Wesley N. Laing

MOFFITT, JOHN H. (?–?). John H. Moffitt (Moffett), early legislator, moved to Texas in June 1840 and on August 20, 1841, was issued title to land near Nacogdoches, where he taught school; he also taught in San Augustine. In 1844–45 he represented Nacogdoches County in the House of Representatives of the Ninth Congress. In 1849–50 he represented the Ninth District in the Senate of the Third Legislature. Moffitt married Martha D. Strahan on August 6, 1845. In May 1857 he was a delegate from Tyler to the Democratic state convention in Waco, during which he served on the Platform and Resolutions committee.

Carolyn Reeves Ericson, Nacogdoches, Gateway to Texas: A Biographical Directory (2 vols., Fort Worth: Arrow-Curtis Printing, 1974, 1987). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

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