Jerome B. McCown

Full Name: Jerome B. "J.B." McCown
Other surnames: McCowan
Date of birth: 1821
Date of death: 1887

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 65 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1)     Unknown / San Patricio   Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio
H Montgomery Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (2) (3) (4)     Unknown / Montgomery   Grimes, Montgomery, Walker

(1) "Capt. Jerome B. McCown is a candidate for the Legislature from the counties of Nueces, San Patricio, Live Oak and Refugio." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 5/26/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(2) James B. McCown served in the 1st and 2nd Legislatures; J.B. McCown served in the 6th Legislature. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) "We are authorised to announce Col. Jerome B. McCown as a candidate to represent the Mongomery District in the lower branch of the state legislature." The Texas Banner (Huntsville, Texas), 10/21/1847, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical notes, Relatives: James McCown (1808-1852) and Jerome B. McCown (1821-1887) - brothers. "Upon the death of their father, James was appointed guardian for his brother Jerome." "James, his mother, his brother Sampson, and brothers Alexander and Jerome and their families moved as a group to Texas from Tuscaloosa, Alabama in November 1841 . . . Jerome was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in the Second Legislature in 1847. He was also elected to the Sixth Legislature in 1855." Message board post, Wedemeyer by Nancy Wedemeyer. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Jerome B. McCown's Company, 2nd Regiment, Sibley's Brigade, 5th Cavalry, Texas Mounted Volunteers. Jerome B. McCown, age 41 in 1861. U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Listed as member of "Col. Jack Hay's celebrated regiment, of which Sam Walker was lieutenant colonel . . ." present at the capture of Mexico City, 1848. Weekly Democratic Statesman (Austin), 4/16/1874, p. 4. "Capt. J.B. McCown . . ." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - Jerome B. McCowen, Medina County, age 29, born circa 1821 in Alabama, Captain of ranging company. FamilySearch. 1850
  • Mentioned in "McCown Family History: McCowns Montgomery and Harrison Co, Texas." James served a single term in the Texas Legislature. His brother, Jerome, served two terms. Google Groups.

Committee Information top

6th R.S. - 1855
Judicial Districts, Select  
Land Office  
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Surveying Public Lands, Select  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Contingent Expenses  
State Affairs  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.