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Captain Henry Madison Smith
b.17 Nov 1817 , , South Carolina
m. ABT 1816
  1. Sam Houston Smith, (undocumented)
  2. Captain Henry Madison Smith1817 - 1882
  3. Sarah Elvina Smith1818 - 1902
  4. Unknown Female Smithbef 1820 - bef 1830
  5. Frances E. SmithABT 1823 - BEF 1854
  6. Joseph P. SmithABT 1825 - ABT 1860
  7. Andrew Jackson SmithABT 1826 - BEF 1880
  8. Isaac Newton SmithABT 1828 -
  9. James Smith, (undocumented)BEF 1830 -
  10. William Jasper Smith1830 - 1894
  11. Francis Marion SmithABT 1833 - aft 1855
  12. Barsheba H. SmithABT 1834 - 1904
  13. Birt H. SmithABT 1837 - 1863
m. 9 Jan 1840
  1. Reverend Green Lafayette Smith1841 - 1886
  2. James Dekalb Smith1842 - 1914
  3. Susan Melvina Smith1844 - 1929
  4. John P. SmithABT 1847 -
  5. Joseph Marion Smith1848 - 1915
  6. Henry Mattison Smith1854 - 1925
  7. Thomas J. SmithABT 1856 - BEF 1870
  8. Helen M. SmithABT 1857 - BEF 1870
  9. William Lee Smith1863 - 1886
Facts and Events
Name Captain Henry Madison Smith
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5] 17 Nov 1817 , , South Carolina
Other[8] 1835 , Nacogdoches, Texaswith father from TN to TX Land purchase
Emigration? 1 Mar 1836 , Nacogdoches, Texas
Other[9] 11 Apr 1836 , , TexasCavalry troop of father Apr-Jul Military Service
Other? AFT 1 Mar 1836 , Nacogdoches, Texas1st class certificate #156 -1/3 League Land Headright
Other? 9 Jan 1840 , Nacogdoches, TexasSarah Susannah HALL of TN Marriage
Marriage 9 Jan 1840 , Nacogdoches, Texasto Sarah Susannah Hall
Other? 5 Feb 1841 , Nacogdoches, TexasGreen Lafayette SMITH Child born
Other? 7 Aug 1842 Henderson, Rusk, TexasJames DeKalb SMITH Child born
Other? 17 Dec 1844 Henderson, Rusk, TexasSusan Melvina SMITH Child born
Other? ABT 1847 Henderson, Rusk, TexasJohn P. SMITH Child born
Other? 17 Jan 1848 Henderson, Rusk, TexasJoseph Marion SMITH Child born
Census? 1850 Rusk County, TexasRes 397 Farmer $12,600 age 32 SC
Other? 16 Mar 1854 Henderson, Rusk, TexasHenry Mattison SMITH Child born
Other? ABT 1856 Henderson, Rusk, TexasThomas J. SMITH Child born
Other? ABT 1857 Henderson, Rusk, TexasHelen M. SMITH Child born
Other[10] 14 Jun 1860 Rusk County, Texaspg211 Census 2
Other[11] AFT 15 Jun 1860 , Coryell, TexasMove
Other? BEF 1869 maybe Rusk County, TexasHelen M. SMITH (not in 1870 census) Child death
Other[12] 1870 , Coryell, TexasFamily/House: 31/31 Lines 37-40 Census 3
Other[13] 1 Jun 1880 , Coryell, TexasED 26 p28D 242 F 243 lines 13-23 Census 4
Death[6] 7 Dec 1882 Oglesby, Coryell, Texas
Alt Death? 17 Dec 1882 Oglesby, Coryell, Texas
Burial[7] AFT 7 Dec 1882 Post Oak Cemetery, Oglesby, Coryell, Texas
Other? 28 Sep 1886 , Coryell, TexasWilliam L, SMITH Child death
Other[14] 13 Nov 1887 Battle of the Neches, Texasseverely wounded Military Service
Other? 1 Oct 1914 , Coryell, TexasJames Dekalb SMITH -Post Oak Cemetery Child death

Inscription on headstone: CAPT. H. M. SMITH A Texas Veteran Died Dec. 7, 1882 Aged 64 years 20 days. The soldier has put his weapons down instead of the sword he accepts the crown. O let our grateful hearts praise and adore him who saves, forgives, and every wound doth heal. God knows it all.

