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Nathaniel Smith
Full Name: Nathaniel Alexander "Nat" Smith
Date of birth: November 25, 1789
Date of death: 1864

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (1) (2)     Woodlawn / Harrison   Harrison
(1) In 1855, Know-Nothing "contenders for the Texas House of Representatives, Nathan Smith, A.D. Burress, and William A. Tarleton, were all victorious by wide margins over their Democratic opponents," p. 168. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
(2) Included "[a]mong 1855 legislators that this writer has positively identified as Know Nothings." The party was active in Texas at the state level between 1855 and 1857. "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414, 416-417. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • SMITH, NATHANIEL ALEXANDER (1789-ca. 1864). Served in Alabama House of Representatives in the late 1820s and again from 1840-1844. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Relatives: Nathan A. Smith - father; Gideon W. Smith - son. "From Slave Days to the Present: A Fannin County Story," 2/28/2009. North Texas e-News.
  • Nathan Smith family group sheet: birth date 11/25/1789; death 1863, Woodlawn, Harrison County, TX. 1855-1856 Vice-President of Texas American "Know Nothing" Party. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Nathan Smith, pp. 162, 164, 168, 173. A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880, 1983.
  • Included on list of leaders of the Texas Constitutional Union Party in 1860. The party was formed in January of 1860. "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 238, 256-262. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
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    6th R.S. - 1855
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