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Maj Samuel A Bogart

Maj Samuel A Bogart

Carter County, Tennessee, USA
Death 11 Mar 1861 (aged 63)
McKinney, Collin County, Texas, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Buried in Collin County, Texas
Memorial ID 59001968 · View Source
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Born in Carter County, Tennessee. Son of Cornelius Bogart (1761- 1809) and Elizabeth Moffett (1773). An orphan by age fifteen, he fought in the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, most likely as a drummer boy and the Black Hawk War in 1832. Moved to Missouri, 1833; and Washington County, Texas, 1839. Commanded a company of Texas Rangers in the Mier Expedition into Old Mexico in 1842-1843. Settled in Collin County, Texas, 1845; represented the county in the state legislature, 1847, 1849, 1851, 1859. Died at McKinney, Collin County, TX.

Samuel married Rachel Hammer 19 May 1818, in Washington County Tennessee and had the following children:

1) Eliza Ann born 15 November 1821 in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois and died 17 April 1917 in Caddo County, Oklahoma.
2) Cornelius H Bogart born 10 March 1823, Morgan County, Illinois and died 3 December 1846 in Illinois.
3) William Bogart born 1826, Schuyler County, Illinois and died August 1828 in Schuyler County, Illinois.
4) Jane Elizabeth Bogart born 17 July 1832, McComb, Schuyler County, Illinois and died 14 April 1918 in Decatur, Wise County, Texas. She married Leroy Clement 25 July 1846 in Fannin County, Texas.
5) Margaret Ellen Bogart born 29 Jan 1835, Ray County, Missouri and died 7 May 1906 in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas.


Speech made after he died in the Texas House of Representatives.
In the House. Mr. Lewellyn said: Mr. Speaker: ------ I arise for the purpose of announcing the death of the Hon. Sam Bogart, of Collin county, formerly a member of this Legislature. I but express the sentiments and feelings of those who have known him longest and known him best, when I proclaim that a patriot has fallen, --a statesman has gone to his long home; and the associations of the hearthstone and the domestic circle have been visited by the fatal messenger of our race---DEATH. Major Sam Bogart was born in Carter county, Tennessee, April 2nd, 1797.--His parents emigrated to Blount county when he was very young, where they both died, leaving him without means and among strangers. When the war broke out in 1812, he was about 15 years of age. Actuated by a patriotic spirit, he enlisted in the United States army, in Capt. Wm. McLeland's company. 7th Infantry, in 1813, and served during the war. He married in 1818. The same year he emigrated to the state of Illinois, where he served as Major in the Black Hawk war in 1832, in 1833, he emigrated to Missouri, and took an active part in expelling the Mormons from that State. In 1839, he emigrated to Texas, and settled in Washington county. In 1842, when Gen. Woll invaded Texas and sacked Bexar, he commanded a company from Washington county, in the Summerville campaign, and was among the first that crossed the Cuerrera. He emigrated to the northern part of Texas in 1845. In 1847, was elected to represent Fannin county in the Legislature of the State, was again elected in 1849, and in 1850 to represent Collin, Grayson and Denton counties. In 1851, he was elected State Senator from the District composed of the counties of Collin, Grayson, Denton and Dallas; and while engaged in his senatorial duties, was the active and untiring friend of the Colonist; and was chiefly instrumental in bringing about the passage of those laws, which resulted in securing to the Colonists of Peters' Colony, the peaceful enjoyment of their lands and fire sides. In 1859, he was again returned to the Legislature from Collin county by an overwhelming majority. On the ____ day of ___, A.D. 1861, he resigned his position as a member of the Legislature on account of ill health; and on the 11th day of March, A.D. 1861, he departed this life in the 63rd year of his age. One by one, the stars of our revolution are going out; one by one, the great lights of our country are being extinguished. It is but a poor eulogy upon the departed dead, in times of revolution like ours, to say they have filled high positions in life; but to any they have filled those positions with honorwith integrity, is the highest eulogy that can be passed: This may be said of Maj. Bogart; for whether in the tented field with his bosom barred to the battle's storm, in the council chambers of the Legislature, or around the social circle, the same high tone of moral worth, the same deep devotion to principle and to virtue characterized him. But he sleeps the last long sleep of death, and around his memory gathers a thousand endearing and hallowed association, which will live fresh and green in the recollection of those who knew him best and longest; and the last proud act of his life which was full of honors and of years, and the last and proudest act of that life was an expression of the deep devotion he entertained for the land of his fathers, the Government of his sires, the perpetuity of free republican institutions. After the adoption of suitable resolutions the House, in respect for the deceased, unanimously adjourned.(Carter County Biographies- Samuel A. Bogart.)

As a legislator signed in 1861 the Texas Article of Succession.

Samuel A. Bogart died in Collin County, Texas and is buried in an unmarked grave.

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  • Maintained by: Vicki Shaffer
  • Originally Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Samuel A Bogart (2 Apr 1797–11 Mar 1861), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59001968, ; Maintained by Vicki Shaffer (contributor 47182533) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Buried in Collin County, Texas.