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Henry J. Jewett

Full Name: Henry J. Jewett
Birth date: April 11, 1813
Death date: January 31, 1868

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 2nd (1) & 1st (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislatures
    2/16/1846 - 11/5/1849
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Mar. 1848, 2nd Legislature, ch. 162, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Polk Man. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. Senate Journal .
(4) 1st Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal .
(5) Description of drawing of terms for Senators, first-class two-year terms and second-class four-year terms, 3/3/1846, p. 180. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Henry J. Jewett, p. 112. Born in Maine in 1816; died in 1864. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • Census of 1850 - Henry J. Jewett, Leon County, age 35, born circa 1815 in Maine, lawyer, living in household with Rachel R. Jewett, and daughter Mary R. Jewett. FamilySearch .
  • Judge Henry James Jewett, birth date 4/11/1813 in Maine, death date 1/31/1868 in New York, burial details unknown. Find a Grave .
  • Judge Henry J. Jewett of the Thirteenth Judicial District of Texas. "We learn by private letters from New York, that Judge Henry J. Jewett . . . was found recently in that city. . . ," 4/11/1866, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
  • Mentioned in JEWETT, TEXAS. "The town was laid out in 1871 by the International Railroad Company and named for Henry J. Jewett, a prominent judge and politician who helped organize Leon County." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Henry J. Jewett. Wood, William D. Reminiscences of Reconstruction in Texas; and, Reminiscences of Texas and Texans fifty years ago, 1902, pp. 34-36. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Judge Henry J. Jewett, in "Sketch of the Early Settlement of Leon County, Its Organization, and Some of the Early Settlers," by W.D. Wood. Texas State Historical Association, The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, Number 3, January 1901, pp. 209-210, crediting Texas State Historical Association. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1845. Journals of the Convention, assembled at the city of Austin on the Fourth of July, 1845, for the purpose of framing a constitution for the State of Texas, pp. 377-378. Austin: Miner & Cruger, printers to the Convention, 1845. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 167. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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