GENEALOGY OF THE SMITHS
JOHN DILLON SMITH
Transcribed by J B Francis
comment or fact in brackets]
there was a Robert Smith and 12 children, headed by Thomas,
William, Richard, George and on down to Medford Smith, and I do
believe that was my grandfather, and John D. And Betty’s
grandfather, William Medford Smith. [This John D & Betty are
children of Shade and William M Smith respectively]
Richard Smith M.. Alice Bythell; Sons; William, Robert; James;
John and Medford.
Robert Smith Essex. M. Mary Peake (now here comes the family
that will convince you and all of us): Sons: Robert, John,
James, Granville and Hilliard and Daughters: Rebecca, Jane, Anna
and Hester. Note: My brother Hillard’s name was first spelled
with an I but he changed it to leave off the I.
Richard Smith of Abington M. Barbara Jawtherell and had
Daughters: Mary, Martha, Elizabeth and Ann. Sons: William,
Thomas, Medford, Edward, Michael and Walter. This Richard
served as usher to Queen Elizabeth; William M. Mary, daughter of
Thomas Parriott and had Daughters: Jane, Judith, and Nancy;
Sons: Richard, Medford, Nicholas and John.
the reign of Henry the VIII, a John Smith was sued by Thomas
Wenland for fighting in church over religious theory
1823, A Spencer Smith, son of Joshua Smith, a son of James, a
son of Robert of Essex 1664, married Belinda Corebrooke or
Holbroke. Note: There is a Joshua Smith of Hazard, Ky, as you
generation needed to connect our family with Richard Smith, born
I have no
doubt, say the writer (John D. Smith) whatsoever that the above
is our family and I am going to try every way I know to connect
this generation ----but until I do, I know, without a doubt,
that we can truthfully say it is part of our genealogy.
J. D. Smith
authentic history we have of our ancestors on the Smith side, is
that of William Smith who lived and reared a large family near
the East Coast of Virginia, when his son, RICHARD SMITH, came to
Kentucky about 1789-92 and settled near what is now the Town of
Hazard, Kentucky, in Perry County. At this time, Nicholas Combs
(called Danger) together with the eight brothers of the Combs’
came to Kentucky, and settled on a farm on the Kentucky
immediately below the Town of Hazard at the mouth of Lott’s
Creek. RICHARD SMITH, our great-grandfather was born in 1771,
probably on the East Coast of Virginia, and after coming to
Kentucky around 1792, he married Aileen Combs, a daughter of
“Danger” Nicholas Combs. He died in 1835 and buried at the Old
Smith Cemetery at Ary Post Office, Perry County, Kentucky on
Lower Troublesome Creek at the Mouth of Pigeon Roost Creek.
RICHARD courted and married Aileen Combs on the date 1793, and
they moved and settled on Lott’s Creek just above the line
between Perry and what later came to be Knott County. They
lived there for many years and raised their fourteen children,
the names of whom are set-out on separate sheets of paper here
onto attached. RICHARD was a primitive Baptist Minster for more
than forty five years.
SMITH II (H) was born in 1775 and deceased in 1873 [Note: most
likely born 1795 died 1875], he married Millie Combs, a sister
to “Long” Jeremiah Combs, son of Soldier John Combs of the
Revolutionary War. They lived on a large farm on Carr Creek of
the Kentucky River, and built a home on Irishman Creek at the
mouth of the Flax Patch Creek. He was a farmer and game hunter
and trapper. They had nine children, the names of whom are set
out on other sheets of paper to which this sheet is attached.
WILLIAM is the writers’s great-grandfather.
Respectfully submitted to whom
it might concern,
JOHN DILLON SMITH, in the Year
of our Lord 1965
To children of Richard Smith, born in 1771
THOMAS SMITH (Richard, William) M a Clemmons and raised the
following children on Quicksand Creek of Troublesome Creek.
Richard Smith Jr. M. But no data. Was a Doctor and lived on the
Middle Fork of Quicksand Creek in Knott County, Kentucky.
William Smith, M. Bettie Richie, a sister to Alexander Richie
and a daughter of Crocket Richie, (Children) Oma M Jasper
Campbell, (Children) Adam, Byrd and John.
Smith, deceased young.
Smith, no data
Matilda M. Roberts.
SAMUEL SMITH, Married a Miss Jones of Troublesome Creek- he was
a confederate soldier.
William Smith, known as Capt. Bill, also a confederate soldier
M. Nancy Grisby and had a son (1) George- no data.
Daniel Smith Jr. M. A Combs, sister to Rev. Hite Combs, Clear
Creek of Troublesome and later moved to Red River in Wolf
County–too, a confederate soldier.
Smith, never married. Was a Lt. in Confederate Army and was
killed during War in Breathitt County.
Samuel Smith Jr. 1st M. Nancy Owens; 2nd
M. A Singleton, lived on Clear Creek in Knott County and they
had twenty children. No further data.
Smith, single–also a Confederate soldier– was killed at Miller’s
Creek with others at the close of the War.
Newton Smith, M. Elizabeth Combs, a daughter of Alexander Combs,
and once lived on Ogden Creek and raised his family and then
moved to Oklahoma City and died there. Children: (1) Polly Ann
Smith-no further data (2) Hendricks Smith, M. Darcus Messer,
daughter of Wash Messer. (3) Rachel Smith- no data. (4) Lewis
Smith, M. No data. (5) Thornton Smith, M. had a family and
last lived about four miles below Hindman, Ky. (6) Margaret
Smith, M. Balis Everidge and lived in Oklahoma.
Minerva Smith M. Allison Kilgore and they had children, to
wit: Minerva and Allison had two children; Kilgore M. Jackson
Smith, son of John Smith and Willie Combs; Samuel Kilgore, an
attorney at law and a farmer, living at Hindman, Ky. M. Dora
Polly, and had the following children: 1. Roscoe Kilgore M. An
Everidge, daughter of Thomas and Polly (Francis) Everidge. They
had seven children and grand-children living at Hindman. (2)
Joe Kilgore-died a young man.
Sceattie Smith, M. Rev. Hite Combs, and lived on Troublesome
below Hindman, and had a large family–no data.
Emlilene Smith, M. McGager Grigsby of Lost Creek and had several
Arminda Smith, M. 1st John Smith; 2nd to
John Jones; 3rd to Greenberry Stacy.
NICHOLAS SMITH, married Artie Johnson, daughter of Thomas
Johnson and Adelphia
Johnson, and lived on headwaters of Ball’s Fork of Troublesome
Creek, but later moved
County and died there. He had a son, Simeon Smith and M. No
data as to wife. Sim
had a son
(1) Andrew J. Smith and he had a son, (1) John Smith was married
and he was a salesman, lived at Hazard, Ky. He had a son John M
Jr., a medical doctor and practiced in Memphis, Tenn. This John
had a son and his name was Richard—lived near Hindman, according
to Mr. J.A. Smith, an Attorney at Hazard, Ky.
SMITH, married Rhoda Owens, and moved to Lee County. Children:
(1) Francis(Franky) M. James Slone; (2) Louise Smith M. Samuel M
Slone. (3) Rebecca, never married. (4) William Smith, M. Nancy
Hounshell. He was a confederate soldier, and while on a
furlough, he was killed in Anse Smith’s home at the mouth of
Ball Creek by Guerrillas.
LORENZO DOW SMITH, Dow Anse b. 1816, M. Daughter of Jonathan
Fugate and M. Francis (Franky) Stacy. Children: (1) Zachariah
Smith, died young. (2) Polly Smith, M. Joseph Campbell.
JOSHUA (J.A.) SMITH, SR. b. 10/24/1818 and deceased 8/11/1889,
M. Amy Holiday, b. Feb. 12, 1830, deceased 7/1/1874. [Children]
1. John Smith, M. Catherine Conway, and their children (1)
Wayne, Amy, Lewis, Peggy, Andrew, Joshua, Alline, Eda, Eva,
Prudence, also Irvine and Joan by a former marriage; 2. Richard
Smith, M. Susan Roberts, children: Amy Smith; George; Ida;
Elsie; Ezekiel; John; Jemima; Earl; and Ernest. 3. Larkin
Smith, M. Eliza Combs, parents of J. A. Smith, Attorney, Hazard,
Kentucky for many years. Has been County Judge: Circuit Judge
and Commonwealth’s Attorney. Was never married, but is now
living the “Life of Riley” at the Hibbler Hotel in Hazard. (1)
Joshua (J.A.) Smith- never married as stated above. (2) Alice
Smith, M. Clayton Stacy and had son James Stacy. (3) [is
skipped]. (4) Thomas Smith, M. Sarah Jones: Children: William,
Jasper, and Pearl. (5) Hiram Smith, M. Rhoda Holiday.
Children: Golda, Bertram, Sophia, Flora, Harold, and Martha.
(6) Killus Smith, M. Merdia Combs. Children: Alice, Elaine,
Lowell, Killus Jr., Jean, Thomas, Larkin, Donald, Doris and
Dinah. (7) Bertha Smith, M. Lewis W. Higgins. Children: Ralph,
Calvin C Higgins, Wilma and Edith. (8) Kinnie Smith, M. Nell
Maloney. Children: Cleon Mahoney; Thomas M, Bill, Faye and
Linda K. (9) Peggy, died infant.
SMITH, married Scntha Stacy, and died 1878, lived on
Pigeonroost Creek of Troublesome and later moved to the Roaring
Branch of Ball’s Fork. Children: (1) Shade Smith, M. Daughter
of Rev Taulbee Holiday and after her death, M. Polly Ann
Combs(2) Catherine Smith, M. Gale Cambell, lived on Buckhorn
Creek, Breathitt Co. (3) Eliza Smith, M. Gabe Hudson, their
children— Steve Hudson who married Hattie Adams. Had other
children but no data. (4) Samuel Smith, (BowlSam), M. Dianah
Combs. Lived on Lower Troublesome in Perry Co. Or maybe, Knott
and had a large family, no data. (5) Rachel Smith, M. William
Grigsby, a soldier, Union Army; Sheriff of Perry Co. (6) Sally
Smith, M. William Bolen. (7) Polly Smith,
Merchant Fugate. (8) Tolbert Smith, M. Rosabelle Hudson. (9)
James Smith, M. Betty Johnson and lived on Ball’s Fork of
Troublesome. (10) Felix Smith, M. Bill Johnson’s daughter.
M. To a Miss Collins. (11) Elizabeth died in infancy.
WILLIAM SMITH II (son of Richard) b. 1795 and died 1873, married
Millie Combs, daughter of “Soldier John” of the Revolutionary
War. They lived on Irishman Creek of the North Fork of the
Kentucky River [should read lived on Irishman Creek of Carr
Fork]. He was a farmer and raised a large family (which is
listed below). He died and was buried on his farm.
SMITH (Richard) M. Jack (C.J.) Campbell–Adam Campbell’s
KIZZIE SMITH (Richard) M. Thomas Richie, brother of Alexander,
father of Jason Richie.
SMITH, M. J.P. Martin; then George Combs.
SMITH, M. Zachariah Fugate, daughter [son] of Mary M Alex Richie
father of Jason Richie.
CYNTHIA SMITH, M. John Stacy, brother to “Smoky” Bill.
ELIZABETH SMITH, M. Martin Fugate.
SMITH (H) above: Married Millie Combs and has the following
children, to wit:
William Smith, (Med) M. Martha Ashley, daughter of Jordan Ashley
and Barbara (Secrest) Ashley, from North Carolina.
Alexander Smith, M. Mary Ashley, twin sister to Martha Ashley,
above. [Don’t think they were twins, census record do not
Smith, M. Willie Combs, daughter of “Long Jerry” Combs and Nancy
Thomas Smith, M. Lourana (Francis) Smith, daughter of Thomas and
Lourana (Polly Higgins) Francis, widow of John P. Higgins who
married her June 30th, 1818.
Richard Smith, (Jr.) M. Polly Kelly, sister to George Wash Kelly
who married Sarah Smith.[see below]
Jeremiah (Jake) Smith, M. Elizabeth Stacy, daughter of James
Stacy and Nancy Combs.
Smith, M. George Wash Kelly, son of John Kelly.
Matilda Smith, M. Jahu Cody.
Melvina (Vina) Smith, M. (?) William Hawkins [see note #1 page
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM [& MILLIE] SMITH AND FAMILIES
(MED) SMITH, b. 1820, died 1891 at his home on Smiths Branch,
Carr Creek, Ky.
Ashley, daughter of Jordan Ashley, the noted Baptist Preacher
and Barbara Ashley (Secrest) Ashley. She died and is buried on
a Hill at Campton, Wolf Co. Ky.
Ann Smith, b. 9/11/1850, and died in 1929 at the hand of a gun,
she and her daughter
Or maybe, it was Millie a sister to Nancy that was killed, at
the same time by a Draughn,
to Rudy Draughn [fact. The murders were of Millie and Nancy by
girls were shot in the head by the side of the road in Letcher
Co. See death certificates 7844 and 7845]. Mary Ann M. Madison
Combs, brother of Jackson. Children:
William Riley Combs, b. 1875, M. Sarah Hale, daughter. of Thomas
Hale and Matilda (Smith) Hale, daughter of Alexander Smith and
Mary Ashley. Children: 1) Madison, 2) Thomas, 3)Zella or
Arzella, M. William Breeding, son of James Breeding and Vina
Cody: children: 1. Cuba Breeding, b. 10/4/20, M. Oliver Dock
Hylton. 2. Cochel Breeding, b. 9/14/22 M. Rosalee Honshell. 3.
