BONNER, MICAJAH HUBBARD

Jeanette H. Flachmeier
Micajah Hubbard Bonner
Micajah Hubbard Bonner. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.
Grave of Micajah Hubbard Bonner
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BONNER, MICAJAH HUBBARD (1828–1883). Micajah Hubbard Bonner, lawyer and state Supreme Court justice, son of William N. Bonner, was born in Greenville, Alabama, on January 25, 1828. In 1836 the family moved to Holmes County, Mississippi. Bonner attended LaGrange College in Kentucky, studied law, and began practice at Lexington, Mississippi, in 1848. In 1849 he moved to Marshall, Texas, where he practiced law and married Elizabeth Patience Taylor. Later he moved to Rusk and formed a partnership with James Pinckney Henderson, which lasted until Henderson was elected to the United States Senate in 1857. Bonner then practiced law with his brother, F. W. In 1873 he was appointed judge of the Seventh District and moved to Tyler. In 1878 he was appointed associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court by Governor R. B. Hubbard, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1882. He returned to Tyler, where he died on November 28, 1883.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

James L. Haley, The Texas Supreme Court: A Narrative History, 1836-1986 (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013). James D. Lynch, The Bench and Bar of Texas (St. Louis, 1885). Wentworth Manning, Some History of Van Zandt County (Des Moines, Iowa: Homestead, 1919; rpt., Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter, 1977). Hattie Joplin Roach, A History of Cherokee County (Dallas: Southwest, 1934).

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