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John M. Moore

Full Name: John Marks Davenport Moore
Birth date: March 21, 1811
Death date: August 20, 1892

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/12/1875 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
(1) 14th Legislature, 2nd C.S. - John M. Moore, member elect from the 30th Senatorial District, oath of office and added to committees, 1/12/1875, pp. 4, 9. House Journal .
(2) John M. Moore, in special election 11/1874, succeeded P.F. Murphy, resigned 10/2/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Obituary, Col. John M. D. Moore, 9/16/1892. Corpus Christi Caller .
  • Mentioned in "Slavery Was Not Widespread Here," 10/21/1998. Corpus Christi Caller-Times .
  • Library collection includes: "The Moore Papers: Calendar of Events and documentation of historical happenings in the lives of the Moore family with emphasis on Col. John M. Moore's life including his issuing of a contract for the cutting of a ship channel between Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass in 1850s." Corpus Christi Public Libraries .
  • MOORE, JOHN MARKS DAVENPORT (1811-1892). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Relatives: John Marks Davenport Moore - uncle; John Marks Moore [son of George Fleming Moore] - nephew, p. 9. Mary Garland Marks Moore, mother of John Marks Davenport Moore, was the step-sister of American explorer Meriwether Lewis, p. 8. Marks-Barnett Families and Their Kin. HeritageQuest Online .
  • "Col. John M. Moore," reprint of Nueces Valley article, 11/14/1874, p. 2. "The election of Col. Moore to fill the unexpired term of Hon. P.F. Murphy will place in the Legislature a good citizen and an accomplished gentleman." Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi 2001.
  • Biographical sketch of Harriet Eliza Moore, wife of John Marks Davenport Moore. Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi 2001.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VIII, "When the War Ended," pp. 32-37, The Story of Corpus Christi 1917.
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