Opal Breeding, b. 10/4/24 M. Alonzo Nichols.
Ann, b. 1877, M. Noah Jent, son of William Jent and Nancy
Smith-Hawkins-Watts, a daughter of William and Millie Combs
Smith. Children: 1. Harlan Jent, 2. Louise and 3. Curtis.
Jeremiah Combs, b. 1879, married his double 1st
cousin, Mary Ann Smith, daughter of Hillard Sr and Armelda Combs
Smith daughter of Jackson Combs mentioned above. No further
Harlan Combs, b. 6/10/1883, M. Eliza Moore, daughter of Ephram
Moore and Susanna (Bryant) Moore who was born 8/23/1887.
Children: 1. Dudley Garner Combs, b. 7/20/05; died 8/16/28. M.
Louise Combs, daughter of Andrew Combs and Maggie (Sturdivanat)
Combs, then of Jackson, Ky. Children: (1) Lillian Lee Combs b.
5.14/28, Jackson, Ky. 2. Larry Combs, b. 3/23/08 at Sassafras,
Ky., Knott Co. M. Alma Combs, 11-10-10; died 9/5/28.
Children—Larry Combs Jr, b. 1928 and died 9/19/28. Larry Combs
second marriage was to Martha Mae Moore Combs, b. 3/10/16 and
their children: (1) Carlos Combs, b. 3/26/34; (2) Maxine Combs
born 11/19/35. 3. Skipped. 4. Zeola Combs M. A Rosner, b.
Martha Combs, b. 10/8/84 M. Elijah Jent, son of Elias Jent b.
3/22/76. They were married 5/18/05 and lived in Letcher Co.,
and he deceased, 7/16/15. He was a farmer and a coal miner.
Children: (1) Paulina born. 7/12/08 M. _______ Children:
Beatrice D Smith born 4/13/26. Children: Patricia M. Joseph
Moore, b. 9/3/1900 and married 1/3/46. (2) John Franklin Jent,
born 12/5/10, M. 4/7/34 to Mabel Caudill, b. 5/8/16 in Letcher
Co. Ky at Jeremiah. Children: (1) George Edward Jent, M. Has
two daughters–no data. (2) Alice Paulina M. And has 1 girl and
two boys–no data. (3) Donald Watson, M. And has one son. (4)
James Luther M. Has one son and one daughter—no data. (5)
Nancy-Martha. [Numbers out of sequence here] (3) Lucinda Alice,
born 4/7/12, M. On 6/15/40 to James A Skaggs, born 1/24/02.
Combs (5 above) second marriage 10/17/52 to Charles Woodring, b.
10/23/79 from Rineyville, Ky. But therefore divorced.. She now
lives on Route 1 in Rinsyville alone, and claims she is happy
and getting along fine, going to church and getting dinners from
different activities of Civic and Religious Organizations.
Nancy Combs, M. John Frank Jent, lived with him at Hazard for
years. He was a barber. She divorced him and Married _?????Draughn,
brother to Rudy and Jay Draughn that was slain at Hazard several
years ago. He killed her and her sister, Millie Ann near
Whitesburg, Ky. I believe that Nancy M. Riley Caudill, Her
first cousin, a son of Watson Caudill and I believe Paula Ann
(Combs) Caudill, sometime before she married Draughn, No
Paulina Combs, M. William Stacy (children)
Lucinda Alice Combs, M. A Blair (children)
Jeremiah Combs, born 1879, M. His double first cousin, Mary Ann
Smith, daughter of Hillard Sr. And Armelda Combs Smith, daughter
of Jackson Combs, a brother to Jerry’s father, Madison Combs.
HILLARD SMITH (SON OF WM. SMITH (MED) married Armelda Combs
daughter of Jackson Combs, brother to Madison Combs mentioned.
Riley Smith, M. Nannie (Nancy) Breeding, daughter of Elisha, son
of Spencer Breeding. She was born 11/4/84 and died 7/22/26.
Children: (1) Garland Smith, M. Paulia Jent-no data. (2) Gratis
Smith, M. Carlos Kelly-no data. (3) Corbett Smith (Single) was
killed by a Combs boy at Vicco by cutting with a knife. My
brother H. H. Smith aided the Commonwealth’s Attorney, J. A.
Smith, in prosecution of the case at the trial. He was
convicted and sentenced to the Ky. Reformatory at Frankfort for
a term of years. (4) Bertha, (5) Elihu, (6) Erman, no further
Bethany Smith, M. Benton Smith, son of Jordan Smith, son of
Alexander [& Mary Ashley] Smith. Children: Blain Smith, Dora,
Vinabelle Smith, M. Thomas Smith, son of Jordan, had several
children, lived at Vicco, Perry Co. Ky.
Ann Smith, M. Jeremiah Combs, son of Madison Combs and Mary Ann
Smith, 1st married James Hale, son of Thomas Hale and
Matilda (Smith-Alexander) divorced–had children. 2nd
M. To Green Fuller. Afterwards M. Another time or two. Now
lives at Smithsboro, Ky on her Fathers Old Home Place near her
brother, McKinley Smith.
William McKinley Smith, M. Lucinda Calhoun. He was a miner and
farmer. Had Children.
Larceny Smith, M. Frank Smith, son of Jordan, also. Had
Elijah Smith, M. Nancy Franklin, daughter of David Franklin and
Mary (Jent-Franklin) Watts.
Martha Smith, M. Maryland Amburgey, son of “Greasy Bill”
Amburgey and Mervena (Pratt) Amburgey. Children:
(1) Isarel Amburgey, M. No
(2) Pearlie Amburgey, M.
(3) Nellie Amburgey, M. Alonzo
Watts, brother of Ruby Watts, ex-sheriff of Knott Co.
(4) J. D. Amburgey, M. Cora
LOURANA SMITH (DAUGHTER OF WM. SMITH (MED), M. David Day son of
William Day and Marinda Francis, daughter of Samuel Francis and
Dicy (Hogg) Day. Children:
(1) Lucinda Smith-Day, M.
Willis Tolliver, A Primitive Baptist Preacher and lived and
resided at Neon, Letcher Co - both now dead. Children: (1)
Eulah Tolliver, M. A Toth and lives in California. (2) Hope
Tolliver. (3) Carl. (4) Lois Tolliver, married a Hopkins.
(2) Mallie Smith-Day, M.
Benton Newland, son of Bud and Jessie (Everidge) Newland. They
lived in Knott Co for many years and then moved to Texas. They
have the following children: (1) Rena Smith-Newland, married a
Strong, divorced, and she lives in California. She was a
teacher for many years, having graduated at Lees College at
Jackson. Children: Wayne
(2) Fred Newland, M. Frances Taylor, daughter of Hiram Taylor
and Cinda (Francis) Taylor. Have a son Thomas Newland. (3)
Virginia Newland, married–no further data.
(3) William Smith-Day, born in
1904, M. Herma ________; died Feb 2, 11953 of a heart attack at
Brinkley Post Office. Children: (1) William Jr. (2) Benjamine.
(3) Crit. (4) Cortez. (5) James. (6) Lawrence. (7) Douglas.
(8) Willis. (9) Elmer, who was in U.S. Army. (10)
(11) Janice Day, the only girl in the large family. The widow
survives and likely still lives at Brinkley.
(4) Shelly Smith-Day, M. A
daughter of Thomas Hall. Is a farmer in Woodford or Fayette Co.
(5) Carl Smith-Day, married a
girl from Johnson Co. He is a graduate in Agriculture, lives in
GRANVILLE C. SMITH (SON OF WM. SMITH (MED), born in 1865 and
first married Dicie Francis, daughter of Samuel Francis and Jane
Kelly Francis, a farmer and a merchant. Raised on Carr Creek in
Knott County and later moved to Right hand of Trace Fork of
Troublesome some three miles above Hindman, Ky. Dicie deceased
many years ago and Granville married Alice Smith, widow of
William Amburgey son of (Tanner Bill) Amburgey after he
deceased, and she was the daughter of Randell B. Smith.
(1) Wendell Smith–was single
and was killed in an automobile accident between the Univ. Of Ky
and Alabama with Hagan Smith, son of Hillard Hagan Smith, Crit
Wallen and Hiram Stamper, son of Bettie-Smith Stamper. The
accident happened on Winchester Pike near Lexington.
(2) Herbert C. Smith, single,
graduate in High School and attended Mrs. Lloyd’s College at
Pippapass, on Caney Creek. He graduated and soon there after
was killed in an automobile accident. He had a brilliant mind
and his future was bright. The writer taught him in his first
years of the grades in school.
(3) Kermit Smith, M. Okla
Wallen, daughter of David Wallen. He is a merchant and lives in
(4) Orman Smith, married
daughter of Charles Perkins near Hindman and live on the Right
Fork of Troublesome Creek above Hindman. He is a farmer and
(5) Victor Smith, married
H??tta Combs, daughter of Silas Combs.
(6) Robert Lee Smith, now
deceased, M. Ennis Jones. He was a farmer and his widow and
children now live in Smithsboro [KellyTown].
LUCINDA SMITH (DAUGHTER OF WM. SMITH (MED) born 8-18-74 died
2-9-1960, M. Sylvester Jent, son of William Jent and Nancy
(Smith) Jent and born 11-17-1869. A merchant and a farmer and
lived on Carr Creek all his life, but now in a nursing home near
the mouth of Jones Fork of Beaver Creek, Floyd Co. [Stumbo
Nursing Home, we went there] He and his son George Denny single
have recently been placed in that Home which is sponsored by the
U. S. Government. He seems in fairly good health for a man of
his age. I have known him from early boyhood when he married my
Fathers sister and I can truthfully say that I have never seen
him in a ugly frame of mind. He has always lived a moral and
religious life, belonging to the Old Primitive Baptist Carr
Creek Church built in 1809 sometime before our ancestors came to
Ky in the early 1820's. I have never seen him lose his
temper in madness tho I was raised in the same community with
him. In my “book” he is the best all around man in every way
that I ever knew. And, as a prosecuting attorney for years and
otherwise engaged in the practice of law in the Mountains of
Kentucky, I have looked many a jury in the face studying him and
seeking the right of facts being presented to them, that they
might be able to arrive at a fair and just verdict. His near 95
years of age, today, is positive evidence of his goodness and
the reason our Lord has kept him on earth so long that he still
be a living example to those that know him and those that might
happen to come well acquainted with him. Too, I might add that
my father’s sister, Lucinda, joined Sylvester Jent in Holy
Matrimony in my memory and when I was present to see and hear
the admonitions to them by the presiding Elder. The beautiful
picture of the two while standing on the floor of the Old Log
House, then my home and [later] Aunt Cinda’s I shall never
forget — I mean the “picture in my mind’s eye” still remains,
and I feel that I have been greatly benefitted by the
associations of both of them, spiritually, morally and
(1) Melvine Jent, born
2/11/1903 M. 3/10/20 to Frazier Adams who was born 1/28/94 son
of Gideon Adams and Sarah (Blair Adams, Jeremiah, Letcher Co.
Ky. Is a farmer and live stock raiser near Route 1, Waynesburg,
Lincoln Co. Kentucky. Children: 1. Kermit Adams, born 1/22/21,
served 20 years in U.S. Army and retired. 2. Berly Adams, b.
3/8.23, had 8th grade education; served two and half
years in U.S. Navy and was a survivor of the U.S. Penn, WWII.
3. Lucinda Adams, b. 11/29/34 is single and lives in
Waynesburg, Ky. 4. Evyulee Adams, b. 3/20/27 M. Paul Lanigan.
Their children are Denny Lee, Shirley, Linville, David, Kimberly
Jo, Linette, Melvina, Donald, Janie Lynn, Carolyn, and Leona.
5. Dennis Adams, b. 3/20/29. 6. Billie Jean Adams, b
7/23/31. 7. Rudell Adams b. 8/26/33. 8. Frazier Adams. 9.
Kenneth Adams, born 10/16/38. 10. Ora Sue Adams lives in
Covington, Ky. Born 12/29/41, M. Homer Todd, son of Raymond
Todd and Helen (Messer) Todd. 11. Keith Adams, single b.
12/29/44, is now a Junior at the University of Kentucky,
studying Agriculture—hoping some day to take over his fathers
farm. 12. Frazier Adams, Jr, b. 10/1/35, M. Dora Whalen
daughter of Ca. Whalen and Lula Whalen. Works in Dayton, Ohio.
(2) Ora Jent, b. 3/7/13 in
Knott County on the Old William Smith Farm on Carr Creek at
Smithsboro, Ky. High School at Vicco, Perry Co., Ky. Attended
University of Cincinnati, Ohio, City College, Corpus Christi
Texas and Business Psychology and Medical Secretarial School.