BIOGRAPHY: SMITH, HENRY MADISON (1817-1882). Henry Madison Smith, soldier, was bornin Spartanburg County, South Carolina, on November 17, 1817. He was the first child of Hanna (Parker) and Gen. James Smith. His father returned with his family in 1819 to Lincoln County, Tennessee, where Henry spent his youth and received his education. It is thought that Henry Smith traveled to Nacogdoches, Texas, with his father on a trip to purchase land in 1835. They then returned to Tennessee to bring the family to Texas. The family moved ahead to Texas, and Henry followed with the troops that his father brought from Tennessee and Alabama to fight against Mexico. They arrived at Nacogdoches in March 1836,and Henry served in the cavalry troop of General Smith from April 11 until July 23, 1836. In the aftermath of the battle of San Jacinto, he, with his father's troops, faced the enemy in the Victoria area with Gen. Thomas J. Rusk.

Henry Smith served Texas again with the mounted volunteers under General Smithduring the fall of 1838 against Indians. He commanded his own company in the Army of the Republic of Texas under Maj. B. C. Waters during the battle of the Neches in August 1839, where he was severely wounded. He also served as adjutant major under Cage Douglas. Smith married Sarah S. Hall on January 9, 1840. He owned a league and a labor of land in Rusk County near Henderson and was one of the town's early businessmen.

He moved to Coryell County in 1860 and was a large land holder near the site of present Oglesby. Most early records state that the HM Smith property was 2 miles south of the town of Oglesby. But, when the rail line later came through, it made a sharp bend on the Smith property. {The railroad purchased right of way from him}. Oglelsby is now built on the railline.

There is a marker placed on the highway two miles to the north of the present town that states that this is the spot where the original town was located. It moved two miles south to be on the railroad.

   The Smith home place is now just to the west of the town.   It is less than 10 miles from the United States President George W. Bush's property at Crawford, McLennan County, Texas.

Henry Madison Smith served as justice of the peace and was a county commissioner of precinct one from 1874 to 1876.

Deed records show that on March 23, 1874, he and his wife gave a parcel of land at Oglesby for a church and school. The Primitive Baptist Church, of which they were members, was to use it on the fourth Sabbath and the other denominations would be free to use it at other times. Of the fourteen children born to them only seven survived to maturity. Smith died on December 9, 1882, and is buried three miles south of Oglesby in Post Oak Cemetery. by Reverend L.. L. Stevens

Marriage source: Call Number: Bond # 000084342; Record # 02 272Title: Marriage Bond (from Ted Williamson)

Henry Madison Smith is listed in: John Hall [Sarah Susannah Hall Smith's father] Probate records found in Nacogdoches Texas, films 1003750, 1003752...Sarah S Hall intermarried with Madison H. [Henry Madison] Smith of Rusk County

1880 Coryell Texas census 1850, 1860 Rusk census Marriage records of Nacogdoches Texas Nacogdoches County Board of Land Commissioners 1838 #200: Witnesses--John B. Murray and Francis M. Hamilton (1st) states applicant arrived in Texas 1st of March 1836 & resided here since. (2nd) states same Single man. 1/3 of League of land. Buried in Post Oak Cemetery, 3 miles south of Oglesby, Coryell, Texas From headstone base: CAPT. H. M. SMITH A Texas Veteran Died Dec. 7, 1882 Aged 64 years 20 days. The soldier has put his weapons down instead of the sword he accepts the crown. O let our grateful hearts praise and adore him who saves, forgives, and every wound doth heal. God knows it all. Note from Helen Price: the picture I gave you of Henry and Sarah was to sent to my motherby Lena Ellison. certified copy of the joint resolution for the relief of Henry M. SMITH (for being wounded in war) There is a certified copy of Henry M. Smith proof of loss of his headright No. 156 and he was given one third of a leagueof land giving him "all the benefits granted in said Original Certificate".

