E.B. Smyth

Elias Brooks Smyth

Full Name: Elias Brooks Smyth
Other surnames: Smith, Smythe
Date of birth: January 9, 1832
Date of death: May 15, 1899

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Limestone

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House District 42
Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
Legislatures: 15th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Groesbeck / Limestone
Counties in district: Limestone

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • "Necrological," Houston Daily Post, 5/18/1899, mailable edition, page 2, image 2, near end of col. 6. Smythe - dateline Mexia, Texas, May 16. Biographical sketch/obituary - "Captain E.B. Smythe, of Mexia, Texas, died last night at Mart . . . " Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. Elias Brooks Smyth. Born 1/9/1832 in Abbeville district, "the Palmetto State" (South Carolina). "In 1876 he represented Limestone County in the State Legislature, and in 1891 was appointed by Governor Hogg a Commissioner of the State Penitentiary, which position he now holds." Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1893, pp. 672-673, crediting Palestine Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, E.B. Smyth, born 1832 in South Carolina, pp. 110-111. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • "Texanettes," Shiner Gazette, 5/31/1899, image 3, middle of col. 1. "Col. E.B. Smyth, a pioneer citizen of Mart at one time a member of the legislature and a member of the penitentiary board under the Hogg administration, died very suddenly at that place." Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Census of 1860 - E.B. Smyth, Eutaw Post Office, Limestone County, age 28, born in South Carolina, farmer. FamilySearch.
  • E.B. Smyth, birth date 1/9/1832, death date 5/15/1899, burial in Mexia City Cemetery, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • "Mortuary," 5/17/1899, p. 4. Dateline, Smyth, Mexia Tex., May 16. "E.B. Smyth, a pioneer citizen of this county, at one time a member of the legislature . . . died suddenly at Mart last night where he had gone a few days ago on business . . . " Galveston Daily News.
  • E.B. Smyth, "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
  • Elias P. Smyth. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Elias P. Smyth. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.


  • Photograph. E.B. Smyth, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

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15th R.S. - 1876

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