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William T. Smith

W.T. Smith
Full Name: William T. "Bill" Smith
Birth date: February 25, 1842
Death date: January 19, 1904

Terms of Service

  • House, 17th (3) Legislature
    1/11/1881 - 1/9/1883
  • House, 16th (1) (2) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
(1) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Mount Vernon [Franklin County], Titus County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas 1881.
(4) Mount Vernon [Franklin County], Titus County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
(5) Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. W.T. Smith, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Other Resources

  • William T. Smith, marriage to Mary J. Jones 10/27/1865 in DeKalb County, Georgia.
    Census of 1880 - William T. Smith, Titus County, age 38, born circa 1842 in Georgia, dealer in general merchandise, wife Mary J.
    Census of 1900 - William Smith, Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia, born February 1842 in Georgia, wife Mollie (married 35 years). FamilySearch . Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950 1900
  • 1880
  • W.T. Smith, birth date 2/25/1842, death date 1/19/1904, burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia. Includes obituary, Captain W.T. Smith, Buford, Ga.
    M.J. Smith, wife of W.T. Smith, birth date 1/25/1845, no death date, monument in Hillcrest Cemetery, Buford, Gwinnett County, Georgia. Find a Grave . W.T. Smith M.J. Smith
  • Obituaries, "Capt. W.T. Smith," The Macon Telegraph, 1/20/1904, p. 2. Known as "Capt. Bill Smith of Gwinnett" County, Georgia; member of Texas and Georgia Legislatures.
    "Captain W.T. Smith, Buford, Ga.," The Atlanta Constitution, 1/22/1904, p. 6. "After the close of the civil war Captain Smith lived for several years in Texas, returning to this county and settling at this place in 1882. He was twice elected to the legislature while in Texas and since returning to this state has been twice a member of the house and once a member of the senate."
    "Letters from the People: The Late Hon. W.T. Smith," The Atlanta Constitution, 1/28/1904, p. 4. Death date 1/19/1904 in Buford, Georgia; served two terms in the Texas Legislature. Newspapers.com .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, commanded company in the 42nd Regiment, Georgia Volunteers. Obituaries, The Atlanta Constitution, 1/22/1904, p. 6, and 1/28/1904, p. 4. Newspapers.com .
  • W.T. Smith elected Titus County delegate to the State Grange, "State News," The Galveston Daily News, 11/22/1876, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
    "The Mount Pleasant News says that the Hon. W.T. Smith, representative of Titus county, has gone into business in Georgia, and will probably resign from the legislature." "State Press: What the Interior Papers Say," The Galveston Daily News, 1/22/1882, p. 5, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . November 22, 1876 January 22, 1882
  • Biographical sketch, W.T. Smith, p. 255. Born 2/25/1842 in Georgia, moved to Texas in May 1866 and located in Titus County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
  • Confederate States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, Company B, 16th Georgia Volunteers. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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