Thomas Jefferson Weatherford

Full Name: Thomas Jefferson Weatherford
Date of birth: 1810
Date of death: 1867

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Nov 4, 1861 - Oct 17, 1864 9th (4) (5) (6)   10th (1) (2) (3)     Lancaster / Dallas   Dallas, Henderson, Kaufman
S 5 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 2, 1857 5th (9) (10) (11)   6th (7) (8)     Pleasant Run / Dallas   Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant

(1) Lancaster, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Weatherford did not attend 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(4) Pleasant Run, Dallas County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 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.
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(7) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators (holdover Senator), 11/5/1855, p. 4. Senate Journal.
(8) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(9) Democrat - Listed as delegate to Democratic State Convention in Austin, 1/9/1854. Tri-Weekly State Times (Austin, Texas), 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(10) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(11) 5th Legislature - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats, 11/7/1853, p. 2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, Jefferson Weatherford, age 43 (born circa 1810), native state Tennessee, emigrated from Illinois in 1846, farmer, postoffice Pleasant Run, Dallas County. House Journal.
  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - Jefferson Weatherford, Dallas, Dallas County, [age 39, born circa 1811 in Tennessee], farmer, living in household with Mary Weatherford and children Harbira, Burrell, Thomas J., Millery, and William Weatherford.
    Census of 1860 - Jeff Weatherford, Lancaster, Dallas County, age 50, born circa 1810 in Tennessee, farmer, living in household with Sarah, B.B., Thomas J., M.E., Mary, Ellen, Syrena, and Edith Weatherford. FamilySearch. 1860
  • Mentioned in WEATHERFORD, TEXAS. ". . . named Weatherford in honor of Jefferson Weatherford, a member of the Texas Senate who coauthored the bill establishing the county [Parker]." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in "Establishing Parker County," pp. 18-19. History of Parker County and the Double Log Cabin: being a brief symposium of the early history of Parker County, together with short biographical sketches of early settlers and their trials, 1937.
  • Mentioned in 5th Legislature, p. 245. ". . . moved to Texas from his native Alabama in 1846, served two terms, then went off briefly to the Confederate Army and returned to the Senate for the 9th and 10th Legislatures." The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.

Committee Information top

10th R.S. - 1863
Counties and County Boundaries  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Lands  
9th R.S. - 1861
Counties and County Boundaries  
Finance  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Debt  
State Affairs  
6th R.S. - 1855
Finance  
Militia  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debt  
Public Lands  
5th R.S. - 1853
Finance  
Militia  
Penitentiary  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Waco to Dallas Mail Transmission, Select  

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