STEWART, JOSEPH H.
STEWART, JOSEPH H. (1846–1912). Joseph H. Stewart, public servant and promoter of the State Fair of Texas, was born in Alamance County, North Carolina, in 1846, the son of John A. and Nancy (Thompson) Stewart. In 1851 the family moved to Hempstead County, Arkansas, where Stewart attended school. He served in the Confederate Army from 1863 to the end of the war. He then returned to Arkansas and worked as a clerk before moving to Cedar Hill, Texas, in 1867. On December 22, 1867, he married Sarah A. Stewart. They had five children. Before moving to Dallas in 1884, he was a clerk and merchandiser, postmaster, and three-term justice of the peace. In Dallas he was deputy district clerk from 1880 to 1884, clerk of the district court from 1888 to 1892, and clerk of the fourteenth and forty-fourth judicial courts. In 1888 Sarah died, and in 1891 Stewart married Mary A. Rape. Stewart was a Mason and one of the original promoters of the State Fair of Texas. He died at his home in Cedar Hill on July 29, 1912, and was buried at Little Bethel Cemetery.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Lisa C. Maxwell, "Stewart, Joseph H.," accessed October 20, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fst54.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.