Jim Wheat's POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF TEXAS, 1846 - 1930

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POSTMASTERS & POST OFFICES OF
SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS
1846 - 1930

 

ABERDEEN (Smith, Henderson, Smith)

Williams, John C., 20 Sep 1858

To Henderson County

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

[Apparently re-established]

Back to Smith County

Rasbury, J. F., 22 Aug 1870

Discontinued 25 Sep 1871

 

 

ARAB (Smith)

Freeman, M. C., 8 Sep 1888

Freeman, Lindsey, 18 Dec 1888

Discontinued 3 May 1890; no papers

 

 

ARP (Smith) (see also STRAWBERRY)

Orr, Chas. P., 15 May 1899

Wilson, Wm. E., 14 Nov 1902

Arnold, Preston N., 27 Jan 1915

Gant, Sudie, 22 Oct 1919 (Acting postmaster)

Gordon, Della, 31 Jan 1929

 

 

BASCOM (Smith)

Smith, Lazariah W., 3 Jly1856

Discontinued 3 Dec 1856

[Apparently re-established]

Taylor, Jas. B., 15 Jun 1899

Discontinued 30 Sep 1901; papers to Tyler

 

 

BASS (Smith)

Bass, John B., 12 Feb 1886

Bass, Jas. C., 15 Aug 1900

Lynn, David A., 6 May 1902

Discontinued 15 May 1903; papers to Kilgore

 

 

BELZORA (Smith)

Berry, Radford, 12 May 1852

Discontinued 20 Aug 1856

 

 

BERRIEN (Smith)

Hall, Jas. B., 12 Nov 1855

Cg'd to JAMESTOWN, 16 Feb 1856

 

 

BROWNING'S (Smith)

Owens, Wm. A., 16 Jun 1879

Browning, Stephen N., 14 Dec 1885

Browning, Mary A., 27 Jan 1890 (C)

Discontinued 24 Aug 1898, papers to Starrville

(Re-established) Butler, Mary S., 15 Jun 1899

Discontinued 30 Sep 1902; papers to Starrville

 

 

BULLARD (Smith) (see also HEWSVILLE)

Bullard, John H., 13 Nov 1883

Loving, Lucius, 24 Oct 1884

Brock, J. S. 14 Dec 1885

Rowland, Jas. R., 12 Feb 1886

Tarrant, Harrison E., 15 Oct 1887

Oliphant, Valcour L., 15 Jan 1890 (C)

Long, Benj. A., 28 Jly 1897

Oliphant, Valcour L., 17 Apr 1908

Davis, Jas. E., 30 Dec 1914

Kirkpatrick, Eliz., 27 Oct 1923 (Acting postmaster)

Sackett, Louise, 7 Mar 1928

 

 

CANTON (Smith) (see also ROUND HILL)

Gregory, Thos. N., 30 Jan 1851

Cg'd to CLOPTON, 17 Feb 1852

 

 

CARROL (Smith)

Hobbs, Jos. S., 14 May 1890

Allen, Thos. L., 16 Nov 1891

Ferrell, Aug. C., 21 Nov 1894

Allen, Thos. L., 27 Oct 1897

Discontinued 15 Oct 1901; papers to Lindale

(Re-established) Bryant, Benj. T., 17 Feb 1903

Moseley, John H., 3 Nov 1903

Discontinued 15 Sep 1904; mail to Lindale

 

 

CLOPTON (Smith) (see also CANTON)

Gregory, Thos. N., 17 Feb 1852

Haden, Chas. S., 30 Aug 1853

Pace, Noel A., 9 Nov 1853

Discontinued 22 Apr 1854

 

 

COBB (Smith)

Bradley, Sam'l. H., 18 Nov 1892

Discontinued 18 May 1893; no papers

 

 

COPLEN (Smith)

Burns, Robt. E., 1 Sep 1899

Brown, General S., 30 Dec 1902

Discontinued 15 Jun 1904; mail to Flint

 

 

CROCKETT'S BLUFF (Smith)

Neal, Hugh, 19 May 1859

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

 

 

DEANVILLE (Smith)

Dean, Dan'l. L., 9 Mar 1874

Discontinued 21 Dec 1874

 

 

