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Elizabeth Lydia/Lyde Smith Brock b 1854
Posted by: DJ Melton Date: April 14, 2000 at 22:17:47
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My grandmother says she was born in Westbrook , Mitchell Co, TX, because her grandmother, Elizabeth Lydia "Aunt Lyde" Smith Brock, who had married Elisha Estes Brock in 1874, was widowed in March 1908 and bought a ranch in Westbrook by March 1909. If there were other Smiths or Brocks in the area, I would love to know about them.

As far as I know, Lyde's mother Louvinia or Luvinia Smith, b 1825, had died by then, and I believe her father to have died around the time of the Civil War or shortly after, as he is not found on the 1870 Census for Caldwell Co, TX, where the family was at that time. Lyde's siblings, as best I can figure, were Edward Smith b 1846, Uria W. Smith b 1848, Sarah Jane Smith b abt 1850, Pinkney or Pinckney Smith b May 29, 1853, and Sophia b abt 1854.

I do not think they would have moved so far from Bristol, Ellis co, without more family nearby. By Sept. 1912, at least Lyde's daughter Sallie Eliza and her family were back in Bristol, Ellis Co. Most or all of these Smiths were b in MO.

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