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Joseph Grigsby Smyth

J.G. Smyth
Full Name: Joseph Grigsby Smyth
Other surnames: Smythe
Birth date: February 25, 1847
Death date: June 8, 1915

Terms of Service

  • House, 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Legislature
    2/10/1870 - 1/14/1873
(1) Jas. T. Smythe listed as conservative candidate for the 1st District, "The Congressional and Legislative Candidates," 11/26/1869, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(2) "In its statistics of the House of Representatives, the State Journal says . . . the oldest Republican is Hon. Robert Crudup, of McLennan, aged 66; the oldest Democrat is Hon. J.R. McKee, of Fannin, aged 56. The youngest Republican is Hon. W.G. Robinson, of Bowie; the youngest Democrat is Hon. J.G. Smythe, of Jasper." 5/29/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News .
(3) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - Qualified and took the oath of office on 2/10/1870. House Journal .
(4) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Smyth qualified and took his seat on 5/9/1870, p. 83. House Journal .
(5) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, J.G. Smyth, son of George W. Smyth, Volume II, pp. 248-251. A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated 1907.
  • Biographical sketch of Joseph Grigsby Smyth; birth date 2/25/1847, Jasper County, Texas; death date June 1915, Uvalde, Texas. A Proud Heritage. Ancestry.com .
  • Joseph Grigsby Smyth, birth date 2/25/1847 in Texas; death date 6/8/1915 in Uvalde, Uvalde County; banker, bank president; father George Washington Smyth, mother Francis Mitchell Grigsby. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Joseph G. Smyth, birth date 2/25/1847, death date 6/8/1915, burial in Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde, Uvalde County. Find a Grave .
  • J.G. Smyth, "Banker Drops Dead at Uvalde," 6/10/1915, p. 2. Died afternoon of 6/8/1915. Galveston Daily News .
  • SMYTH, JOSEPH GRIGSBY (1847-1915). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Relatives: George Washington Smyth, father, Joseph Grigsby Smyth, son. George Washington Smyth was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, member of the Texas House of Representatives in the Republic of Texas (1844), second Commissioner of the General Land Office, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, artillery unit. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Joseph G. Smyth. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Jas. T. Smythe. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .

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