DUTCH (Smith)

Verner, Thos. J., 11 Jly 1899

Mallory, Jas. E., 14 May 1904

(Appointment rescinded 9 Aug 1904)

Discontinued 14 Sep 1905; mail to Garden Valley

 

 

ESPARANZA (Smith)

Caperton, Wallace G., 29 Sep 1871

Discontinued 28 Oct 1872

 

 

ETNA (Smith, Cherokee)

Curry, Sam'l., 5 Dec 1867

Rhome, Byron C., 21 Nov 1872

Douglas, Jerry C., 29 Nov 1880

To Cherokee County

 

 

FLINT (Smith)

Brown, Chas. B., 3 Nov 1887

Flint, Robt. P., 28 Apr 1888

Campbell, Elijah F?, 4 Dec 1890

Flynt, Amasa P., 31 Jan 1898

Flynt, Mamie W., 21 Feb 1899

Henderson, Wm. C., 15 Nov 1902

Blackwell, Sam'l. E., 17 Jan 1906 (Declined)

Spivey, Ed. F., 5 Feb 1906

Carter, Francis C.C., 13 Jan 1915

 

 

FLORA (Smith)

Beene, Jas. K., 12 Nov 1849

Potter, Wm., 12 Dec 1850

Jones, Willis, 1 Dec 1851

Jones, Willis, 5 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

 

 

FRUIT (Smith)

Shamburger, Thos. J., 6 Jun 1894

Foster, John E., 20 Jan 1896

Shamburger, Matt. S., 11 Feb 1897

Burks, Chas. W., 28 Aug 1899

Discontinued 15 Dec 1900; papers to Tyler

 

 

GALENA (Smith)

Green, Andrew J., 15 Jun 1892

Linsey, Sam'l. B., 30 Mar 1894

Discontinued 31 Jly 1899; papers to Garden Valley

 

 

GARDEN VALLEY (Smith)

Davidson, Jas. L., 16 Aug 1852

Spain, Thos. E., 16 May 1859

Cozby, Isaac, 4 Jun 1860

Crosby, Isaac, 6 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Scrivner, John B., 7 Apr 1862 (CSA)

Roots, Miss Elizabeth, 5 Jly 1866

Carmichael, Mrs. Ann, 8 Oct 1866

Dowell, Peter K., 7 Jun 1867

Discontinued 12 Oct 1868

(Re-established) Bagby, Wm. A., 21 Jly 1870

Stephens, August P. [no date given]

Discontinued 14 Apr 1873

(Re-established) Love, Clement, 1 Sep 1873

Richardson, Jerry D., 14 Jun 1875

Murphy, Wm. O., 21 Sep 1876

Thomas, Jas. R., 3 Oct 1876

Gunter, Jos. W., 20 Nov 1877

Warren, Wm. A., 22 Aug 1878

Jarvis, Thad. W., 12 Apr 1880

Murphy, Wm. O., 23 Jun 1888

Stone, Jerome M., 28 Jan 1890 (C)

Owens, Wm. A., 24 Jly 1897

Prater, Wm. E., 1 Jun 1898

Steele, Alice, 10 Jan 1901

Browning, Daisy V., 20 Aug 1903

Browning, Geo. E., 17 Sep 1908

Thomas, Charley, 16 Mar 1918

Herring, Ionne, 26 Apr 1920

 

 

GIBBS (Smith)

Gilchrist, Gilbert S., 6 Jly 1896

Discontinued 22 Sep 1896; papers to Bullard

 

 

GLEN (Smith)

Carter, Elijah A., 28 Feb 1894

Discontinued 21 Nov 1894; papers to Flint

 

 

GUM SPRING (Smith)

Wells, Rice, 15 Feb 1849

Nance, Drury S., 25 Apr 1854

Wells, Ed. P., 2 Dec 1856

Cg'd to STARRVILLE, 16 Jun 1857

 

 

HEWSVILLE (Smith)

Bullard, John H., 1 Feb 1881

Cg'd to BULLARD, 13 Nov 1883

 

 

HICKORY GROVE (Smith)

Youngblood, Jacob, 26 Aug 1854

Discontinued 1 Apr 1856

 

 

HOPEWELL (Smith)

