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William M Smith

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  • Name William M Smith 
    Born 20 Nov 1860 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jun 1925  Dumont, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I21413  Smith Smyth Schmidt Smythe Smitt
    Branches/DNA Smith DNA GRP-R-M269-35 Smith Branch: William M Smith b 1800 NC m Elizabeth Hamilton((YDNA))
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    Father William P Smith,   b. 3 Jul 1836, McMinn Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1860, McMinn Co,TN,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years) 
    Mother Eliza J Huggins 
    Married 27 Dec 1857  McMinn, McMinn Co, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family ID F7935  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Willie Almer Rogers 
    Census (Family) 1880  District 2, Monroe, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Dec 1888  Parker Co, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1900  Township 3, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1910  Justice Precinct 1, King, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (Family) 1920  Guthrie, King, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Leonard Guy Smith,   b. 26 Nov 1889, Snyder, Scurry, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1969, Wichita Falls, Wichita, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F7936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - William Smith 49 b c 1861 TN TN TN Willie A Smith 44 Lenord G Smith 19 Izeta M Smith 17 Roger C Smith 15 Lee O Smith 12 Otis C Smith 10 Presilla J Smith 8 Lowell J Smith 5 Willie A Smith 3 Gladys O smith 1 - 1910 - Justice Precinct 1, King, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (Family) - William M Smith 59 b c 1861 TN TN TN Wilie A Smith 54 Perrila Smith 18 Lowell Smith 15 Willie A Smith 13 Gladys Smith 10 - 1920 - Guthrie, King, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Jun 1925 - Dumont, TX Link to Google Earth
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    William M Smith b 1860
Davidson TN
    William M Smith b 1860 Davidson TN

    Documents
    William M Smith Death Certificate
    William M Smith Death Certificate
    William Smith b 1860 Monroe Co TN
    William Smith b 1860 Monroe Co TN
    A History of California and Extended... Vol 2

  • Notes 
    • William M Smith?s death certificate reads:
      B: 20 Nov 1860 (age 64 y 6 mo 14 days) D: 4 June 1925 in Dumont, TX
      Birth Place: Monroe Co, TN
      Occupation: Farmer
      Name of Father: William Smith
      Birthplace of Father: TN
      Maiden name of Mother: Elizabeth Hudgings
      Birthplace of Mother: TN

      I found further confirmation in a book: A History of California and an Extended History of Southern Coastal Counties also Containing Biographies of Well Known Citizens of the Past and Present, Volume 2 - by JM Guinn, secretary and late president of the Historical Society of Southern California and Member of the American Historical Association of Washington, DC.

      The book states, ??Of southern birth and lineage he [William M Smith] was born in Monroe County, TN, Nov 20, 1860, a son of William and Elizabeth Hudgings Smith, both natives of the same state, where the father engaged as a farmer until his death, which occurred shortly before this son was born [1860]. His mother, whose grandfather Hudgings server in the Revolutionary war, lived in Tennessee until her death, which occurred at the age of 55. She was the mother of two children?.?

      I believe the next 2 paragraphs are the family of William and Elizabeth even thought the spelling of the Elizabeth?s surname is different, but am still researching for confirmation this is true.

      Further digging has yielded a marriage record provided to me by the Tennessee State Library shows a marriage license #224 was issued to William P Smith and Eliza J Huggins in McMinn County, TN (one county over from Monroe). They were married on 27 Dec. 1857. They also provided a US Federal mortality schedule for 1860 in McMinn County, TN which indicates that William P Smith (born approx 1837), a farmer, died in April 1860 at the age of 23, killed by B. Jack. I have recently submitted a request for the Circuit Court transcript for this killing.

      Further research (census records) indicate that Elizabeth Smith moved to Monroe County where her parents lived and gave birth to her son, William. If I have found the correct family, Elizabeth?s parents were Hicks and Mary Hugins. According to the 1880 census record, William Smith, age 19, resided with his grandparents, Hicks and Marthy Hugins in Monroe County, TN.

      In summary: I believe the parents of William M Smith to be:
      William P Smith who resided in McMinn County, TN. Born approx 1837 in TN and killed in April 1860 in McMinn County, TN.
      Married
      Elizabeth/Eliza Hudgings/Huggins 27 Dec 1857 in McMinn County, TN. Resided in Monroe County, TN in Nov 1860 (where she gave birth to William M Smith).
      William Smith age 19, lived with his grandparents, Hicks and Marthy Hugins in 1880, in Monroe County, TN.

      In addition to this, I found the 1850 US Census - William Smith age 13 (born 1837) living in McMinn County, TN, with his mother, Elizabeth (born in S.C.), and 7 siblings. Neighbors are listed on the same census by the surname of JACK; a coincidence that William was killed 10 years later by a B. Jack in McMinn County?


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