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Jabez Demming Giddings
Birth: Oct. 8, 1814
Herrick Center
Susquehanna County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 25, 1878
Brenham
Washington County
Texas, USA

He was the son of Capt. James Giddings and Lucy Demming Giddings, and a brother of DeWitt Clinton Giddings. He married Ann Morris Tarver in 1844. J. D. Giddings was a prominent lawyer, banker, and founder of the city of Brenham, Texas. He came to Texas from Pennsylvania in 1838. In 1866, he was elected as representative of the Fifty-first District in the Texas Legislature, and established the first financial institution of Giddings and Giddings in Brenham, Texas. He was Grand Master, in 1864, and Grand High Priest, in 1868, of the Masons in Texas. The city of Giddings, the county seat of Lee County, was named in his honor, in 1871. With the assistance of his brother, DeWitt Clinton Giddings, he organized the Washington County Railroad Company and built the second railroad in Texas, which ran from Brenham to Hempstead, Texas. He died at his residence near Brenham, Texas from injuries sustained in a carriage accident. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Giddings (1780 - 1863)
  Lucy Demming Giddings (1783 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Ann Morris Tarver Giddings (1822 - 1902)
 
 Children:
  James Giddings (1845 - 1847)*
  Edmond T Giddings (1845 - 1863)*
  Charles James Giddings (1847 - 1928)*
  Francis D Giddings (1850 - 1854)*
  George C Giddings (1854 - 1863)*
  Mary Louise Giddings Stone (1857 - 1928)*
  Infant Son Giddings (1861 - 1861)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Woodbury Giddings (1810 - 1879)*
  Giles A Giddings (1812 - 1836)*
  Jabez Demming Giddings (1814 - 1878)
  DeWitt Clinton Giddings (1827 - 1903)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Prairie Lea Cemetery
Brenham
Washington County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Range 2
 
Created by: Kristi L. Jones
Record added: Mar 16, 2008
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