Note from Helen Price: I also read that Henry came to TX with James. In the back of my mind I have that James was here for awhile before he became a citizen. That makes sense and I thought Henry went back to help move the family. To be a citizen of TX and receive land you had to be in TX by March 1, 1836 or before.

References
  1. Census: 1860 Federal Census USA, Rusk, Texas Page 202B, 14 Jun 1860.

    1860 Rusk, Texas, Federal Census
    Henderson Post Office, enumerated 14 Jun 1860

    Page 202B Residence 139 Family 145 Lines 1-10
    Henry M. Smith 42 M SC [Henry Madison 17 Nov 1817, son of James and Hannah Parker Smith]
    Sarah S. 38 F TN [Sarah Susannah Hall Smith, born 29 Jul 1821, daughter of John & Susanna Hall]
    Green S. Smith 18 M TX [Green Lafayette 5 Feb 1841]
    James D. Smith 17 M TX [James Dekalb 7 Aug 1842]
    Susan M. Smith 15 F TX [Susan Melvina 17 Dec 1844]
    John P. Smith 13 M TX [John P. born about 1847]
    Joseph M. Smith 12 M TX [Joseph Marion 17 Jan 1848]
    H. M. Smith 6 M TX [Henry Mattison 16 Mar 1854]
    Thomas I. Smith 4 M TX [Thomas J. born about 1856]
    Helen M. Smith 3 F TX [Helen M. born about 1857]

    1860 Rusk, Texas, Federal Census Henderson Post Office, enumerated 14
    Jun 1860. According to Reverend L. L. Stevens, the Smith family moved to Coryell County, Texas, shortly after this census.

  2. Census: 1850 USA Federal Census, 1850 Rusk County, Texas Census, 1850.

    1850 Rusk County, Texas Census
    Henry Madison & Sarah Susannah Hall Smith
    397 397 HM Smith 32 M Farmer 12,600 SC 2
    397 397 Sarah " 26 F TN
    397 397 Green Lafayette " 9 M TX
    397 397 James DeKalb 7 M Do [ditto]
    397 397 Susan 5 F Do
    397 397 John 4 M Do
    397 397 Joseph 3 Do
    397 397 Alfred Morison 35 M Farmer Georgia

    1850 Rusk County, Texas Census
    Henry Madison & Sarah Susannah Hall Smith see text and image

  3. Census: USA Federal Census records, Coryell Co. TX US Census pp 211-212, 1870.

    1870 Coryell County, Texas Federal Census pp 211-212
    Family & Household: 31 31 Lines 37 - 40
    37 Smith, Henry M 51 M W Farmer 1000 1200 North Carolina
    38 Sarah S. 48 F W Keeping House Tennessee
    39 Joseph M 23 M W Farm Laborer Texas
    40 Henry 15 M W do [ditto] [ditto]

    pg 212 lines 1-6
    01 Smith, William 6 M W Texas
    02 Elison, Jessee 27 M W Stock Raiser 500 1000? [ditto]
    [Jesse Ellison, son of Jesse & Isabella Stuart Ellison]
    03 Susan 24 F W Keeping House [ditto]
    [Susan Melvina Smith Ellison, Daughter of Henry & Sarah Smith]
    04 Perlie 5 M W [ditto]
    05 Luette 3 F W [ditto]
    06 Loena 1 F W [ditto]

    FIRST PAGE: 1870 Coryell County, Texas Federal Census pp 211-212
    Family & Household: 31 31 Lines 37 - 40 & p. 212 lines 1-6- with Smith, Henry M --see text & image

