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Re: James Davenport SMITH - my "brick wall" FOUND!!!
Posted by: Joan Upham (ID *****7052) Date: March 13, 2003 at 17:53:10
In Reply to: Re: James Davenport SMITH - my "brick wall" FOUND!!! by Kathye [Payne] Upham of 472

I am looking for the husband, chn, etc of my GG-Aunt Mrs Ruth Catherine " Kate " [Smith] HENRY born 11 Dec 1856 possibly in Oglethorpe Co Ga as the 1860 census shows her:
1860 Oglethorpe Co Ga/Dry Fork PO/HH 263-263/pg 639: Smith, James/HH/wm age 32 Ga/overseer/ (James Davenport)
Smith, Martha/wife/wf age 29 Ga/ (Mary Elizabeth born 24 Dec 1835)
Smith, Sarah/wf age 09 Ga (Sarah Jane born 11 Jan 1851)
Smith, William/wm age 06 Ga (William Washington born 07 Apr 1854)
**Smith, Rutha/wf age 04 Ga (Ruth Catherine born 11 Dec 1856)
Smith, unnamed/wf age 3mos Ga (Susan Frances born 03 Feb 1860).
Then my LAST record of her:
1870 Greene Co Ga/White Plains Dist)/1609-1621/pg 399b: Smith, James/HH/wm age 44 Ga/farmer/
Smith, Martha/wf age 32 Ga/keeps house
Smith, Sarah/wf age 18 Ga/
Smith, William/wm age 16/farm labor
**Smith, Ruth/wf age 14 Ga/
Smith, Susan/ wf age 10 Ga/
Smith, Henry/wm age 08 Ga/
Smith, Mary/wf age 04 Ga/
Smith, John/wm age 02 Ga/
Smith, Thomas/wm age 3mos Ga (census taken 16 Jul 1870)
........UNTIL........
OBITUARY: Lake Letter, The Standard, Cedartown, Ga, Oct 18th, 1928, Page Two, Section Two
This Community was made sad Friday morning, Oct. 12th, when God saw fit to take Mr. Jas. H. Smith, 66 years of age. He was a member of Lake Creek Baptist Church, where he was a loyal and faithful member for many years. He leaves five sisters and two brothers to mourn his loss - Messrs. John and Tom Smith of Friendship, Mrs. Alice Crabb of Beaumont, Tex., and Mrs. Mary McWauell of Sylacauga, Ala., Mrs. Wetfurn Wilkins of Rome, **Mrs. Kate Henry of Prospect**, and Miss Rovia Smith of this place. The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. "
I just have a "hunch" she may have married in COBB Co Ga between 1870-1880 as she is not living with her widowed mother on the 1880 Paulding Co Ga census and her sister Sarah Jane married Elisha Clanton in Cobb Co Ga in 1872....
GG Aunt Kate died between 12 Oct 1928 and 03 Jul 1939 when her brother Thomas B. Smith died in Polk Co Ga.
I checked the 1920 and 1930 censuses for "Prospect, Jasper Co Ga, Prospect, Franklin Co Ga, Polk Co Ga, and all of Ga for Ruth, Catherine, Kate, R, C, K with last name Henry and came up with zilch.
Is there another "Prospect, Ga" ???
Aunt Kate's parents were James Davenport SMITH & Mary Martha Elizabeth [SHAW] who married in 1850. All of the above birthdates were from their family Bible pages my Great Grandma Mrs Alice Idonia [Smith] CRABB copied from whoever had it when the family held a Smith Reunion in Polk Co Ga held 30 Jul 1939....but still, they could be off a little...?
Husband's of Aunt Kate's sisters:
Mary Elizabeth married Mr ___ McWauell (spelling wrong ???)
Sarah Jane married Elisha Clanton & died in Alabama
Arrovia "Rovia" married Thomas Riley Mullinax after 1928
Alice Idonia married Charles White Crabb & died in Texas
Lillian Doveye married James Wilburn Wilkins & died in Fla
I don't know who Susan Frances married but per her mother, she was still living in 1900.
Wives of Aunt Kate's brothers:
James Henry never married (always lived with sister Rovia)
Thomas Butler Smith married Mary Alma [Moseley]
I don't know who John Gibson married
I don't know who William Washington married but per his mother, he was still living in 1900.
My GG-Grandpa James Davenport Smith died in June 1879 in Paulding Co Ga and my GG-Grandma Mary Martha Elizabeth [Shaw] died after the 1900 Polk Co Ga census was taken.
.......Do you recognize anyone????
.......If so, I'd sure like to hear from you!!!
Kathye [Payne] Upham
kupham@neto.com


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