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 James Love

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James Love

Birth
Nelson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 12 Jun 1874 (aged 79)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Burial Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7775115 View Source
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U.S. Congressman. With the outbreak of the War of 1812, he volunteered at the age of eighteen and served in the U.S. Army. After the war, he studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Barboursville, Kentucky. Entering politics, he was a member of the Kentucky State House of Representatives (1819-31), and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress, serving 1833-35. Declining a re-nomination, he moved to Texas in 1837 and was elected the first judge of the Galveston District. During the Civil War, he served with the Terry Rangers. After the war, he was elected the first judge of the Galveston and Harris County Criminal Court. He also practiced private law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Aug 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7775115
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/7775115/james-love : accessed ), memorial page for James Love (12 May 1795–12 Jun 1874), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7775115, citing Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .