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Re: The MYSTERIOUS Illinois Clan
Posted by: K. Mae Date: February 06, 2002 at 11:08:00
In Reply to: The MYSTERIOUS Illinois Clan by K. Mae of 325

My deep appreciation to all those who assisted me in unlocking the mysteries of my clan.

Jesse M. Smitherman, b. 1860 IL, d. 1935, Lincoln, Logan, IL., buried in Union Cemetery. Jesse used the name of JASPER after he married Mary Belle Pope in July 1895. He was a bartender as well as a coal miner in Lincoln, Logan, IL. Jesse is the son of Thomas L. Smotherman and Mary E. Mays. Thomas was NOT the administrator of his brother Spencer's will. Spencer was the administrator of Thomas will. Spencer's daughter was administrator to her fathers will. Other children of Thomas are: Lydia, Penola and John M. Smitherman.

Jesse Jasper M. Smitherman
m. (1) Mary A. McKinney, 10 Jul 1885, daugther of Richard D. McKinney and Mayry (sic) Mary Ayers. Mary was born in Sangamon 1868, d. 1909. Two children,
(1 child) Maude Mae Smitherman Oliver, b. 1885, d. 1952, Chicago. Married Harry Edison Oliver of Lincoln. They had two children, Merle Franklin and Ethel Gladys Oliver Sheehan.
(2 child) *Walter Smitherman, b. 25 Mar 1887 Athens, Menard, IL, d. Dec 1910, Springfield, Sangamon, IL., m. Nora Elizabeth Hurley, 26 Nov 1908, IN.
Nora m. (1) Walter Smitherman, (2) Alfred Pruit Money, (3) Unknown Engelke.
Nora was b. 25 Nov 1890, d. 4 Mar 1968, Lincoln, Logan. IL.
Walter and Nora had one child: Jesse "Jess" Jasper Daniel Smitherman, b. 24 Jun 1909, Springfield, d. 4 Apr 1988, Lincoln.
Jess D. married:
m. (1) Geraldine Kakely (sic), they had one daughter Pat "Patty" Ellen Kollor, Carlinville.
m. (2) Lucille Wright on Dec 19, 1946, they had one daughter Sharon Smitherman, m. (1) Ramsey, three sons, m. (2) Michael Hayes.

Jess had half-brother Ray Earl Money, b. 1913, d. 2001. m. (1) Nora Stolte, b. 1923, d. 1995
m. (2) Cora Kathleen Cochran b. 1909, d. 1995, daughter of David Cochran and Martha ?
Ray and Cora had one daughter, Carolyn.

*Walter was killed in a Woodside Coal Company mine accident. It was reported in the Springfield Register that Walter age 21 was kicked by one of the mine mules and knocked under eight coal cars were he was instantly killed.

Jesse Jasper M. Smitherman m. (2) Mary Belle Pope, b. 22 Feb 1865, TN. d. Dec 1956, Lincoln, Logan, IL. Daugther of Simpon (sic) Simeon Pope and Sarah Sexton both born in Tennessee. Simeon and Sarah had 8 children, 2 boys and 7 girls. Ivy Pearl Pope Bacon was the last alive in 1965. She married Orvil H. Bacon of Springfield.

Daughter of Jasper and Mary Belle Pope, Ollie Smitherman, married Walter Leisch of Lincoln. They had one child.

I'm seeking more info on the Pope and Sexton clan of Tennessee and any more I can find on the above. Thanks so much to you all. Contact to share info on this clan.

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