LYNCH, FRANCIS J.
LYNCH, FRANCIS J. (1815–1897). Francis J. Lynch, planter and legislator, was born in Cork County, Ireland, on February 10, 1815. He began the study of law in Dublin before he immigrated to the United States in 1837. He practiced law in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved to Brandon, Mississippi. After representing his district for two terms in the Mississippi legislature, he moved to Texas in 1852 and established a plantation in DeWitt County. He represented the county in the Eighth Legislature, served as a captain in the Confederate quartermaster corps during the Civil War, and was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1875. Before coming to Texas, Lynch married Mary Lewis of Mississippi; they were parents of six children. After her death he married Mrs. H. E. Harris of Goliad, and they had one son. His third marriage was to Eliza Friend of Cuero, who had one child. Lynch was active in Masonic work and helped organize the lodge at Concrete. He died at Cuero on June 3, 1897, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Lynch, Francis J.," accessed July 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fly02.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.