John W. Moore

Full Name: John W. Moore
Date of birth: May 3, 1816
Date of death: January 5, 1888

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 11, 1881 15th (4)   16th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Grandview / Johnson   Hill, Johnson, McLennan
S 7 Nov 2, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 10th (5)     Linden / Davis (Cass)   Bowie, Davis (Cass)
S 7 Nov 4, 1861 - Nov 2, 1863 9th (6) (7) (8)     Linden / Davis (Cass)   Bowie, Davis (Cass)

(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Granbury is county seat of Hood County. Grandview is twelve miles southeast of Cleburne in southeastern Johnson County. Handbook of Texas Online. Handbook of Texas Online
(3) Granbury, Johnson County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "long term" (four years). Senate Journal. April 14, 1876 April 27, 1876
(5) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 11/2/1863, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(6) Davis County existed under the Davis name between 1861 and 1871. It was originally named Cass County, for Senator Lewis Cass of Michigan. In 1861 the county was renamed in honor of Jefferson Davis. In 1871, reflecting the sentiments of the Reconstruction period, the name was changed back to Cass County. Handbook of Texas Online.
(7) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - drew "the short term" (two years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
(8) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office administered, 11/4/1861, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Member roster, 9th Legislature, Regular Session: name, district, resident county, post office, state of nativity, occupation, and age. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch in "State Senators Elect: Personal Sketches Completed - Seventeen Lawyers, Seven Grangers, Two Doctors, One Editor and Four Colored Politicians - the Political Structure of the New Senate of Texas," 3/3/1876, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
  • Biographical sketch of son Robert W. Moore, third son of John W. and Elizabeth M. (Beckett) Moore, states John W. Moore died 1/5/1887 in Grandview, Texas, age 73, merchant of Columbia, South Carolina, came to Texas in spring 1848, elected Cass County District Clerk and State Senator. Later moved to Waxahachie and Grand View and served as State Senator from Waco district from 1876-1880. Lewis Publishing Company. A Memorial and Biographical History of Johnson and Hill Counties, Texas, book, 1892, Chicago, Illinois, crediting Dallas Genealogical Society, pp. 439-441. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 37-38. J.W. Moore of Grandview, Johnson County. Represented the Cass county district in the Senate of the 9th and 10th Legislatures. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 246. John W. Moore of Grandview, Johnson County, born in Charleston, South Carolina. Moved to Texas in 1849, settling in Cass County. Merchant and farmer. Twice elected to the State Senate from the district of Marion, Cass, and Bowie counties, moved to Johnson County and was elected to the Senate of the 15th Legislature in 1876. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1850 - John W. Moore, Cass County, age 33, born circa 1818 in South Carolina, merchant, living in household with Elizabeth M. Moore.
    Census of 1860 - John W. Moore, Cass County, age 43, born circa 1817 in South Carolina, merchant, living in household with E.M. Moore and Elizabeth Moore.
    Census of 1870 - J.W. Moore, Johnson County, age 54, born circa 1816 in South Carolina, merchant, living in household with Elizabeth Moore.
    Census of 1880 - J.W. Moore, Johnson County, age 63, born circa 1817 in South Carolina, farmer, wife E.M. Moore. FamilySearch. 1850 1860 1870 1880
  • J.W. Moore, birth date 5/3/1816, death date 1/5/1888, burial in Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Johnson County, with spouse E.M. Moore. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice from the Alvarado Bulletin, Col. J.W. Moore, The Galveston Daily News, 1/16/1888, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "One of the oldest settlers of Johnson county, and for many years a citizen of Grandview," death date 1/5/1888. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.W. Moore, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Consider Report of the Joint Committee Appointed to Visit  
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Visit (Co-Chair) 
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Committee Rooms (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Private Land Claims  
Retrenchment and Reform  
State Affairs  
15th R.S. - 1876
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Claims and Accounts  
State Affairs  
Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
10th R.S. - 1863
Claims and Accounts  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
9th R.S. - 1861
Claims and Accounts  
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Militia and Military Affairs  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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