The following is the oath that persons serving in the government under the Confederacy took before assuming office. The list is of those who took that oath and served in the Condederate Government in Henderson Co. TX during the War between the States.
I ____ do solemnly swear that I will faithfully and impartially perform all the duties incumbent upon me as ____ of Henderson County according to the best of my skill and ability agreeable to the constitution and laws of the State of Texas and also the constitution and laws of the Confederate States of America so long as the State of Texas shall remain in that Confederacy. And I do further solemnly swear that since the 2nd day of March 1861 that I being a citizen of of Henderson County, Texas have not fought a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carryng a challenge or acted, advised, or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God.BASS, A.J. Coronor Aug 17 1864 BLYTHE, R.M. J.P. Aug 15 1862 BOLES, Henry J.P. Aug 15 1862 BOLES, Henry J.P. Feb 21 1865 BOLES, L.C. J.P. Feb 21 1865 BOWMAN, John Coronor Aug 15 1862 BOX, J.W. J.P. Sept 10 1863 BRIDGES, A.J. J.P. Aug 15 1862 CALRK, William Constable Aug 23 1862 CAMPBELL, Sam Constable Aug 1864 CARPENTER, B.F. Constable Aug 23 1862 CARROLL, Elias A. Dep Sheriff Feb 1865 CARVER, W.W. Co. Comm. 1862 CLARK, William Co. Comm. 1862 CLARK, W.F. Co. Comm. 1862 CLENTON, James D. Dep Clerk Mar 13 1865 COLLINS, J.H. J.P. Aug 18 1862 COTTON, P.C. J.P. Aug 1864 DAVIS, A.M. Sheriff 1862 DAVIS, S.D.K. Constable 1862 DEEN, J.M. J.P. 1863 DUNCAN, J.M.H. Constable Aug 12 1864 GILMORE, H.L. J.P. Aug 11 1864 GODGES, W.C. J.P. 1864 HAWLEY, James L. J.P. Aug 1864 HOLLAND, B.C. Dis Clerk Aug 1862 JORDAN, R.W.H. Co. Surveyor 1864 KNIGHT, K.K. J.P. Aug 18 1862 LEWIS, R.B. Surveyor Aug 1862 LITTLEFIELD, J. Constable McDONALD, J.M. J.P. Aug 1862 McDONALD, J.M. J.P. 1864 McMANUS, J.C. J.P. Aug 23 1862 McMANUS, Jacob J.P. 1864 MILLER, James W. J.P. 1864 NAIL, A.G. J.P. Aug 1864 OWEN, D.A. Chief Justice 1862 OWEN, I.D. J.P. Oct 1862 OWEN, D.A. Chief Justice Aug 15 1869 OWEN, I.D. J.P. 1864 PASCHAL, John T. Co. Comm. 1864 PATTERSON, John Constable 1862 PERKINS, A.T. Constable 1864 PICKERING, W.C. J.P. 1864 PIPPIN, B.G. J.P. 1864 PRICE, W.G. J.P. 1863 RATLIFF, John G. J.P. 1862 RICE, A.T. Tax assessor collector 1862 RICE, Albert T. Tax assessor collector for War tax Feb 18 1863 RICE, A.T. Tax assessor collector 1864 RICHARDSON, S.N. Co. Comm. 1862 RICHARDSON, S.M. Co. Comm. 1864 SANDERS, D.W. J.P. Aug 1862 SANDERS, C.R. J.P. 1864 SIMPSON, R.H. J.P. 1862 SPIVEY, Enoch * est. Ferry Trinity River 1862 SPIVEY, Temple J.P. 1864 TANDY, Howith Sheriff 1864 TANNEHILL, A.S. Constable 1862 THOMAS, R.B. * Ferry Bond 1864 THOMPSON, Jeff E. Dist. Clerk Dec 20 1862 THOMPSON, Jeff E. Co. Clerk 1864 THOMSON, Jeff E. Co. Clerk Aug 14 1862 TIDWELL, Josiah Co. Treasurer Aug 18 1862 TIDWELL, J. Co. Treasurer 1864 WALKER, W.D. J.P. Aug 1864 WARRELL, K.L. Constable 1864 WATSON, Allen J.P. 1864 WEAKS, James J.P. 1864 WILBANKS, John Constable 1864 WILEY, R.W. Co. Comm. 1862 WILSON, H.D. Dep. Sheriff April 7 1865 WO_ELL Constable 1862 WOFFORD, B.W.P. J.P. 1864 WYATT, W.H. J.P. Feb 1865 WYATT.W.H. J.P. 1864 * Enoch SPIVEY, Temple SPIVEY and T.B. GREENWOOD established a ferry across the Trinity River and was given a license for the ferry on condition that they would keep good and sufficient boats for the use of said ferry. And will keep the banks of each side of said ferry in good repair and so graded and leveled that the rise shall not exceed two feet in every seven feet from the waters edge to the top of the bank and shall be well attended at all times and comply with the laws governing ferries. * Ferry bond transfered to R.B. THOMAS April 7 1865.
from - Bunny Freeman