Married William John Moss who was born June 6, 1917. Married at
Angola, Ind. Mr. Moss is with National Lead of Ohio. Lives at
present at 1997 South Srauntion Dr. Fairfield, Ohio. No
children, but they do have a dog, Thor, German Shepherd, two
years of age.
(3) Martha Jane Jent, married
Alamander Blair, son of ???? Alamander was a miner and is now
retired. He and Martha married about 1916 and live on Doty
Creek, of Rockhouse, Letcher Co. Children: 1. Irene Blair, M.
Woodrow Whitaker. 2. Janey Blair now is at Berea College. 3.
Barbara Blair, M. Lawrence Back, Letcher Co and live in
Louisville. Has one daughter, Bonita Back age 4 in 1964
(4) Barbara Alice Jent married
Robert Blair. Children:
1. Martha Blair, married
Tildon Caudill of Letcher county and moved to Indiana and
deceased–then the family moved back to Kentucky on the Old Farm
Place of William [Med] Smith on Carr Creek in Smithsboro where
his widow lives. Children: a) Wilma Caudill, married, has a
child. No further data b) Wava Caudill, single, works for John
J. Amburgey at Smithsboro c) Jerry Caudill, in Army d) Shelby
Caudill M. And lives in Louisville e) Barbara Alice f) Curtis;
and two other children, no data.
2.. Delbert Blair, born 1918,
M. Juanita Back of Jeremiah, Ky. Have one child, no data.
3. Damon Blair, born 1920,
M. Pensy Back. They have four children and live in Milan, Ind.
4. Sylvester Blair, born
1922. He fought in World War II in the South Pacific. Married
a girl in Indiana from Lawrenceburg, they have one girl and one
boy. He died in 1959, his wife married again and lives in
5. Simeon Edgar Blair, born
1929 and died from a automobile wreck near Shelbyville, Ind in
1964. Was married and had two boys.
6. Ava Nell Blair, single,
5. William Thomas Jent, born
12/24/15, married Nathlen (Morrel) Jent, Waynesburg Ky.
Children: 1. Frances Lourane and Ora Louise Jent. Live with
their parents at Waynesburg.
6. Arlan Jent, born on Carr
Creek and married Lula Preatt, dau of Jim Pratt and Dulcena
(Francis) Pratt. They moved to the State of Utah and lived
there for years and then moved to California where he deceased.
7. George Denny Jent, single
and is now in a Nursing Home sponsored by the Government. Is
with his father, Sylvester Jent.
MELVINE SMITH (DAUGHTER OF WM. SMITH (MED), M. George Francis,
son of Samuel and Jane (Kelly) Francis. He was a farmer in his
early life—a school teacher in the public schools of Knott Co.
They raised their family on Carr Creek, Smithsboro and some of
them still live there. Children: 1. Samuel Harrison Francis M.
Minta Blair, dau of Elihu Blair and they live on Route 1, Milan,
Ind. They have several children and grandchildren—no further
data. 2. John Francis M. Alafair Smith, born 4/21/91—under
list of William Smith, son of Thomas Smith and Rainy (Francis)
Smith–number (2) of William Smith M. Matilda Amburgey. Children
listed there. 3. Martha Jane Francis, M. Simeon Blair, now
live on Carr Creek and he is a farmer. Children: Claude, Dortha,
Opal, John, Georgia, Geraldine and Bobby. 4. Granville C.
Francis, single and died many years ago. 5. Lucinda, died
several years ago. 6. Noah Francis, M. No data on children.
[fact. Noah, never married] He deceased several years back.
Francis M. Ethel Breeding, dau of William (Pud) Breeding and
Rachel (Amburgey) Breeding, dau of Francis Amburgey. Children:
Lois, Jane, Dixie, Paul, Pearl, William–no data.
JANE SMITH (DAUGHTER OF WM. SMITH (MED), M. John Amburgey, son
of Wm. (Limpy Bill) Amburgey and Martha (Scalf) Amburgey.
Children: (a) Mary Ann Amburgey M. George Robinett, Floyd
County. (b) Barbara Amburgey, M. Jr. R. Mullins.
( c )
Martha Amburgey married Shade Smith. He deceased and she then
married Emery Reedy. (d) William Albert Amburgey, M. Flossy
Click —had a daughter. (e) Hillard Amburgey, M. Lona Pridemore.
(f) George Amburgey, was killed years ago in car accident. No
further data. (g) Lourana Amburgey, M. a Gillispy. (h)
Granville Amburgey. (I) Millie Amburgey, no data.
BARBARA SMITH (DAUGHTER OF WM. SMITH (MED), lived to be an old
maid, then married Samuel Francis after the death of his wife
Jane Kelly daughter of George Wash and Sarah (Smith) Kelly. No
Vina Smith Sr. Had an illegitimate son by William Hawkins.
Hawkins was killed at a moonshine still on Doty Creek of
Rockhouse in Letcher Co. some eighty years or more ago.
Smith— Thomas Watts is said to have been the father of the
illegitimate child Nancy, the mother of Sylvester Jent. His
father was William Jent who married Nancy. Sylvester Jent later
married Lucinda Smith, a niece of Vina Smith. And their family
is listed under the name: Lucinda Smith, dau of William Smith
(Med) and Martha Ashley Smith.
Combs (Dick) who M. Nancy Martin illegitimate daughter of Enoch
Ann Smith (5) married Jackson Martin, dau of Nancy Kelly and
Bill Martin, is hereby corrected to read that Martha Ann is the
dau of Mary Ashley and William Martin her 2nd
marriage, see Alexander Smith M. Mary Ashley. Added to list of
children: Hilliard Kelly Illegitimate–William Kelly (Bill) said
to be father. John Madden, Wid Madden, Jordan Combs, Enoch
Combs. End of Notes.
ASHLEY SMITH, SON OF WILLIAM SMITH (MED), born in 1820 and
Martha (Ashley) Smith born 1823 in North Carolina, the daughter
of Jordan Ashley and Barbara (Secrest) Ashley. John Ashley was
b. 11-25-53 in then, Perry County, but now Knott County, on Carr
Creek. He a
small time farmer, a trader in live stock. He was a licensed
Private Investigator qualified May 7, 1890. He worked for and
with the sheriffs of Knott County, and with the U.S. Government
Revenue men, in locating moonshine stills and the operators
thereof and the violators of the illegal operators in the sale
of liquors. As a result, he was assassinated by the illegal
boot legger whom he had detected and prosecuted and convicted in
the Courts. To seek his revenge, he shot and killed said Smith
on the night of December 2nd, 1900 and while under
cover of the darkness and while he was well protected by the
“boot-leg house” from which the assassin fired the shot. Mr.
John Ashley Smith, M. Bettie Jane Smith b. 5-5-1856 and she
remained a widow from the time of the death of her husband–never
remarried. She remained on the farm until a few years before
her death on December 15th, 1935. She belonged to
the Missionary Baptist Church. Children:
Hillard Hagan Smith b. 12-21-1875, M. Leodicy (Francis) Smith
born 9-13-1882, on the 31st of December 1903 in the
town of Hindman, Ky. She was the dau of Hiram Francis and Sarah
(Day) Francis. Hillard Hagan received his basic education from
the Public and Private schools of Knott County, and graduated
from the Bowling Green College in 1898, and then attended
Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1902,
Law School, and soon entered upon the practice of law at
Hindman, Ky with his cousin Ballard Fulton Combs, who had
graduated from Ky Wesley College at Winchester, Ky, but now
located at Owensboro, Ky, the firms name was Smith and Combs.
They soon built a large practice for the Coal Companies,
mainly. Smith, however, would practice original law on the
side. In his College days he was quite an athlete, and usually
won the main honors on “field days” in contest between colleges
and universities. He deceased on the 26th day of
November 1951 in a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. His widow
still lives in Deland, Fla and have two of her daughters with
her. Hillard Hagan owned several thousand acres of coal and gas
lands in Knott Co and majority stock in the Hindman Bank at
Hindman and the First National Bank of Jackson, in Breathitt
Co. He was a State Senator and Commissioner of Banking during
the tenure of Governor Simeon Willis Office in 1943-1947. Then
due to his state of health he went to the state of Florida at
Deland, and died as stated above in a Jacksonville Hospital from
the disease of Emphysema and other complications. It seems to
be a family disease, since the writer, John D. Smith, has had
the disease for many years, and now is the last “stage” with
much suffering, and under daily Medical-oxygen treatments in
order to try and stay alive a while longer. Children:
1. Hillard Hagan Smith, Jr.
Born 12-27-1905, deceased 10-30-30. He received his basic
education at Hindman, Settlement School. Attended the
Washington and Lee University and Univ. Of Ky. On the evening
of Oct 30, 1930 on his way to Lexington from his home to attend
a football game with a bunch of his cousins and friends with him
in a car, a certain man came out of a side road in front of his
car while he had the right-of-way, and caused a terrible
wreck–three of them were killed, while one escaped with one eye
knocked out, and he still lives at Hindman, Ky, manager and
cashier of the Bank of Hindman–Bill Smith. Hagan Smith had fine
personality and very likeable boy. His was a very tragic death
and mourned by all who knew him.
2. Leo Dale Smith, born
4-19-1908 at Hindman, Ky. Married Leonard Miller, born
11-20-1907, they married 9-1-34 at Hindman. Dale received her
basic education in the schools at Hindman, Ky and graduated from
the University of Ky and further procured her Masters Degree at
the Stetson University. She has been a teacher at that
University for several years. Leonard Miller attended the
University of Ky and studied at the State College at Morehead
when he was made head of the physical education and head basket
ball coach and in addition taught different college subjects.
Dale and Leonard Miller has only one son –named Michael Miller,
born 12-27-41. He graduated from Morehead College and is now in
the Air Corps–making it his career.
3. Lois Gay Smith, b. 9/7/10,
married Maurice Lester Albin, born 6/28/10 on 12/13/36. Lois
received her basic education at Hindman and business education
at Lexington, Ky. They live in Louisville, Ky. Have two
children; Maurice Hagan Albin born 12/27/39, single and lives
with his family. Laura Len Alvin born 1/9/48 and lives at
4. Miriam Smith, married
John Allen Kinchelo, Hardinsburg, Ky son of D. John Allen. John
Allen Jr was also a Doctor and practiced in Hardinsburg up until
his death some years ago. Miriam, his widow, still lives
there. Children: John Allen III born in 1941 is now a senior in
college; Leo Dale born in 1945 And Margaret born in 1948.
5. Andre Smith, born in
Hindman, married J. R. Dennan. She is a graduate of the Univ.
Of Kentucky and teaches school at Stetson University. Children:
Sarah and Mary Dennan–no data.
6. Carol Hope Smith, b.
11/16/16 married James C. Codell, Jr. Mr. James Codell is
engaged in construction business. They live in Clark Co near
Winchester. Carol graduated from Berea College in 1938.
Children: Jimmy Codell Jr.; John Hagan Codell; David and Alice
7. Sarah Elizabeth Smith,
married a Handyside of Oberlin, Ohio and had two children–last
information I had–no further data as he fails to answer my
8. John Phil Smith, born
8/13/24, married Barbara Ann Hogge in 1946. She was born 7/4/26
and deceased 1/1/65–suffocated from smoke from a fire in her bed
room. She was at home. She was the daughter of Lester Hogge
and wife. Children: Hill (Hillard) Hagan; Lester Jr.; and
Leonard Wayne Smith.
Martha Smith (Daughter of John Ashley and Betty Jane) born
4/16/1878 and deceased at Jeff, Ky at the home of her daughter,
Matilda Blair. She married John M. Smith, son of “Blinky Bill”
Smith, son of John Smith, son of William Smith who married
Millie Combs. Her husband was a school teacher and a farmer.
He died several years before Martha. They live on Lotts Creek
in Knott Co where they raised most of their twelve children
before his death. Children: 1. Betty Jane Smith b. 11/12/1896
married Ishmael Mullins, Carr Creek. Children: Agness, Vivian,
Merine, Ishmael, Ken and John M. 2. Matilda Smith born 2/4/04,
1st married Estill Smith, divorced. She had (1)
Pearl Combs and (2) Ruth Combs. 2nd marriage James
Dyer–had Mable, Betty Lou and Mattie Fay. The father, James
died by an accident in the coal mines. 3rd marriage
was Elmer Blair of Morgan Co and they lived at Jeff. Had Martha
and Higgins. 3. Allie Smith married James Williams and live at
Dwarf. Children: Laura, Raymond, Alphia, Earl, Janice and James
Williams, Jr. 4. Lula Smith married J.M. Pennington, Leslie
Co. Children: Martha and John Penningston. Lula divorced James
and married Leo Lewis, Leslie Co; had Hillard, Bettie, Lewis Jr,
Ora and Helen. 5. Gladys Smith, married a Beckham Cox of Perry
Co. Children: Marvin Cox, Joyce, Verol, Merl, Andre and Bobby
Cox. 6. Edith Smith married Pole Napier, Hazard, Ky.
