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J.R. Cowles James Robb Cowles
Full Name: James Robb Cowles
Date of birth: 1841
Date of death: October 23, 1895

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 31 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, J.R. Cowles, pp. 16-17. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry, enlistment date 7/22/1861 at Petersburg, Virginia, at age 19, muster out date 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. James R. Cowles, born 1842, student. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, 12th Virginia Regiment, A P Hills Corps. J.R. Cowles (1841-1895), burial in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County. Find a Grave.
  • Other Resources
  • James Robb Cowles, residence in Petersburg, Virginia, University of Virginia Law School, 1st session. Catalogue of the University of Virginia, 43rd Session, 1866-1867, p. 9. U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935. Ancestry.com.
  • Death notice, Hon. J.R. Cowles, 10/24/1895, p. 2. Died 10/23/1895 in Sherman, Texas. Austin Daily Statesman.
  • Census of 1850 - James R. Cowles, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, age 9, born circa 1841 in Virginia, in household of Henry and Juliet Cowles.
    Census of 1860 - James R. Cowles, Petersburg, Virginia, age 18, born circa 1842 in Virginia, in household of H.R. Cowles.
    Census of 1870 - James R. Coles, Sherman, Grayson County, age 27, born circa 1843 in Virginia, lawyer.
    Census of 1880 - J.R. Cowles, Sherman, Grayson County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Virginia, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1850 1860 1870 1880
  • Death notice, "Local Condensations: Tuesday, October 22, 1895," The Sunday Gazetteer (Denison, Texas), 10/27/1895, p. 1, crediting Grayson County Frontier Village. "Expressions of regret were heard to-day when it was learned the Judge J.R. Cowles of Sherman was dead." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.R. Cowles, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Internal Improvement  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Towns, Cities, and Corporations  

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