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J.G. Smyth J.G. Smyth
Full Name: Joseph Grigsby Smyth
Other surnames: Smythe
Date of birth: February 25, 1847
Date of death: June 8, 1915

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 1 Feb 10, 1870 - Jan 14, 1873 12th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Jasper / Jasper   Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk, Tyler
(1) Jas. T. Smythe listed as conservative candidate for the 1st District, "The Congressional and Legislative Candidates," 11/26/1869, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) 12th Legislature, 1st. C.S. - J.G. Smyth qualified and took his seat on 5/9/1870, p. 83. House Journal.
(3) 12th Legislature, Provisional Session - J. G. Smythe qualified and took the oath of office on 2/10/1870, p. 9. House Journal.
(4) 12th Legislature, R.S. - name listed J.G. Smyth, p. 1742. House Journal.
(5) Name listed Joseph G. Smyth. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Name listed Jas. T. Smythe. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
(7) "In its statistics of the House of Representatives, the State Journal says . . . the oldest Republican is Hon. Robert Crudup, of McLennan, aged 66; the oldest Democrat is Hon. J.R. McKee, of Fannin, aged 56. The youngest Republican is Hon. W.G. Robinson, of Bowie; the youngest Democrat is Hon. J.G. Smythe, of Jasper." 5/29/1870, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(8) Party affiliation, Conservative. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch of Joseph Grigsby Smyth; birth date 2/25/1847, Jasper County, Texas; death date June 1915, Uvalde, Texas. A Proud Heritage. Ancestry.com.
  • J.G. Smyth, son of George W. Smyth. Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 248-251, A Twentieth Century History of Southwest Texas Illustrated, Volume II. Google Books.
  • Relatives: George Washington Smyth, father, Joseph Grigsby Smyth, son. George Washington Smyth was a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, member of the Texas House of Representatives in the Republic of Texas (1844), second Commissioner of the General Land Office, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • SMYTH, JOSEPH GRIGSBY (1847-1915). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Joseph Grigsby Smith, birth date 2/25/1847, death date 6/8/1915, interment in Uvalde Cemetery, Uvalde, Uvalde County. Find a Grave.
  • J.G. Smyth, "Banker Drops Dead at Uvalde," 6/10/1915, p. 2. Died afternoon of 6/8/1915. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.G. Smyth, 12th Legislature, Austin History Center
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • Democratic Members of the House of Representatives, 12th Legislature, April 18, 1871 (Austin History Center). Austin History Center.
  • Committee Informationtop
    12th Adjourned - 1871
    12th R.S. - 1871
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    12th 1st C.S. - 1870
    Agriculture and Stock Raising  
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