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Mordello Stephen Munson

Mordello Munson
Full Name: Mordello Stephen Munson
Birth date: April 25, 1825
Death date: October 3, 1903

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (5) (6) Legislature
    1/12/1875 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
  • House, 11th (1) (2) (3) (4) (7) Legislature
    8/7/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
  • House, 8th Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • House, 7th (8) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) BAILEY'S PRAIRIE, TX. "Bailey's Prairie is between Angleton and West Columbia (which was was founded as Columbia in 1826) in southwest Brazoria County . . . The town grew up around James Britton Bailey's plantation and the league of land granted by the Mexican government to M. S. Munson." Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) Brazoria, Brazoria County. House Journal .
(4) Not present at organization of the House on 8/6/1866. M.S. Munson sworn 8/7/1866, p. 4. House Journal .
(5) 14th Legislature, 2nd C.S. - Col. M.S. Munson, member elect from the 12th Senatorial District, oath of office and added to committees, 1/12/1875, pp. 4, 8. House Journal .
(6) Mordello S. Munson, in special election 4/16/1874, sworn 1/14/1875, succeeded William L. Moody, resigned 3/14/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) Columbia, Brazoria County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette. Weekly. (Galveston, Texas), 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch and description of the Mordello Stephen Munson papers. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin 2006.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his father, MUNSON, HENRY WILLIAM (1793-1833). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • MUNSON, MORDELLO STEPHEN (1825-1903). Munson had a 1500-acre plantation named Ridgely in Bailey's Prairie, and he practiced law in Brazoria County. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Relatives: Mordello Stephen Munson - father; Milam Stephen Munson, Sr. - son; Milam Stephen Munson, Sr. - father; Milam Stephen Munson, Jr. - son; Mordello Stephen Munson - grandfather; Milam Stephen Munson, Jr. - grandson. Munsons of Texas — an American Saga 2006.
  • Mordello Stephen and Sarah K. Munson early years at Bailey's Prairie — 1850-1862 Munsons of Texas — an American Saga 2006.
  • Mordello Stephen and Sarah K. Munson — the Civil War years. Munsons of Texas — an American Saga 2006.
  • Mordello Stephen and Sarah K. Munson and their eight children and seven stepchildren at Ridgley Plantation 1865 - 1903. Munsons of Texas — an American Saga 2006.
  • Photo, Munsons of Texas — an American Saga 2006.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature 1860.
  • Memorial, December 1950, p. 631. Son of Col. Modello S. Munson; birth date 9/26/1869; death date 10/14/1950. Texas Bar Journal .
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