Posted By:Ann Allison
Subject:Re: Family Mystery...William Edward Smith, born 1883
Post Date:February 16, 2013 at 00:44:59
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Forum:North Carolina Genealogy Forum
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I'm not related -
In 1900 Mary J. Smith says she was the mother of 8, with 8 living. In 1910 She says mother of 8, 6 living. Charlie is living 2 doors away in 1910, so the only 2 missing are William and Leva, who are most likely dead.

It appears by the family burials including Lee's mother Phebe, that the family was affiliated with the Saints Delight Primitive Baptist Church. If you have not already, you should contact that church (or its successor) and see if they have any record of member deaths, or burials in their cemetery.

Where did you get an exact date of birth for William, if there is no record other than the 1900 Census?