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J.M. Blount J.M. Blount
Full Name: Jesse M. Blount
Date of birth: December 27, 1822
Date of death: February 22, 1899

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Denton / Denton   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Knox, Montague, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young
(1) 11th Legislature - 8/6/1866 (First Day), pp. 2, 4, all 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials. "Upon calling the roll of Districts, the following Senators responded and presented their credentials." Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age in 1866. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Relatives: J.M. Blount - father; James P. Blount - son. J.M. Blount mentioned in biographical sketch of Dr. J.P. Blount, pp. 92-93. Former's birth date 12/27/1822. Latter's birth date 3/11/1849. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Jesse M. Blount, father of James P. Blount. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN CLARK (1856-1938). "Married Sallie M. Blount, daughter of Judge J. M. Blount of Denton." Relatives: Alvin Clark Owsley - son-in-law; J.M. Blount - father-in-law. Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - grandson; J.M. Blount - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN MANSFIELD (1888-1967). Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - son; Alvin Clark Owsley - father. Relatives: James P. Blount - uncle; Alvin Mansfield Owsley - nephew. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Mortuary notice, 2/24/1899, p. 5. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary, 2/23/1899, p. 1. Interment in the City Cemetery, Denton, TX. Denton County News.
  • Obituary, 3/9/1899, p. 8. Denton County News.
  • Tribute and historical sketch, 4/6/1899, p. 1. Denton County News.
  • Obituary, 2/28/1899, p. 8. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Census of 1880 lists name Jessee M. Blount. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Mentioned as delegate to 1861 secession convention, p. 96. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.M. Blount, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 11th session composite photo of Senate members (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History). By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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