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Robert A. Smith Robert Andrews Smith
Full Name: Robert Andrews Smith
Date of birth: January 4, 1841
Date of death: March 7, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 95 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Ballinger / Runnels   Coke, Crockett, Edwards, Irion, Kimble, Menard, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green

(1) "R.A. Smith, a stock man of Ballinger, was nominated here [San Angelo] this morning by acclamation for representative in the Ninety-fifth district." "A Dead-lock Broken," 8/9/1894, p. 1. Fort Worth Daily Gazette.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, (2nd) Company C, 13th Regiment Texas Infantry, enlisted 11/4/1861 at Velasco, Texas, age 21; transferred to Company H, 23rd Regiment Texas Cavalry (Gould's Regiment), 9/2/1863; again transferred to Company A, 36th Regiment Texas Cavalry (Woods' Regiment, 32nd Regiment Texas Cavalry), 11/12/1863 (War Department memo, 4/13/1932). Robert Andrews Smith, death date 3/7/1906 in Runnels County, Texas; widow Mrs. R.A. Smith, marriage date 4/3/1872 in Travis County, Texas, postoffice address C/O Miss Lillie Robertson, Robertson Hill, Austin, Texas. Pension File No. 50709, Alabama, Texas and Virginia, U.S., Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958. Ancestry.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary of wife Sarah Robertson Smith, "Mrs. R.A. Smith Taken by Death," 5/22/1940, p. 13, last surviving member of the Texas pioneer Robertson family, which owned the French embassy in Austin. "In 1870, Sarah Robertson married Robert A. Smith, nephew of Gov. Morgan Hamilton of Texas and a young attorney of Austin. Mrs. and Mrs. Smith later moved to Runnels county where Mr. Smith had ranch interests and practiced law in Ballinger." Austin American.
  • Obituary, R.A. Smith, 3/8/1906, p. 2. "Mr. Smith was formerly a well known citizen of Austin, but has not resided here permanently for about twenty years . . . Mr. Smith was about 65 years of age and a prominent stockman of Ballinger. He is a nephew of Governor Jack Hamilton." Sister Miss Mary Mitchell of Austin. Austin American.
  • R.A. Smith, marriage to Sarah A. Robertson 4/3/1872 in Austin Travis County.
    Census of 1880 - Robert A. Smith, Austin, Travis County, age 36, born circa 1844 in Alabama, lawyer, wife Sarah A. Smith, mother J.H. Smith, sister Mary Mitchell.
    Census of 1900 - Robert A. Smith, Ballinger, Runnels County, age 59, born January 1841 in Alabama, farmer, wife Sarah. FamilySearch. 1880 1900 Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965
  • Robert A. Smith, birth date 1/4/1841, death date 3/7/1906, burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Captain Smith Dead: Prominent Citizen of Ballinger Called to His Reward," 3/8/1906, p. 4. Captain R.A. Smith, president of Ballinger State Bank & Trust company. Fort Worth Record and Register.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert A. Smith, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Finance  
    Irrigation  
    Printing at the Supreme Court, Investigate, Special  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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