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GERAGHTY, JOHN (?–?). John Geraghty, early settler and legislator, arrived in Texas before 1836. From March 5 to September 15, 1836, he was quartermaster and lieutenant in Capt. Edwin Morehouse's company of New York volunteers. He represented San Patricio County in the First Congress of the republic. His land certificate in Matagorda County was dated March 7, 1838. He was probably the same John Geraghty who was elected alderman of Austin on January 1, 1840.


Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

Carolyn Hyman


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Carolyn Hyman, "GERAGHTY, JOHN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.