Inglish, Robert (1827–1889)

By: Stephanie P. Niemeyer

Type: Biography

Published: August 7, 2008

Updated: November 20, 2014

Robert Inglish, merchant and state legislator, was born on February 24, 1827, in Arkansas, son of Bailey Inglish and Jane (Sloan) Inglish. Bailey Inglish and his family moved to Texas in 1836; around 1837 he founded the town of Bonham. During the Civil War Robert Inglish joined the Sixteenth Texas Cavalry and served as a private in Company C. Inglish resigned from service to take a seat in the Texas House of Representatives from 1863 to 1866. Inglish married Julia Covington Lowry on May 24, 1866, in Hempstead County, Arkansas. By 1880 they had four children and were living in Fannin County where Inglish was listed as a merchant.

Inglish died on November 29, 1889, and was buried in Bonham's Inglish Cemetery, sometimes referred to as the Old Pioneer Cemetery.

Fannin County Texas—Inglish Cemetery in Bonham, accessed October 12, 2006. IGI Individual Record, "Robert Inglish" (, accessed October 11, 2006. Rootsweb, "Robert Inglish" (, accessed October 12, 2006. "16th TX Cavalry" (, accessed October 12, 2006. Charles E. Spellman, ed., The Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster (Austin: Texas House of Representatives, 1992).

  • Tenth Legislature (1863-1864)
  • House

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Stephanie P. Niemeyer, “Inglish, Robert,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

August 7, 2008
November 20, 2014