Jeremiah Morrill Clough

Full Name: Jeremiah Morrill Clough
Date of birth: June 28, 1819
Date of death: February 15, 1862

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 11 Nov 5, 1849 - Sep 6, 1850 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) Louis T. Wigfall, sworn 11/18/1850, succeeded Jeremiah Clough, resigned after first 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Description of Democratic-Whig conflict in Harrison County, subsequent resignations of Representative J.M. Clough (September 1850) and Senator James F. Taylor, re-election of Taylor and election of L.T. Wigfall in November 1850, pp. 160-162. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • CLOUGH, JEREMIAH MORRILL (1819-1862). Born 6/28/1819 in Canterbury, New Hampshire; died 2/15/1862 at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • "Jeremiah Morrill Clough, a veteran of the Mexican War, served as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th Texas from November 1861 until killed in action at Fort Donelson, 2/15/1862." Company A, 7th Texas Infantry Regiment, 2004.
  • Letters of Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah M. Clough, 1/19/1862, p. 83, and Major Khleber M. Van Zandt relating the death of Clough, 10/5/1862, p. 89, Force Without Fanfare: The Autobiography of K.M. Van Zandt. Google Books. Page 83 Page 89
  • Mexican War. Private, Capt. Khleber M. Van Zandt's Company of Gregg's Regiment Texas Volunteers; Confederate States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, Company D, 7th Texas Infantry Regiment. Killed in action 2/15/1862 at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • Jeremiah Morrill Clough (1819-1862), portrait, burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County. Grave marker inscription: "Lt. Col., 7th Reg't Tex. Vol. C.S.A. Fell at Ft. Donelson Feb. 15, 1862." Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of brother-in-law Khleber Miller Van Zandt, pp. 3-5. History of Texas; Fort Worth and the Texas Northwest Edition, 1922.
  • Fort Donelson National Battlefield, battle dates February 14-16, 1862. National Park Service.
  • The Community at War, 1861-1865: Lieutenant Colonel J.M. Clough of Marshall, Captain K.M. Van Zandt's law partner and brother-in-law, was killed at Fort Donelson "on the 15th" [February 15, 1862], pp. 204-205; Non-head of household in 1850, 31-year-old lawyer, state representative J.M. Clough, p. 405. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • The Secession Crisis, 1860-1861: Marshall's mayor appointed "three current or former Democratic state legislators" to a resolutions committee, including Pendleton Murrah, M.J. Hall, and J.M. Clough, p. 184. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.

Committee Information top

3rd R.S. - 1849
Digest of the Laws of the State of Texas by Mr. Oliver C. Hartley, Examine Work, Cost, etc. (Chair) 
Governor's Message, Select  
Judicial Districts, Select  
Santa Fe, Prepare Remonstrance and Protest Against the Further Continuance of a Military Government in (Co-Chair) 
State Affairs (Chair) 

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