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Uriah Jackson Morton

U.J. Morton
Full Name: Uriah Jackson Morton
Birth date: June 21, 1846
Death date: August 3, 1937

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th (1) Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
(1) Populist. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • 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 .
  • Uriah Jackson Morton, birth date 6/21/1846 in Alabama, death date 8/3/1937 in Comanche County, Texas, minister-farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • 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 .
  • MORTON, URIAH JACKSON (1846-1937). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 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 .
  • Biographical sketch, U.J. Martin, p. 149. Index pp. 4 and 6 notes name should be Morton instead of Martin. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
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