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Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas

Note: This is just one of 1,162 family groupings listed on The Political Graveyard web site. These families each have three or more politician members, all linked together by blood, marriage or adoption.

These groupings — even the names of the groupings, and the areas of main activity — are the result of a computer algorithm working with the data I have, not the choices of any historian or genealogist.

  James Maury (1746-1840) — of Virginia; Liverpool, England. Born in Albemarle County, Va., February 3, 1746. U.S. Consul in Liverpool, 1790-1812, 1815-29. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 23, 1840 (age 94 years, 20 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Rev. James Maury (1718-1769) and Mary (Walker) Maury (1724-1798); married to Catherine Armistead and Margaret Rushton; granduncle of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900); second great-granduncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick; third great-granduncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr.; first cousin once removed of Abram Poindexter Maury.
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Abram Poindexter Maury (1801-1848) — of Tennessee. Born near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., December 26, 1801. Newspaper editor; lawyer; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1831-32, 1843-44; U.S. Representative from Tennessee, 1835-39 (8th District 1835-37, 5th District 1837-39); member of Tennessee state senate, 1845-46. Slaveowner. Died near Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn., July 22, 1848 (age 46 years, 209 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Williamson County, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Maury (1766-1825) and Martha Branch (Worsham) Maury (1775-1844); married, January 12, 1826, to Mary Elizabeth Tennessee Claiborne (1806-1852); first cousin once removed of James Maury; second cousin once removed of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury; second cousin thrice removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954); second cousin four times removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr..
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-1870) — also known as Samuel A. Maverick — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Pendleton District (now Anderson County), S.C., July 23, 1803. Lawyer; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Bexar, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; mayor of San Antonio, Tex., 1839-40, 1862-63; member of Texas state house of representatives 44th District, 1851-53. His name is the origin of the term "maverick" for an unbranded cow, which later came to mean a political party dissident. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., September 2, 1870 (age 67 years, 41 days). Interment at City Cemetery No. 1, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Maverick (1772-1852) and Elizabeth (AndersoN) Maverick (1783-1818); grandfather of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954); great-grandfather of Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr..
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  Maverick County, Tex. is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article
  John Walker Maury (c.1809-1855) — also known as John W. Maury — of Washington, D.C. Born about 1809. Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1852-54. Died in Washington, D.C., February 2, 1855 (age about 46 years). Interment at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Grymes Maury (1784-1860) and Ann Hoomes 'Nancy' (Woolfolk) Maury (1793-1856); married, October 6, 1831, to Isabella Foyles (1813-1889); grandnephew of James Maury; second cousin of Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900); second cousin once removed of Abram Poindexter Maury; second cousin twice removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick; second cousin thrice removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr..
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900) — also known as Dabney H. Maury — of Virginia. Born in Fredericksburg, Va., May 21, 1822. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1886-89. His left arm was crippled by a Mexican War injury. Founder in 1868 of the Southern Historical Society. Died in Peoria, Peoria County, Ill., January 11, 1900 (age 77 years, 235 days). Interment at Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of John Minor Maury (1795-1823) and Elizabeth (Herndon) Maury; grandnephew of James Maury; second cousin of John Walker Maury; second cousin once removed of Abram Poindexter Maury; second cousin twice removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954); second cousin thrice removed of Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr..
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  James Luther Slayden (1853-1924) — also known as James L. Slayden — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., June 1, 1853. Democrat. Member of Texas state house of representatives, 1892; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1897-1919 (12th District 1897-1903, 14th District 1903-19). Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., February 24, 1924 (age 70 years, 268 days). Interment at Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Allison Slayden (1807-1863) and Letitia Ellison (Beadles) Slayden (1813-1874); married to Ellen Maury (1860-1926); uncle of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954).
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  Epitaph: "One who loved his fellow men and labored for universal peace."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Wood Fishburne (1868-1937) — also known as John W. Fishburne — of Charlottesville, Va. Born near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va., March 8, 1868. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates from Albemarle County & Charlottesville city, 1895-97; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1912; circuit judge in Virginia 8th Circuit, 1913-30; U.S. Representative from Virginia 7th District, 1931-33. Member, Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Delta Phi; Freemasons; Elks. Died in Ivy Depot, Albemarle County, Va., June 24, 1937 (age 69 years, 108 days). Interment at Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Clement Daniel Fishburne and Elizabeth (Wood) Fishburne; married to Mary Norwood Lyons; cousin *** of Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954).
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Fontaine Maury Maverick (1895-1954) — also known as Maury Maverick — of San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., October 23, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lumber business; U.S. Representative from Texas 20th District, 1935-39; mayor of San Antonio, Tex., 1939-41; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Sons of the American Revolution; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Coined the word "gobbledygook," during World War II, for pompously worded directives. Died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., June 7, 1954 (age 58 years, 227 days). Interment at San Jose Burial Park, San Antonio, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Albert Maverick (1854-1947) and Jane Lewis (Maury) Maverick (1858-1954); married, May 22, 1926, to Terrell Louise Dobbs (1901-1994); father of Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr.; nephew of James Luther Slayden; grandson of Samuel Augustus Maverick; second great-grandnephew of James Maury; cousin *** of John Wood Fishburne (1868-1937); second cousin twice removed of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury; second cousin thrice removed of Abram Poindexter Maury.
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Fontaine Maury Maverick Jr. (1921-2003) — also known as Maury Maverick, Jr. — of Texas. Born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 3, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1950-56; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1961; columnist for the San Antonio Express-News. Died, from kidney failure after surgery, in San Antonio, Bexar County, Tex., January 28, 2003 (age 82 years, 25 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Fontaine Maury Maverick and Terrell Louise (Dobbs) Maverick (1901-1994); great-grandson of Samuel Augustus Maverick; third great-grandnephew of James Maury; second cousin thrice removed of John Walker Maury and Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900); second cousin four times removed of Abram Poindexter Maury.
  Political family: Maury-Maverick family of San Antonio, Texas.
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