It has been a couple of years since I was active in this line of my genealogy. Back then I had posted a question about a Charity Elizabeth Knipe of Williams Co., OH. Hopefully, during the last couple of years, you may have come across some information about her. According to my grandfather, Woodrow Hezekiah Smith, his grandfather was Lewis Henry Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Sarah or Sally Posh. Lewis had married Charity in Williams Co., OH (supposedly they lived in the Stryker area, but I am not sure where Springfield Township is). He thought that Charity's father's name was Austin Knipe. The Miller Co., AR census shows that she was born July 1840 in OH and her parents were both born in PA.
Anyway, this time around I have noticed that we appear to have another connection. Lewis Henry Smith's sister was Catherine Smith, born 1835 in Williams Co., OH. Their parents were, as noted above, George Washington Smith and Sarah Posh, formerly of VA. Circumstantial evidence leads towards Catherine Smith and Catharine Rebecca Smith (who married Frederick Austin Knipe) being the same person. Also, this "Austin" may be the one that my grandfather thought was the father of Charity, but he may have misremembered.
Anyway, please find below a chart which shows the information that I know. If you have any insight on either of these connections, please feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Descendants of George Washington Smith
Generation No. 1
1. GEORGE WASHINGTON1 SMITH was born Abt. 1799 in VA. He met SARAH POSH in VA?.
Notes for SARAH POSH:
According to Mamaw (Naomi Smith), her name was supposedly Sally Posh.
Children of GEORGE SMITH and SARAH POSH are:
2. i. LEWIS HENRY2 SMITH, b. November 01, 1833, Fauquier Co., VA; d. April 11, 1911, Texarkana, Miller Co., AR.
ii. GEORGE SMITH, b. Abt. 1830.
More About GEORGE SMITH:
Fact 1: Abt. 1830, Born in OH
iii. CATHERINE SMITH, b. Abt. 1835.
More About CATHERINE SMITH:
Fact 1: Abt. 1835, Born in OH
iv. SARAH SMITH, b. Abt. 1840.
More About SARAH SMITH:
Fact 1: Abt. 1840, Born in OH
v. PHONTIROY SMITH, b. Abt. 1842.
More About PHONTIROY SMITH:
Fact 1: Abt. 1842, Born in OH
vi. MARGARET SMITH, b. Abt. 1843.
More About MARGARET SMITH:
Fact 1: Abt. 1843, Born in OH
vii. MARY SMITH, b. Abt. 1848.
More About MARY SMITH:
Fact 1: Abt. 1848, Born in OH
Generation No. 2
2. LEWIS HENRY2 SMITH (GEORGE WASHINGTON1) was born November 01, 1833 in Fauquier Co., VA, and died April 11, 1911 in Texarkana, Miller Co., AR. He married CHARITY ELIZABETH KNIPE January 31, 1856 in Williams Co., OH.
Children of LEWIS SMITH and CHARITY KNIPE are:
3. i. ALEXANDER PERRY3 SMITH, b. November 05, 1858, Stryker, Williams Co., OH; d. March 26, 1942, Fouke, Miller Co., AR.
ii. GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH, b. January 29, 1857, OH; d. June 02, 1931, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.
iii. JACOB LOUIS SMITH, b. December 31, 1862.
iv. MARY CATHERINE SMITH, b. April 24, 1865, Stryker, Williams Co., OH; d. August 09, 1937, Texarkana, Miller Co., AR; m. SAM GRIGSON.
v. JOHN PETER SMITH, b. October 19, 1868, Stryker, Williams Co., OH; d. Texarkana, Miller Co., AR; m. LOLA A WILBUR, December 11, 1899, Texarkana, Miller Co., AR.
vi. ANNIE CHARITY SMITH, b. May 08, 1871, Stryker, Williams Co., OH; d. December 29, 1919; m. LOUIS F. COBET, 1897.
Notes for ANNIE CHARITY SMITH:
Buried in Silvereno Cemetary near Texarkana.
Generation No. 3
3. ALEXANDER PERRY3 SMITH (LEWIS HENRY2, GEORGE WASHINGTON1) was born November 05, 1858 in Stryker, Williams Co., OH, and died March 26, 1942 in Fouke, Miller Co., AR. He met (1) MARTHA NEWSOM. He met (2) LENA BELLE PALMER January 06, 1912 in below Fouke, Miller Co., AR, daughter of HEZEKIAH PALMER and LAURA STEWART.