  4. Census: USA Federal Census records, pp 211-212, 1870.

    1870 Coryell County, Texas Federal Census pp 211-212
    Family & Household: 31 31 Lines 37 - 40
    37 Smith, Henry M 51 M W Farmer 1000 1200 North Carolina
    38 Sarah S. 48 F W Keeping House Tennessee
    39 Joseph M 23 M W Farm Laborer Texas
    40 Henry 15 M W do [ditto] [ditto]
    pg 212 lines 1-6
    01 Smith, William 6 M W Texas
    02 Elison, Jessee 27 M W Stock Raiser 500 1000? [ditto]
    [Jesse Ellison, son of Jesse & Isabella Stuart Ellison]
    03 Susan 24 F W Keeping House [ditto]
    [Susan Melvina Smith Ellison, Daughter of Henry & Sarah Smith]
    04 Perlie 5 M W [ditto]
    05 Luette 3 F W [ditto]
    06 Loena 1 F W [ditto]

    SECOND PAGE: 1870 Coryell County, Texas Federal Census pp 211-212
    Family & Household: 31 31 Lines 37 - 40 & p. 212 lines 1-6- with Smith, Henry M --see text & image in 2 citations (this second one has Elison family listings--their daughter's family)

  5. Census: USA Federal Census records, ED 26 page 28 enumerated 1 Jun 1880 ED 26 page 28, 1 Jun 1880.

    1880 Coryell, Texas Federal censusSource Information:
    Census Place E.D. 26, Coryell, Texas
    Family History Library Film 1255298 Page Number 483D 1880 USCensus

    ED 26 page 28 enumerated 1 Jun 1880 Dwelling 242 Family 243 lines 13-23

    Smith, Henry M. W M 63 SC SC SC

    Sarah S. W F 59 wife Keep House TN NC NC

    Henry M. W M 26 son Farm Hand TX SC NC [Henry Mattison Smith Jr. -place of parent's birth is incorrect: should be: TX, SC, TN-see their listing above]

    William L W M 16 son Farm Hand ditto [place of parent's birth is incorrect: should be: TX, SC, TN-see their listing above]

    Dilly J. W F 22 Dau in Law TX TN TN [Delilah Jo Smith married Henry Mattison Smith Jr., She is the daughter of Joseph P. and Minerva Ann Hall Smith. She and her husband are double cousins.]

    Smith, Wm. L. W M 4 Grandson TX TX TN [son of Henry M & Dilly J. who were both born in Texas according to their census records above. Should be TX TX TX]

    Joseph H. W M 3 Grandson TX TX TN [son of Henry M & Dilly J. who were both born in Texas according to their census records above. Should be TX TX TX ]

    [Another son of HM & Dilly J., Malcom Smith would have been recorded in this spot, but he died in May before the census -- born 22 Feb. 1879, died 25 May 1880]

    LIVING WITH SMITH FAMILY are Jackson Lafayette & Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey Hall's children [Jackson is the brother of Sarah Susannah Hall Smith]:

    HALL, Jacob H. W M 10 Nephew OR TN OR [mother's place of birth is incorrect--should be Illinois]

    Hall, Clarence V. W M 12 Nephew at school dittos [mother born in Illinois]

    Mary M. W F 6 Niece dittos [mother born in Illinois]

    Charles M. W M 3 Nephew AZ TN OR [mother born in Illinois]

    1880 Coryell, Texas Federal census
    ED 26 page 28 enumerated 1 Jun 1880 Dwelling 242 Family 243 lines 13-23

  6. Bible records.

    H. M. Smith departed this life Dec the 7 1882
    Sarah Susannah Smith departed this life December the 23rd 1885

    Deaths from Homer Smith family Bible

  7. Cemetery records.

    Post Oak Cemetery, Coryell County, Texas

    Containing the graves of Henry Madison Smith with some of his children and grandchildren.

