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Jerome Bonaparte Robertson

Full Name: Jerome Bonaparte "Polly" Robertson
Birth date: March 14, 1815
Death date: January 7, 1890

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 3rd (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    11/5/1849 - 11/3/1851
     
  • House, 2nd (2) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(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 of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(3) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(4) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • ROBERTSON, JEROME BONAPARTE (1815-1890). (Polly) Handbook of Texas Online .
  • 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.
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