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James Smith

Full Name: James Smith
Birth date: September 10, 1792
Death date: December 25, 1855

Terms of Service

  • House, 1st (1) Legislature
    2/16/1846 - 12/13/1847
(1) Democrat. Table of members of the 1st Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 5/20/1846, p. 3, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, General James Smith, pp. 140-141. A History of Rusk County, Texas 1961.
  • SMITH, JAMES (1792-1855). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • SMITH COUNTY named for James Smith. "In July 1846 Smith County was marked off from the Nacogdoches District and named for Gen. James Smith, a hero of the Texas Revolution and a prominent military figure in the Republic of Texas. " Handbook of Texas Online .
  • War of 1812, Creek Indian wars, lieutenant in battle of New Orleans. Texas Army, Texas Revolution, captain of cavalry of Nacogdoches Mounted Volunteers; appointed inspector general with rank of colonel on 5/4/1836; elected brigadier general 3/7/1840. Handbook of Texas Online .
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