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Dr. Benjamin F. Blackmon Benjamin Franklin Blackmon
Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Blackmon
Other surnames: Blackman
Date of birth: March 4, 1825
Date of death: August 31, 1888

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Birdston / Navarro   Navarro
(1) Listed as D.F. Blackman in "Ready to make laws. . .Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Birdston was on Farm Road 416 two miles northeast of Streetman in extreme south central Navarro County. The Birdston post office opened in 1866 and closed in 1909. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) B.F. Blackman, Navarro County. House Journal.
(4) Benjamin F. Blackmon, Birdston, Navarro County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Benjamin F. Blackmon, Navarro County. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned p. 170; Description of town of Eureka includes biographical sketch Dr. B.F. Blackmon: came to Texas in 1853, and after Civil War, lived in Navarro County "near Eureka," elected to state legislature 1874, died 1888, pp. 243-244. History of Navarro County, 1933.
  • Biographical sketch, B.F. Blackman, born 3/4/1825 in South Carolina, physician, p. 112. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1870 - B.F. Blackmon, Wadeville Post Office, Navarro County, age 45, born in South Carolina, farmer.
    Census of 1880 - Benjamin F. Blackman, Subdivision #130, Navarro County, age 55, born in South Carolina, physician and farmer. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical information on Benjamin F. and Mary E. (Jones) Blackmon included in sketch of son, Walter J. Blackmon, including Benjamin F. Blackmon's surprise at being nominated for the Legislature. Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 493-495, crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Dr. Benjamin Franklin Blackmon, born 3/4/1825, died 8/31/1888, interment in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Navarro County. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Mentioned in Birdston Valley Cemetery, Navarro County, Texas. Researched by Verna Bonner, Originally published in "The Navarro County Scroll", Vol. XXI 1988. Reprinted with permission of the Navarro County Historical Society. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Mentioned in The History of Winkler, Gary Pillans and Bud Minze, Texas History, Fairfield High School, March 5, 1963. Originally published in "The Navarro County Scroll", Vol. XXI 1981. Reprinted with permission of the Navarro County Historical Society. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. Benjamin F. Blackmon, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Public Health, Vital Statistics, and History of Texas  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums (Chair) 
     

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