Details for John T. Smith

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5225011243


Marker Number 11243
Atlas Number 5225011243
Marker Title John T. Smith
Index Entry Smith, John T.
Address E. Pease St.
City Crockett
County Houston
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 265804
UTM Northing 3467799
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1985
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Glenwood Cemetery
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (March 5, 1815 -- February 16, 1874) New York-born John Titus Smith moved to Texas from Georgia in 1849. He settled on a cotton plantation at McKenzie's Bend on the Trinity River and operated the steamboat "Ida Reese". Smith served as Chief Justice (County Judge) of Houston County, 1854-60. He fought in the Confederate Army in the Civil War (1861-1865) and served several terms in the Texas State Legislature. he married Elizabeth Greene Gaines (1819-1860). They had 11 children, six of whom lived to adulthood. Recorded - 1985

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