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Col Thomas Smith
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Birth: Aug., 1836
Death: Jun., 1918

Son of Gov. William Smith and Elizabeth Bell Smith. Husband of Elizabeth Fairfax Gaines. In April 1861 Thomas Smith enlisted in the 36th Virginia Infantry as a simple private, speedily he won a commision and such was his apptitude for war and his intrepid valour that he rose step by step to be colonel of his regiment. In civil life he attained signal distinction at the bar, his succesful legal career being crowned by his appointment as U.S. Attorney to the territory of New Mexico and subsequently as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the territory of New Mexico. Colonel Smith was always a loyal friend, a courtly gentleman and devoted to his native state. He died as he lived. A Virginian of Virginians.

"Oct. 10. of the most notable weddings that have taken place in Warrenton was celebrated In St. James's Episcopal Church to-night. The contracting parties were Miss Elizabeth Fairfax Gaines of Warrenton and Judge Thomas Smith, Chief Justice of New-Mexico. The bride Is the eldest daughter of the late Judge William H. Gaines of Warrenton and the groom Is the son of the late ex-Gov. William Smith of Virginia, The ceremony was performed by the Rev. George W. Nelson of Warrenton. assisted by Dr. Bartend of Christ Church, Norfolk, Va.; the Rev. Robert White of Savannah, Ga., and the Rev. William H. Assheton of Baltimore. Twenty-six bridesmaids, a maid of honor, and two flower pages preceded the bridal party. The church was decorated with flowers, and packed to overflowing with friends. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the residence of the bride s mother. The bride and groom will remain here a few days, and then leave for Santa Fe, NewMexico, the home of the groom. LoclieuHecker." 
 
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 Parents:
  William Smith (1797 - 1887)
  Elizabeth H. Bell Smith (1800 - 1879)
 
 Sibling:
  Thomas Smith (1836 - 1918)
  Frederick Waugh Smith (1843 - 1928)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Nov 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23145011
Col Thomas Smith
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Col Thomas Smith
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Col Thomas Smith
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