    "In Memory Of Departed Comrades VFW & DAV P - 8230 C - 74 1987"
    "Donated by Jessie Campbell Powell"

    SMITH, ARRAH, 02/10/1897, 08/19/1897, Dau of R. O. & Emma Smith; Next to Mary E. Smith [Arrah may the daughter of Roger Quince Smith, son of James Dekalb & Mary Ross Smith]

    SMITH, B. L., 09/08/1884, 12/18/1886, Dau of H. M. & D. J. Smith;
    In between Charlie N. Smith/Malcom Smith & Mary Smith

    SMITH, CAPT H. M., 12/07/1882, TX Vet; Age 64yr 20days;
    In between Donie Smith & Charlie N. Smith

    SMITH, CHARLIE N., 03/15/1881, 05/28/1881, Sharing headstone with Malcom Smith; "Sons of H. M. & D. J. Smith";
    In between Capt H. M. Smith & B. L. Smith

    SMITH, DONIE, 10/19/1885, Age 1 yr 11 mo; Dau of W. L. & A. E. Smith;
    In between W.L. Smith & Capt. H. M. Smith

    SMITH, MALCOM, 02/22/1879, 05/25/1880,
    Sharing headstone with Charlie N. Smith; Sons of H. M. & D. J. Smith;
    In between Capt H. M. Smith & B. L. Smith

    SMITH, MARY S. [daughter of Henry Mattison & Dilly Jo Smith], 06/11/1886, 06/17/1887,In between B. L. Smith & Inf Son of Walter M. & Rachel Rigney

    SMITH, J. D. [James Dekalb] Smith 08/07/1842, 10/01/1914, Husb of Mary E.; In between Arrah Smith & Billy B. Graham [son of Henry Madison & Sarah S. Smith]

    SMITH, MARY E., 07/11/1842, 08/07/1899, Wife of J. D. Smith; In between Arrah Smith & Billy B. Graham [Probably Mary Elizabeth Ross the wife of James Dekalb Smith]
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    SMITH, CAPT H. M., 12/07/1882, TX Vet; Age 64yr 20days;
    In between Donie Smith & Charlie N. Smith-- see text for all of the family buried in Post Oak. It is assumed that Sarah Susannah Hall Smith is buried there in an unmarked grave.
    http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/coryell/cemeteries/postoak.txt

  8. Family history.

    According to Rev. L. L. Stevens, " It is thought that Henry Smith traveled to Nacogdoches, Texas, with his father on a trip to purchase land in 1835. They then returned to Tennessee to bring the family to Texas."

  9. Family history.

    Henry served in the cavalry troop of General Smith from April 11 until July 23, 1836. In the aftermath of the battle of San Jacinto, he, with his father's troops, faced the enemy in the Victoria area with Gen. Thomas J. Rusk.

    Seved with father in Cavalry April 11 until July 23, 1836.

  10. Census: 1860 Federal Census USA, 14 Jun 1860.

    1860 Rusk, Texas, Federal Census
    Henderson Post Office, enumerated 14 Jun 1860

    Page 202B Residence 139 Family 145 Lines 1-10
    Henry M. Smith 42 M SC [Henry Madison 17 Nov 1817, son of James and Hannah Parker Smith]
    Sarah S. 38 F TN [Sarah Susannah Hall Smith, born 29 Jul 1821, daughter of John & Susanna Hall]
    Green S. Smith 18 M TX [Green Lafayette 5 Feb 1841]
    James D. Smith 17 M TX [James Dekalb 7 Aug 1842]
    Susan M. Smith 15 F TX [Susan Melvina 17 Dec 1844]
    John P. Smith 13 M TX [John P. born about 1847]
    Joseph M. Smith 12 M TX [Joseph Marion 17 Jan 1848]
    H. M. Smith 6 M TX [Henry Mattison 16 Mar 1854]
    Thomas I. Smith 4 M TX [Thomas J. born about 1856]
    Helen M. Smith 3 F TX [Helen M. born about 1857]

    1860 Rusk, Texas, Federal Census Henderson Post Office, enumerated 14
    Jun 1860. According to Reverend L. L. Stevens, the Smith family moved to Coryell County, Texas, shortly after this census.

  11. Family Records: LL Stevens.


    Most early records state that itheir property was 2 miles south of the town of Oglesby. I then discovered that when the rail line later came through, it made a sharp bend on the Smith property. {The railroad purchased right of way from him}.

    Oglelsby is now built on the railline.

