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The MYSTERIOUS Illinois Clan
Posted by: K. Mae Date: December 21, 2001 at 14:19:05
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I've been told many times by researchers that the Illinois Smitherman/Smotherman clan are a total mystery. I'm hoping to solve the mysteries of my family and unlock the secrets! I'm asking you for your help with the many unsolved puzzles and brick walls. Does anything ring a bell? PLEASE, help me seek my roots! I need to know! Many Thanks. Looking for anything on this Smitherman/Smotherman clan from North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, and some moved to Missouri.

Ollie Smitherman b. 1895 IL, daughter of Jesse M. b. 1859 Ganesville, Montgomery Co., Illinois and Mary B. Pope b. Feb 1865, TN., daughter of Simeon or Simon Pope and Sexton. Last known location of Ollie, at age 5, is Lincoln Twp., Illinois in 1900 census. The family might have moved to Sangamon County.

Jesse, b. 1859 (occupation coal miner) is the son of Thomas (b. about 1824/1826 TN, son of Jesse, b. 1798 NC d. 1852 IL) and Mary Ellen Mays. Known children of Thomas (occupation grocer) and Mary Ellen Mays are:
Lydia A., b. 1857 IL, m. Wm. J. Hancock, 4 Feb 1875, Montgomery County, IL.
Jesse M., b. 1859, Ganesville, Montgomery Co., IL.
Fenola F., b. 1861 IL, m. John Mize, 18 Feb 1880, Montgomery County, Illinois.
John M. Smitherman, B. 1866 Illinois.

Thomas b. Tn., is the administrator of his brother Spencer's will, and they both were listed as Smotherman at times. What is the name of Thomas and Spencer's mother? I have two names, Jincey Brown and Betsy Ally.

I have 10 children listed for Jesse, b. 1798 NC, d. IL.
Please correct errors:
Littleton Jefferson, b. 1819 Tn, d. 1887 Illinois
James, b. 1822 Tn, d. Missouri, m. (1)Ruth McCurley, 1841 IL. m. (2) Eliza, 1861 Cass County, Missouri.
Thomas, b. abt. 1822 or 1824 Tn, d. Illinois, m. (1) Mary Ellen Mays, 12 Feb 1856 Macoupin Co., IL. m. (2) ? Harwell ? unknown
Spencer, b. 1825 Tn, d. 6 Aug 1891 Montgomery County, IL. m. Frances Ann Wilson, 13 Nov 1845 Macoupin Co., IL.
William, b. 1827, d. 1850 Illinois
John, b. 1829
Samuel, b. 1831
Julius J., b. 1839 Illinois
Mary B., b. 1842 Illinois
Nancy B., 1845 Illinois
Jesse M. Smitherman, b. 1859 IL., first wife is Mary A. McKinney married July 10, 1885 in Macoupin Co. IL, daughter of Richard D. McKinney and Mary J. Ayers. She was born 1868 in Sangamon County, IL. Jesse and Mary A. have two children, Maude Mae, b. 1885 IL, d. 1952 Chicago and Walter, b. 1888 IL., d. 1910, Springfield, Illinois.


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