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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 Jan 12, 1875 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2)   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) 14th Legislature, 2nd C.S. - John M. Moore, member elect from the 30th Senatorial District, oath of office and added to committees, 1/12/1875, pp. 4, 9. House Journal.
(2) 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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