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Henry J. Jewett
Full Name: Henry James 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
  • Biographical sketch, p. 112. Born in Maine in 1816; died in 1864. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 34-36, Reminiscences of Reconstruction in Texas . . . , HeritageQuest Online.
  • 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).
  • Biographical sketch, p. 167. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861, 1990.
  • Other Resources
  • Judge Henry James Jewett, birth date 4/11/1813 in Maine, death date 1/31/1868 in New York. 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.
  • Census of 1850, Leon County, Henry J. Jewett, age 35, birthplace Maine, lawyer, spouse Rachel R. Jewett, daughter Mary R. Jewett. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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