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John D. G. Adrian
Full Name: John D. G. Adrian
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 17 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Harrisburg / Smith   Smith
H 17 Nov 7, 1853 - Nov 5, 1855 5th (1) (2)     Harrisburg / Smith   Smith
(1) Harrisburg, Smith County; emigrated to Texas in 1846, born in Georgia, farmer. House Journal.
(2) Harrisburg, Smith County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Mentioned in presentation of gavel to Speaker Coke Stevenson, 43rd Legislature, R.S., 2/14/1933, p. 422. "Hon. J.D.G. Adrian, while a Member of the House in 1853-56, rode a mule from Tyler to Austin to attend the sessions of the Legislature, as this was before railroads had been extended to Austin." Son J.C. Adrian (died January 1932) and grandson G.C. Adrian. House Journal.
  • Resolution to provide for placing portrait of J.D.G. Adrian in House Chamber, 42nd Legislature, R.S., 3/5/1931, pp. 631-632. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Possibly John David German Adrian, birth date 3/18/1815 in Franklin County, Georgia; death date 9/29/1887 in Van Zandt County, Texas; biographical sketch, interment in Frontier-Red Hill Cemetery, Van Zandt County. Find a Grave.
  • Biographical information, Volume I, Chapter II, The First Election in Smith County, pp. 10-12 (Adrian elected "one of the first justices' of the peace" of Smith County in 1846), and Chapter V, Third Term of District Court, pp. 21-25 ("J.D.G. Adrian held the first justice court in Tyler, presiding with original dignity and honor . . . Along in the fifties he was sent to the legislature . . . "). Some Biographies of Old Settlers, Historical, Personal and Reminiscent, 1900.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1850 - John D.G. Adrian, Smith County, born circa 1816 in Georgia, age 34, farmer, spouse Winney.
    Census of 1860 - J.D.G. Adrian, Tyler, Smith County, born circa 1815 in Georgia, age 45, farmer, spouse Sarah.
    Marriage to Sarah McAdams 4/15/1856 in Smith County. FamilySearch. 1850 1860 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Committee Informationtop
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Constitutional Amendments, Select  
    County and County Boundaries  
    Public Lands  
    5th R.S. - 1853
    Private Land Claims No. 2  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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