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John G. Brown John Garland Brown
Full Name: John Garland Brown
Date of birth: January 10, 1810
Date of death: April 25, 1891

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)     Henderson / Rusk   Rusk
(1) "In 1873 a county centered geographically and politically on Longview was proposed; it was to take pieces from Upshur, Rusk, and Harrison counties. Longview became the county seat. When the Rusk portion turned out smaller than hoped and the Harrison part proved unattainable, Longview was left very near one edge of a small and peculiarly shaped Gregg County." Handbook of Texas Online. GREGG COUNTY
LONGVIEW, TX
(2) Camden, Rusk County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(4) Henderson, Rusk County. Senate Journal.
(5) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(6) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: J.G. Brown, postoffice Henderson, resident county Rusk, state of nativity Virginia, farmer, age 50 in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • John Garland Brown and wife Francina Rodes Brown came to Danville community in 1850, which was then in Rusk County. "John Garland Brown was educated in the University of Virginia where he was a roommate with Edgar Allan Poe . . . He later served in the Texas Senate from Rusk county." Photos and story of the Brown family as written by Robert Garland Brown III of Carthage, "'B' Browns Trace Family History Back Long Way," 7/20/1973, p. 13-C. Longview Daily News.
  • Obituaries, Colonel J.G. Brown, Galveston Daily News, 4/28/1891, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium; and Fort Worth Gazette, 4/30/1891, p. 5: "He was Gregg county's first representative, and previous was a state senator in 1865." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). April 28, 1891
  • April 30, 1891
    Other Resources
  • Census of 1860 - John G. Brown, Beat No. 8, Cotton Plant post office, Rusk County, age 50, born circa 1810 in Virginia, farmer.
    Census of 1870 - John G. Brown, Precinct No. 3, Henderson post office, Rusk County, age 60, born circa 1810 in Virginia, farmer.
    Census of 1880 - J.G. Brown, Precinct No. 5, Gregg County, age 70, born circa 1810 in Virginia, farmer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870 1890
  • J.G. Brown, birth date 1/10/1810, death date 4/15/1891, interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Longview, Gregg County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John G. Brown, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Committee Informationtop
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Land Office  
    State Affairs  
     

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