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

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879 15th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Limestone
(1) Listed as E.B. Smyth in "Ready to make laws . . . Eighty members present (House)" (organization of the 15th Legislature), 4/19/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) E.B. Smith, Limestone County. House Journal.
(3) Elias P. Smyth. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Elias P. Smyth. Texas House of Representatives: a Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
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, E.B. Smyth, born 1832 in South Carolina, pp. 110-111. Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
  • 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.
  • Elias B. Smyth, birth date 1/9/1832, death date 5/15/1899, interment 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Elias B. Smyth, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
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    Penitentiary  
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