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second cousin, Thomas Lewis Nugent,1288 born 16 July 1841, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, died 14 December 1895, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, buried Stephenville. He was the son of John Pratt Nugent and Anne Lavinia Lewis, and grandson of Seth Lewis and Nancy “Ann” Hardeman. [See #94, Anne Lavinia Lewis].
    Thomas L. Nugent married twice after Clara died. He married M. A. Chamberlain and Catharine C. Earl.
    Nugent graduated from Centenary College in Jackson, Louisiana, in 1861, and then moved to Texas. He joined the Confederate Army in 1862. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1870. In 1871 he moved from Austin to Meridian, Texas, and then settled in Stephenville in 1873 where he was a lawyer. He was a member of the Texas Constitutional Convention in 1875.
    In 1879 Governor Oran M. Roberts appointed Nugent to the newly established Twenty-Ninth District Court to which he was reelected twice. He retired from the bench in 1888 and moved to El Paso for his health, but returned to Stephenville in 1890 and in 1891 to Fort Worth where he practiced law the remainder of his life. Nugent ran for governor of Texas in 1892 on the Populist ticket.1289 T. L. Nugent lived in Erath County, Texas, in 1880; he was district judge.1290 Thomas L. Nugent and Clara Rebecca Hardeman had five children.1291
341. ii. Susan Emma Hardeman, born 16 May 1848, Bastrop County, Texas, died 1 February 1936, married 18 December 1869, Guadalupe County, Texas, to Joseph Crawford Roberts,1292 born circa 1835, died 30 May 1887. They lived in Seguin, Guadalupe

    1288 Guadalupe County, Texas, Marriage Book 1. Thomas L. Nugent to Clara R. Hardeman, 9 September 1863.
    1289 The Handbook of Texas Online. Thomas Lewis Nugent.
    1290 1880 U.S. Census, Erath County, Texas, S.D. 3, E.D. 149, Sheet 38. Nugent, T. L., white, male, age 39, district judge, born La.; M. A., female, age 29, wife, born Miss.; W. P. L., male, age 15, son, born Texas; C. F., female, age 14, dau.; Emma, female, age 12, dau.; Clarena, age 8, dau. (sic-son Clarence); T. L., male, age 5, son.
    1291 William P. Nugent, born 10 Feb. 1865; Clara F. Nugent, born 2 March 1866; Emma Nugent, born 25 Feb. 1868; Clarence Nugent, born 1 April 1873; Thomas L. Nugent, born 11 Sept. 1875.
    1292 Guadalupe County, Texas, Marriages: J. C. Roberts to Susan Emma Hardeman, 18 Dec. 1869. Marriage performed by T. A. Lancaster, M.G.