Stell?/Steel?, Leonard, 8 Apr 1887

Booth, Howard D., 25 Sep 1888

Perdue, Thos. E., 14 Nov 1889

Nelson, Frank, 1 Dec 1890

Cg'd to SWAN, 20 Mar 1891

 

 

JAMESTOWN (Smith) (see also BERRIEN)

Hall, Jas. B., 16 Feb 1856

Pinkerton, Sam'l., 31 Dec 1856

Hall, Jas. B., 5 Feb 1857

Barrow, Wm. J., 12 Feb 1858

Seeton, Wm. M., 10 Nov 1860

Seeton, Wm. M., 6 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Bacon, C. B., 4 Jan 1862 (CSA)

Curlee, R. E., 24 Mar 1865 (CSA)

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

(Re-established) Bacon, John L., 12 Apr 1871

Discontinued 17 Nov 1873

(Re-established) Gilliam, Harris T., 24 Jun 1874

Hall, Thos. H., 15 Oct 1877

Florence, Winston, 19 Sep 1879

Gray, John W., 27 Oct 1879

Harlow, M. L., 27 Dec 1880

Butts, John H., 4 Apr 1881

Tucker, Mrs. Araminta, 29 Mar 1883

Tucker, Robt. E., 23 May 1894

Tucker, Jule, 29 Jly 1897

Butts, Mollie, 20 Nov 1897

Tucker, Chas. J., 22 Mar 1898

Discontinued 15 Apr 1903; papers to Overton

 

 

JARVIS (Smith)

Jarvis, E. P., 3 Jan 1878

Discontinued 16 Dec 1878

(Re-established) Sanders, August M., 24 Feb 1879

Discontinued 21 Jly 1879

 

 

JOY (Smith)

Meritt, Silas F., 29 Apr 1892

Discontinued 18 Nov 1892; mail to Gladewater

 

 

KIRK (Smith)

Kirkpatrick, Hiram, 11 Aug 1880

Discontinued 25 Jly 1881

 

 

LINDALE (Smith) (see also LYNDALE)

Davis, John M., 15 Dec 1874

Davis, Alfred, 28 Dec 1874

McCreary, Elijah R. W., 31 Jan 1876

Arthur, Jas. R., 4 Dec 1877

Arthur, Jas. J., 19 Dec 1877

Pruitt, Adelia C., _______?

Gowen, Wm. B., 11 Feb 1887

Pierce, Wm. C., 13 Apr 1892

Pruitt, Adelia C., 14 Dec 1892

Taylor, Meredith?, 19 Apr 1894

Pruitt, Adelia C., 9 Apr 1898

Oden, Thos. J., 17 Jun 1913

Oden, Wm. P., 28 Mar 1925 (Acting postmaster)

Pruitt, Cleminie, 5 May 1925 (Acting postmaster)

Treadaway, Arthur,6 Oct 1925 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

LOCK (Smith)

Duncan, Josiah J., 28 Sep 1892

Discontinued 12 Jan 1894; papers to Omen

 

 

LOFTIN (Smith)

Westberry, Albert, 23 Aug 1900

(Order rescinded 12 Oct 1900)

 

 

LUMPKIN (Smith)

Cashion, Robt. L., 16 Apr 1904

Discontinued 14 Feb 1906; mail to Tyler

 

 

LYNDALE (Smith)

Davis, John M., 26 May 1873

Cg'd to LINDALE, 15 Dec 1874

 

 

MAGNET (Smith)

Carlton, Chas. L., 27 Jly 1901

Shackelford, T. F., 18 Oct 1901

(Order rescinded 9 Aug 1902)

 

 

MALCOM (Smith)

Bacon, Joe D., 3 May 1900

Discontinued 30 Nov 1901; papers to Overton

 

 

MOUNT CARMEL (Smith)

Swann, Thos. R., 21 Jun 1853

McClung, Josiah, 21 Mar 1856

McClung, Josiah, 12 Jly 1861 (CSA)

