A.W. Moore

Archibald Woods Moore

Full Name: Archibald Woods Moore
Date of birth: October 15, 1818
Date of death: October 5, 1887

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop, Fayette, Lee
S 26 Feb 2, 1863 - May 1, 1865 9th (9) (10)   10th (6) (7) (8)     Bastrop / Bastrop   Bastrop, Hays, Travis

(1) Elected as a democrat, p. 1, 11/5/1880. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1882 due to redistricting. Act passed May 3, 1882, 17th Legislature, C.S., ch. 13, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(5) 17th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/11/1881, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor Nathan Shelley drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(7) A.W. Moore did not attend 2nd Called Session and resigned 5/1/1865. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(9) A.W. Moore, sworn 2/2/1863, succeeded Nathan G. Shelley, resigned 4/1/1862. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session - Roll of Senators-elect to fill vacancies, oath of office administered, 2/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, 1st Called Session: A.W. Moore, Bastrop, Bastrop County. Senate Journal.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1860 - A.W. Moore, Bastrop, Bastrop County, age 42, born circa 1818 in Mississippi, farmer.
    Census of 1870 - A.W. Moore, Bastrop, Bastrop County, age 52, born circa 1818 in Tennessee, farmer. FamilySearch. 1860 1870
  • Archibald Woods Moore, father of Biddy Ann Burleson, birth date 10/31/1853 in Huls Prairie, Bastrop County, death date 12/1/1932 in San Saba. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • A.W. Moore, birth 10/15/1818, death date 10/5/1887, burial in Trigg Cemetery, Bastrop County. Find a Grave.
  • Possibly Major A.W. Moore "lying very sick at his residence in Hill's Prairie . . . He is an old citizen of this county and has been prominent and influential here for many years." Bastrop, Texas, 9/13/1887, published 9/14/1887, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. A.W. Moore, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Agricultural Affairs  
Internal Improvements  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
10th R.S. - 1863
Frontier Defense and Protection  
Indian Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Printing and Contingent Expenses  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
9th R.S. - 1861
Confederate Relations  
Internal Improvements  
Militia and Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings  
State Affairs  

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