Augustus J. Booty

Augustus James Booty

Full Name: Augustus James "Gus" Booty
Date of birth: April 29, 1840
Date of death: July 8, 1930

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874 13th   Democrat Carthage / Panola   Panola, Rusk
H 5 Feb 21, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2)   Democrat Carthage / Panola   Panola, Rusk

(1) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/21/1870, p. 45. House Journal.
(2) Party affiliation, Democrat. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company in Third Regiment, Texas Volunteer Cavalry, Colonel M.F. Locke commanding. Augustus J. Booty, enlisted 9/16/1861 at Camp Flournoy, Wood County. Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900.

Other Resources

  • August James Booty (1840-1930), burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County. Includes photo, biographical sketch. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Judge A.J. Booty Passes in 91st Year," The Tyler Journal, 7/11/1930, p.1. Birth date 4/29/1840. "After the war he returned to Texas and entered into a prominent career as a legislator, making his home for most of his active life at Carthage and serving his judicial district for many years as District Judge." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

13th R.S. - 1873
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2  
Land Office, Examine Books and Railroad Certificates  
Public Debt  
Towns and City Corporations  
12th Adjourned - 1871
Comptroller's and Treasurer's Offices, Examine  
12th R.S. - 1871
Comtproller's and Treasurer's Offices  
Town and City Corporations  
12th 1st C.S. - 1870
Blind Asylum, Select  
Claims and Accounts  
Comptroller and Treasurer's Offices, Select  
Division of the State, Select  

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