Children: Pole Jr, Martha, Ena, Mary, Lena, Wilmer Ray, Dale,
Ottie, Marie, Wallace, Elsie, and Eugene. 7. John D. Smith,
Jr married Virginia Robinson. Children: Eula May, Bonnie Jean,
Hillard, Martha Lou, Ruth, Doris and Hagan Smith and all lived
on Litt Creek. 8. Higgins Smith married Rose Browning, they
live around Cincinnati, Ohio, Children: Adopted Son, Tommy
Smith. 9. James Estill Smith married Aileen Bowlen, widow of
Barbara Alice Smith (Daughter of John Ashley and Betty Jane) b.
7/22/1880, married James Maggard, son of Billie and Amanda
(Coburn) Maggard. James was born in 1879. He was a farmer and
school teacher and he and Barbara Alice [Allie] were members of
the Old Primitive Baptist Church on Carr Creek which was founded
in 1809, and until recent years, it was the only Church of its
kind in the County, and even with the sparse members of people
in the county and near by counties, there were often more that
500 in attendance and all the preachers were held in high esteem
and particularly, George Higgins, son of Old Simon Higgins, the
writer’s Grandmother, Jennie Amburgey Higgins’ slave—no not a
slave but her caretaker and employee on the farm during the
Civil War. All of us were very fond of Simeon and his family
who lived form many years after the War on Rowdy Creek of Carr
Creek in the neighborhood of the Stacy family. George Higgins
carrying the family name of my grandfather, John Vent Higgins,
and his father did, [George] was sought after and called to
preach in all white churches of his denomination. Shortly
before one of my last trips to the Ky Mountains to visit with my
two sisters, I had expressed the hope that I would like to hear
George preach one more time before he passed away as I heard
that he was ill. When I arrived, I sadly learned he only died a
few days before. Barbara and James had the following children:
Franklin Hugo Maggard, b. 4/4/06; 1st married Elsie
Baldwin and lives in Dayton, Ohio until her death. Children:
Victor Hugo, Norman, James Gregory, Olive Jean were his
children. 2nd child of Franklin Hugo was Gary Hugo
who has six children. The father Franklin Hugo has deceased in
1963 with cancer.
Carey Carson Maggard born 10/10/07 never married; a graduate
from high school and deceased in 1941 at age of 33.
William Leonce Maggard born 2-5-09, married Zelma Pratt 9-12-33,
dau of Jasper Pratt. Children: Norma Lee b. 8-17-34, Ralph
Maggard, b. 2-27-36; Harold Leonce b. 6-6-37; Kenneth b.
7-23-44; Carey Carson, Jr born in 1947; Mitchell, Leslie and
Agnes Maggard, born 11-26-10 married Earl Grover 9-11-30. He
holds a position with the U. S. Government and lives in West
Alexandria, [Ohio]. Children: Alice Mable Grover, 6-25-31;
Marion Joyce born 1-29-32; Don Grover b. 10-8-34; Sanford Earl
b. 8-25-36; Janette b. 4-8-39 and Olive D. born 3-3-41 and Arlie
Grethel Maggard, born 11-12-12 married W. C. Whippo and divorced
in 1932. No children and then married Giles French Childers in
1933. A farmer and they have an adopted son, James Thomas
Childers and Judy Nelson–then have a son of their won–James
H. Maggard, b 3-22-15, married Beulah Davidson 12-4-38. He
lives in West Alexandria, Ohio. Children: Sanders, Barbara
June, John Elden, Judith Ann, Myrne Louise, Dona Sue, Dianna
Lynn and Rebecca Irene.
Lorrine Maggard, born 12-21-17 married [Elmond] LeRoy Shoemaker,
July 1940, Children: Barbara Lee Shoemaker b. 9-27-44, and
divorced him in 1951–then married Leon Kile Kiley–their
children; Teressa Lorraine Kiley; Patricia and Olive Annette
Darwin Tilson Maggard born 1-18-20 and deceased 4-30-49, an
Martha Lurie Maggard, b. 4-16-22 married Harold Human in 1941.
Children: Betty Jane, Doris Lane, Brenda, Edward, Less Jana. In
1954, Martha and Harold was divorced and on 12-23-54 she married
Harold I Shelby and have two children; Pamela and Thomas Shelby.
Ronald Argus Maggard, b. 2-22-27 married Sharlene Bentley of
Knott Co in 1945. Children: Linda Louise, Sherman, Curtis,
Deborah, Janis Denis, Olive Lorraine, Ehonda Lynn, Douglas Leo
and Geoffrey Maggard.
Barbara Alice Smith deceased 4-8-1960 and James Maggard deceased
D. Smith (Son of John Ashley and Betty Jane), born 9-28-1882, on
the waters of Carr Creek of the North Fork of the Ky River and
received his basic education in the rural school districts of
Knott Co. Taught or kept school for three years in Knott Co and
attended the Hindman Settlement School at Hindman, and Professor
Clarke’s Norman School at Hindman and at Campton, Wolfe, Co. He
entered the University of Kentucky at Lexington and attended the
Arts College for a period of two years from January 1903 and
then entered Law School at the University in the fall of 1905
and graduated with a degree in law on June the 12th,
1907. He took the bar examination in June 1907 and together
with the Hon. Church Ford and others of his class, was duly and
legally authorized to engage in the practice of law, degree of
LL-B. He chose to practice in his home town at Hindman, Ky, and
opened an office in 1907. He did the general practice at
Hindman until the 1st of January, 1916, having been
elected to the Office of Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 31st
Judicial District of Kentucky for a period of six years. He
moved to Prestonsburg, Ky and formed a partnership with attorney
B. F. Combs and A. B. Combs in the Civil Law Practice until the
fall of 1921 at which time he moved to Louisville, Ky. Soon
thereafter, was appointed as an attorney to the Prohibition
Administrator in the Internal Revenue Department of the United
States Treasury. After serving the U. S. Government for 21
years, he retired on the 1st of November, 1947, and
has been living the “life of Riley” at his home, 1915
St5rathmoor Blvd. Louisville 5, Ky. On the 12th
day of May, 1909 he married Sarah M. Tignor, daughter of Patrick
Tignor and Margaret (Newland) Tignor and had the following
Cathrine Smith, married Neel H. Howard of Louisville, and moved
to Evansville, Ind where Neel was employed with the Greasey
Wholesale Co. He held the position of manager of stores in
Evansville and in Huntington, W. Va for several years. He
resigned his position and accepted the managership of a firm in
Chicago, Ill and has been transferred to New Orleans, La. He
and Alma have one son----Neel Harrel Howard, Jr. He took his
basic education at Oulver Military School and now a senior in
New Orleans College.
Marie Smith born 12-15-12 at Hindman, Ky and received her basic
education at Hindman and Prestonsburg. Also went to High School
in Louisville and graduated from the University of Louisville in
1934. She married Dr. Harold Childress in North Carolina in
1941, near where he was stationed as a physician in the U. S.
Army. He served in the Army until 1945, doing operations
service on the wounded during D-Day on the shore of the Sea and
did an operation which was on the first wounded brought back
from the France shore during the start of battle. No Children.
V. Smith, b. 2-12-16, at Hindman, Ky and received his elementary
education and High School in Louisville. Attended the
University of Louisville and the Jefferson School of Law. In
1933, he accepted a position with the Crasy Co. and was sent to
Huntington, W. Va. He is still with that company and lives in
Evansville, Ind. While at Huntington, he married Frances
Goosemen of that City, and they now live at 1410 Fuquay Dr.
Evansville, Ind. No Children.
M. Smith, born 10-9-20, received her basic educations in the
elementary schools and high school in Louisville, and graduated
at the University of Louisville. Soon thereafter, married
Ernest Charles Hardin, now a General connected with the Hon.
Defense Secretary MacNamara headed by President Kennedy. Ethel
and Ernest (E. C. Or Moose) he is called by his friends have
five children. Ethel and E. C. Married 3-22-47. Children: (1)
Melinda McKernana Hardin, born 5-29-48 in 1st year of
high school in Alexandra, Va. (2) Ernest Charles Hardin III,
born 4-28-51 – makes good grades in school and a carbon copy of
his Dad. (3) Shelly Wood Hardin, born 1-30-53. She makes all
A’s and we predict she will go places and do things, so to
speak. (4) Sally Blain Hardin born 7-5-57, she , like her
mother, will surely be a beauty to look upon when she reaches
her teens and womanhood. (5) John Bruce Hardin, born 4-24-60.
He is my name sake and quite a rambler.
Margaret Jane Smith, born 10-9-29 on the same birthday as her
sister Ethel. She got her basic education in the City Schools
of Louisville and attended the University of Kentucky for a term
or two and decided to get married. She married Richard Lee
Martin of this city, son of R. L. And Florence Martin. Richard
graduated in High Schools of Louisville and attended the
University and has a position as Manager of the National Surety
Company of Louisville. They have two children: 1. Laura Lee
Martin, born 2-23-50, in high school, an excellent student. 2.
Richard Lee Martin, Jr born 6-5-54 and is doing well in
school—makes good grades tho he is somewhat handicapped by
having a very bad case of asthma.
CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER SMITH, SR AND FAMILIES, (SON OF WILLIAM
AND MILLIE) married Mary Ashley daughter of Jordan Ashley and
Barbara (Secrest) Ashley. Children:
Jordan Smith, married Mary Combs, daughter of Wesley Combs,
Letcher County, and sister to “Black Shade” Combs of the
Rockhouse Section of Letcher and Hindman, Ky. Children:
1. Benton Smith, married
Bethany Smith, dau of Hillard Smith, Sr.
2. Thomas Smith, married
Vinabelle Smith, his second cousin, dau of Hillard also.
3. Frank Smith married
Larceny Smith, dau of Hillard, also.
4. Matilda Smith, married
John Mullins, son of Newton Mullins on Irishman Creek.
Children: Breck Mullins. –no further data.
5. Surrilda Smith, — no
6. Barbara Smith married
Robert Combs, son of Jackson Combs, by Lucy Combs, his second
7. Mary Smith, married John
Francis, son of George Francis and Melvine [Smith] Francis.
[This is 3rd marriage for John Francis, 1st
wife Allie Smith, 2nd wife Ida Pratt]
8. Alexander, Jr. — no data
Thomas Smith, was killed by his brother in a scuffle over a gun.
(3) Shepherd Smith married
Marinda Francis, dau of Samuel and Jane (Kelly) Francis.
Children: 1. Mary Jane 2. Monroe 3. Juanita 4. Boyd and
others; Shepherd and family moved to Laurel County many years
Matilda Smith married Thomas Hale of Little Carr Creek or
Burgey’s Creek; Children:
1. James Hale married Leona
Smith dau of Hillard Smith, Sr. No further data as to
children. Matilda married a second time to Kelly Franklin– no
2. Alexander Hale, married a
daughter of Grant Honeycut’s on Carr Creek of Knott Co.
3. Sarah Hale, married Riley
Combs, son of Madison Combs and Mary Ann (Smith) Combs.
Children: 1. Martha 2. Tilda 3. Madison 4. Carl 5. Thomas 6.
Arzella. Arzella married William Breeding, son of James, son of
a. Cuba Breeding, born
10-4-20, married Oliver (Dock) Hylton
b. Cochel Breeding, born
9-14-22, married Rosalee Honshell.
c. Opal Breeding, born
10-4-24, married Alonzo Nickels.
4. Jennie Hale, married a
Hall—no further data.
Martha Ann Smith married Jackson Martin, son of Nancy Kelly and
Bill Martin. Children: 1. Marybelle–no further data. 2. Sarah
Martin, married a Dixon —no further data. 3. Alexander Jr.
married Malinda Combs, dau of Will Combs who lived near the
mouth of Carr Creek and a brother to Dave Combs and Cooly
Hillard Smith (Squire) married Millie Smith, his first cousin,
daughter of William Smith (Med) and Martha (Ashley) Smith:
Children: Maggie, Granville Pearl, William, Barbara, John,
Alexander, Jess and Alexander Jr.[Alexander Jr must be duplicate
ALEXANDER SMITH DECEASED: MARY ASHLEY, MARRIED A SECOND TIME TO
BILL MARTIN OF BIG BRANCH OF TROUBLESOME CREEK; CHILDREN:
(1) Jess Martin, married Sarah
Francis, dau of Samuel Francis and Jane (Kelly).
(2) Frank Martin, married
Flora Smith, dau of Shade and Polina (Combs) Smith [Flora’s
father was John Combs, Polina’s previous marriage]
(3) Nancy Martin, married
Dixon Combs, son of Enoch Combs.
( C )
RICHARD SMITH (SON OF WILLIAM, SON OF RICHARD) Married Polly
Kelly, sister to George Wash Kelly, that married Sarah Smith.
Richard was killed by his own men by mistake during the War
between the States. Children:
1. Thomas Smith, married
_________? And has children: Johnny Smith—no data. [AKA, Bad Tom
2. William Smith, married
_________? Children: Joseph; and Desia.
3. Millie Smith, —was never
4. Dulcena Smith married Red
John Combs—no further data.
