Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Richmond in Fort Bend County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Thomas Jefferson Smith

 
 
Thomas Jefferson Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
1. Thomas Jefferson Smith Marker
Inscription.  Born in Virginia 1808, reared in Georgia. Fought in Texas War for Independence, 1836, under James W. Fannin at Refugio Mission. Captured at Goliad, was spared to repair guns for Mexican Army. Escaped during Battle of San Jacinto.

Settled in Richmond after the war; owned blacksmith shop, hotel, livery stable. Sheriff of Fort Bend County 1853-1857.

Married twice and father of eight, he died Feb. 16, 1890.
 
Erected 1967 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9066.)
 
Location. 29° 35.128′ N, 95° 45.838′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Texas, in Fort Bend County. Marker is on an unnamed cemetery road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located within Morton Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North 2nd Street, Richmond TX 77469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walter Moses Burton (within shouting distance of this marker); H. Schumacher Oil Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Home of Randal Jones (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John McNabb (about 500 feet away); Morton Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Fort Bend County Jail
Thomas Jefferson Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
2. Thomas Jefferson Smith Marker
(about 600 feet away); McNabb House (about 700 feet away); Jane Long Boarding House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .  Smith, Thomas Jefferson - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Law EnforcementWar, Texas Independence
 
Thomas Jefferson Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 17, 2018
3. Thomas Jefferson Smith Marker
 

More. Search the internet for Thomas Jefferson Smith.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement