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SMITH, THOMAS F. (1812–?). Thomas F. Smith, attorney and legislator, was born in South Carolina in 1812. He was admitted to the bar in South Carolina and probably practiced law in Georgia before moving to Texas in 1837 and settling in Red River County. He later lived in Fannin County, which he represented in the House of the Sixth Congress, and in Shelby County, where he was orderly sergeant with L. H. Mabbitt's company from September 5 to November 13, 1844. Smith was living in Jefferson County on May 26, 1855, when he delegated an attorney to collect the money due him for his services in 1844.

Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 1920–27; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968). Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

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