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DENISON, JAMES (?–?). James Denison, attorney, traveled from New York to Texas in December 1839 and received a conditional land certificate on December 30. He went into partnership with attorney Henry P. Brewster in Matagorda in 1841. He interrupted his practice, however, to serve in the campaigns against Rafael Vásquez and Adrián Woll.qqv After representing Matagorda County in the Seventh Congress, in 1846 he went into a partnership with Alexander H. Phillips of Victoria and D. C. Van Derlip of Bexar. Denison was living at Indianola in January 1854.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Carolyn Hyman


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Carolyn Hyman, "DENISON, JAMES," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.