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John M. Moore
Full Name: John Marks Davenport Moore
Date of birth: March 21, 1811
Date of death: August 20, 1892

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Nov 1, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Bexar, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, El Paso, Frio, Hidalgo, Kinney, La Salle, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Nueces, Pecos, Presidio, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Zapata, Zavala, Encinal
(1) John M. Moore, in special election 11/1874, succeeded P.F. Murphy, resigned 10/2/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • MOORE, JOHN MARKS DAVENPORT (1811-1892). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch of Harriet Eliza Moore, wife of John Marks Davenport Moore. Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, 2001.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, Col. John M. D. Moore, 9/16/1892. Corpus Christi Caller.
  • Mentioned in "Slavery Was Not Widespread Here," 10/21/1998. Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Library collection includes: "The Moore Papers: Calendar of Events and documentation of historical happenings in the lives of the Moore family with emphasis on Col. John M. Moore's life including his issuing of a contract for the cutting of a ship channel between Corpus Christi and Aransas Pass in 1850s." Corpus Christi Public Library.
  • Relatives: John Marks Davenport Moore - uncle; John Marks Moore [son of George Fleming Moore] - nephew, p. 9. Mary Garland Marks Moore, mother of John Marks Davenport Moore, was the step-sister of American explorer Meriwether Lewis, p. 8. Marks-Barnett Families and Their Kin. HeritageQuest Online.
  • "Col. John M. Moore," reprint of Nueces Valley article, 11/14/1874, p. 2. "The election of Col. Moore to fill the unexpired term of Hon. P.F. Murphy will place in the Legislature a good citizen and an accomplished gentleman." Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, 2001.
  • Mentioned in Chapter VIII, "When the War Ended," pp. 32-37, The Story of Corpus Christi, 1917.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Indian Affairs  
    Internal Improvements  
    Mexican Border Troubles (Co-Chair) 
    Public Debt  
     

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