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Jerome Bonaparte Robertson
Full Name: Jerome Bonaparte "Polly" Robertson
Date of birth: March 14, 1815
Date of death: January 7, 1890

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Washington-on-the-Brazos / Washington   Burleson, Milam, Washington, Williamson
H Washington Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (4)     Washington-on-the-Brazos / Washington   Washington
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette [Austin, Tex.], 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - 11/5/1849, p. 3. Listed in "roll of Senators being called by Districts, the following gentlemen presented their credentials, took the oath prescribed by the Constitution and their seats." Senate Journal.
(4) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, Texas Democrat, 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • ROBERTSON, JEROME BONAPARTE (1815-1890). (Polly) Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Army, Captain. Confederate States Army, Colonel, 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade; Brigadier General, "succeeded Hood as commander of the Texas Brigade." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 86-87. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Jerome Bonaparte Robertson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Mentioned in several letters, received command of Hood's Brigade in 1862, p. 49. Touched by Fire: Letters From Company D 5th Texas Infantry Hood's Brigade Army of Northern Virginia 1862-1865, 2000.
  • Biography and Civil War history written and collected by Jerome Bonaparte Robertson, LRL call number: RARE 328.764 R547R 1964, Touched with Valor: Civil War Papers and Casualty Reports of Hood's Texas Brigade, 1964.
  • Committee Informationtop
    3rd R.S. - 1849
    Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Fire-Proof General Land Office Building, Governor's Message  
    Governor's Message, Select  
    Private Land Claims (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
    2nd R.S. - 1847
    Contingent Expenses  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Post Routes  
    Public Debt and Outstanding Liabilities of the Late Republic of Texas (Chair) 

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