States: Texas: Grayson
JAMES DeVANE SMITH was b. in August of 1852 in Fayetteville, Lincoln Co., TN. He moved to Texas with his mother as a young boy. His occupation was a traveling salesman. He was well known throughout the State of Texas. In 1877 he married MARTHA "DANNIE" DANDRIDGE. They had three sons: HERSCHEL DeVANE SMITH b. 1879 in Prescott, MO. He was a noted architect in Dallas, TX. He d. in the fall of 1935 in Dallas, TX., JAMES LeROY SMITH b. 1882 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, and d. June 1, 1935 in Houston, Harris Co., TX., and VIVIAN DeVANE SMITH (male) b. 1886 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX, and d. 1926 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. DANNIE d. in 1889 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX. She is buried in West Hill Cemetery in Sherman. JAMES remarried in 1891. His second wife was names KATE. They had two children: LILLIAN D."DANNIE" SMITH b. in Jan. of 1896 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX., and d. Feb. 4, 1918, and JAMES DeVANE SMITH, JR. b. 1899 in Sherman, Grayson Co., TX and d. May 9, 1960 in Tarrant Co., TX. KATE wss living when the 1930 census was taken.
JAMES DeVANE SMITH d. July 15, 1910 in Fairview (a suburb of Sherman), Grayson Co., TX. He is buried in West Hill Cemetery.
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