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Pendleton Murrah
Full Name: Pendleton Murrah
Date of birth: November 1826
Date of death: August 4, 1865

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 12, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (1) (2) (3)     Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
(1) Murrah took the oath of office on 11/12/1859, p. 91. House Journal.
(2) Democrat. Civilian and Gazette Weekly, 9/8/1857, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) Election of L.T. Wigfall for State Senator and Eli T. Craig, William F. Baldwin, and lawyer Pendleton Murrah, for House of Representatives in election of August, 1857 - "the state legislative races were decided in favor of the Democrats . . .," p. 169. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • MURRAH, PENDLETON (1826?-1865). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, governor of Texas during the defeat and break up of Confederacy in Texas, died in Mexico during July, 1865, p. 99. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 34-35. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, pp. 139, Plate No. 58. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.
  • Murrah, Pendleton. Cenotaph. Birth date November 1826, death date 8/4/1865. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, 14th Texas Infantry. "He served briefly as a quartermaster officer in the Fourteenth Texas Infantry in early 1862 but was forced by poor health to resign his commission." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Governor of Texas 1863-1865. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • The Secession Crisis, 1860-1861: Marshall's mayor appointed "three current or former Democratic state legislators" to a resolutions committee, including Pendleton Murrah, M.J. Hall, and J.M. Clough, p. 184. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Committee Informationtop
    7th R.S. - 1857
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Message of the Governor on Kansas Affairs  
    Public Lands  
     

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