J.M. Blount

Jesse M. Blount

Full Name: Jesse M. Blount
Date of birth: December 27, 1821
Date of death: February 22, 1899

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Aug 6, 1866 - Feb 7, 1870 11th (1) (2) (3)     Denton / Denton   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Knox, Montague, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, Young

(1) 11th Legislature - All 33 Senate districts listed in roll call presenting credentials, oath of office administered, 8/6/1866, pp. 2, 4-5. Senate Journal.
(2) Constitution of 1866, Article III, §§ 29, 30, retained the apportionment of 1860 for Senatorial districts. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
(3) Entire Senate went up for reelection - Constitution of 1869, Article III, § 39. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 11th Legislature, Regular Session: J.M. Blount, Denton, Denton County, nativity Mississippi, farmer, age 45 in 1866 (born circa 1826). Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Mortuary notice, 2/24/1899, p. 5. Dallas Morning News.
  • Obituary index, early deaths before 1909, includes obituaries for daughter Mollie, and father Judge J.M. Blount. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Census of 1870 - Jesse M. Blount, Denton, Denton County, age 48, born circa 1822 in Mississippi, retail dry goods merchant.
    Census of 1880 - Jessee M.B., Denton, Denton County, age 58, born circa 1822 in Mississippi, justice of the peace. FamilySearch. 1870 1880
  • J.M. Blount, birth date 12/27/1821, death date 2/22/1899, portrait, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Denton, Denton County. Find a Grave.
  • Jesse M. Blount, father of James P. Blount. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN CLARK (1856-1938). "Married Sallie M. Blount, daughter of Judge J. M. Blount of Denton." Relatives: Alvin Clark Owsley - son-in-law; J.M. Blount - father-in-law. Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - grandson; J.M. Blount - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN MANSFIELD (1888-1967). Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - son; Alvin Clark Owsley - father. Relatives: James P. Blount - uncle; Alvin Mansfield Owsley - nephew. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned as delegate to 1861 secession convention, p. 96. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.


  • Photograph. J.M. Blount, 11th Legislature, By the Austin Photograph Co., Prints and Photographs Collection, [identifier number: di_03923, di_03924], The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

11th R.S. - 1866
Judicial Districts, Select  
Public Debt  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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