Henry Smith

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Birthday
20, 1788
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Mar 4, 1851 (62)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1788
Birthplace
Kentucky
Death Date
Mar 4, 1851 (62)

About

Kentucky-born politician who served as Governor of Texas when the state was still a territory of Mexico.

Before Fame

He participated in the Battle of Velasco, an 1832 conflict between Texas residents and their Mexican government.

Trivia

He passed away while participating in the California Gold Rush.

Family Life

After the death of his first wife, Harriet Gillette, he married his wife's sister, Elizabeth. Following Elizabeth's death, he married a third sister in the family, Sarah.

Associated With

Under the Texas government of Sam Houston, Smith held the position of Secretary of the Treasury.