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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
(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 .
  • John Marks Moore, transcribed obituary from Corpus Christi Caller, 9/16/1892; 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."
    Harriet Eliza Moore, wife of John Marks Davenport Moore, biographical sketch and obituary. Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi 2001. Harriet Eliza Moore John Marks Moore
  • Mentioned in Chapter VIII, "When the War Ended," pp. 32-37, The Story of Corpus Christi 1917.
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