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Silas (J./Jiles/Giles) Cotton

Silas Cotton

Born South Carolina or Kentucky, ca. 1814
Died Near Hammond, Texas, ca. 1880

Political Life:
- Representative in 12th (1870-71) Legislature from Calvert (Robertson, Leon and Freestone Counties)

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Illiterate
- Also worked as a farmer
- Wife Rachel and their seven children


Stephen (S.) Curtis

Stephen Curtis

Born Virginia, ca. 1806
Died after November 1880

Political Life:
- Delegate to 1868-69 Constitutional Convention from Brazos County
- Delegate to 1867 State Republican Convention

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Illiterate at emancipation, but learned to read and write
- Married Adaline Curtis July 8, 1867
- Carpenter and minister (probably Methodist)

Read more (research from the Brazos County Historical Commission)

 


Bird (B.B.) Davis

Bird Davis

Born North Carolina, ca. 1827 or 1835
Died date, place unknown

Political Life:
- Delegate to 1875 Constitutional Convention from Wharton County

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Also worked as a farmer
- Wife (unknown name)


Goldstein Dupree

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Born Texas, ca. 1832
Died 1873, place unknown

Political Life:
- Representative in 12th (1870-71) Legislature from Montgomery (Harris and Montgomery Counties)
- Involved with the Radical Republican Association
- In 1872, gave damaging evidence against Richard Allen and Edward Anderson, African-American legislators in the House of Representatives causing them to be unseated in March of 1873. Reports indicate that many African Americans that cast their votes for Allen and Anderson either were not registered or did not live in the counties in which they voted.

Personal Life:
- It is a possibility that J. Goldstein Dupree is in some way associated with a Franklin Goldstein Dupree who came to Montgomery County, Texas from Georgia. There is an article in the Montgomery County History which relate the lineage of Franklin Goldstein Dupree. His slaves are mentioned in the article. There is no mention of J. Goldstein as one of the slaves. There is no known record at present that J. Goldstein was a slave. However, it is probable that there is a connecting link between the two Duprees.
- Killed by the Ku Klux Klan


Robert (R.) J. Evans

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Born Louisiana, 1853
Died Harris County, Texas, September 27, 1921

Political Life:
- Representative in 16th (1879) and 17th (1881-82) Legislatures from Navasota (Grimes County)
- Delegate to 1882 and 1884 State Republican Conventions
- Delegate to 1883 State Colored Men's Convention
- Delegate to 1884 National Republican Convention

Personal Life:
- Born into slavery
- Also worked as a school teacher

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