Hodge, John C. M. (1799–1846)

By: Melanie F. Healy

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: June 21, 2022

John C. M. Hodge, Republic of Texas congressman, was born in Fayette County, Kentucky, on June 15, 1799. He moved to Texas in December 1840 and was granted 320 acres of land by conditional certificates. From November 14, 1842, to January 16, 1843, he represented Fannin County at the Seventh Congress of the republic. When Collin County was marked off from Fannin County on April 3, 1846, Hodge was made notary public of the new county. He also served with the commissioners in charge of holding an election to choose a county seat. He came to Texas a single man and apparently did not marry. He died in Collin County on August 15, 1846, and was buried in the Chambersville Cemetery.

J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh, A History of Collin County (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1958). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

  • Politics and Government
  • Government Officials
  • Republic of Texas Congressmen
  • Seventh Congress (1842-1843)

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Melanie F. Healy, “Hodge, John C. M.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 26, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/hodge-john-c-m.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 21, 2022