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smith's in hardee co/mattie gillespie
Posted by: martha mann (ID *****2356) Date: October 15, 2007 at 17:02:09
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mattie gillespie was born 4/7 april 1870
she married robert raymond smith 10 april 1897, i know there was at least 10 children of this marriage as my mother was one of thier children.

mattie gillespie was riaised in the prescott family, her mother married a prescott, i have a bible insert that say the prescott's listed were her half brothers and sisters.

william joseph prescott b 11 april 1872
dollie ardekkie prescott b- 1 feb 1875
virginia hortense prescott b- 23 aug 1876
annie m., prescott b-17 feb 1878
owen bruce prescott b 28 feb 1879
viola prescott b- 6 april 1880
charlie prescott b-5 aug 1883
edd prescott b-18 march 1885


argon gillespie b- 29 dec 1849\according to this record argon gillespie died 1885/86

thier is a note that says they lived in house going to hart's cemetery

i remember going to this house once when i was very young
there had been a death in the family, don't remeber what year, what i remember most is that one of the ladies was smoking a corn cob pipe.

my parents, grandapretns and several aunts and uncles are buried at harts cemetery.

i would like to find out more about this family, as far as i know they lived in hardee co for the most of thier marriage, robert raymond died in 1950, his body lay in state at thier house until burial, i was only fours old at the time so that memory will always be with me.
the smith children were as follows:
willie clifford
gladys marie smith
burnice smith ( died in infancy )
victoria
gordon
pearl
rena
orville
wilma mae ( my mother ) she married a spraggins
there may have been child that died at birth

thn
ang u
you very nuch


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