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John H. Moffitt

Full Name: John H. Moffitt
Other surnames: Moffett
Death date: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 3rd (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) John H. Moffett. Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • John William Moffett, born 12/20/1820 in Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, died 7/24/1901 in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas. Moffett family tree, includes genealogical sketch excerpted from "Biography of J.W. Moffett" written by James Davidson Moffett. Ancestry.com .
  • Biographical sketch, p. 141. "August 20, 1841, was issued title to land near Nacogdoches. He was teaching school that year, 1841, at San Augustine, and at Nacogdoches two years later. In 1844-45 he represented Nacogdoches County in the House of Representatives of the Ninth Congress." Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 1942.
  • MOFFITT, JOHN H. (?-?). Gives alternate last name Moffett. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in 3rd Legislature, p. 196. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.
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