SMITH, NILES F.
SMITH, NILES F. (ca. 1800–?). Niles F. Smith, soldier, farmer, and businessman, was born in New York around 1800. After living for a time in Michigan he moved to Texas and served as an engineer during the Texas Revolution. Afterward he became a prosperous businessman in Houston. The offices of the secretary of state of the Republic of Texas were housed in a building belonging to him. On December 15, 1836, Sam Houston nominated Smith for commissioner of the proposed Bank of Agriculture and Commerce. The same month, Smith was confirmed as a notary public for Jefferson County, where he served until at least 1844. He was also appointed collector of revenue for the port of Sabine on February 4, 1842. In 1850 he was farming in Jefferson County with his wife, Abigail, and their five children.
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