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John W. Moore

John W. Moore
Full Name: John W. Moore
Birth date: 1817
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 16th (1) (3) (4) & 15th (5) Legislatures
    4/18/1876 - 1/11/1881
    Democrat
  • Senate, 10th (6) Legislature
    11/2/1863 - 8/6/1866
     
  • Senate, 9th (2) (7) (8) Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 11/2/1863
     
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Davis County existed under the Davis name between 1861 and 1871. It was originally named Cass County, for Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan. In 1861 the county was renamed in honor of Jefferson Davis. In 1871, reflecting the sentiments of the Reconstruction period, the name was changed back to Cass County. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Granbury is county seat of Hood County. Grandview is twelve miles southeast of Cleburne in southeastern Johnson County. Handbook of Texas Online .
Handbook of Texas Online
(4) Granbury, Johnson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal . April 14, 1876
April 27, 1876
(6) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(8) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - possibly J.W. Moore, farmer, born circa 1817 in South Carolina, living in precinct 5, Johnson County. FamilySearch .
  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators Elect: Personal Sketches Completed - Seventeen Lawyers, Seven Grangers, Two Doctors, One Editor and Four Colored Politicians - the Political Structure of the New Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 37-38. Grandview, Johnson County. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 246. Grandview, Johnson County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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