Andrew Jackson Hart

Full Name: Andrew Jackson Hart
Date of birth: May 14, 1832
Date of death: December 1, 1896

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 69 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Glen Rose / Somervell   Bosque, Hood, Somervell
H 23 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Barnard's Mill / Hood   Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Haskell, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Jones, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Young

(1) Representative apportionment - Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. "Sixty-ninth District - The counties of Bosque, Somerville and Hood shall elect one representative; Coryell to be the returning county." University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Hood County. House Journal.
(3) Glen Rose, Somervell County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Somervell County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(5) Barnardsville, Hood County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(6) GLEN ROSE, TX. Notes town of Barnard's Mill began about 1859 on Charles Barnard's land in Hood County; then, at 1872 town meeting, residents agreed on the name Glen Rose, post office opened there in 1874, and Glen Rose became county seat of the newly formed Somervell County in 1875. Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) HART, ANDREW JACKSON (1832–1896). "At the cessation of hostilities he [Hart] returned to Texas, staying briefly in Johnson County before settling a 650-acre homestead in the vicinity of Glenrose, Hood County, in December 1869." Handbook of Texas Online.
(8) SOMERVELL COUNTY. "During most of the 1850s and early 1860s the Barnard's Mill settlement was a part of Johnson County. In 1866 the area was included in a new county, Hood, marked off entirely from Johnson County. Somervell County was established in 1875, when residents in southern Hood and northern Bosque counties petitioned for a new county because of their separation from markets and seats of government." Handbook of Texas Online.
(9) Glen Rose, Hood County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Capt. A.J. Hart listed in Glen Rose deaths, The Houston daily post, 12/10/1896, mailable edition, image 4, end of 6th col. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Census of 1880 - Andrew J. Hart, Somervell County, age 48, born circa 1832 in Arkansas, farmer; spouse Theodosia, age 45, born in Tennessee. FamilySearch.
  • Andrew J. Hart, birth date 5/14/1832 in Scott County, Arkansas, death date 12/1/1896, burial in White Church Cemetery, Glen Rose, Somervell County with wife Theodocia A. Hart. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. A.J. Hart, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.J. Hart, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

15th R.S. - 1876
Agriculture and Stock Raising  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Lands and Land Office  
14th R.S. - 1874
Indian Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  

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