M.F. Mott

Marcus Fulton Mott

Full Name: Marcus Fulton Mott
Date of birth: June 21, 1837
Date of death: November 18, 1906

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Galveston, Matagorda

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army and Texas Militia. M.F. Mott, Color Sergeant, Infantry Company, Rio Grande Volunteers, Colonel John S. Ford's Regiment, Confederate States Army, enlistment date 2/18/1861 at Galveston, served 2/18/1861 to 3/13/1861. Commanding officer Captain H. Van Buren.
    M.F. Mott, 3rd Lieutenant, Galveston Artillery Company, 1st Brigade, General William T. Austin, Commanding, Texas Militia, enlistment Feb. 1861. Commanding officer Captain H. Van Buren. Ancestry.com.
  • "In February 1861, at the breaking out of the civil war, being then the color-sergeant of the Galveston artillery company, he volunteered with the company and took part in the Brazos Santiago expedition, organized by the state of Texas to take the Federal forts and munitions on the lower Mexican frontier from the United States troops then in possession of them. The objects of the expedition having been accomplished, the command returned to Galveston, when he was created first-lieutenant of artillery. He took part in the battle of Galveston, fought on the 1st day of January 1863, as aid to General Surry, and went with a section of artillery to Sabine Pass when the Confederate troops were being consolidated to repel Federal invasion from that quarter . . . For the past seven or eight years he has been captain of the Galveston Artillery Company, an organization of forty years' standing, which originated in the darkest days of the Texas republic." The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • "During the war between the States, Mr. Mott served for a time as lieutenant of artillery, took part in a number of expeditions, (among others, that sent to the relief of Brazos Santiago), and at the battle of Galveston was an aide on the staff of General Scurry." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.

Other Resources

  • Marcus F. Mott, birth date 6/21/1837, death date 11/18/1906, burial in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Galveston County. Includes obituary from Weekly Town Talk, Alexandria, Louisiana, 11/24/1906 and reprint of obituary in The Jefferson Jimplecute, 11/24/1906. Find a Grave.
  • "A Gentleman of the Old School," 11/21/1906, p. 6. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Davidson on Mott: Attorney General Presented Resolutions to Supreme Court" (resolutions of the Galveston bar on the death of Col. Marcus F. Mott), 12/18/1906, p. 6. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Devoirs to the Fead: Masonic Knights of High Degree Assembled to Pay Tribute to the Memory of Col. M.F. Mott . . . ", 11/20/1906, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Eerie Events Take Place in House That Mott Built," 8/3/1975, p. 1, 2A. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Funeral of Col. Mott: Under the Auspices of the Grand Lodge of Texas—Grand Commandery Escort; Gen. Stoddard's Tribute," 11/21/1906, p. 5. Galveston Daily News.
  • Marcus F. Mott mentioned in HARRIS, JOHN WOODS (1810-1887). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Marcus Fulton Mott of Galveston, "Texans Honored: With High Degrees by the Scottish Rite Council," The Houston Post, 10/20/1905, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. M.F. Mott, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Counties and County Boundaries  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Public Health  
Towns, Cities and Corporations  

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