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D.T. Hearn David Thomas Hearne
Full Name: David Thomas Hearne
Other surnames: Hearn
Date of birth: April 8, 1831
Date of death: December 31, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th (1)   Democrat Avinger / Cass   Cass
H 16 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (2) (3)   Unaffiliated Avinger / Cass   Cass

(1) Elected as an Independent in 1884 election for Cass county state representative. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
(2) Party affiliation: "No Politics." Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Independent, p. 228. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • D.T. Hearne. House Journal. 18th R.S. 19th R.S.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, David Thomas Hearne, born 4/8/1831, went to Cass County, Texas, in 1854, married Elmina Abernathy 1/10/1866, "elected to the Legislature twice and served both terms credibly." Relatives: David Thomas Hearne and Robert Henry Guinn (died 1/8/1888), brothers-in-law. Includes portrait of David Thomas Hearne and Mrs. Jane (Hearne) Guinn, Brief history and genealogy of the Hearne family : from A.D. 1066 . . . to 1680 . . . on down to A.D. 1907, William T. Hearne, Press of Examiner Print. Co., 1907, pp. 656-659. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Biographical sketch, D.T. Hearn, pp. 30-31. Born in Couheta County, Georgia, in 1881. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch included in "Hearne History Traced to 1066," Avinger Citizen, 6/18/1954. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Biographical sketch, D.T. Hearne, p. 253. Elected as an Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Enlisted in Confederate Army in 1861, elected 1st Lieutenant and promoted to Captain. Brief history and genealogy of the Hearne family : from A.D. 1066 . . . to 1680 . . . on down to A.D. 1907, William T. Hearne, Press of Examiner Print. Co., 1907, p. 656. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Confederate States Army, Gen. W.P. Lane's regiment, Green's Cavalry. "He was Second Lieutenant at the Mansfield and Pleasant Hill fights and in all the cavalry engagements in Louisiana and Arkansas." Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.
  • Other Resources
  • D.T. Hearn, death date 12/31/1915 in Cass County. Texas, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1833-1974. Children John T. Hearn and Mrs. Frances Archer. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1880 - David T. Hearn, Cass County, age 48, born circa 1832 in Georgia, farmer, wife Elmira, daughter Sarah T., son John T.
    Census of 1910 - David T. Hearn, Cass County, age 79, born circa 1831 in Georgia, farmer, widowed. FamilySearch. 1880 1910
  • Capt. David Thomas "Tom" Hearn, Sr., birth date 4/8/1831, death date 12/31/1915, burial in Hearn Cemetery, Avinger, Cass County. No grave marker photo. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Mrs. E.A. Hearne, The Cass County Sun, 5/3/1904, p. 3, crediting Atlanta Public Library. Death date 4/13/1904, children Jno. T. Hearn and Mrs. J.G. Archer. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.T. Hearn, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D.T. Hearn, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 19th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    19th R.S. - 1885
    Federal Relations  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Accompany Remains of Hon. A.L. Adams of Wood County  
    Federal Relations  
    State Affairs  
     

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