John Wesley Durant

Full Name: John Wesley Durant
Date of birth: September 11, 1807
Date of death: June 19, 1889

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (2) (3)   10th (1)     Centerville / Leon   Brazos, Burleson, Leon, Madison, Robertson

(1) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(2) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(3) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Other Resources

  • Bethel Durant family group sheets, Bastian and Moore Family Tree - John Wesley Durant. Relatives: John Wesley Durant - uncle, birth date 9/11/1807, death date 6/19/1889; William Bethel Durant - nephew, birth date 5/21/1853, death date 4/26/1907.
  • Col. J.W. Durant, birth date 9/11/1807, death date 6/19/1889, burial in Oak Park Cemetery, Alvin, Brazoria County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, 6/21/1889, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Confederate Relations (Chair) 
Counties and County Boundaries  
9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations (Chair) 
Governor's Veto Message (Co-Chair) 
Militia and Military Affairs  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Privileges and Elections  
State Military Board (Chair) 

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