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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.


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

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
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  

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