CS Con ★★★ -Smith, Robert Hardy Jr. - C.S. Delegate, AL

Robert Hardy Smith Jr.:
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Born: March 21, 1813
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Birthplace:
Camden County North Carolina
Father: Robert Hardy Smith Sr. 1788 – 1841
Mother: Elizabeth Gregory 1786 – 1856
1st​ Wife: Evelina Belmont Inge 1819 – 1843
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Tuscaloosa Alabama)
Married: January 12, 1839
2nd​ Wife: Emily Caroline Inge 1824 – 1846
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery Tuscaloosa Alabama)
Married: November 25, 1845
3rd​ Wife: Helen Hord Herndon 1830 – 1887
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Married: April 9, 1850 in Greene County Alabama

Children:
Richard Inge Smith 1841 – 1918
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Robert Hardy Smith III 1851 – 1894
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Gregory Little Smith 1853 – 1929
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Emma Elizabeth Smith Radcliff 1858 – 1953
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Harry Toulmin Smith 1863 – 1949
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Edward Herndon Smith 1866 – 1881
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(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama)
Virginia Alabama Smith Bromberg 1874 – 1958
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Birmingham Alabama)

Political Party: Whig Party

Education:

Attended West Point Military Academy

Occupation before War:
School Teacher in Alabama and Virginia
Attorney in Livingston Alabama
1840: Supporter of William Henry Harrison Presidential Campaign.
1844: Supporter of Henry Clay Presidential Campaign.
1849: Alabama State Representative
1851: Lost a race for State Senator by one vote.
1853 – 1861: Attorney in Mobile Alabama
1853 – 1861: Leader in his efforts to oppose secession in Alabama.
1860: Supporter of John Bell’s Presidential Campaign.
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Civil War Career:
1861: Supporter of Alabama’s decision to leave the Union.
1861 – 1862: Alabama Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress.
1861 – 1862: Strong nationalist in the Alabama Delegation to Congress
1861: Suggested constitutional ideas too support central government.
1861: He suggest Provisional Congress terms should only be one year.
1861: Proposed to let the President accept volunteers after Fort Sumter.
1861 – 1862: Rejected the Produce Loan for the Central Government.
1862: Refused to seek election to Confederate States Congressman.
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 36th​ Alabama Infantry Regiment
1863: Resigned as Colonel due to bad health on March 16th​.
1864 – 1865: Chief agent of impressments in Alabama.

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1878: Attorney in Mobile Alabama


Died:
March 13, 1878
Place of Death: Mobile Alabama
Age at time of Death: 64 years old
Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery Mobile Alabama
 
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