Chronicles of Smith County, Texas Volume 49, 2019


Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 49, 2019



Chronicles of Smith County, Texas has been published by the Smith County Historical Society since 1962. The articles are always informative about the county’s history and often include photographs, maps and tables.

All issues have been published in an 8.5 inch X 11 inch, soft cover format. With the large number of topics already covered since its beginning, past issues of Chronicles are important resources for any person researching our history!

Indexes, each covering a 10-year span of Chronicles, are also available and provide the invaluable keys to this saved history.

Table of Contents:

  • Front Cover: The Woman’s Hour Has Struck: Woman Suffrage is Coming” was the national prize-winning slogan for 1916. The state woman’s suffrage organization sent the Smith County Equal Franchise League this poster, among others, for their 1919 campaign.

  • Women Suffragists of Smith County, by Vicki Betts.

  • Memories of “The Cut”, by Larry D. Wade, Sr.

  • Joseph W. Maxwell Fountain.

  • 1859 Minutes of the Commissioners Court, abstracted by Andrew L. Leath.

  • Crime in Smith County, 1847-1867; or, They Hang Horse Thieves, Don’t They?, by Randal B. Gilbert

  • Rudolph Bergfeld, 1855-1930, by Andy Bergfeld.

  • The Reaves House, by Rhonda Reagan.

  • William M. Steger: A Profile in Courage, by Mike Lantz.

  • Smith County Tax Rolls, 1848, Andrew L. Leath

  • Dun & Co. Rates: Bullard, 1885-1897.

Check out our Chronicles Index – a compilation of our four published books of indexes and the seven unpublished volumes of indexes. Note: this does not include this issue as yet but it will shortly.


Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 0.5 in


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