the frontier that the state legislature at its twelfth session voted him a present of the finest gun that could be bought." A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Buck Barry portrait, circa 1905. Ancestry.com.
  • Portrait. Ancestry.com.
  • Jas. Buckner Barry, birth date 12/16/1821 in Onslow County, North Carolina, death date 12/16/1906, burial in Barry Cemetery, Walnut Springs, Bosque County. Includes biographical sketch, portraits. Find a Grave.
  • Buckner was "reared in the household of democracy and traveled that road thirty year before joining the populists," 8/22/1898, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Col. Buck Barry Dead," Southern Mercury United with the Farmers Union Password (Dallas, Texas), 12/20/1906, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Historical marker, James Buckner "Buck" Barry, C.S.A. (Confederate States Army), Walnut Springs, Bosque County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).


  • Photograph. J.B. Barry, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Indian Affairs  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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