Martin Hart

Martin D. Hart

Full Name: Martin D. Hart
Date of birth: 1821
Date of death: January 23, 1863

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Nov 7, 1859 - Feb 26, 1861 8th (1) (2) (3) (4)     Greenville / Hunt   Fannin, Hunt
H 9 Nov 5, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (5) (6)     Greenville / Hunt   Hunt

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Turner L. Greene succeeded Martin D. Hart, resigned 2/26/1861. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 8th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators elected since the last adjournment, oath of office administered, 11/7/1859, p. 2. Senate Journal.
(4) 8th Legislature - One of 15 newcomers to the Senate, 8th Regular Session, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
(5) Kinney and Hart took the oath of office on 11/5/1857, p. 18. House Journal.
(6) Listed in "Representatives Elected: Opposition." Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Martin D. and Hardin Hart mentioned in "Hangings in Hunt and Hopkins Countries, 1863," pp. 68-80. Includes portrait and account of the hanging of Martin Hart. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Mentioned in "'Blessed with Peace!' War's Bitter Aftermath," pp. 102-136. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Mentioned in account of secession debates and vigilantism in the Sulphur Forks watershed counties of East Texas, pp. 35-41. Brush Men and Vigilantes: Civil War Dissent in Texas, 2000.
  • Relatives: Martin D. Hart and Hardin Hart - brothers, p. 59. Murder and Mayhem: the War of Reconstruction in Texas, 2003.


  • Photograph. Martin Hart, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature

Committee Information top

8th R.S. - 1859
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Public Lands  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Penitentiary, Location of a Branch, Select (Chair) 
Ways and Means for the Protection of the Frontier, Select  
7th R.S. - 1857
Delay in the Distribution of the Laws of the 6th R.S.  
Indian Affairs  

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