J.H. Davenport

Jewett Harbert Davenport

Full Name: Jewett Harbert Davenport
Date of birth: November 1, 1828
Date of death: November 4, 1892

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 16th (3)   17th (1) (2)   Democrat Eastland / Eastland   Bosque, Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Jones, Palo Pinto, Runnels, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Taylor
S 17 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Belton / Bell   Bell, Falls, Milam

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(3) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(4) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Major, 30th Texas Cavalry. J.H. Davenport, death date 11/4/1892, widow Mrs. M.S. Davenport, marriage date 12/4/1851 in Campbell County, Georgia. Pension File No. 00316, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Major, 30th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Trans-Mississippi Department. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • "Death of J.H. Davenport" and "J.H. Davenport Dead: The Late Candidate for Congress from the 13th District Dies at His Home," Fort Worth Gazette, 11/5/1892, p. 8, col. 3-4. Died 11/4/1892 in Ranger, Texas, ex-state senator. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Hon. J.H. Davenport, birth date 11/1/1828, death date 11/4/1892, burial in Eastland City Cemetery, Eastland, Eastland County. Find a Grave.
  • Senator Jouett Harbert Davenport, born 11/1/1828 in Campbell County, Georgia; died 11/4/1892 in Eastland, Eastland County. The Descendants of William & Elizabeth Davenport. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.


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Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Frontier Protection (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
Stock and Stock Raising  
16th R.S. - 1879
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Federal Relations  
Indian Affairs and Frontier Protection  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands  
Public Printing (Chair) 
Stock and Stock Raising  
14th R.S. - 1874
Lighting the State House with Gas  
Printing (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings  
Removal of Judge J.J. Thornton, 24th Judicial District  

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