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General James Smith / Hannah Parker (F20370)

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  • General James SmithFather | Male
    General James Smith

    Born  10 Sep 1792  Spartanburg District,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Dec 1854  Rusk Co,TX,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Smith Park Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  c 1816  Spartanburg, South CArolina Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  David Smith | F20371 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Bersheba Harrington | F20371 Group Sheet 

    Hannah ParkerMother | Female
    Hannah Parker

    Born  c 1799  Union District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Aug 1864  Waco, McLennan, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Smith Park, Henderson, Rusk County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Isaiah Parker | F20369 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Elizabeth Guyton | F20369 Group Sheet 

    Henry Madison SmithChild 1 | Male
    + Henry Madison Smith

    Born  17 Nov 1817  South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Dec 1882  Oglesby, Coryell, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Coryell, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Susannah Hall | F20372 
    Married  9 Jan 1840  Nacogdoches, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    Sarah Elvina SmithChild 2 | Female
    Sarah Elvina Smith

    Born  18 Dec 1818  Spartanburg,Spartanburg Co,SC,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  10 Sep 1902  South Bosque,McLennan Co,TX,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Harris Creek Cemetery, McLennan, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Joel Burditt Crain | F20373 
    Married  3 Oct 1837  Nacogdoches, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    PrivateChild 3 | Female
    Private

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    Frances E SmithChild 4 | Female
    Frances E Smith

    Born  1823  Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1854  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas G Timmons | F20374 
    Married  1 Aug 1837  Nacogdoches, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    James SmithChild 5 | Male
    James Smith

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    Joseph P SmithChild 6 | Male
    + Joseph P Smith

    Born  1825   
    Died  1860   
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    Spouse  Minerva Ann Hall | F36202 
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    Andrew Jackson SmithChild 7 | Male
    Andrew Jackson Smith

    Born  1826  Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Bef 1880  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Mary E Wadsworth | F20375 
    Married  25 Sep 1851  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    Isaac Newton SmithChild 8 | Male
    Isaac Newton Smith

    Born  1828  Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Mary Agnes Childress | F20376 
    Married  2 May 1849  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    William Jasper SmithChild 9 | Male
    William Jasper Smith

    Born  28 Mar 1830  Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 May 1894   
    Buried    Meridian Cemetery, Sectionf M, Bosque Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sarah Jane Childress | F20377 
    Married  16 Jul 1851  Henderson, Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    Francis Marion SmithChild 10 | Male
    Francis Marion Smith

    Born  1833   
    Died  1863   
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    Barsheba H SmithChild 11 | Female
    Barsheba H Smith

    Born  1834  TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  23 May 1904  Coryell, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Spouse  Joseph Morehead | F20378 
    Married  19 Feb 1850  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location

    Sam Houston SmithChild 12 | Male
    Sam Houston Smith

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    Birt H SmithChild 13 | Male
    Birt H Smith

    Born  1837  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Feb 1863  Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Smith Park Cemetery, Henderson, Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location


  • Notes 
    • Smith was born in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, on September 10, 1792. He served in the War of 1812, the Creek Indian Wars, and served as a lieutenant under Andrew Jackson in the battle of New Orleans. From 1819 until 1835, he fought in the Tennessee militia alongside Sam Houston, where he reached the rank of Colonel. In 1835, he moved to Texas, where he established a plantation in Nacogdoches, Texas. On April 11, 1836, Smith joined the revolutionary army as captain of the cavalry of the Nacogdoches Mounted Volunteers. After his victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, he received a promotion to inspector general by General Thomas J. Rusk.

      Smith commanded the second battalion of Rusk's regiments at the Battle of the Neches. On March 7, 1840, he was promoted to brigadier general, where he took command of the Third Brigade on the northwest frontier of Mexico.

      Smith represented Rusk County, Texas in the Texas House of Representatives from February 16, 1846, until December 13, 1847. He was instrumental in the establishment of Smith County, Texas, named in his honor. Smith also donated the land that Henderson, Texas was built on.[1]

      Smith is buried at Smith Park, on the corner of S. Main and Jacksonville Dr., in Henderson
      From Wikipedia James Smith Texas General