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John Titus Smith

J.T. Smith
Full Name: John Titus Smith
Birth date: March 5, 1815
Death date: February 16, 1874

Terms of Service

  • House, 14th (2) (3) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 2/16/1874
    Democrat
  • House, 13th Legislature
    1/14/1873 - 1/13/1874
    Democrat
  • House, 11th (1) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 2/7/1870
     
  • House, 9th Legislature
    11/4/1861 - 11/2/1863
     
(1) Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) "From Crockett," 4/16/1874, p. 1. Proceedings of "the Democratic convention, to select candidates to fill the vacancies occasioned in the Legislature by the death of the Hon. J.L. [J.T.] Smith, and the resignation of Dr. Frank Rainey from the Third Senatorial District . . . Dr. J.H. Stuart and W.W. Davis, both of Houston county, were chosen . . . the men selected are tried and true Democrats." Galveston Daily News .
(3) John H. Stuart, sworn 1/12/1875, succeeded John T. Smith, died 2/16/1874. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Portrait, 9th Legislature, Regular Session. House Journal .
  • 41st Legislature, 4th C.S., 2/11/1930, p. 215. In Memory of Dr. John Beall Smith. Death date 2/8/1930. Relatives: John T. Smith - father, Dr. John Beall Smith - son. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • Concurrent resolutions "relative to the death of the Hon John T. Smith," 14th Legislature, First Session, 2/17/1874, pp. 320-321. Senate Journal .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • John T. Smith, birth date 3/5/1815, death date 2/16/1874, photo, burial in Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Houston County. Find a Grave .
  • SMITH, JOHN TITUS (1815-1874). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company B, 13th Texas Cavalry Regiment. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "Smith, John Titus (1815-1874) — of Houston County, Tex. Born in Albany, Albany County, N.Y., March 5, 1815. Father of John Beal Smith. County judge in Texas, 1854-60; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1861-62, 1866, 1873-74 (9th District 1861-62, 1866, 3rd District 1873-74); died in office 1874. Died in Austin, Travis County, Tex., February 16, 1874. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Tex." Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries .
  • Text of John Titus Smith historical marker, Glenwood Cemetery, Crockett, Texas. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
  • Biographical sketch, Captain John T. Smith, pp. 190-191. The History of Houston County, Texas 1943.
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