NEIGHBORS, BASLEY GRAVES
NEIGHBORS, BASLEY GRAVES (1854–1932). Basley (Busby) G. Neighbors, judge and state legislator, son of Henry B. and Louise (Sewell) Neighbors, was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky, on January 9, 1854. He was a Baptist of Scots-Irish and Huguenot descent. He graduated from Glasgow Normal School in 1879 and in 1880 moved to Texas, where he taught school in Caldwell County for two years while studying law. He was admitted to the bar in Lockhart in 1881, established and published the Lockhart Register in 1882–83, and was county attorney until 1884. That year he moved to San Marcos, where he practiced law and edited the Hays County Times. He was appointed county attorney of Hays County in 1885 and elected to the position in 1887; he resigned in 1887. On September 6, 1888, he married Mollie Moore Hubbard. Neighbors was county judge from 1890 to 1894 and in 1896 was elected to the House of the Twenty-fifth Legislature. He was county attorney again from 1900 to 1904, a member of the Hays County draft board during World War I, and county attorney once more from 1917 to 1930. He died in San Marcos on May 21, 1932, and was survived by two daughters.
Lewis E. Daniell, Personnel of the Texas State Government, with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas (Austin: City Printing, 1887; 3d ed., San Antonio: Maverick, 1892). San Marcos Record, May 27, 1932.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Melvin B. Jaschke, "NEIGHBORS, BASLEY GRAVES," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fne07), accessed February 08, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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