Smith County, Texas

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Richard B. HUBBARD, Sr. was born in 1802 at NC. He married Serena CARTER, daughter of Milton and Sarah CARTER.

Richard B. Hubbard, Sr., and Serena Carter had only one son:

  • Richard Bennett HUBBARD, Jr., born 1 Nov 1832 at Walton Co, GA; married 1. Eliza HUDSON; 2. Janie ROBERTS.

Richard B. Hubbard, Sr., died on 11 Oct 1864. He was buried in the Hubbard Cemetery, Smith Co, TX. An historical marker has been placed in the cemetery in memory of this family. The cemetery has been restored by the Hide-Away-Lake Men's Garden Club.


Governor Richard Bennett HUBBARD, Jr.


Richard Bennett HUBBARD, Jr. was born on 1 Nov 1832 at Walton Co, GA. He married Eliza HUDSON, daughter of Dr. Cuthbert Gilbert HUDSON and Pheribe Wood ALFORD, on 1 Dec 1858 at Smith Co, TX. Pictures

Children of Richard Bennett Hubbard Jr and Eliza Hudson were as follows:

  • 1. Claudia HUBBARD; born 1864; died 1865 at Smith Co, TX.
  • 2. Mattie HUBBARD; died Jul 1863 at Smith Co, TX.
  • 3. Hattie HUBBARD; died Jul 1863 at Smith Co, TX; buried, Hubbard Cemetery, Smith County, TX
  • 4. Thomas HUBBARD; born 12 Jul 1860; died 1861.
  • 5. Serena (Rena) HUBBARD, born 1866 at TX; married 1. Fred S. MANSFIELD, 23 Sep 1884, Smith County, TX., 2. Earnest H. GRIFFITH, 14 Sep 1898, Smith County, TX, 3. Francis H. MERRILL, 12 Feb1907, Smith County, TX
    • 1. Louise, born Japan; died 1974, CA; married Walter PORTER.
    • 2. Clarence Hugh MANSFIELD
    • 3. Richard Hubbard MANSFIELD
    • 4. Frederick (Fred) MANSFIELD
  • 6. Richard Bennett, Jr. (Bennie); born circa 1867; died 1877; buried, Hubbard Cemetery, Smith County, TX.

Eliza died 3 January 1868. She is buried in the Hubbard Cemetery.

Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr., married Janie ROBERTS, daughter of Colonel Willis ROBERTS and Elizabeth, on 2 Nov 1869, Smith Co, TX.

Children of Richard Bennett Hubbard Jr and Janie Roberts were as follows:

  • 7. Charles HUBBARD; born 13 Jul 1873 at TX; died 31 Jan 1882 at age 8; buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX.
  • 8. Clarence R. HUBBARD; born 1 Feb 1876 at TX; died 10 Feb 1882 at age 6; buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX.
  • 9. Julia Searcy HUBBARD; born 14 Aug 1880, died 17 August 1957, Houston, TX; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX; married 25 November 1903 A Taylor HARDY, 25 Nov 1903, Smith Co, TX.
    • 1. John Bennett HARDY, married Mary (--?--).
    • 2. Dorothy HARDY, born 24 May 1905, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX; died 4 January 2000, Houston, Harris Co., TX; buried Forest Park Westheimer, Houston, TX; married Rev. Ralph C. MILLER, 21 September 1928, Church of the Incarnation, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX
    • 3. Richard Hubbard HARDY

Several biographies are online describing the life of Governor Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr.

Hubbard Middle School, 1300 Hubbard Drive, Tyler, was named for Governor Hubbard. An historical marker stands at the school in memory of the great orator and statesman.

Hubbard, Col R.B. - 1858 - from the Trinity Advocate

Governor Hubbard died in 1901 and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, Smith County, Texas, where there is an historical marker describing his illustrious life.


Federal Censuses, Smith County, TX - Images online in the Smith County TXGenWeb Archives -

  • R. B. Hubbard - 1860 -
  • R. B. Hubbard, Jr.- 1860 - 1970 - 1880 - 1900
  • Courtesy of East Texas Genealogical Society Computer Interest Group

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol 1, Oakwood and Rose Hill Cemeteries (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981)

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol II, Northwest Quarter (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1983)

June Trop (Lindale News, 1976)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Smith County Marriage Records, Book II - 1900-1926 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Martha Ann Turner, Huntsville. Richard Bennett Hubbard, An American Life in no series (Austin, TX: Shoal Creek Publisher, 1979).

East Texas Family Records, Fall 1980

Chronicles of Smith Co, TX, Published by the Smith County Historical Society

  • Vol. 15, No. 1, Summer 1976, Forty-Eight Years in Texas: Dick Hubbard of Tyler and Richard Bennett Hubbard, Centennial Orator
  • Vol. 26, No 2, Winter1987, The Hubbard Family, Plantation, and Cemetery, Lindale, Texas
  • Vol. 30, No 2, Winter 1991, p. 33, Old Tyler Buildings: Governor Richard Bennett Hubbard Residence


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