MATILDA SMITH, (DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM, SON OF RICHARD) 1st
married Jahu Cody. [Children]
(1) William Penn Cody [Son of
Matilda Smith], married Matilda Breeding, daughter of Elicha
(1) John Cody, married Allie
Madden born 2-27-1882 on Irishman Creek, dau of John P. Madden
and Isabelle (Stamper) Madden. John is deceased. Children:
1. Mallie Cody, b. 11-7-1900,
married L. C. Turner, live at Frankfort.
2. Berta Cody, b. 9-8-1902,
single and lives with her mother.
3. Maxine, b. 12-28-1904,
deceased in 1925.
4. Gloa, b. 8-5-1907,
5. Gail, b. 5-4-1909,
6. Amy Fay, born 8-17-1911,
married Bob Turpin–they have two children.
7. Glen Cody, born 7-3-1914
married and lives in Manchester, Ky, two children.
8. James Maurice, b.
12-11-1912, married and lives on Irishman–two children.
9. John K. Cody, born
12-7-1920, married lives in Hazard, three children.
10. Leyburn Belle, born
2-9-1922, single and lives and works in Hazard, Ky.
(2) Tina [Clementine] Cody,
married John Back, and lived on Breedings Creek at Redfox Post
1. Crit Back, married Bessie
Smith, dau of Matilda and Will Smith. See Will Smith and Matilda
Amburgey, List under heading Thomas or Tom Smith, son of William
Smith. 2. Carl 3. Burl 4. Bill 5. Curry 6. Della 7. Ada
(3) Nancy or Nannie Cody,
married Jim Whitaker of Letcher County and divorced.
(4) Lucinda Cody, married John
Madden, son of Wid Madden and Martha Ann Smith, dau of Alexander
Smith, son of William and Millie (Combs) Smith.
(5) Melda Cody, married Bid
Madden, son of Jackson Madden and Elizabeth Everidge Madden—No
William Penn Cody (1) Above married a 2nd time to
Elizabeth Combs, dau of Enoch Combs and Nancy (Stacy): Children:
(1) Enoch Cody, married Cora
Hylton, dau of C. C. Hylton–no further data.
(2) Mary Cody, married Thomas
Smith, son of Will and Matilda (Amburgey) Smith. See list of
Thomas Smith, M. Lourana (Francis) Smith, dau of Thomas Francis
and Lourana (Polly-Higgins) Francis. Old Thomas Francis, a full
blooded Frenchman, after his wife, Jane Hammond died, and after
Lourana Polly-Higgins’ husband, John P. Higgins died— she and
Old Thomas Francis married. Old John P. Higgins and Lourana
Polly was married 10-30-1818. They had a son John Vent Higgins
and who married the writers Grandmother, Jennie [Jane] Amburgey
Higgins------John Vent being my Mothers father and my grand
father. Old Thomas Francis and Lourana Polly-Higgins (Francis)
had four daughters by their marriage-----and Lourana
Polly-Higgins----Francis was one who married Old Thomas Smith,
son of William and Millie Combs Smith—stated herein::::::
(2) Melvina or Vina Cody
[Daughter of Matilda Smith & Jehu Cody], born 1-12-1852, married
James Breeding, son of (Elisha, James) Breeding, born 9-26-1849
and died 11-27-1916. They reared a large family on Breedings
Creek of Carr and were buried there. When Vina died, he married
Harriet Brown, but no children. Children by James Breeding:
1. Lucinda Breeding,
3-9-1877, married Cullen Francis, son of Samuel and Jane (Kelly)
Francis, b. 10-12-1877 and died 1-24-1937. Reared their
children on Carr and Breedings Creeks.
2. Polly Breeding, b.
3-20-1879, died 3-1935, M. Clint Adams.
3. William Breeding, b.
1-1-1881; died 10-25-1931. 1st M. Bettie Combs,
divorced, and 2nd marriage to Arzella Combs, dau of
Riley Combs and Sarah Hale Combs.
4. John D. Breeding, b.
10-18-1883 and died 9-2-1936. He was a farmer and livestock
dealer, and cattle raiser and shipper. He married Martha Ison
of Letcher County, dau of James Polly and Victoria (Cornett)
Polly; she was b. 1-22-1887. They raided their family on Garner
Creek of Rockhouse Creek. He died of an appendix operation.
5. Nannie [Nancy] Breeding,
b. 11-4-1884; died 7-22-1926; she married John Riley Smith, son
of Hillard Smith and Armelda (Combs) Smith, dau of Jackson
Combs. They raided their family on Lower Smith Branch of Carr
Creek, and later moved to Vicco in Perry County.
6. Clementina Breeding, b.
12-14-1886, married William Madden, son of Arch Madden and
Sylvania (Everidge) Madden, and was b. 11-17-1880. He is a
Spanish American War Veteran. They married in Covington,
Kentucky and raised their family on Carr Creek and Breedings
Creek in Knott County.
7. Elihu Breeding, b.
12-10-1893; died 11-29-1947; married Florence Hale, b. 7-2-1905,
daughter of William Hale and Belle (Mullins) Hale. They reared
their family on Breedings Creek, Knott County, Kentucky.
8. Allie Breeding, b.
6-5-1889, living in Detroit, Michigan, married Robert Lee Parks,
born 6-5-1890. They lived awhile on Breedings Creek.
9. Bertha Breeding, b.
9-12-1896, living in Louisville, Kentucky, married Linville
Combs, son of Steve and Martha (Adams) Combs. They raided their
family at Whitesburg, Kentucky and moved to 1122 South Brook
Street here in Louisville. Note. Each of the above brothers
and sisters had many children too many to mention much less to
type on paper by a very bad typist—like me.
10. Bettie Breeding, b.
12-27-1874, married John Smith, b. 1-8-1871, son of Jeremiah
(Jake) Smith, son of William Smith and Millie Combs Smith: See
HISTORY OF JEREMIAH SMITH for Bettie’s family.
Clementina Cody [Daughter of Matilda Smith], Married John W.
Combs, son of William L Combs and Margaret (Peggy) Kelly Combs,
sister to George Wash Kelly who married Sarah Smith herein
mentioned in these manuscripts, of this genealogy. Children:
1. Ballard Fulton Combs, a
graduate of Kentucky Wesley College, then at Winchester,
Kentucky, but now of Owensboro, Kentucky with an B.A. Degree and
at Washington Lee University with a LL.B. Degree, about 1903.
He, soon thereafter formed a law partnership with my brother, H.
H. Smith, who, also graduated at said school and was practicing
in the town of Hindman, and that partnership continued from that
time until the death of Mr Combs. Children:
(1) Dr Fletcher Combs, a
graduate of Medical University in Cincinnati, Ohio and practices
medicine in Lexington, Kentucky.
(2) LeRoy Combs, he and
Fletcher both, graduated at K.M.I. College of Kentucky, and
LeRoy graduated at the University of Kentucky with a Law Degree,
and practiced law in Prestonsburg, but for several years has
been a lawyer for the United States, Internal Revenue Dept in
(3) Monroe Combs, a Policeman
for years at Hindman, Kentucky and now resides near Lackey,
Floyd County, with his daughter, Fay who married Lula Slone.
1. Fay who married Lula Slone
2. John Combs, A Public
Accountant and practiced his profession for a while at
Whitesburg, Kentucky and now in Lexington, Ky.
(4) Allie Combs, b. in Hindman
and lived there until she married. She was a Post Mistress for
years, but went West with her husband after their marriage and
now live in St. Louis, Missouri. Her husband whose name I have
forgotten, deceased several years ago. As to Children, no
data. She is still living with her sister, Dora.
(5) Dora Combs, married, but
no further data.
(6) Denny Combs, lived in
Texas, but no further data.
(7) Ira Combs, served in the
U. S. Army many years, and died from the flu in 1919. He
married Myrtle Combs, dau of Judge Robert Combs who lived a few
miles below Hindman, Ky. He had one son, whose name I have
forgotten. She was in charge of the Health Department for the
County and Town the last information I have if not forgotten.
The son must be long ago married and have a family of his own.
(8) Josiah Henry Combs, a
graduate of Transylvania University around the years of 1910 or
near that, and taught languages and history in some of the
Universities O Texas, and came back and taught for some years at
William & Mary. In his last years, he went back to Fort Worth,
Texas to make that city his home, he and his faithful wife,
Charlotte. She still lives there and teaches French to private
children of well to do families. She is a wonderful woman, and
made Joe a good wife. She and Joe married 7-12-1920. He died
June 2, 1960. He taught Foreign Languages. After attending
different Universities in Virginia and West Virginia and taught
in West Virginia; he then went to the University of Paris and
received his Master of Arts and Diceur. He was a professor of
French at West Virginia and also professor of French and German
at the University of Oklahoma. He also wrote lot of books but
before he has any of his work published, he died.
2. Anthony Burnam Combs, born
a Hazard, Kentucky and moved to Knott County, at an early age
and lived on the farm, then his fathers. His father moved to
Hindman. Anthony attended high school and graduated at Hindman
High School; then went to Transylvania College and graduated
with an A.B. degree. Then he got his law degree in Lexington at
the University of Ky. He then entered a partnership with this
writer (J.D. Smith) I being State Commonwealth’s Attorney at the
time. After my term of Office was over, I left Prestonsburg.
Burman and his brother, Ballard Fulton formed a partnership, in
part, and practiced the civil law together until Ballard Fulton
died. In the meantime, Burnam’s son, Kilmer, had graduated in
Law. Soon after, Anthony Burnam died so Kilmer and Paul Church
II, their sons took over the practice. However, Kilmer has now
gone to Ashland, Ky and is engaged in the practice of law
1. C. Kilmer Combs, not in
Ashland, married Mary Jane Leake of Ohio.
2. Vivian Combs, married
Louis R. Ponsetto and live in Lexington, Ky. Children: Susan,
Luis, and Anthony Ponsetto.
3. Gardner Kent Combs,
married a Hall and have Garner Kent Combs, Jr and Paul Anthony
SMITH------- 2ND Marriage was to Emery Kincer and
had the following children:
1. Matilda Kinser, married
Thomas Watts on Irishman Creek of Carr, and they had one child,
no data. Thomas Watts by a first marriage had a daughter, name
Sally Ann— she married Hezekiah Cody, son of Jahu and Matilda
2. John Wesley Kinser,
married Callie Smith, daughter of Shade and Polly (Stamper)
Smith. For children, see family of Shade Smith, son of Jake
3. Millie Kinser, married
Hiram Maggard of Letcher County, children–no data.
Matilda, above, had a son, name: Dr. Elihu Kelly of Hazard, who
is not deceased, by her brother-in-law, George Wash Kelly, so,
the story goes and has been approved and recognized for many
years to the writers knowledge–Yes, recognized and approved by
all kin and neighbors as well as Matilda herself. George Wash
Kelly was the husband of Sarah Smith, who is Matilda’s sister.
Dr. Kelly lived and practiced in Hazard; He married Millie Ison,
b. 2-28-1871, dau of Jonah Ison. Children: Alice Kelly, died
in infancy. Bertha married Alva Betty, live in Hazard.
Cody (Daughter of Matilda Smith) married John Major B. Smith,
son of “Squire” John B. Smith: Children:
1. Delza B. Smith, 1st
married Ella Creech, dau of John Creech and Darthula (Ingram)
Creech: Children: (1) Ricky, (2) Ada, (3) Delza Jr, (4) Buford
—all live in Jacksonville, Fla. Delza 2nd marriage
was to Susan Fields, Louisville, Ky. He deceased several years
ago. Children: Dorothy, Sarah and Susan.
2. Alta B. Smith, married and
has two daughters and live in North Carolina.
3. Ernest B. Smith, married
and lived in Oklahoma City for many years.
4. Shelby B. Smith, never
married-lives in California.
5. Carlos B. Smith, died in
California several years ago.
6. Clyde B. Smith, died
recently near Hindman, in Knott Co. heart failure. He married
Preacher Ellis Hopkins daughter of Beaver Creek, Knott Co. No
data on children.
7. Curtis B. Smith, but no
data-other than he was married and did live in Indiana. Died.
8. Ada B. Smith, married
Howard Logan. They had a large family and lived near Whitesburg,
Letcher Co. Ky
Hezekiah Cody (Son of Matilda Smith), married Mary Breeding, dau
of Old John Breeding of Letcher County; second marriage to a
Maggard; Third marriage to Sally Ann Watts, dau of Thomas and
Matilda (Kinser) Watts. Somewhere along this time, he married
“Coon” Everidge, dau of Sol Everidge and has a daughter named
Elizabeth Cody who married John L Combs, son of Shade Combs and
now live in Lexington, Ky. Children:
(1) Hattie Cody, b. 5-30-1892
on Carr Creek married William Taulbee Bailey, son of John Bailey
formerly of Leslie Co. who was a very famous lawyer. Children:
1. William Caston Bailey, no
2. Craig Bailey, single,
lives in Texas.
3. Sam S. Bailey, married
4. Ouida Bailey, married
James E. LaFollett, lives here in Louisville, Ky.
