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J.M. McWilliams John Mordecai McWilliams
Full Name: John Mordecai McWilliams
Date of birth: October 5, 1846
Date of death: November 21, 1900

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 59 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Populist Bazette / Navarro   Henderson, Navarro
(1) J.M. McWilliams and T.R. Watkins of Henderson and Navarro counties listed as a populists. "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
(2) Populist. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) Discussion of populists elected to 24th Legislature, populist pluralities by county, and roster with party affiliation, "Official Returns," "The Next Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 11/15/1894, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(4) Populist. Roster, "News from Austin: Twenty-Fourth Legislature," Galveston Daily News, 12/23/1894, p. 2. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army. John Mordecai McWilliams, death date 11/21/1900 in Navarro County, widow Mrs. Mary Ann Eliza McWilliams of Waco, McLennan County, marriage date 11/16/1876 in Wilcox County, Alabama. File No. 30712, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company C, 44th Regiment, Alabama Infantry. Military grave marker, John M. McWilliams, birth date 10/5/1846, death date 11/1/1900. Prairie Point Cemetery records list John Mordaci McWilliams, birth date 10/5/1846, death date 11/21/1900. Navarro County, TXGenWeb Project. Civil War Burials, Navarro County
  • Military grave marker Prairie Point Cemetery
    Other Resources
  • J.M. McWilliams, birth date possibly 10/6/1846, death date 11/21/1900, interment in Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Navarro County. Find a Grave.
  • John Mordecai McWilliams, pp. 296, 306. The People's Revolt: Texas Populists and the Roots of American Liberalism, 2020.
  • Death notice, Hon. J.M. McWilliams of Navarro County, member of the 24th Legislature. The Fairfield Recorder, 12/7/1900, p. 2, crediting Fairfield Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.M. McWilliams, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Absence of Hon. T. R. Watkins, Investigate, Special  
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Debt  

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