John Matthews McDonald
Full Name: John Matthews McDonald
Date of birth: 1827
Date of death: April 14, 1883
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||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 14, 1873 - Jan 13, 1874
Athens / Henderson
Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt
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Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, Company G (Captain Tandy Howeth's Company), 3rd Regular Infantry, Texas State Troops. John Matthew McDonald, death date 4/14/1883; widow Mary E. McDonald, marriage date 11/17/1858 in Cherokee County. Pension File No. 45726 (Mary E. McDonald), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Pension file includes appointment as "Provost Marshal" for Henderson County written 6/24/1862, furlough written 1864.
- "Honoring Athens First Mayor," by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, U.S. House of Representatives, 4/6/2006. John Matthews McDonald was "first known Mayor of Athens, Texas." Volume 152, Number 44, Friday, 4/7/2006, p. E565.
- John Matthews McDonald, birth 1827 in Moore County, North Carolina; death date 4/14/1883 in Athens, Henderson County, Texas. Member of 13th Texas Legislature.
Descendants of James Mor Macdonald, IX: James McDonald Family of Moore County, North Carolina, 2007.
- J.M. McDonald, Athens, Henderson County, born in North Carolina, lawyer, age 45.
Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas, 1873.
- John M. McDonald (1827-1883), burial in Athens Cemetery, Henderson County. Includes photo of historical marker: "He held the offices of justice of the peace, county judge and state representative."
Find a Grave.
- Text of historical marker, John Matthews McDonald, Athens, Henderson County.
Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission).
- Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County,
John M. McDonald, 13th Legislature, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.
John McDonald, 13th Legislature, State Preservation Board
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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