ROBINSON, JESSE J.
ROBINSON, JESSE J. (1797–?). Jesse J. Robinson, farmer and legislator, was born in North Carolina in 1797. He moved to Texas in 1840 and settled in Sabine County. He represented the county in the House of the Seventh Congress, 1842–43, and Sabine and Jasper counties in the Senate of the First Legislature in 1846. In the spring of 1847 Robinson announced himself a candidate for the office of governor and began touring East Texas to gain support. His efforts were largely unsuccessful, for he received only 379 of the almost 15,000 votes cast and thus came in a distant fourth in the election. Although he was never again a candidate for state office, Robinson remained active on the local level. In 1854 he was elected chief justice of Sabine County. On the 1860 census he was listed as a farmer who owned $50,000 in real estate and $10,000 in personal property. The sixty-three-year-old North Carolinian lived alone. He did not appear in the 1870 census.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Cecil Harper, Jr., "ROBINSON, JESSE J.," accessed February 21, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fro38.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.