James Petty Brown

Full Name: James Petty Brown
Date of birth: March 5, 1829
Date of death: July 23, 1897

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1)   Democrat Kosse / Limestone   Limestone

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Capt. J.P. Brown, birth date 3/5/1829, death date 7/23/1897, burial in Brown Cemetery, Kosse, Limestone County. Includes obituaries in the Shiner Gazette, 7/28/1897, and Austin Statesman, 7/24/1897, and a reprint of obituary in the Groesbeck Journal, 7/24/1897. Find a Grave.
  • Obituaries, Captain James P. Brown, The Galveston Daily News, 7/25/1897, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
    "A Veteran Dead: Capt. James P. Brown Passes Away at His Home Near Kosse," Shiner Gazette, 7/28/1897, p. 2, crediting Shiner Public Library. "He represented his county one term in the state legislature . . . "
    "Capt. Brown Dead: Prominent Texan Dead at His Residence Near Kosse," Austin Weekly Statesman, 7/29/1897, p. 11. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Austin Galveston Shiner
  • Biographical sketch, James Petty Brown, p. 263. Born 3/5/1829 in Jasper County, Georgia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Military Service Notes

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Assessment and Collection of Taxes  
Federal Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.