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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, John W. Moore

John W. Moore was the 39 year old Harrisburg representative. After moving to Texas in 1830, Moore was elected as the comisario of San Jacinto in 1831. He was with his close friend William B. Travis when a company of volunteers under Travis forced the capitulation of Antonio Tenorio at Anahuac fort. During the earlier days of the war, he was a contractor of supplies for the Texas Army from Nov. 1835 to Jan. 1836. After the convention, he was elected to Texas Congress but it was disputed and he lost his seat to Jesse Cartwright. He became sheriff of Harrisburg County from 1837 to 1840. And then alderman of Houston after that in 1840. Moore died in Houston in 1846 and is buried in Founders Memorial Cemetery.