6. Hillard Bailey, no data
7. Kenneth Bailey, Married
8. Woodrow Bailey, married
Ima Jean Perkins, dau of Arthur Perkins and Madge Amburgey.
9. Jeanette Bailey, married a
son of Denver Amburgey.
10. William Bailey, single and
lives in Texas.
11. Leonard Bailey, single in
12. George Bailey, married a
girl in Pike Co. no further data
13. Martha Jane Bailey, 1st
married Norman Cornett, son of Greta Smith, divorced and she
14. Phyllis Rose Bailey, M. Charles
15. John Bailey
16. Ollie James Bailey
17. Ray Brian Bailey
18. Jack Bailey, M. Vivian Jo
Auxierlast, FIVE NOW DECEASED.
Cody/Hattie Cody continued: [ John D’s missive on “Bad Tom”
husband William Taulbee Bailey was the son of John Bailey. John
moved to Hindman, from Hyden, Leslie County. He was a very
famous Lawyer. He came to Hindman around 1890 and married
Mallie Bailey, a niece of the noted Fulton French of Hazard, Ky.
who together with others engaged in a feud with Joseph Eversole
and others, including one “Bad Tom” (Thomas) Smith, and usually
called the French and Eversole War. During the feud which was
around 1880-82, Tom has killed and helped kill some five or six
men according to his confession before he was hanged for his
crimes, especially for the murder of Dr. Raider, near Jackson.
He not only confessed to murdering Dr. Raider for which he was
tried and hanged, in addition, he killed and help slay Joe
Eversole. He and Joe Adkins killed him from ambush, then Nick
Combs. The first man he killed was Joe Hurt, then Joe Knight,
he and Bob Profitt killed him. Tom said he did most of the
shooting, and he said on his scaffold that he guessed that God
had put him against him (Tom) and that he and Jack Combs killed
Robert Cornett who was at work. He said he was in more shooting
“scrapes” and men killed, but he didn’t know whether he actually
killed any of them. Tom was asked on the scaffold if he knew
who killed Judge Combs and he denied that he did. He was told
as saying that he was shot in the arm and in another shooting
and he could assist others in the crime, but the “plot” was made
and agreed upon in Fulton French’s home, and said that French,
Joe Adkins, Jess Fields and Boone Fischere were the plotters and
said later Joe Adkins told him he (Joe Adkins) killed Judge
Combs. Just before the hanging began, Tom, raised his hand to
the audience out in the opening, and stated “I am going to make
my departure from this wicked world and corruption, I know not
where I am going but I trust I shall meet you in that beautiful
land where torment is unknown.” That he had confessed to his
sins to the Lord and had been forgiven and that the spirit of
his Maker was upon him. He then asked his cousin, Thomas
Kelly, a Primitive Baptist Preacher, Gabe Hudson and Rev. Dickey
to sing, “Guide Me, Oh, Great Jehovah.” The ministers began to
sing and the multitude from the streets, housetops and tree tops
joined in the pent-up emotions of the vast crowds was released
in the course like the breaking of a might storm. When the song
was over, the Sheriff (Combs) led the condemned man to the Trap
of the floor. Tom kneeled and began to pray and for ten minutes
he pleaded to his Master. The crowd everywhere went to their
knees, and as Tom Smith arose from his prayer
again asked the ministers to sing—“Bear the Cross”. When over,
Tom said, “I am ready now but I would give the Word for two more
days—I can’t get them, I know so I’ll go to meet the Lord.”
Those nearest the scaffold heard Sheriff Combs ask—“All ready?”
Then Tom, said “Yes” and then a sudden burst of the works—“Save
Me, Oh God , Save Me” and Combs cut the rope that allowed Smith
to Fall through the Trap. This event took place June 28th,
1895. Tom Smith was brought to Carr Creek in Knott County, at
the home of James Stacy and buried in the family cemetery of
said Stacy, a relative by marriage. The writer (J.D. Smith) was
12 years old at that time and attended the funeral with his
Mother, of Bad Tom Smith who I hope was lain to rest that day
and I do hope that God heard his prayers and that his many sins
were forgiven. Tom was in a coffin with a glass top over his
face and chest, the first one I had ever seen, since our people
only had “Home made” coffins–without a glass, back in those
days. I shall never forget that day. Tom was a first cousin to
Hezekiah Cody and to my father, John Ashley Smith and many
others of our families. [I believe the Jim Stacy Cemetery is the
cemetery that now is in the middle of Vicco, Perry Co. Kentucky
in the Baptist Church yard. Have found some record that Jim
Stacy owned a large farm at Mouth of Montgomery Creek. JB
(2) Armenda Cody, married Roy
Baker, son of Bill Baker, formerly of Hindman, an Attorney.
They moved form Hindman to Hazard—no children.
(3) Hayhu Cody, married, no
(4) Thomas Cody, by first
marriage, married a lady from Oklahoma, and now live in Hindman
and his wife runs a furniture store. Thomas is an invalid.
They have a son —no data.
(5) Elizabeth Cody, full
sister to Thomas, Married John L. Combs, son of Shade Combs once
lived on Troublesome Creek, below Hindman. John and Elizabeth
now live in Lexington, Ky.
SMITH (SON OF WILLIAM, SON OF RICHARD) married Millie Combs,
daughter of “Long” Jerry Combs. Children:
(1) “Blinky Bill” Smith, M.
Betsy Jent, lived on Lotts Creek in Knott County and was a
farmer. Children: See John M. Smith who married Martha Smith
and their family attache hereto, including the other brother and
sisters of John M. Smith. SEE BELOW.
(2) Sampson Smith, M. Nancy
Combs, then Abba Combs, dau of Anderson Combs and had; 1. Basil
Smith, M. Sally Smith Combs, dau of Linda Combs. 2. John D.
Smith, M. Newt Mullins daughter from Irishman. 3. Martha
Smith, M. Shade Stacy, son of Benjamine Stacy on Lotts Creek.
(3) Manford Smith, married
Susan Jent, a sister to Betsy, above, and lived on Lotts Creek.
[Children] 1. John D. Smith [this John D must be a duplicate of
(2)2 above] married Newt Mullins daughter–Fronia, I believe is
her name. 2. William 3. Phillip 4. Rachel —no other data.
(4) Emery Smith, married
Cynthy Combs. Children: Edward; John; Rebecca; Eliza and Beriah.
(5) Jackson Smith, M. Susan
Kilgore, dau of Allison Kilgore and Minerva Smith. Children:
Rachel—no other data.
(6) Jeremiah Smith, married
Polly Collins. Children:
1. Maggie Smith, M. Richard
Smith, son of John Smith and Linda Combs.
2. Cordelia Smith, M. A
Hensley and moved to Laurel County.
3. Nancy Smith, M. John Riley
Kelly, son of William, a brother to Dr. Kelly at Hindman.
4. Goodloe Smith, — no data.
(7) Richard Smith, M. Polly
Hurt, no data.
(8) Nancy Ann Smith, M. Rueben
Jent, sister to Susan and Betsy above–no data.
(9) Melvine Smith, M. Wesley
Collins, a Methodist Minister—no further data.
(10) Benjamine Smith, single,
no further data.
OF “BLINKY” BILL SMITH. BETSY JENT ABOVE-------------
(1) Alexander Smith, M. Nancy
Stacy dau of Benjamine Stacy, Lotts Creek. Children; 1.
McKinley — no data. 2. Cassie----no data.
(2) William Jr. M. Catherine
Gayheart; Children: 1. Allie Smith. 2. Evalee Smith.
(3) Noah Smith, M. Mariah
Stacy, dau of Ben Stacy. Children: 1. Marchum. 2. Morton 3.
Dicie. 4. Walter. 5. Arthur. 6. Audry.
(4) Lucinda Smith, M. William
Dobson. Children: 1. Bettie. 2. Katie. 3. Martha. 4.
Nancy. 5. Maude. 6. Astor.
(5) Cleve Smith, married Alice
Stacy, dau of Ben Stacy. [Child] May, Alexander, Nancy.
(6) Alice Smith, M. Cap
Gayheart. Children: Bill, Taylor, Matilda, Eva, Maude, Martha
(7) Matilda Smith, M. Wheeler
Feltner, children: Nancy, Martha, Jimmy, Rhoda, Wayne and Aster.
(8) John M. Smith, son of
Blinky Bill above married Martha Smith, born 4-16-1878, the
daughter of John A. Smith and Betty Jane (Higgins) Smith and a
sister to the writer, John D. Smith. John M. Died many years
ago but my sister is still holding on, but very ill as she has
been for many years. If she lives until 16th of this
month, she will be eighty six years of age. John M. Was a
school teacher and a farmer. They had twelve children and most
of them were grown before John M’s death. Children of Martha
Smith and John M. Smith:
1. Bettie Jane Smith, b.
11-12-1896, M. Ishmael Mullins, Carr Creek. Children: Agnes
Mullins, Merlyn, Vivian, Noreen, Ishmael, Ken, Danny and Ira.
2. Matilda Smith, b 2-4-1904,
1st married Estill Combs, then divorced him and 2nd
marriage to James Dyer, a coal miner, Perry County, but she did
have Paul Combs and Ruth Combs before ;her divorce from Estill.
By second marriage, she had Pearl Dyer, born 8-2-1928; Mabel
Dyer, born 3-29-30; Betty Lou Dyer, born 12-30-32, m. Bill
Johnson and they have three or four children; Martha Dyer, born
11-28-34; Mattie Fay Dyer, born 6-7-38. James Dyer, the father,
was killed in a mine accident. Matilda, then married the third
time to Elmer Blair of Magoffin Co. Had Marietta Blair, Higgins
and Elmer Blair.
3. Allie Smith, born
11-30-1906, M. James William, Perry Co and live at Dwarf,
Kentucky. Children Laura, Raymond, Alphia, Earl, Janice, and
James William, Jr.
4. Lula Smith, born
1-31-1909, M. J. M. Pennington, Leslie Co. Children: Martha
Pennington, and John M. Pennington, Jr. 2nd marriage
to Lee Lewis of Leslie Co. Had Hillard, Lewis, Willis, Bettie,
Ora and Helen.
5. Gladys Smith, born
4–21-1911, M. Beckham Cox of Perry Co. Children: Marvin, J.B.
Joyce, Varol, Merl, Andre and Bobby Jean Cox.
6. Edith Smith, born
9-16-1914, M. Pole Napier of Hazard. Children: Pole, Jr,
Martha, Rena, Mary, Lena, Wilmer, Dale, Lettie, Marie, Wallace,
Elzie, Darrel and Eugene Napier.
7. John D. Smith, born
3-27-1916, M. Virginia Robinson. Children: Eula May, Bonnie
Jean, Hillard, Martha Lou, Ruth, Doris and Hagan—all live on
Carr and Lotts Creek, Cordia Post Office and Jeff, Ky.
8. Higgins Smith, born
8-14-1918, M. Rose Browning and have adopted son, Tommie and
live in Cincinnati, Ohio.
9. James Estill Smith, born
3-31-1926, M. Aileen Bowlen, widow (Jim Ferrel) Children: Susie
and Gail Ferrel adopted by Mr. James Estill after his marriage
to the widow and have; Christine and Barbara Smith and others of
his own by the widow.
THOMAS SMITH, (SON OF WILLIAM SMITH AND MILLIE COMBS) Married
Lourana Francis Smith. Children:
(1) William (Will) Smith, son
of Thomas Smith and Lourana (Polly) Francis, born 10-11-1861 and
died 11-8-1943. He married Matilda Amburgey, born 6-23-1868 and
died 6-11-1949. The said Matilda Amburgey was the daughter of
William J. Amburgey (Tanner Bill) and Elizabeth (Stamper)
Amburgey. Will was a farmer, lived at Smithsboro, and had the
1. Thomas Smith born
11-16-1884, a farmer, school teacher and railroad clerk, died
9-3-1951. His first marriage was to Mary Cody, b. 4-3-1889,
daughter of William Penn Cody and Elizabeth (Combs) Cody.
A. Hawett Smith, born
5-29-1909, married Edna Marcum, dau of Henry and Sylvania
Marcum. Both Hawett and Edna teach in the public schools of
B. Reynard Glay Smith, born
7-19-1915, at Sassafras, Ky. married Mavis (Blotner) daughter
of John Henry and Cora Belle Botner. Their children:
(1) Howard Ray Smith, b.
1-1-38, in Cincinnati, Ohio
(2) Reynard Glay Smith, Jr,
born 2–28-1942, in Covington, Ky.
(3) William Isaac Smith, born
(4) Catherine Lynn Smith, born
2-6-1955 at Cincinnati, Ohio.
C. [Forrest ] Gettys Smith,
married Mary Ann [Cason], has two sons, live in Cincinnati,
Second marriage of Thomas was
to Cassie Bromley, born 1-22-1897, Clay County. They lived in
Clay County, near Manchester most of their married life. They
married in June 1921. Had the following children:
A. Verna Smith, born in 1922,
Clay County, married Andy Minkfein, son of Andy Sr. And Mary
Minkfein. They married 7-13-45 and have three children.
B. Bernard Smith born in
1924, married Evelene Rader, dau of Edward and Icie Rader. They
have one daughter and lin in Hamilton, Ohio.
