Person:Burrell Smith (1)

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Burrell P. Smith
m. 12 Jun 1848
  1. Malinda Smithabt 1849 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Burrell P. Smith
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 25 Aug 1823 Wilson County, Tennessee
Other[2] 1845 Red River County, TexasMigration
Military[2] 1846 Red River County, TexasRaised a company of volunteers in the Texas Revolution and led it in a series of raids along the Rio Grande.
Marriage 12 Jun 1848 Red River County, Texas(her 1st husband)
to Sarah H. Henderson
Other[2] 1849 Red River County, TexasElected from Red River County to the Texas Republic House of Representatives.
Census[1] 1850 Clarksville, Red River County, Texas
Other[2] 1851 Sherman, Grayson County, TexasMigration
Death[2] 14 Aug 1859 Sherman, Grayson County, Texas
Obituary[2] 3 Sep 1859

Red River County, Texas, 1850 census:[1]

Smith, B. P. 26 yrs Attorney (real estate = $300) b. Tennessee
      Sarah 19 yrs b. Kentucky
      Malinda 10/12 yr b. Texas
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Red River, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 222, dwelling/family 381/381.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States. Northern Standard (Clarksville, Texas), 3 Sep 1859.

    Reprinted from the Northern Texan:

    Burrell P. Smith died of hemorrage of the lungs on the 14th day of August 1859, at his residence in the town of Sherman, Grayson Co., Texas. His death was sudden and unexpected to his relations and friends. He leaves a bereaved mother, wife and children. He was born October 25, 1823, in Wilson Co., Tenn. He studied the profession of law in Murfreesboro, in said State, was admitted to the bar, and in 1845, he emigrated to Texas and located in the town of Clarksville, Red River County, and commenced the practice of law. In 1846, when a call was made for volunteers to aid in the struggle with Mexico, he raised a company, was elected its captain, and with it, marched to the Rio Grande, participated in many of the stirring and warlike scenes along the line of the ememies' country. In 1849, he was elected by the voters of Red River Co. to represent them in the lower branch of the State Legislature. He served his term out and was a working energetic and faithful member. In 1851, he removed with his family to this place, and for many years actively and successfully devoted his time and talents to the practice of law.