It Takes A Texan To Write Texas History
About Jeffrey D. Murrah

Winner of the 2002 Summerfield G. Roberts Award for Best Book on Texas and Texans During the Civil War

Jeffrey D. Murrah is a sixth-generation Texan, descended from Green DeWitt colonists of Gonzales County, Texas. Murrah graduated from both Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas and the University of Houston at Clear Lake (B.S. and M.A.).

After earning his master's degree in Behavioral Sciences, he went into the counseling profession in 1981. As a counselor he helps families and individuals work through their problems and improve the quality of their lives. Murrah contributes a regular parenting column to the Pasadena Citizen and publishes a monthly newsletter through his website at RestoreTheFamily He currently operates a private practice with offices in Pasadena and La Porte, Texas.


As a native Texan he has always been interested in the history of his state and forefathers, beginning with his grandmother telling him stories about ancestors in Gonzales County. This interest turned into a hobby, researching The War Between the States, and eventually led to his becoming a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He writes regularly for the local camp newsletter The Johnston Journal. Through study, he discovered a relative in Terry's Texas Rangers. After reading everything available about the regiment, he still wanted to know more. None But Texians is the fruit of his research in uncovering the story of this legendary Texas cavalry regiment.

Jeff and his wife Peggy have three sons, Blake, Taylor and Will, and they make their home in Shoreacres, Texas.

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"The War Between the States is the most interesting part of our history and without doubt, Terry's Texas Rangers is one of the top few most interesting units. These mounted Texans fought in over a hundred engagements from beginning to end, usually the first to get there and the last to leave. But what is really inspiring about this regimental history is that Jeffrey Murrah shows us who this band of brothers, cousins, friends and neighbors really were – and why they fought as they did."

– Clyde N. Wilson, Professor of History, University of South Carolina, author of Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew

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