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John Matthews McDonald

John M. McDonald
Full Name: John Matthews McDonald
Birth date: 1827
Death date: April 14, 1883

Terms of Service

  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Company G (Captain Tandy Howeth's Company), 3rd Regular Infantry, Texas State Troops. John Matthew McDonald, death date 4/14/1883; widow Mary E. McDonald, marriage date 11/17/1858 in Cherokee County. Pension File No. 45726 (Mary E. McDonald), Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Pension file includes appointment as "Provost Marshal" for Henderson County written 6/24/1862, furlough written 1864. Ancestry.com .
  • "Honoring Athens' first mayor," by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, U.S. House of Representatives, 4/6/2006. John Matthews McDonald was "first known Mayor of Athens, Texas." Volume 152, Number 44, Friday, 4/7/2006. Congressional Record .
  • John Matthews McDonald, birth 1827 in Moore County, NC, death date 4/14/1883 in Athens, Henderson County. Member of 13th Texas Legislature. Descendants of James Mor Macdonald, IX: James McDonald Family of Moore County, North Carolina 2007.
  • J.M. McDonald, Athens, Henderson County, born in NC, lawyer, age 45. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
  • John Matthews McDonald (1827-1883), historical marker, burial in Athens Cemetery, Henderson County. State representative. Find a Grave . Texas Historical Sites Atlas
  • MCDONALD, JOHN MATTHEW (1827-1883). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project .
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