D.T. Hearn

David Thomas Hearne

Full Name: David Thomas Hearne
Other surnames: Hearn
Date of birth: April 8, 1831
Date of death: December 31, 1915

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1)   Democrat Avinger / Cass   Cass
H 16 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2) (3)   Unaffiliated Avinger / Cass   Cass

(1) Elected as an Independent in 1884 election for Cass county state representative. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(2) Party affiliation: "No Politics." Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Independent, p. 228. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, David Thomas Hearne, pp. 656-659. Born 4/8/1831, went to Cass County, Texas, in 1854; married Elmina Abernathy 1/10/1866; "elected to the Legislature twice and served both terms credibly." Relatives: David Thomas Hearne and Robert Henry Guinn (died 1/8/1888), brothers-in-law. Includes portrait of David Thomas Hearne and Mrs. Jane (Hearne) Guinn. Brief History and Genealogy of the Hearne Family, 1907.
  • Biographical sketch, D.T. Hearn, pp. 30-31. Born in Couheta County, Georgia, in 1881. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, D.T. Hearne, p. 253. Elected as an Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Biographical sketch, David Thomas Hearne, included in "Hearne History Traced to 1066," Avinger Citizen, 6/18/1954. Cass County, TXGenWeb Project.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • D.T. Hearn, death date 12/31/1915 in Cass County. Texas, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974. Children John T. Hearn and Mrs. Frances Archer. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - David T. Hearn, Cass County, age 48, born circa 1832 in Georgia, farmer, wife Elmira, daughter Sarah T., son John T.
    Census of 1910 - David T. Hearn, Cass County, age 79, born circa 1831 in Georgia, farmer, widowed. FamilySearch. 1880 1910
  • Capt. David Thomas "Tom" Hearn, Sr., birth date 4/8/1831, death date 12/31/1915, burial in Hearn Cemetery, Avinger, Cass County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Mrs. E.A. Hearne, The Cass County Sun, 5/3/1904, p. 3, crediting Atlanta Public Library. Death date 4/13/1904, children Jno. T. Hearn and Mrs. J.G. Archer. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. D.T. Hearn, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.T. Hearn, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Federal Relations  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
18th R.S. - 1883
Accompany Remains of Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
Federal Relations  
State Affairs  

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