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Captain Henry Madison Smith

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  • Name Henry Madison Smith 
    Title Captain 
    Born 17 Nov 1817  SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1882  Oglesby, Coryell, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Coryell, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I56040  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith Branch: John Smith (Capt) b 1698 Ireland m Margaret Harrington (2 Henry 3 Jonathan)((YDNA-Kit*520)), Smith Branch: Henry Madison Smith b 17 nov 1817 SC m Susan Hall(Tree Only-No DNA)
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    Father James Smith,   b. 10 Sep 1792, Spartanburg District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1854, Rusk, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Hannah Parker,   b. c 1799, Union District, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1864, Waco, McLennan, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married c 1816  Spartanburg, SC 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
    Family ID F20370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Susannah Hall 
    Married 9 Jan 1840  Nacogdoches, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F20372  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1817 - SC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1840 - Nacogdoches, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1882 - Oglesby, Coryell, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Coryell, TX Link to Google Earth
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