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William E. Moore

W.E. Moore
Full Name: William E. Moore
Birth date: January 9, 1836
Death date: May 22, 1916

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
(1) Postoffice: Blossom Prairie, Lamar County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(2) BLOSSOM, TEXAS. Post office opened under the name Blossom Prairie in 1849; name shortened to Blossom in 1888, two years after incorporation. Handbook of Texas Online .
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Capt. W.E. Moore, birth date 1/9/1836, death date 5/22/1916, burial in Knights of Honor Cemetery, Blossom, Lamar County, with spouse Sarah Elizabeth Moore. Includes photo from The Shreveport Journal and obituary. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, William Folsom Moore, Chief Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1940-1941. Relatives: William Folsom Moore - son; William E. Moore - father. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2004.
  • "Journal to Print Diary of W.E. Moore, Last Captain of Famous 'Shreveport Greys,'" planter, cotton merchant at Blossom, and state senator, The Shreveport Journal (Shreveport, Louisiana), 1/4/1930, p. 2. Diary of Captain W.E. Moore, January 1861-January 1862, reprinted in The Shreveport Journal, January 6-18, 1930, including drawings, photo of Capt. W.E. Moore, and overview of Shreveport Greys by Geo. L. Woodward. Newspapers.com .
  • Death notice, Captain W.E. Moore, The Shreveport Journal (Shreveport, Louisiana), 5/26/1916, p. 2. Newspapers.com .
  • Confederate States Army, enlisted at Shreveport, Louisiana as member of the Confederate Grays. W.E. Moore, Blossom, Texas, born 1/9/1836 in Leon County, Florida, account of the Civil War. Yeary, Mamie. Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 1912, Dallas, Texas, pp. 536-537. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Captain William E. Moore, obituary excerpt and description of the Moore home in Blossom, Texas. The Death and Cemetery Records of Lamar County, Texas, Betsy Mills & Ron Brothers, On-Line Edition (Paris, TX: ReBroMa Press) 2008.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 193-194. "Little is known of William E. Moore save for his Civil War account in Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray." The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
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