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James Chenoweth

Full Name: James Quilbert Chenoweth
Date of birth: February 9, 1841
Date of death: June 20, 1909

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin
H 19 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (2) (3)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • CHENOWETH, JAMES Q. (1841-1909). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, History of Fannin County, Texas. . . Chenowith was "a democrat of the bourbon school." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, James Quilbert Chenoweth, "Field Officers of Kentucky CSA Units," p. 286-287. Birth date 2/9/1841 in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentuckians in Gray, 2008.
  • Biographical sketch, James Q. Chenoweth, p. 254. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Colonel, 15th Kentucky Cavalry. Military grave marker, James Q. Chenoweth (1834-1909), burial in Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky. Includes portraits, obituary from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army. "Appointed colonel, September 6, 1864, and ordered to go behind Union lines in Kentucky and recruit a regiment. Raised Chenoweth's Kentucky Calvary, a unit in Gen. Adam Johnson's partisan brigade, and led this regiment to the end of the war." Kentuckians in Gray, 2008.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.Q. Chenoweth, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.Q. Chenoweth, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Funeral Procession for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Memorial Resolutions for Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
Memorial Services for Hon. W.H. Tucker of Anderson and Hon. A.J. Leo of Hidalgo  
17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Military Affairs  

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