Jerome Bonaparte Robertson

Full Name: Jerome Bonaparte "Polly" Robertson
Date of birth: March 14, 1815
Date of death: January 7, 1890

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Nov 5, 1849 - Nov 3, 1851 3rd (1) (2) (3)     Washington-on-the-Brazos / Washington   Burleson, Milam, Washington, Williamson
H Washington Dec 13, 1847 - Nov 5, 1849 2nd (4)     Washington-on-the-Brazos / Washington   Washington

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act approved Jan. 16, 1850, 3rd Legislature, ch. 44. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) Roster of members elect of the 3rd Legislature, Matthewson, R.C., Texas State Gazette (Austin, Texas), 9/29/1849, p. 6, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(3) 3rd Legislature, Regular Session - Roll of Senators, oath of office, 11/5/1849, p. 3. Senate Journal.
(4) Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Jerome Bonaparte Robertson, biographical sketch, military service as commanding officer for the 5th Texas Infantry, activities as a Confederate veteran, pp. 45-46, 50, 55, 79, 92-93, 129, 188, 192. The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: Prosperity, Civil War and Decline, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch, General Jerome B. Robertson, pp. 548-550. The Encyclopedia of the New West, 1881.
  • ROBERTSON, JEROME BONAPARTE (1815-1890). (Polly) Handbook of Texas Online.

Military Service Notes

  • Texas Army, Captain. Confederate States Army, Colonel, 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade; Brigadier General, "succeeded Hood as commander of the Texas Brigade." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 86-87. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Jerome Bonaparte Robertson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Mentioned in several letters, received command of Hood's Brigade in 1862, p. 49. Touched by Fire: Letters From Company D 5th Texas Infantry Hood's Brigade Army of Northern Virginia 1862-1865, 2000.
  • Biography and Civil War history written and collected by Jerome Bonaparte Robertson, LRL call number: RARE 328.764 R547R 1964, Touched with Valor: Civil War Papers and Casualty Reports of Hood's Texas Brigade, 1964.

Other Resources

Committee Information top

3rd R.S. - 1849
Comptroller and Treasurer, Examine  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Fire-Proof General Land Office Building, Governor's Message  
Governor's Message, Select  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debt, Select (Co-Chair) 
Quieting Land Titles of the State, Governor's Message  
2nd R.S. - 1847
Contingent Expenses  
Internal Improvements (Chair) 
Post Routes  
Public Debt and Outstanding Liabilities of the Late Republic of Texas (Chair) 

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