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Joseph 'Jo' Abbott Joseph 'Jo' Abbott
Full Name: Joseph O. "Jo" Abbott
Date of birth: January 15, 1840
Date of death: February 11, 1908

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 20 Feb 9, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Hillsboro / Hill   Ellis, Hill, Kaufman, Navarro
(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Abbott qualified and took the oath of office on 2/10/1870, p. 9. Contested election resolved in his favor on 2/23/1870, pp. 57-58. House Journal. February 10, 1870
February 23, 1870
(2) Democrat. Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas, 2008.
(3) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • ABBOTT, Jo (Joseph) (1840-1908). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • ABBOTT, JOSEPH (1840-1908). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • ABBOTT, TEXAS, named for Jo Abbott. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, Joseph O. "Jo" Abbott, p. 13. Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas, 2008.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, First Lieutenant, Company B, 12th Texas Cavalry. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Joseph (Jo) Abbott. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 159. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Other Resources
  • Biographical information. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joseph 'Jo' Abbott, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    Claims and Accounts  
    Finance  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Claims and Accounts  
    Finance  
    Private Land Claims  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Finance  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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