Discontinued 23 Jan 1867

(Re-established) Hughey, Geo. W., 12 Oct 1870

Discontinued 14 Aug 1871

(Re-established) Brantley, R. E., 1 Jly 1872

Discontinued 2 Feb 1874

(Re-established) McClung, Lundy M., 4 Mar 1874

McClung, Amy, 26 Mar 1888

McClung, Josie, 12 Jan 1889

Wallace, John E., 28 Sep 1893

Discontinued 15 Dec 1904; mail to Winona

 

 

MOUNT SYLVAN (Smith)

Murphy, Sidney B., 1 Nov 1858

Murphy, Sidney B., 5 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Layne, P. H., 25 Jan 1865 (CSA)

Dodson, Levi P., 25 Jly 1866

Discontinued 3 Jun 1868

(Re-established) Dodson, Levi P., 8 Oct 1868

Discontinued 15 Jly 1869

(Re-established) Lawley, Wyatt, 9 Aug 1870

Satterwhite, Jas. S., 10 Apr 1871

Discontinued 25 Nov 1872

(Re-established) Blue, Henry J., 31 Mar 1873

Blue, Alma C., 29 Apr 1903

Patrick, Wm. A., 31 Dec 1915

 

 

MUD CREEK (Smith)

McKinley, Robt. L., 28 May 1877

Cottrell, Mrs. Ann E., 11 Dec 1877

Discontinued 23 Dec 1878

(Re-established) Cottrell, Ann E., 2 Jun 1879

Barkley, Wm. C., 9 Dec 1879

Discontinued 28 Mar 1881

 

 

NECHES SALINE (Smith, Cherokee, Smith)

Duncan, Wm. B., 23 Dec 1847

Briggs, Wm. W., 12 Dec 1850

Discontinued 7 Nov 1851

Later in Cherokee County

 

 

NOONDAY (Smith)

Smith, Ed. W., 3 May 1880

Ragsdale, John P., 20 Apr 1882

Rainey, Jas. A., 21 Aug 1882

Pearson, H? S., 8 Dec 1882

Kidd, Wm. M., 6 Jan 1886

Rainey, Jos. W., 11 May 1886

Discontinued 8 Oct 1888; papers to Tyler

[Apparently re-established]

Templeton, John C., 16 May 1890

Campbell, Henry M., 30 Nov 1892

Rushing, Jas. H., 8 Mar 1894

Discontinued 15 Jun 1904; mail to Flint

 

 

OGBURN (Smith)

Briggs, John H., 23 May 1856

Morton, J. W., 3 Nov 1857

Scales, Jos. W., 11 Jan 1858

Kennedy, J. T., 4 Sep 1860

Reynolds, Josiah F., 13 Oct 1860

Reynolds, J. F., 5 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Discontinued 5 Nov 1866

(Re-established) Kendrick, Jas. F., 25 Jun 1874

[further data not found]

 

 

OLD CANTON (Smith)

Bonner, Dixon H. L., 29 Apr 1879

Cg'd to OMEN, 8 Jun 1880

 

 

OLDENBURG (Smith)

Taylor, C. C., 19 Nov 1850

Discontinued 1 Dec 1851

 

 

OMEN (Smith) (see also OLD CANTON)

Cay____?, Michael C., 8 Jun 1880

Ethridge, Jas. R., 11 May 1882

Bonner, Dixon H. L., 28 Jan 1892

Wilson, Chas. L., 19 Oct 1893

Bonner, Dixon H. L., 22 Sep 1897

Payne, Joe., 21 Jan 1901

Discontinued 14 Apr 1906; mail to Arp

 

 

RANDALL (Smith)

Hoffman, Dan'l., 12 Mar 1867

Discontinued 19 Oct 1868

(Re-established) Wilkins, Jane E., 31 May 1870

See, Michael H., 13 Sep 1870

Discontinued 25 Nov 1872

 

 

ROUND HILL (Smith)

Breyn, Arnold O., 18 Dec 1849

Cg'd to CANTON, 30 Jan 1851

 

 

SANDFLAT (Smith)

Beal Jr., Judge T., 30 Aug 1900

Discontinued 30 Jun 1903; papers to Lindale

 

 

SEVEN LEAGUES (Smith)

