||(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