Henry J. Jewett

Full Name: Henry J. Jewett
Date of birth: April 11, 1813
Date of death: January 31, 1868

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 8 Feb 16, 1846 - Nov 5, 1849 1st (2) (3) (4) (5)   2nd (1)     Unknown / Robertson   Brazos, Robertson

(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 - Drawing for Terms of Office and Classification of Senators, 3/3/1846, p. 60. Drew "second class" (4-year term). Senate Journal.
(4) 1st Legislature - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 2/16/1846, p. 4. 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 top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • 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.
  • 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.

Committee Information top

2nd R.S. - 1847
Apportionment, Privileges and Elections  
Comptroller of Public Accounts and Treasurer of the State (Co-Chair) 
Debt of the Late Republic of Texas  
Engrossed Bills  
Indian Affairs (Chair) 
Public Lands  
State Affairs  
1st R.S. - 1846
Affairs of State  
Indian Affairs  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Republic of Texas Fines, Penalities, Forfeitures & Escheats, Consideration of  

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