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Jewett Harbert Davenport

J.H. Davenport
Full Name: Jewett Harbert Davenport
Birth date: November 1, 1828
Death date: November 4, 1892

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 17th (2) (3) & 16th (4) Legislatures
    1/14/1879 - 1/9/1883
  • Senate, 14th (1) (5) (6) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) 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.
(2) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(4) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal .
(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


Other Resources

  • 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 .
  • "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 .
  • DAVENPORT, JOUETT HARBERT (1828-1892). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Major, 30th Texas Cavalry Regiment, Trans-Mississippi Department. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 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 .
  • Biographical sketch, Jewett Harbert Davenport, p. 247. Born 11/1/1828 in Clark County, Georgia. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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