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Uriah Jackson Morton

Full Name: Uriah Jackson Morton
Date of birth: June 21, 1846
Date of death: August 3, 1937

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 99 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th (1)   Populist Harbin / Erath   Erath

(1) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Company F, 8th Alabama Cavalry, June 1864-April 1865. U.J. Morton of Comanche County, age 67 as of soldier's application dated 1/21/1914, born in Alabama. Pension File No. 27397, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company J, 8th Alabama Cavalry. Military grave marker, Uriah Jackson Morton, birth date 6/21/1846, death date 8/3/1937, burial in De Leon Cemetery, De Leon, Comanche County. Rev. U.J. Morton (Uncle Jack). Find a Grave.
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company F, 8th Alabama Cavalry. "Uriah grew up assisting his father on the family farm in Alabama and as a teenager enlisted with the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He held the rank of private under Capt. Samuel Henry in Company F of the Eighth Alabama Cavalry (though his CSA gravestone indicates service in Company J). He was captured when his company surrendered to Union forces at Citronelle, Alabama, on May 4, 1865; service records indicate Morton was paroled ten days later." Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. U.J. Morton, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Confederate Home, Special  
Insurance, Statistics and History  
Mining and Minerals  
State Asylums  

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