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Andrew J. Hart Andrew J. 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) (10)   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) A.J. Hart, Hood County. House Journal.
(3) Andrew J. Hart, home address, Glen Rose; home county, Somervell. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) A.J. Hart, home county, Somervell. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(5) Home post office - Barnardsville; home county - Hood. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(6) "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.
(7) 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.
(8) Glen Rose is the county seat of Somervell County. A post office was opened there in 1874, and Glen Rose became county seat of the newly formed Somervell County in 1875. Handbook of Texas Online.
(9) 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.
(10) Andrew J. Hart, home address, Glen Rose; home county, Hood. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • HART, ANDREW JACKSON (1832-?). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. A.J. Hart, pp. 701-703. History of Texas Supplemented With Biographical Mention of Many Prominent Persons and Families of the State, 1896.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 137. Born in AR, "lives with his family in Somerville county, Texas." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • 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.
  • Andrew J. Hart, birth date 5/14/1832 in Scott County, Arkansas; death date 12/1/1896 in Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas; husband of Theodocia A.; interment in White Church Cemetery, Glen Rose, Somervell County. Find a Grave.
  • Census of 1880 - Andrew J. Hart, Somervell County, age 48, born in Arkansas, wife Theodosia, age 45, born in Tennessee. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Chapter XXIII, Barnard settlement, pp. 55-57, mentions Hon. A.J. Hart "settled on the Brazos, in the southern part of Somervell County;" and on p. 1 and 4 of Supplemental Sketch of Somervell County (created by Legislature in 1875 from Hood County). Elected Somervell County judge in 1884 for two terms. A History of Hood County, Texas: From its Earliest Settlement to the Present, Together with Biographical Sketches of Many Leading Men and Women Among the Early Settlers. . .: Also a Sketch of the History of Somervell County., 1895.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Andrew J. Hart, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Andrew J. Hart, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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