Legislative Reference Library

Texas Legislators: Past & Present

Jesse M. Blount

J.M. Blount
Full Name: Jesse M. Blount
Birth date: December 27, 1821
Death date: February 22, 1899

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 11th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
(1) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal .
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: J.M. Blount, Denton, Denton County, nativity Mississippi, farmer, age 45 in 1866 (born circa 1826). Senate Journal .


  • Photograph. J.M. Blount, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, Dr. James P. Blount, Volume I, pp. 242-244, includes father Judge J.M. Blount. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas 1906.
  • Relatives: J.M. Blount - father; James P. Blount - son. J.M. Blount, birth date 12/27/1822, mentioned in biographical sketch of Dr. J.P. Blount, birth date 3/11/1849, pp. 92-93. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families 1889.
  • Mortuary notice, 2/24/1899, p. 5. Dallas Morning News .
  • Obituary, "An Aged Resident Dead," 2/23/1899, p. 1. Interment in the City Cemetery, Denton. Resolutions of respect, 3/9/1899, p. 8. Tribute and historical sketch, resolutions, 4/6/1899, p. 1. Denton County News .
  • Obituary, "Judge Blount Dead," 2/28/1899, p. 8. Denton Record-Chronicle .
  • Obituary index, early deaths before 1909, includes obituaries for daughter Mollie, and father Judge J.M. Blount. Denton Record-Chronicle .
  • Census of 1870 - Jesse M. Blount, Denton, Denton County, age 48, born circa 1822 in Mississippi, retail dry goods merchant.
    Census of 1880 - Jessee M.B., Denton, Denton County, age 58, born circa 1822 in Mississippi, justice of the peace. FamilySearch . 1880 1870
  • J.M. Blount, birth date 12/27/1821, death date 2/22/1899, portrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Denton, Denton County. Find a Grave .
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN CLARK (1856-1938). "Married Sallie M. Blount, daughter of Judge J. M. Blount of Denton." Relatives: Alvin Clark Owsley - son-in-law; J.M. Blount - father-in-law. Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - grandson; J.M. Blount - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN MANSFIELD (1888-1967). Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - son; Alvin Clark Owsley - father. Relatives: James P. Blount - uncle; Alvin Mansfield Owsley - nephew. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Jesse M. Blount, father of James P. Blount. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned as delegate to 1861 secession convention, p. 96. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960 1978.

Committee Information

LRL Home | View full site