Patterson, Geo. W., 22 Jly 1851

Grant, Jas. L., 2 Dec 1852

Rather, Jas. B., 14 Apr 1853

Reynolds, Jesse, 30 Jun 1855

Ross, Feldon? M., 13 Feb 1856

Shelton, John E., 21 Sep 1857

Thompson, Wm. F., 26 Nov 1858

Thompson, W. F., 5 Aug 1861 (CSA)

Thompson, B. W., 8 Apr 1865 (CSA)

Gray, Geo., 14 Jan 1867

Shelton, John E., 9 Jan 1868

Roddy?, Benj. F., 9 Mar 1868

Discontinued 17 Feb 1869

 

 

STARR'S MILLS (Smith)

Starr, Wm. M., 28 May 1867

Discontinued 15 Jly 1869

 

 

STARRVILLE (Smith) (see also GUM SPRING)

Wells, Ed. P., 16 Jan 1857

Kelley, Wm., 13 Nov 1858

Lowrey, Isaac P., 21 Apr 1859

Holt, Wm. M., 30 Jan 1861

Lowery, J. P., 31 Jan 1862 (CSA)

Duke, Mrs. Sarah Ann, 30 Apr 1866

McGuffee, Calvin, 14 Jan 1867

Kay, Jas. P., 2 Dec 1867

Haynes, Wm. L., 31 Mar 1869

Wilson, John, 1 Feb 1871

Abernathy, Hiram W., 28 Aug 1871

Ingram, Jos. F., 21 Nov 1872

Byron, Mrs. Helen M., 2 Dec 1873

Butler, Levi A., 21 Oct 1897

Discontinued 15 Jun 1907; mail to Winona

 

 

STRAWBERRY (Smith)

Orr, Chas. P., 19 Apr 1898

Cg'd to ARP, 15 May 1899

 

 

SUMMER GROVE (Smith, Rusk, Smith, Rusk)

Willshire, Josiah S., 20 Apr 1848

Moore, Rich'd., 10 Jun 1850

Melton, Wm. N., 31 Mar 1852

Thompson, Absalom A., 13 Apr 1855

[Apparently cg'd to Rusk County]

[Apparently cg'd back to Smith County]

Perry, Ransom, 24 Jan 1856

Discontinued 3 Oct 1857

Later in Rusk County

 

 

SWAN (Smith) (see also HOPEWELL)

Nelson, Frank, 20 Mar 1891

Bingham, Robt. C., 2 May 1895

Coffin, Wm. E., 30 Jly 1901 (Failed to qualify)

Roberts, Newton L., 8 Nov 1901

Swann, Alfred R., 14 Apr 1904

Morris, Jos. W., 28 Oct 1905

Powell, Chas. F., 25 Nov 1911

Discontinued 31 Jan 1931; mail to Tyler

 

 

SWANN (Smith)

Shamburger, Wm. N., 7 Feb 1884

Discontinued 4 Nov 1885; papers to Canton

 

 

TROUP (Smith) (see also ZAVALA)

Fowler, Dan'l. P., 7 Jun 1854

Lindsey, David H., 3 Jan 1860 [resigned]

Ayers, J. T., 5 Aug 1861 (CSA) [declined]

Collier, R. R., 30 Aug 1861 (CSA) [resigned]

Brown, J. H., 6 Mar 1862 (CSA)

Caylor, Michael G., 25 Jun 1866

Wilson, Wm. H., 10 Oct 1873

Pace, Noel A., 29 Feb 1876

Discontinued 19 Dec 1877

[Apparently re-established]

Bell, Thos. J., 19 Dec 1877

Gilbert, Franklin R., 25 Mar 1878

Powell, Robt. H., 8 May 1882

Hays, Francis M., 21 Aug 1897

Mitchell, Wm. R., 28 Nov 1899

Butler, Jas. A., 18 Jun 1903

Jarvis, A. S., 22 May 1913

Butler, Vera, 9 Apr 1923 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

TYLER (Smith)

Lott, Elisha E., 8 Mar 1847

Caldwell, Wm. S., 30 May 1850

Cowsar, Eli E., 4 Jun 1851

Cowser, Rich'd. J., 9 Dec 1852

Cowser, Dan'l. N., 28 Jly 1853

Ellis, Napoleon B., 5 Jan 1855

Masters, Hugh A., 13 Aug 1855

Erwin, Augustine O., 2 Oct 1856

Wright, Johnson U., 23 Jly 1857

Seigler?/Sigler?, Byron C., 11 Jan 1858

Sigler, B. C., 12 Jly 1861 (CSA) [resigned]

