The Family of
James O. Smith




"In Loving Memory Of Those Who Came Before Us!"




Family Background


JAMES SMITH is my husband's
Paternal 2nd Great-Grandfather.

His daughter, SARAH E. SMITH,
is my husband's Great-Grandmother.



Births


JAMES O. SMITH was born in February 1839 in Mississippi.

Nothing is known about his parents yet.

The name "Smith" is a very difficult name to trace,
as there were so very many of them.



Residence


James moved from Mississippi to Tennessee sometime before 1864.

He then moved on to Missouri sometime around 1871 where he lived the remainder of his life.

He was found in the 1890 and 1900 Federal Census living in Lynch Township, Texas County, Missouri.



Marriages


James Smith married twice:


1. Unfortunately, his first wife's name is still unknown.

I believe that she was born in Tennessee or Mississippi.

His wife died when their daughter, Sarah,
was very young sometime between 1864-1869.


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2. James then remarried the second time to
Ellen [Surname Unknown] in 1869.



Children



James and his first wife [Name Unknown],
had only one child born from their marriage.


1.  SARAH ELIZABETH SMITH

Born 23 Feb 1864 in Obian County, Tennessee.

Married Godfrey M. Isaacs.

She died 2 Feb 1940 in McDougal, Clay County, Arkansas.


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James and Ellen had ten children born from their marriage:


1.  LILLIE SMITH

Born 1868 in Tennessee.




2.  GILBERT SMITH

Born 1870 in Tennessee.




3.  MARY B. SMITH

Born 1872 in Missouri.




4.  MARTHA SMITH

Born Feb 1877 in Missouri.




5.  LUCINDA SMITH

Born Feb 1879 in Texas County, Missouri.




6.  JAMES SMITH

Born November 1881
in Texas County, Missouri.




7.  IDA SMITH

Born Jan 1883 in Texas County, Missouri.




8.  MINNIE SMITH

Born May 1885 in Texas County, Missouri.




9.  CHARLEY SMITH

Born March 1887 in Texas County, Missouri.

He owned a store in Success, Missouri.




10.  ION or ONA SMITH

Born March 1889 in Texas County, Missouri.

She became a school teacher.



Religion


This is still unknown.



Military


James Smith was 24 years old when the North and South took up arms against each other in the American Civil War.

The 1892 Special Census reports that James Smith was a Private in Company K in the 31st Illinois Infantry.

He enlisted in the spring of 1861 and deserted the Army in the summer of 1863. He was reinstated at Cairo, Illinois in 1863 and was a Private under Captain Reed.

He was discharged in the summer of 1865 at Cairo, Illinois.



Deaths


James first wife [Name Unknown] died sometime between 1864-1869 when their daughter, Sarah, was very young.


James died sometime around 1905 in Texas County, Missouri.


It's believed that all the children except for the first one, Sarah, all lived and died in Missouri.



Other Information


James Smith was a farmer.


Family tradition tells that he was called "Black Jim" because of his dark complexion.


He lived in in Lynch Township, Texas County, Missouri in a shack about one mile from the "Big Piney River." His shack was located near the mountains and canyons.


It is reported that James was a good friend to "Frank and Jessie James." He used to let them hide out at his shack once in awhile as it was "away from everything."



Thank you for visiting our ancestors page.

If you have any additional information or inquiries about this family,
it would sure be appreciated if you would please contact me.



E-Mail

Updated July 10, 2000


Other Surnames On My Husband's Father's Side of the Family:
Click on the names you would like to see.

PARKER
ISAACS
PARKER
ROOD-?
PARKER
NEWMAN
PARKER
DOTY
ISAACS
SMITH
ISAACS
UNKNOWN
DOTY
UNKNOWN
DOTY
SKILLMAN
DOTY
HULL
DOTY
HARMON
DOUGHTIE
CLARKE
DOUGHTIE
HOLLAND
DOUGHTIE
LITSTER
DOUGHTIE
FITZ-WILLIAMS
SKILLMAN
HULL
SKILLMAN
ATEN
SKILLMAN
PETIT
NEWMAN
UNKNOWN
NEWMAN
HAWKINS
NEWMAN
UNKNOWN
NEWMAN
UNKNOWN
HULL
MANNING
HULL
DRAKE
PETIT
SCOFIELD
HOLLAND
MARTIN
CLARKE
UNKNOWN
DRAKE
UNKNOWN
ATEN
UNKNOWN



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