Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

William E. Moore

Full Name: William E. Moore
Date of birth: January 9, 1836
Date of death: May 22, 1916

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Blossom Prairie / Lamar   Fannin, Lamar

(1) Postoffice: Blossom Prairie, Lamar County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(2) BLOSSOM, TEXAS. Post office opened under the name Blossom Prairie in 1849; name shortened to Blossom in 1888, two years after incorporation. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • "Journal to Print Diary of W.E. Moore, Last Captain of Famous 'Shreveport Greys,'" planter, cotton merchant at Blossom, and state senator, The Shreveport Journal (Shreveport, Louisiana), 1/4/1930, p. 2. Diary of Captain W.E. Moore, January 1861-January 1862, reprinted in The Shreveport Journal, January 6-18, 1930, including drawings, photo of Capt. W.E. Moore, and overview of Shreveport Greys by Geo. L. Woodward. Newspapers.com.
  • Confederate States Army, enlisted at Shreveport, Louisiana as member of the Confederate Grays. W.E. Moore, Blossom, Texas, born 1/9/1836 in Leon County, Florida, account of the Civil War. Yeary, Mamie. Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray, 1861-1865, 1912, Dallas, Texas, pp. 536-537. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Capt. W.E. Moore, birth date 1/9/1836, death date 5/22/1916, burial in Knights of Honor Cemetery, Blossom, Lamar County, with spouse Sarah Elizabeth Moore. Includes photo from The Shreveport Journal and obituary. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice, Captain W.E. Moore, The Shreveport Journal (Shreveport, Louisiana), 5/26/1916, p. 2. Newspapers.com.

Photographs

  • Photograph. W.E. Moore, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Agriculture  
Asylums  
Bureau of Tax Rolls in Comptroller's Department  
Congressional Districts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Financial Condition of the State  
Private Land Claims  
Public Buildings  
Treasurer's Office  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.