    There is a marker placed on the highway two miles to the north of the present town that states that this is the spot where the original town was located. It moved two miles south to be on the railroad.

    The Smith home place is now just to the west of the town. It is less than 10 miles from the US President George W. Bush's property at Crawford, Texas.

    L.L. Stevens

    According to Rev. L. L. Stevens' research, Henry & Sarah Smith moved to Coryell County in 1860 and was a large land holder near the site of present Oglesby.

  12. Census: USA Federal Census records, 1870.

    1870 Coryell County, Texas Federal Census pp 211-212
    Family & Household: 31 31 Lines 37 - 40
    37 Smith, Henry M 51 M W Farmer 1000 1200 North Carolina
    38 Sarah S. 48 F W Keeping House Tennessee
    39 Joseph M 23 M W Farm Laborer Texas
    40 Henry 15 M W do [ditto] [ditto]

    pg 212 lines 1-6
    01 Smith, William 6 M W Texas
    02 Elison, Jessee 27 M W Stock Raiser 500 1000? [ditto]
    [Jesse Ellison, son of Jesse & Isabella Stuart Ellison]
    03 Susan 24 F W Keeping House [ditto]
    [Susan Melvina Smith Ellison, Daughter of Henry & Sarah Smith]
    04 Perlie 5 M W [ditto]
    05 Luette 3 F W [ditto]
    06 Loena 1 F W [ditto]

    1870 Coryell County, Texas Federal Census pp 211-212
    Family & Household: 31 31 Lines 37 - 40 & p. 212 lines 1-6- with Smith, Henry M --see text & image

  13. Census: USA Federal Census records, ED 26 page 28 enumerated 1 Jun 1880 ED 26 page 28, 1 Jun 1880.

    1880 Coryell, Texas Federal censusSource Information:
    Census Place E.D. 26, Coryell, Texas
    Family History Library Film 1255298 Page Number 483D 1880 USCensus

    ED 26 page 28 enumerated 1 Jun 1880 Dwelling 242 Family 243 lines 13-23

    Smith, Henry M. W M 63 SC SC SC

    Sarah S. W F 59 wife Keep House TN NC NC

    Henry M. W M 26 son Farm Hand TX SC NC [Henry Mattison Smith Jr. -place of parent's birth is incorrect: should be: TX, SC, TN-see their listing above]

    William L W M 16 son Farm Hand ditto [place of parent's birth is incorrect: should be: TX, SC, TN-see their listing above]

    Dilly J. W F 22 Dau in Law TX TN TN [Delilah Jo Smith married Henry Mattison Smith Jr., She is the daughter of Joseph P. and Minerva Ann Hall Smith. She and her husband are double cousins.]

    Smith, Wm. L. W M 4 Grandson TX TX TN [son of Henry M & Dilly J. who were both born in Texas according to their census records above. Should be TX TX TX]

    Joseph H. W M 3 Grandson TX TX TN [son of Henry M & Dilly J. who were both born in Texas according to their census records above. Should be TX TX TX ]

    [Another son of HM & Dilly J., Malcom Smith would have been recorded in this spot, but he died in May before the census -- born 22 Feb. 1879, died 25 May 1880]

    LIVING WITH SMITH FAMILY are Jackson Lafayette & Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey Hall's children [Jackson is the brother of Sarah Susannah Hall Smith]:

    HALL, Jacob H. W M 10 Nephew OR TN OR [mother's place of birth is incorrect--should be Illinois]

    Hall, Clarence V. W M 12 Nephew at school dittos [mother born in Illinois]

    Mary M. W F 6 Niece dittos [mother born in Illinois]

    Charles M. W M 3 Nephew AZ TN OR [mother born in Illinois]

    1880 Coryell, Texas Federal census
    ED 26 page 28 enumerated 1 Jun 1880 Dwelling 242 Family 243 lines 13-23

  14. Family history.

    He commanded his own company in the Army of the Republic of Texas under Maj. B. C. Waters during the battle of the Neches in August 1839, where he was severely wounded. (by Rev. L. L. Stevens)