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Jefferson Weatherford
Full Name: 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 10th (1) (2) (3)   9th (4) (5) (6)     Lancaster / Dallas   Dallas, Henderson, Kaufman
S 5 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (7) (8)   5th (9) (10) (11)     Pleasant Run / Dallas   Dallas, Ellis, Tarrant
(1) Address, Lancaster, Home county, Dallas. 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 - 11/3/1863, p. 1. Holdover Senator, listed in "roll was then called as follows. . ." Senate Journal.
(4) Address, Pleasant Run, Home county, Dallas. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/12/1861, p. 42. Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the long term" (four years). Senate Journal.
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - 11/4/1861, p. 1. Listed in roll of Senators who "presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(7) 6th Legislature - 11/5/1855, p. 4. Holdover Senator, listed in "The roll of Senators then being called, the following Senators answered to their names. . ." 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, 1/17/1854, p. 1, crediting The 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, Tex.], 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(11) 5th Legislature - 11/7/1853, p. 2. Included in "roll of Senators elected being called by districts, the following Senators appeared, presented their credentials, and being qualified, took their seats." 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.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • WEATHERFORD, JEFFERSON (1810-1867). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Historical Sketch of Parker County and Weatherford Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned in 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, by G.A. Holland, Weatherford, Tex.: Herald Pub. Co., 1937, pp. 18-19. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Jefferson Weatherford, born 1811 in Bedford County, Tennessee, died 1867 in Wilmer, Dallas County, interment in Stadden Cemetery, Wilmer, State Senator, representing Dallas County, 1853-1857 and 1861-1865. Find a Grave.
  • 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.
  • Census of 1860 - Jeff Weatherford, Lancaster, Dallas County, age 50, born in Tennessee, farmer. HeritageQuest Online.
  • 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 Informationtop
    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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