A Guide to the Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846
Born in Tennessee, Thomas C. Moore (ca. 1816-1897) immigrated to Alabama at a young age, and was educated in La Grange, Kentucky. Around 1834, he married Martha Hollis, with whom he had nine children. After living briefly in Mississippi, Moore traveled through Texas in 1846, moving five years later to Bastrop, where he worked as a merchant and a planter. A short time later, he acquired substantial landholding in West Point and purchased thirty-five slaves. Following his appointment to the Secession Convention in 1861, Moore enlisted in Battalion A of the 22nd Texas Brigade and was blinded in action.
"Moore, Thomas C."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed July 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmo37.
One volume composes the Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846, documenting Moore’s overland trip from the Mississippi River to Texas. The diary describes the landscape, travel conditions, as well as flora and fauna in Louisiana and Texas.
This collection is open for research use.
Thomas C. Moore Diary, 1846, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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