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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.
  • Delegate to Secession Convention of Texas, 1861. Journal of the Secession Convention of Texas 1861. Edited from the original in the department of state by Ernest William Winkler, State Librarian. Texas Library and Historical Commission, the State Library. Austin: Austin Print. Co., 1912, pp. 20-22. Originally published serially in newspapers. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Jerome Bonaparte Robertson, biographical sketch, military service as commanding officer for the 5th Texas Infantry, activities as a Confederate veteran, pp. 45-46, 50, 55, 79, 92-93, 129, 188, 192. The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: Prosperity, Civil War and Decline 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, General Jerome B. Robertson, pp. 548-550. The Encyclopedia of the New West 1881.
  • 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 collection, 328.764 R547R 1964. Touched with Valor: Civil War Papers and Casualty Reports of Hood's Texas Brigade 1964.
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