YORK, JABEZ B., JR.
YORK, JABEZ B., JR. (1816–1874). Jabez B. York, Jr., stock raiser and state representative, son of Jabez, Sr., and Elizabeth (White) York, was born in Coffeeville, Clark County, Alabama, on November 24, 1816. York was raised in Alabama, and by 1850 he was working as a merchant in Dayton, Marengo County. He married Maria Louise Rucker there on February 1, 1854. The couple had three sons and three daughters. York immigrated with his family to Texas in about 1858 and settled a ranch in Jackson County. During the Civil War he enlisted in a coast guard unit in the Twenty-fourth Brigade of the Texas State Troops. He also served briefly as a postmaster. In 1870 York won election as representative for Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria counties in the House of the Twelfth Texas Legislature, and he served until January 14, 1873. He was a member of the Agriculture and Stock Raising Committee and on the Counties and County Boundaries Committee. York died at his ranch on October 24, 1874.
“Jabez York,” Hawkins & Fogleman Family Tree (http://hawkinsandfoglemam.familytreeguide.com/getperson.php?personID=I3699&tree=T1&PHPSESSID=baffd7efdacb14f3a6dd4b30bca8e9d4), accessed June 10, 2014. Legislative Reference Library of Texas: Jabez B. York (http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/members/memberDisplay.cfm?memberID=4496&searchparams=chamber=~city=~countyID=0~RcountyID=~district=~first=~gender=~last=york~leaderNote=~leg=~party=~roleDesc=~Committee=), accessed June 10, 2014.
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