Jesse Parsons

Jesse Parsons

Full Name: Jesse H. Parsons
Date of birth: October 18, 1821
Date of death: February 22, 1871

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Nov 4, 1861 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (2) (3)   10th (1)     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
S 9 Nov 7, 1859 - Apr 9, 1861 8th (4) (5) (6) (7)     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
H 22 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk

(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.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) Parsons resigned after Adjourned Session, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(7) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

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.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Jesse Parsons, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
9th R.S. - 1861
Flags of 4th and 5th Texas Regiments  
Governor's Veto Message  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Public Buildings  
8th R.S. - 1859
Apportionment (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Public Debt  
Reduction of Expenditures of the State Government  
State Affairs  
6th R.S. - 1855
Civil and Criminal Codes, Governor's Message, Select  
Engrossed Bills  
Internal Improvements  

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