C. Juanita Smith, born
3-11-27 and married Arnell Hooker, born 10-6-27, son of Walter
and Lydia Hooker.
D. Geneva Smith, born
8-11-28, in Clay County, married Ford Ruth, born in 1930, son of
Chester and Mary Ruth.
2. Bettie Smith, born 9-26-1886, married John D. Smith, born
4-29-1883; married 1 Sep, 1904. For Children, see in list of
Shade Smith and Paulina Combs, under heading of Jeremiah (Jake)
Smith and Elizabeth Stacy styled–John D. Smith married Elizabeth
3. Alafair (Allie) Smith, born
4-21-1891, married John Francis, son of George Francis, son of
Samuel and Jane (Kelly) Francis and Melvina Francis, dau of
William Smith and Martha Ashley Smith. They married in
Leon Burl Francis, born
9-2-1913, married Gertrude Collins born 2-5-1921 in year
10-27-1937, she is daughter of [John Franklin Collins] and
Margaret Slone. Children:
(1) Jennings B. Francis, b.
8-8-38, married Mable Back 12-16-57. She was born 2-29-40 and
dau of Troy and Laura [Dixon] Back.
During the writing of this genealogy manuscript John D stayed
with my grandmother Allie Smith at Smithsboro, Ky. This visit
by John D was to visit family members and gather information and
renew old friendships. We spent most of one day visiting with
Sylvester and George Denny Jent at the Nursing Home in Upper
Knott Co. My job was to drive him and grandma, to where ever
they wanted to go. I drove his car to places I would not drive
a jeep, but he insisted. So, glad for the opportunity.
(2) Mavis Irene Francis, b.
6-18-40, married Wayne Hammond, 6-29-63, born 6-22-40, son of
Claude and Rena Hammond.
(3) Hawett O’Neal Francis, b.
8-10-42, married Almeda Day Oney, b. 2-2-45 in Ohio on 9-29-61,
dau of Winford Cash and Tressie Oney. One child: Kimberly Jo
Francis, b. 12-24-62.
(4) Garrell Leon Francis, born
9-1-44, Knott Co. Single.
(5) James Darrell Francis,
born 9-23-46, Knott Co.
(6) Eddie Arnold Francis, born
1-2-47, Perry Co
(7) Douglas Francis, born
2-11-49, Knott Co
(8) Roger Garry Francis, born
(9) Robin Paulette Francis,
4. Bertie Smith, born
8-8-1905, married Manuel Smith, born 1-11-1896, son of [Sydney]
Barnes and Alice Cornett. For Children, See list of Barnes
Smith’s children—under Jeremiah (Jake) Smith married Elizabeth
Stacy., and their families.
5. Bessie Smith, born
2-20-1900, married Crit Back, born 4-14-1918, son of John and
Tina (Cody) Back. Children:
(1) Virginia Back, b. 6-18–19,
married Watson Combs, son of Sam Combs, of Sassafras. Children:
1 daughter and one son.
(2) Charlotte Back, b.
2-28-24, married Floyd Combs, Jr. son of Floyd Combs of
Sassafras. No Children.
6. Rannie Smith, born 11-25-1897, married Jethro Amburgey, born
3-11-1895, son of Wiley J. Amburgey and Surrilda (Madden)
Amburgey. They married 7-4-21 in Knott County. One son: Morris
Amburgey, b 7-3-1926, Knott County, married Gertrude (Messer)
Amburgey born 1-21-1928, dau of John Messer and Peggy (Messer).
Morris graduated from University of Kentucky, got his degree in
Civil Engineering, is now employed with the City of Dayton,
Ohio. Children: Michael, born 9-20-51, and Kenneth Amburgey,
7. Hiram Smith, born 1-14-1903 married Jewell (Walker) Smith,
born 12-4-1909. They married 4-12-1936 in Odessa, Texas.
Jewell is a daughter of John W. And Elsie Brewer Walker. One
son; Jimmy Hiram Smith, b. 1-13-1939 and married Mary Agnes (Rhinehard)
Smith, born 7-4-41. They married 7-24-1959. Jimmy Hiram is now
teaching Engineering College at the University of Texas. They
have two children: Christopher Alan, b. 9-20-60; and Jennifer
Marie Smith, born 3-6-62.
8. Watson Smith, born May 5,
1913, Smithsboro, Knott Co. Ky married Rhoda Owens Smith,
daughter of George and Lucinda (Everidge) Owens. Children:
(1) Billie Sue Smith, born
1-15-35, married Jay Mullins 7-16-55, b. 9-19-32, son of Frank
and Arminta (Niece) Mullins. Children: a. Michael Mullins, b.
2-1-57 and b. Ronnie Mullins, born 8-15-60.
(2) Etta Jo Smith, born
1-4-43, is single.
(3) Danny Ray Smith, born
7-20-49, is single
(4) Debbie Lynn Smith, born
9. Lenora Smith, born 5-31-1908, Knott County, Ky married
Dennis Cornett, born 1-10-1909. They married 3-9-29. Dennis is
a son of Dixon Cornett and Surrilda (Richie) Cornett, the son of
Old Robert Cornett and Elizabeth (Brashear) Cornett. No
10. John V. Smith, born
10-22-1894, Smithsboro, Knott County, Kentucky married Callie
Blair, born 3-4-1890, daughter of Bud Blair and Bettie Blair.
Married 3-10-42. Children:
(1) Beulah Smith, b. 5-9-22,
Knott County, Smithsboro, married John Henry Melton born
11-20-19, Letcher County. They married 1-10-40 Children:
1. J. D. Melton, b. 11-25-41,
2. Gale Melton, b. 9-29-43
3. Genevive Melton, b.
4. Imogene Melton, b. 6-24-50
5. Guy C. Melton, b. 3-3-52.
(2) Bettie Smith, born 3-12-25
married John Henry Fields, b. 2-16-23, son of John Henry Sr.
1. Evan Venard Fields, b.
3-3-43, Knott County
2. Fernanda Hope Fields, b.
3. Juanita Fields, b. 7-10-47
4. John Fields Jr., b.
5. Frances Jewell Fields, b.
6. Marie Fields, b. 10-29-53
7. Agnes Fields, b. 4-8-55
8. Phyllis Caroline Fields,
b. 12-7-63 in Ohio
(3) Mildred Smith, born
9-11-34, Knott County, married Daniel L Abner, b. 11-1-34. They
married 7-3-1955 in Ohio. Had Donna Day Abner, b. 1-10-58.
SARAH SMITH, (DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM, SON OF RICHARD) Married
George Washington Kelly, who was a Mill Man and a small time
merchant and farmer. They lived on Carr Creek, about one mile
from what is now Smithtown, Post Office, Smithsboro, Ky.
(1) Thomas Kelly, married
Polly Ann Combs. He was a farmer and a Primitive Baptist
Preacher, and lived on Lotts Creek in Knott County. He raided a
big family; he was married twice; For his first marriage, he had
the following children:
1. Lucinda Kelly, married
Jeremiah Smith, son of Thomas Smith and Lourana Francis Smith:
Children: (1) Thomas (2) George (3) Silas (4) Dewey (5) Taylor
(6) Theodore (7) Sarah, married Rochambau Maggard at Hindman,
Kentucky, and later moved to London, Laurel County. No further
data. Rana died young girl. All live at Smithsboro on Carr
Creek, until about 1910, and Mr. Smith sold his farm and moved
to Goose Creek in Clay County. Only two of his children were
ever married—most of them died rather young. Teddy married and
has one son who lives with him on Goose Creek and has a
beautiful farm for that section of the state. I had the
pleasure of taking dinner with him some four years ago.
2. George Kelly, son of
Thomas married Harriet Stacy, dau of Smoky Bill. He first lived
on Upper Carr Creek in Knott County for some years, but later
moved to Spencer County. He had some two or three
3. Sarah Kelly, daughter of
Thomas married Steve Fairchild and lived in Letcher County on
Rockhouse. No data as of children.
4. A. J. Kelly married and
lived on Lotts Creek on his fathers’s farm—no other data.
5. Dora Kelly, no further
6. Polly Ann Kelly, no
Thomas Kelly, 2nd
Marriage was to Nancy [Francis] Young, widow of Drew Young, and
a dau of Samuel Francis, Black Sam, to distinguish him from many
other Sam Francis’. Children:
1. Samuel Kelly married Cuba
Kelly, au of John Riley Kelly on Lotts Ck.
2. Ira Kelly
3. James, and maybe others.
(2) A. J. (General) Kelly,
born 11-4-1847, married Dulcena (Combs) b. 4-16-1868. He
deceased 11-19-14 and she deceased 7-12-13. He was a farmer on
Carr Creek. Children:
1. Thomas Kelly, b.
12-20-1882 and deceased 12-13-1888.
2. G. W. Kelly b. 7-14-1872;
3. Lucinda Kelly b.
10-27-1893; deceased 12-6-1893.
4. Ira Kelly - no data.
5. Sarah Jane Kelly, b.
2-15-1887, married William Franklin, son of Kelly Franklin and
they raised a family on Branham’s Creek. Both have deceased.
6. Margaret (Peggy) Kelly,
married Watson Franklin, brother to William above. They have
7. Isabelle Kelly, married
Cullen Combs, son of Quin Combs who lived on Carr most of his
married life, but in late years, moved to Hindman to educate his
8. Rhoda Kelly, b. 9-13-1886,
married Dr. Manford F. Kelly of Hindman, Ky who graduated in
Medicine about the year, 1904. He is a brother to the well
known skin specialist, Robert Kelly, who died recently here in
Louisville. Dr Manford has practiced his profession at Hindman
and Knott County since 1904 and still sees a number of patients
per day tho his health is not so good occasioned by hard work in
giving his life to practicing–going over hills and roads in and
out of Hindman. Dr Mandord b. 9-11-1881, son of Sally Young,
11-26-1859 and William Kelly Jr. Children: 1. Doris Kelly,
married Clarke Combs, son of Judge Wiley Combs, near Hindman,
Ky. Doris and Clarke live in New Albany, have three sons. 2.
Virginia Lorraine Kelly, b. 3-18-19 in Mississippi County,
Missouri. No children, as yet, sir.
Dulcena Combs, wife of A. J. Kelly is a sister to the Hon. Judge
Combs of Perry County who lived on Montgomery Creek in Perry
County and was a brother to Spencer Combs and John W. Combs, the
father of Fulton French and Anthony Burnam and others mentioned
in this genealogy.
(3) Leander Kelly, married
Elizabeth Cornett, dau of Robert S. Cornett, Sr. and Adeline
Brashear Cornett. They lived on main Carr Creek about a mile
below Smithsboro. He was a farmer. Children:
1. Letitia Kelly, b. 1875
married Jasper C. Stacy, son of Smoky Bill Stacy. She died in
June 1962 in the T. J. Samson Community Hospital, Glasgow, Ky.
She was born and raised on Carr Creek, she is second cousin to
the writer (J.D. Smith). Children: 1. Mrs William Mayers, lives
here in Louisville and have children.
2. Adeline Kelly, married G.
W. Richie, son of Joseph Richie, and moved to Oklahoma City
where Richie died. She then married Irvine Stacy, and he died.
3. Melissa Kelly–no data.
4. Robert Kelly, born 1881,
married Gertrude Hylton, dau of C. C. Hylton, of Cody, Ky. He
was a school teacher. He died and his widow moved to Lexington,
Ky. They had one son, Robert Quentin Kelly and several
5. Sarah Kellly, married
Tinker Dobson of Ball creek, Knott Co.
6. Flora Kelly–no data
7. Dona Kelly, married Jim
Cornett, son of Green Cornett and Sally Smith (Jake) in this
8. George Kelly, Jr. Married
Manota Kelly, dau of Samuel Francis and Dicy Hogge Francis.
[Ref. Dau of Samuel Francis, this is most likely a typographical
error, see next line]
(4) William Kelly, son of
Sarah Smith and George Wash Kelly, married Elcybeth (Francis)
Kelly, dau of Samuel Francis and Dicy Hogge Francis. Children:
1. Monroe Kelly, married Julia
Francis, dau of Silas Francis, brother to Elcybeth.
2. Dicy Kelly, married
Benjamine V. Smith, called “fisher”, son of Emery B. Smith.
(5) George Kelly, married Dicy
Adams, a sister to Bob Amburgey’s wife, Cinda and Hiram Adams’
wife, Millie Smith (Jake) Smith. Children:
Cicero Kelly, married Nancy Smith, dau of Benjamine Smith, son
of Jeremiah (Jake) Smith.
George, Jr. 3. William 4. Carl 5. Fernando 6. Thomas
(6) Jane Kelly, married Samuel
Francis, son of Samuel Francis, [Sr] and Dicy (Hogge) Francis,
and the son of Thomas Francis and Bettie Jean [Should read Jane
Hammons] Francis, Old Thomas was a full blooded Frenchman and
for his 2nd marriage, he married the widow of John P.
Higgins, Lourana (Polly-Higgins) my great grandmother (J.D.
