I have all my genealogy notes over at my mom's house right now so I might have to get them tomorrow to get all the information. John D Smith, birth date unknown, born SC, married 1830 (have the exact date--will get it for you) to Matilda Willis, born about 1819. Can you believe that! I do have a list of their children also and will get that for you too. One of their children was Lenora Smith (m g grandmother) who married William Chester Davis, 1890 Montgomery Co, TX. Both Lenora and William died in Willis, Montgomery Co, TX and are buried at the Willis Cemetery.
Sometime after 1830 John and Matilda moved over to Dale Co, AL. By 1850 census John apparently is deceased and Matilda is 31 and has a few children at home. Next door is a Sarah Smith who married a George Reeves. I do believe that Sarah is the oldest child and was living next door.
Prince Albert Smith, born 1846 AL served in the Confederate Army and have record of his company. Prince Albert Smith is on the Dale Co, AL census for 1870 and 1880 for sure--haven't checked 1860 Dale Co, AL census. I do know that William Chester Davis was also born in Dale Co, AL 1868.
After 1880 there were a large number of persons who left Dale Co, AL and moved to the border of San Jacinto and Montgomery counties in TX. Some stayed in those two counties but Prince Albert Smith just moved up to San Augustine Co, TX sometime after 1900 or 1910 Montgomery Co, TX census. Typing this all from memory and will have to get my notes but just trying to give you a background here. I wondered what in the world Prince Albert Smith was doing in San Augustine Co, TX. He is buried there at McRae Cemetery beside his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Collins (born GA) and son, Robert E Lee Smith and his wife also. It is very pretty there and there is an old church (denomination unknown at the site). It does not appear the church is being used. On the tombstones there are inscriptions indicating they were faithful Christians. Prince does not have a CSA tombstone and I'm not sure why.
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Looks to me like my dad and your husband would be 2nd cousins and then you must be a cousin-in-law. Ha! Ha!
I have not been able to find the marriage record for Prince and Sarah but assume it would have been in Dale Co, AL. There are some Collins buried at County Line Cemetery, San Jacinto Co, TX and know those have to be relatives of Sarah Elizabeth Collins Smith.
Where is Edmond Smith buried? In San Jacinto Co, TX?
When I first started genealogy I was asking, "Does anyone know who some of the grandparents were?" and then I get an answer like, "YES! Prince Albert!" They seemed to think it was "The Prince Albert"! Quite an unusual name, don't you think?
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