Yarbrough, Geo., 12 Oct 1861 (CSA)

Roberts, Oba, 5 Oct 1864 (CSA)

Arnold, Jas. W., 18 Oct 1865

Derrington, R. P., 28 Dec 1865

Bass, Ed. N., 11 Oct 1866

Lucky, Columbus F., 5 Sep 1867

Thompson, A. H., 20 Dec 1867

Curtis, Henry R., 4 May 1868

Hunt, Warren I., 2 May 1870

Flynne Sr., John, 20 Jun 1871

Curtis, H. R., 30 Apr 1872

Rasbury, Jesse F., 27 May 1872

Hunt, Albert F., 30 Jan 1873

Long, Rich'd. B., 29 Mar 1886

Dawson, Geo. W., 29 Aug 1889

Haden, John F., 28 Oct 1893

Lewis, Chas. E., 30 Mar 1898

Burns, Jeff D., 27 Jun 1902

Burns, Wm. T., 4 Mar 1912 (Acting postmaster)

McClendon, Sidney S., 5 Jun 1913

Longacre, Geo. E., 4 Dec 1922

Miller, John B.,12 Jan 1930 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

UTICA (Smith)

Balfour, Dayton, 11 Sep 1890

Perryman, Ida B., 25 Feb 1896

Pritchett, Ida L., 17 Oct 1896

(Order rescinded 27 Nov 1896)

Perryman, Ida B., 25 Feb 1896

Pinnix, Olive W., 13 Mar 1899

Tolbert, Berlie A., 29 Jun 1899

Mullins, Monroe, 9 Dec 1902

Discontinued 30 Nov 1905; mail to Winona

 

 

WALLISBURGH (Smith)

Jessup, John M., 27 Jun 1877

Riley, Geo. W., 10 Dec 1878

Discontinued 11 Aug 1882; papers to Noonday

 

 

WEAKLEY (Smith)

Davidson, Edwin B., 1 May 1852

Discontinued 14 Apr 1853

 

 

WHITEHOUSE (Smith)

Fowler, Thos. B., 9 Jun 1873

Brooks, Benj. S., 18 Sep 1873

Knight, Hiram J., 28 Mar 1876

Horton, Minor A., 26 Dec 1876

Carlton, Tim W., 26 Sep 1878

Hill, John A., 7 Apr 1879

Kidd, Wm. M., 12 Apr 1883

Mink, Jacob W., 7 Mar 1884

Shahan, Andrew J., 9 Oct 1897

Hill, Jas. H., 5 Dec 1900

Stone, Sam'l. I., 14 Feb 1902

Discontinued 30 Apr 1907; mail to Troup

(Re-established) Stone, Sam'l. I., 14 Feb 1902

Shahan, Andrew J., 8 Jan 1912

Shahan, Elmer P., 30 Dec 1914

Gilley, Dannye E., 12 Apr 1918

 

 

WINONA (Smith)

Nolan, John R., 2 Jan 1878

Kay, Wesley, 24 Sep 1878

Discontinued 7 Apr 1879

(Re-established) Sewell, Mary Jane, 8 Jan 1880

Sewell, Ada O., 9 Mar 1888

Parrish, Jas. A., 14 Apr 1890 (C)

Bird, Francis A., 1 Feb 1895

Haynes, Jos. W., 10 Jan 1901

Nicholson, Sam'l. C., 6 Sep 1902

Rice, Wm. Y., 11 May 1906

Shank, Tom W., 6 Jly 1915

Butler, Alphonso S., 1 Sep 1923 (Acting postmaster)

 

 

YANCY (Smith)

Yancy, Ellen F., 26 Oct 1892

Discontinued 3 Nov 1893; papers to Tyler

 

 

ZAVALA (Smith)

Thomas, John R., 8 Jan 1873

Bell, Thos. J., 9 Feb 1874

Cg'd to TROUP, 19 Dec 1877

 

 

ZENO (Smith)

Ragsdale, John P., 12 Jan 1880

Discontinued 11 Jan 1881