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Johnson Wren

Full Name: Johnson Wren
Birth date: 1805
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 7th (4) (11) (13) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
  • Senate, 6th (5) (10) (12) Legislature
    11/16/1855 - 11/2/1857
     
  • Senate, 5th (2) (6) (9) Legislature
    11/14/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • House, 3rd (8) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • House, 2nd (1) (3) (7) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) HOPKINS COUNTY. "Hopkins County was created from parts of Lamar and Nacogdoches counties in March 1846 by the first Texas state legislature." Handbook of Texas Online .
(2) 5th Legislature - City/county, pp. 457-461. House Journal .
(3) W.H. Bourland and Johnson Wren, Lamar County. House Journal .
(4) Listed in "Senators holding over: Democrats." 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) .
(5) "In Lamar, a number of the candidates are in the field for the Senate . . . probably Hon. Johnson Wren," "Candidates for the Legislature," Galveston Weekly News, 5/29/1855, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) Roster of members elect of the 5th Legislature, state elections, 1853. Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 8/20/1853, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(7) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(8) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(9) 5th Legislature - Presented his credentials, qualified, and took his seat, 11/14/1853, p. 44. Senate Journal .
(10) 6th Legislature, Regular Session - Qualified and took his seat, 11/16/1855, p. 78. Senate Journal .
(11) 7th Legislature - Not present at organization of the Senate, pp. 1, 4. First mentioned in appointments to Senate committees, 11/4/1857, p. 10. Senate Journal .
(12) 6th Legislature - Listed in the "19 members of the Senate [who] retained their seats from the 5th Legislature," p. 258. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
(13) 7th Legislature - Listed in "large cadre of returning senators," p. 276. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - Johnson Wren, Beat No. 4, Black Jack Grove post office, Hopkins County, age 55, born circa 1805 in Kentucky, farmer. FamilySearch .
  • Mentioned in history of Senatorial redistricting for Lamar County, "Backward Glances (from the scrapbooks of the late A.W. Neville, Editor of the Paris News, 1936-1956, 3/14/1951)," republished 8/26/1976, p. 6. Paris News .
  • Biographical notes, p. 244. Farmer from Kentucky, served in the House in the 2nd-4th Legislatures. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
  • "Johnson Wren located in the northwestern part of the county and was the first representative in the State Legislature." Early History of Hopkins County, Texas: Biographical Sketches and Incidents of the Early Settled Families, Chapter VI, by E. B. Fleming, 1902. USGenWeb Project 1996.
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