James T. Polley

Full Name: James T. Polley
Other surnames: Polly
Date of birth: November 12, 1851
Date of death: March 2, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 4 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Milam / Sabine   Sabine, San Augustine
H 4 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (3)   Democrat Milam / Sabine   Sabine, San Augustine

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • James T. Polley in 16th Legislature; Joseph T. Polley in 17th Legislature. House Journal. 16th R.S. 17th R.S.

Biographical Sketches

  • Judge James T. Polley, candidacy for U.S. Congress, biographical sketch, and drawing, "Polley a Candidate," The Galveston Daily News, 3/9/1896, p. 4, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Born 11/12/1851 in Polk County, married Laura A. Larkin in Sabine County, April 1875. "At the November election in 1878 I was elected to the Sixteenth legislature, representing the counties of Sabine and San Augustine; was re-elected in 1880 and served the full time." Moved to Shelby County in November 1888. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, James T. Polley, p. 253. Born 11/12/1851 in Polk County. J.T. Polley in roster. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879. Roster

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - James T. Polley, Milam, Sabine County, age 28, born circa 1852 in Texas, lawyer farmer & merchant, wife Laura A.
    Census of 1900 - James T. Polley, Shelby County, age 49, born November 1851 in Texas, lawyer, wife Laura A. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • Hon. James T. Polley, birth date 11/12/1851, death date 3/2/1904, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Center, Shelby County. Find a Grave.
  • James T. Polley. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • J.T. Polly. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
  • Jas. T. Polly, Sabine County, Milam, p. 55, "was engrossing clerk in fourteenth legislature." Texas Legal Directory for 1876-77, 1877.


  • Photograph. J.T. Polly, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
County and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
16th R.S. - 1879
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
Penal Code, Select  
Public Debt  

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