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James Wootten
Full Name: James B. Wootten
Other surnames: Wooten
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (1) (2) (3)     Unknown / Unknown   Bowie, Red River
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Mr. Wooten, Red River and Bowie. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) District of Red River and Bowie. 2nd Legislature - 12/13/1847, p. 3. Listed in "Roll of Districts being called - The following Senators presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Possibly Judge James B. Wootten, Volume 1, p. 301. Born 1/8/1809, died 8/26/1865, "head righted land near Savannah Springs, Red River County, in 1853." Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1995.
  • Possibly Jas. B. Wootten, Census of 1860 - Clarksville post office, Red River County, farmer, age 52, born in Georgia, wife Elizabeth (age 21, born in Missouri), daughter Mary (2), son James Clark (11). HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned, p. 188. "Little-known J.B. Wootten," replaced farmer and lawyer Bagby (of Red River County) in the Senate of the 2nd Legislature. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Committee Informationtop
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Comptroller of Public Accounts and Treasurer of the State  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Indian Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
     

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