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Help Me Burnet County - Lucinda Whitis Shelton Smith
Posted by: Hugh Adams (ID *****8954) Date: May 22, 2008 at 06:08:01
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I have been searching for 15 years trying to find the parents of my grandmother Annie Smith. The search has led me to a probate record for Archibald Monroe Smith who died July 23, 1922 in Burnet County.

"Archie was married to Lucinda Whitis and in Archie Monroe Smith's probate record, filed 23 Nov 1922 in Burnet County, Annie Walker is listed as being an heir/daughter of Lucinda. Two sons of Lucinda's are also mentioned Si (Cye) Shelton and Mark Shelton (who is listed as deceased with heirs)."

Lucinda Whitis first marriage was to Fielding Shelton in Kentucky. He died about 1882 and she, with her parents/family, moved to Burnet county, Texas.

Her second marriage was to a J. J. Smith, 22 Jan 1883 in Burnet county. But by 19 May 1890, she marries again to Archie Monroe Smith who requests that Annie be given to her sister Mary B Whitis Harper to be raised. I am wondering what happened to this J. J. Smith. Is there a divorce record? Did he die? What the initials stood for. It is NOT James J M Smith, born 1839 GA. in the 1880 Burnet census.

Below is the 1900 census for Archie and Lucinda. Curious as to why Thomas J. and Jesse H. Smith aren't mentioned? Can't find Thomas or Jesse past the 1900 census.


1900 Burnet Co., TX Census 7-Pct p288
SMITH Archie M head w m Dec 1848 61 m10 TN TN TN farmer (Archibald Monroe Smith)
" Lucinda C (WHITIS) wife w f Feb 1860 40 m10 10kids 10living KY NC TN (married 19 May 1890 Burnet Co)
" Emma O dau w f Feb 1891 9 single TX TN KY *Archie & Lucinda's
" Monroe? A son w m Sep 1892 7 single TX TN KY *Archie & Lucinda's
" Eliza E dau w f Jun 1894 5 single TX TN KY *Archie & Lucinda's
" Birdie A dau w f Aug 1896 3 single TX TN KY *Archie & Lucinda's
" Thomas T? son w m Aug 1883 16 single TX TN TN *Archie's 1st wife
" Albert son w m Deec 1885 14 single TX TN TN *Archie's 1st wife
" Lela M dau w f Dec 1887 12 single TX TN TN *Archie's 1st wife
" Thomas J step-son w m Dec 1883 16 single TX GA KY *Lucinda & J J SMITH (married 22 Jan 1883 Burnet Co)
" Jesse H step-son w m Jan 1886 14 single TX GA KY *lucinda's & J J SMITH

1900 Travis Co., TX Census 9 WD Austin p204
1017 East Sixth Street
HARPER Daniel S head w m Mar 1853 47 m26 KY KY KY Carpenter
" Mary (WHITIS) wife w f Mar 1854 46 m26 KY SC TN
" Annie niece w f Feb 1888 12 TX TX KY
Daniel & Mary were married 6 Feb 1972 in Somerset, Pulaski Co., Kentucky and came to Texas about 1888?

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