J.W. Roundtree

John W. Rountree

Full Name: John W. Rountree
Other surnames: Roundtree
Date of birth: June 15, 1854
Date of death: March 29, 1911

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Cooper / Delta   Delta, Fannin, Lamar

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House District 23
Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887
Legislatures: 19th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Cooper / Delta
Counties in district: Delta, Fannin, Lamar

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, J.W. Rountree, "Death of Judge Rountree," Daily Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Arkansas), 4/1/1911, p. 2. "Judge Rountree, during his life, was a prominent man in Paris and Lamar county . . . four years as county judge and four years as mayor of the city of Paris." Survived by son Dr. Dudley Rountree of Little Rock. Newspapers.com.
  • "John W. Rountree came to Paris from Delta County fifty-odd years ago. In Cooper he had been a lawyer and had represented Delta County in the Texas Legislature. Moving to Paris he resumed the practice of law, and presently was elected justice of the peace in Precinct 1, then advanced to County Judge and later was elected mayor of Paris in the later 'nineties." "Backward Glances: Some Men I Have Known: Random Recollections of Paris Citizens During the Years Gone By," by A.W. Neville, 5/15/1940, p. 6. Paris News.
  • Biographical sketch, John W. Roundtree, pp. 45-46. Born 1854 in Missouri. "He came to Texas and settled in Collin county, lived in Collin four years, Lamar county ten years, and has resided in Delta county, his present home, for the past seven years. In 1878 he was elected State Attorney, and in 1884 was chosen to represent the twenty-third district" in the 19th Legislature. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.

Other Resources

  • John W. Roundtree, p. 164. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
  • Census of 1880 - John W. Rountree, Delta County, age 25, born circa 1855 in Missouri, county attorney, wife Lucy, son Dudley.
    Census of 1900 - Jno W. Rountree, Paris, Lamar County, age 46, born June 1854 in Missouri, lawyer, married, boarder with Aurra and Dudley Rountree.
    Census of 1910 - John Rountree, Paris, Lamar County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Missouri, lawyer, married, boarder with Aurora, John B., Isabelle, Eugenia Rountree. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 1910
  • John W. Rountree, birth date 6/15/1854, death date 3/29/1911, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Includes listing of costs associated with the funeral. Find a Grave.
  • John W. Rountree. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Death notice, Judge John Rountree of Paris, Cooper Review, 3/31/1911, p. 5, crediting Delta County Public Library. Death date Wednesday, 3/29/1911 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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19th R.S. - 1885
Constitutional Amendments  
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