Notes for ALEXANDER PERRY SMITH:
He married in OH, but left because wife sued for divorce and alimony and won in court but Perry didn't want to pay. He moved to Dallas Co., TX where he farmed. Then he moved to Upshur Co., TX. He married Martha Cates (nee Newsom), whose husband was in the state penitentiary for horse stealing. They were married in Dallas Co., TX. They moved to Miller Co., AR in 1905 in two wagons. Martha died of consumption (now called tuberculosis) in Miller Co., AR. He later met a widow, Lena Belle Coker (nee Palmer) with 4 daughters: Mattie Bessie, Florence and Essie. Lena's husband, Sam Coker, had been shot to death by Jim Black when Jim was hauling railroad ties over Coker's property and causing deep ruts in the road. Black was sentenced to 15 years in the state penitentiary for that. Perry was a farmer all his life. He died of cancer of the colon. He and Martha were married in her parents' home south of Fouke. As a youth, he was expelled from school when he turned the teacher's switch on her and gave her 3 licks after she gave him 3.
Children of ALEXANDER SMITH and MARTHA NEWSOM are:
i. ROBERT4 SMITH, b. December 1882.
More About ROBERT SMITH:
Fact 1: December 1882, Born in Upshur Co., TX
ii. LOUIS SMITH, b. July 1889.
More About LOUIS SMITH:
Fact 1: July 1889, Born in Upshur Co., TX
iii. CALEB SMITH, b. May 1892.
More About CALEB SMITH:
Fact 1: May 1892, Born in Upshur Co., TX
iv. BLANCHE SMITH, b. January 1899.
More About BLANCHE SMITH:
Fact 1: January 1899, Born in Upshur Co., TX
Children of ALEXANDER SMITH and LENA PALMER are:
4. v. WOODROW HEZEKIAH4 SMITH, b. October 03, 1914, Texarkana, Miller Co., AR; d. October 23, 1989, Houston, Harris Co., TX.
vi. JOHN PERRY SMITH, b. March 17, 1916.
More About JOHN PERRY SMITH:
Fact 1: March 17, 1916, Born in Texarkana, Miller Co., AR
Fact 2: Married Grace Davenport
Fact 3: 1984, Died in Waco, McClennon Co., TX
vii. MELBA INEZ SMITH, m. JAMES LESTER SIMMONS.
More About MELBA INEZ SMITH:
Fact 1: Born in Texarkana, Miller Co., AR
Fact 2: Married Carter Chambers in Texarkana, Miller Co., AR
Notes for JAMES LESTER SIMMONS:
Funeral at East Funeral Home, Texarkana, AR. Died at home of a heart attack in the yard. Age 83.
Generation No. 4
4. WOODROW HEZEKIAH4 SMITH (ALEXANDER PERRY3, LEWIS HENRY2, GEORGE WASHINGTON1) was born October 03, 1914 in Texarkana, Miller Co., AR, and died October 23, 1989 in Houston, Harris Co., TX. He met NAOMI SYLVIA STANFORD May 22, 1935 in Texarkana, Miller Co., AR, daughter of WILLIAM STANFORD and MARY CHANDLER.
Children of WOODROW SMITH and NAOMI STANFORD are:
i. SYLVIA CAROLYN5 SMITH, b. October 18, 1938, Genoa, Miller Co., AR; m. SIDNEY CHARLES FERRELL, March 25, 1958, Houston, Harris Co., TX.
ii. BETTY JEAN SMITH, b. March 14, 1936; m. EDWARD BRODLOWICZ.
More About BETTY JEAN SMITH:
Fact 1: March 14, 1936, Born in Fouke, Miller Co., AR
Fact 2: Married Edward Charles Brodlowicz
Fact 3: March 1959, Son Michael Brodlowicz born
Fact 4: September 1960, Son Joseph Charles Brodlowicz born
iii. GLENDA ANN SMITH, b. July 13, 1943.
More About GLENDA ANN SMITH:
Fact 1: July 13, 1943, Born in Genoa, Miller Co., AR
Fact 2: Married Albert August Christiansen
Fact 3: Son Mark Christiansen born
Fact 4: Daughter Sheila Christiansen born
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