Smith) and had four daughters, half sisters to my grandfather,
John Vent Higgins, father of my Mother, Bettie Jean Higgins,
Smith, married to my father, John Ashley Smith, the son of
William Smith (Med) in this genealogy. Children:
Cullen Francis, 1st married CeAnn (Nancy) Smith, dau
of Shade Smith and has one son: Lawrence Francis; 2nd
marriage to Lucinda Breeding–they has several children.
Dulcena married a Pratt 3. Sarah married Jessie Martin. 4.
John Francis married a Blair. 5. Minta Francis married John
Blair, son of Elihu Blair—had two daughters. 6. Marinda
Francis married Shepherd Smith 7. Dicie Francis married
Granville Smith in this genealogy. 8. Martha Francis married
Link Feltner of Mason’s Creek Perry Co. (See Melvine Smith
married, George Francis son of Samuel and Jane Kelly, under the
heading: William Smith M. Martha Ashley.
JEREMIAH (JAKE) SMITH (SON OF WILLIAM AND MILLIE (COMBS) SMITH)
Jeremiah (Jake) Smith married Elizabeth Stacy, daughter of James
Stacy and Nancy Combs: Had the following children:
Benjamin Smith, born in 1866, the son of Jeremiah Smith and
Elizabeth Stacy Smith. Was born and raised on the old farm,
part of which was on the Flax Patch of Carr Creek. He married
Margaret Cornett, daughter of Joe Cornett and raised their
family on the Flax Patch, and had the following children.
(1) Elizabeth Smith–married
Pat Deaton: Had ons son, Tommy Smith.
(2) Carl Smith—no data
(3) Sarah Smith–no further
(4) Nancy Smith, married
Cicero Kelly, son of George Kelly and Dicie (Adams) Kelly.
[Sidney] Barnes Smith, born 10-14-1870 married Alice Cornett,
daughter of Joseph Cornett [this would be an error, Alice is dau
of Roger V. and Nancy Maggard Cornett: Joseph and Roger were
brothers], and born 5-27-1871. He deceased 7-17-1945 and she
deceased 10-14-1907. They raised their children on the Flax
Patch of Carr Creek, a part of the old Smith Farm.
CONFIRMS MY RESEARCH THAT WILLIAM AND MILLIE FIRST LIVED AT
MOUTH OF FLAXPATCH (PROBABLY WHERE OR NEAR WHERE GEORGE AND
CINDY OWENS LIVED UNTIL 1960'S. THEIR SECOND HOME WOULD BE THE
SMITH HOME WHERE JOHN D. AND BETTIE SMITH RAISED THEIR FAMILY.],
[THIS FLAXPATCH HOME WOULD BE THE LOCATION OF WHERE WILLIAM AND
MILLIE LIVED AT THE TIME THEIR SONS, WILLIAM MED AND ALEXANDER
MARRIED JORDAN AND BARBARA ASHLEY’S GIRLS MARTHA, AND MARY.]
Children of Barnes and Alice:
(1) Chester, (2) William, (3)
Henderson, (4) Anna, (5) Virgie, and (6) Manuel.
Manuel Smith was born
1-11-1896, married Bertie Smith 1-3-35. He was raised on
Flaxpatch and was a farmer and carpenter by trade. He deceased
in 1961. Children:
1. Verbena Smith, married
George Owens, Jr. son of George Sr. and Lucinda. She was born
10-24-25 and they live in Smithsboro.
2. Genia Smith, 11-19-35 and
married Jackson Ashley.
3. W. B. [William Barnes]
Smith, born 1-3-40; married Melinda Hatton b. 6-28-39.
4. Paul Dean Smith, single,
born in 1942
See William Smith, son of
Thomas and Lourana (Francis) Smith, and Berta Smith number (3)
3. Millie Smith, married
Hiram Adams brother to Hiram Adams, [brother to Dicy] Adams who
married George Kelly mentioned above. Children: Ben, Dixon,
Guerney, Dora, Bud, Ollie, Betty, ----no further data.
Smith, born 1-8-71; Married Bettie Breeding, born 12-27-1874,
daughter of James Breeding and Via (Cody) Breeding, and she
deceased 12-22-32 and he deceased 4-25-29. They lived on the
Waters of Carr Creek and raised the following children:
1. Carlie Smith, born
12-7-1899—married Ida Evans, lived in Ohio. He is deceased.
2. Shelly Smith, born
3-19-1901, married Arda Smith, living at Smithsboro, Ky.
3. Lydia Smith, born 3-25-03;
died 2-24-48; married Willard Back, have 1 daughter, Juanita
[married Delbert Blair].
4. Grata Smith, born 4-29-05,
Living and single.
5. Lura Smith, born 6-9-07,
married Andrew Zlatykanic, divorced, lives in Ohio.
6. Arnold Smith, deceased—no
7. Willie [Bill] Smith, born
2-14-13, no data.
8. Lenville Smith, born
2-11-16, single; was captured by Germany in W.W. II but now
home, living with his sister, Grata Smith.
9. Mack Smith, married Gypsy
Viteo, has one son, Michael–no further data.
10. Faye Smith, married
Arnold Jent, has one daughter. No further data.
Shelly Smith above married Uarda Smith, daughter of John D.
Smith and Bettie Smith, daughter of Will and Matilda (Amburgey)
Smith mentioned in this Genealogy.
Shade Smith, was born and reared in Knott County, married
Paulina Combs, daughter of Jerry Combs and Sally (Kelly) Combs,
a sister to Old George Wash Kelly who married Sarah Smith
mentioned in the genealogy. I have known Shade since a little
boy and always fond of him. He died around 1938 or 1939. He
married Paulina and after her death, married Martha Amburgey,
dau of John Amburgey and Nancy Jane Smith. By Paulina, Shade
had the following children:
1. John D. Smith, born
4-29-1883, married Elizabeth (Bettie) Smith, born 9-26-1886.
They married Sep 1, 1904 (just recently celebrated their 60th
Anniversary) and I would loved to have been there. I was
fortunate enough to attend their 50th Anniversary.
They live at the old Home Place and what a beautiful place it
is----have spent many a night there and had many a good time.
John D. had his basic education in Knott co and later attended
school at Campton, Wolfe Co. He taught school in his early
days; later went to work with Carrs Fork Coal Co. ---- worked
there 30 years and retired at age of 65. Bettie is a wonderful
woman. They have four daughters living.
(1) Uarda Jean Smith, born Dec
30, 1908, married Shelly Smith, son of John Smith and Bettie
Breeding Smith. They married August, 1930. First live in
Odessa, Texas and soon returned to Smithsboro and built a log
cabin on Uarda’s Dads Farm. Arda received her basic education
in Knott County, went to school at Caney College awhile—quit and
(2) Forrester Smith (their
only son) and a daughter, Oral, died at an early age.
(3) Elva Iris Smith, born
2-28-1918, married Morris (Dock) Hylton, son of Jesse Hylton and
Matilda (Young) Hylton. Elva graduated from Carr Creek High
School and soon after, married Dock. Elva deceased Jan 16, 1940
at the age of 21. They had no children.
(4) Eula Fern Smith, born Sept
5, 1921, married Louis P Warren who was born June 11, 1922.
They married July 27, 1946 at the old Home Place of Fern’s Dad.
Fern had her basic education at Smithsboro and Carr Creek High
School—attended Business College in Louisville and lived with
the writer. Louis is the son of Mr and Mrs O. S. Warren,
Hazard, Ky, originally from Springfield, Tenn. He graduated
from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Civil
Engineering. He is presently employed with IBM in Lexington,
Ky. Fern is a bookkeeper and housewife.
(5) Uvena Joyce Smith, born
6-2-24, married Rudolph Jones, born 7-12-24. They married
2-2-46. Joyce had her basic education at Smithsboro and Carr
Creek High School; soon afterwards, she married Rudolph , and
built a home near Joyce’s Dad at Smithsboro. Rudolph attended
school at Caney College and was a merchant as well as being
trained in other fields. They were married 15 years and then a
Daughter, Karen, was born on 5-19-60, and what a BEAUTY she
is----the only grandchild of John D. And Bettie. Rudolph
deceased 8-28-63 with cancer. Joyce still lives near her Mother
(6) Ruth Nellene Smith, born
2-20-29, Ruth had her basic education at Smithsboro and Carr
Creek High School. She graduated from the University of
Kentucky and got her degree in Elementary Education. She is and
has been teaching for many years in the Public Schools of Knott
County, her native County.
2. Jeremiah R.(Jerry) Smith,
married Luna Madden, b. 20-13-1893. They married 1-20-15. They
lived at Smithsboro on Carr Creek on the Old William Smith
Farm. Luna is the daughter of John Madden and Isabelle
(Stamper) Madden. Jerry deceased in 1962. Children: (1)
Dorothea Smith, b. 2-19-17 married Orville Collins– have 3
children. (2) Merle Smith, b. 11-23-21, married Eddis Lee
Combs—have one daughter. (3) Thomas W. Smith, b. 1-28-29,
married and has one child. (4) Glennabell [Teda] Smith, b.
9-17-30, is single and is a school teacher in Knott County.
3. Lonnie Smith, married
Harlan Cornett and has one daughter, Geneva. Geneva first
married a Stallard, had one son, Greg. Few years ago, married
Sam Smith, and they have two children. Lonnie lived in
Sassafras most of her married life until she moved to Smithsboro
and now lives on the Old Home Farm.
4. Ida Smith, married John J.
Amburgey, a merchant at Smithsboro. John is son of Albert
Amburgey and Cassie (Mullins) Amburgey. They have one daughter,
Hope, b. 5-14-21. Hope married Guy Collins, son of Smith
Collins and Elizabeth (Madden) Collins. Guy is also a
merchant. They have one son, Paul Randall Collins....
5. CeAnn Smith, married
Cullen Francis, son of Samuel Francis and Jane (Kelly) Francis.
Divorced without children. [CeAnn and Cullen had one child,
Lawrence Talmadge Francis, born 22 Aug 1902 and died 19 Apr
1954] She is now deceased.
6. Elijah Smith, died while a
Shade Smith 2nd
marriage to Martha Amburgey, dau of John Amburgey and Nancy Jane
Smith. Their Children:
1. Norma Smith, born
10-28-1914, married Basil Evans and have four children. Their
names are: Peggy Lynn, Wila, Fames, and Mary Lou.
2. Mary Iva Smith, b.
12-27-16, deceased 11-16-47, married Marvin Collins. Children:
Phyllis, Bobby, Buddy, Hope, Irene, and Ray.
3. Aaron Smith, b. 6-22-23,
deceased 9-9-46. Was married–no data.
4. Gale Smith, b. 4-4-17,
6. Bettie Smith (Daughter of
Jeremiah (Jake) Smith), born 12-27-1874 married Jessie Amburgey,
son of Hiram Amburgey, who was son of William J. Amburgey
(Tanner) and Elizabeth Stamper. Children: Glayton, Arnold,
Albert, Uarda, Burn, Cran.
7. Sarah (Sally) Smith,
married Green Cornett, son of Joseph Cornett. Children:
1. James Cornett, married
2. Malisa Cornett married
Carl Madden, son of Jackson and Elizabeth (Everidge) Madden.
Children: Has one son and one daughter. They now live in
3. Johnny Cornett, married
Velva Tignor, dau of Joe Tignor and Ella (Logan) Tignor.
Children: Troy Phillip Cornett, a graduate from Lloyds College
at Pippapass and a graduate of Morehead College and now a
teacher at that institution; Margaretta Cornett, single,
graduate of Caney College and Morehead College and now teaches
at Hindman, Ky.
4. Sidney Cornett; 5. Joseph
Cornett; 6. Isom Cornett; 7. William Cornett.
8. Nancy Smith, 1st
married William Johnson, son of Wash Johnson. He was a school
teacher in the public schools of Knott County. His grandfather, was
Thomas Johnson, one of the first settlers in Carr Creek. He married
Adelphia Carter. Children: Leslie Johnson and have children.
Nancy Smith, 2nd
marriage was to Bill Evans, had no children: 3rd
marriage was to John Ashley, formerly of Powell County. Children:
1. John Ashley, born 11-11-1895; 2. Floyd Ashley; 3. Barbara S
Ashley; 4. Berry Ashley.
9. William Smith (son of Jake)
was never married, but Peggy Combs, sister to Enoch Combs has a son
and William reported to be the father. Son: Farmer Smith, born
5-20-1879. Was never married. He served many years in the United
States Army, joined in 1898 or thereabouts. After retiring from the
Army, he made his home with John D. and Betty Smith, at he old home
place of his reported father. Farmer’s father, William was killed
by a Madden when William was a very young man, and the killing took
place not very far from the Old Baptist Church on Carr Creek that
was established in 1806. Farmer loved his people and helped many of
the unfortunate ones. John D., Betty, and Children always treated
Farmer as one of their family and made his home a happy one. He
developed an asthmatic condition while in service; in his later
years of his life, he spent the winters in Ft. Myers, Florida and
summers at John D’s. He died in Ft. Myers on March 8, 1944.
JOHN D. SMITH, SON OF
JOHN ASHLEY SMITH