1827 – Born on January 21st near Millerstown, Grayson County, Kentucky. Also known as "Oxcart John" of Texas.
1858 – Mayor of Seguin, Texas.
1861 – A delegate to Texas secession convention.
1866 – Colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War and a delegate to Texas state constitutional convention.
– The district judge in Texas.
1875 – Member of Texas state house of representatives; member of Texas state senate and justice of Texas state supreme court.
1878 – A candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas.
1883 – Appointed as Governor of Texas.
1896 – He died on March 5th and was burried at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas.