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John D. G. Adrian

Full Name: John D. G. Adrian
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • House, 6th Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
  • House, 5th (1) (2) Legislature
    11/7/1853 - 11/5/1855
(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

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 .

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 . 1860 1850
  • Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • 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.
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