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JOHN M and MARY POLLY RENE ROWLAND SMITH Families of Newton County, Arkansas

This is their families' genealogy as I know it.
Corrections or additions welcomed.
Will be adding more information and (hopefully photos) to this genealogy, so please come back and visit later.

John M. Smith was son of Jeremiah and Margaret L Armstrong(Byrd?)Smith
John was born 24 May 1826 in Lawrence County,Tennessee.
John married MARY POLLY RENE ROWLAND on 22 May 1844\45 in Newton County,Arkansas; married by Jesse Casey,JP
Have John M. Smith's Civil War Pension Record.
John served in Co. C, Second Arkansas Cavalry (Union) during Civil War.Drew Pension No. 471,229 and 613,497.
His physical descriptions states he was 6 feet tall with blue eyes and red hair.
Per his pension record, John died 12 May 1906 in Newton County.
Do not know which cemetery he is buried in.

John is eligible for a Union Civil War Tombstone. If any of his direct descendants are reading this, you can still apply for a government military tombstone at no cost.
The U.S. government will only place his name and regiment number on the stone; any other information such as dates and places one would have to pay for. Someone would have to pour the cement footing the stone would be placed on and install the stone when the stone is shipped.
Contact me and I will try to guide you through the steps to obtain a military tombstone for John.

was born July 1823 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
Mary Polly's death date and place of burial is unknown
Father: Stephen Rowland
Mother: Sally McKew (McKeon?)
Stephen Rowland and Sally McKew were married 12Oct1818 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. (not verified)
Paternal Grandfather was George W Rowland and grandmother was Martha Gibson

John and Mary Polly Rene Rowland Smith's known children were:
(1)MARGARET SMITH born 1846 in Newton County, Arkansas
No further information; married unknown
died unknown

(2)JAMES W SMITH born 3 Oct 1847 in Newton County, Arkansas.
Died 7 Jan 1898,Newton County, Arkansas,buried:Coppers Bluff Cemetery in Newton County.
James married MARY TENNISON ,born Nov 1853. Married ca 1867, page 14, Newton County, Arkansas Marriage Records
MARY TENNISON is probably the daughter of ALLEN TENNISON and RACHEL EASTEP.
Studied Allen, John, Thomas and David Tennison families who were living in Newton County,Arkansas on 1850 and 1860 census.
From the names and ages of their children, believe Mary Tennison to be the daughter of Allen and Rachel Eastep Tennison. Allen Tennison was born in Tennsessee and believe Rachel Eastep to be born in Missouri. It is said Rachel Eastep was of Indian blood.
Allen and Rachel Eastep Tennison were killed during the Civil War and are buried under the Norton's barn. Brother John Tennison is also buried there. Daughter Mary Tennison probably went to live with another family and that is why we cannot find her on later census records.

John Tennison had a daughter Mary A Tennison, born 4July1854 in Arkansas, who married Simon Solomon Sutton in 1871 in Parker County, Texas.

David Tennison had a daughter Mary, born 1848.
David's wife was Martha. They were in Newton County up to 1880.
Will be listing their genealogy in my 'Kinfolks Stories' soon.

Thomas and Sarah Caroline Liles Tennison had a daughter Mary Martha Tennison , born 6 Nov 1851 in Arkansas who was on the 1860 census but was not on the 1870 census;
Mary Martha Tennison apparently died young. I have Thomas Tennison's Civil War Pension Record and have a list of their children and their exact birth dates.

Allen T Tennison (son of Allen ) married Nancy Riggs and they had a daughter Mary Tennison, born ca 1879 who married James Armstrong.

There was a Samuel Tennison who lived in Missouri but was in Newton County during the Civil War and died there ca 1866 while in the Union Army. His probate record is in Newton County, but he did not have a daughter Mary that I am aware of.
I believe at this point that *MARY TENNISON was the daughter of ALLEN TENNISON and RACHEL EASTEP.

1860 Newton County, Arkansas Census
Allen Tennison 36
Rachel, 35 (Rachel Estep)
Lucinda, 12
*Mary, 8
Allen, 5
James 1

My second conclusion is that James W Smith and Mary Tennison named their firstborn son, John Allen Smith after James' father John Smith and Mary's father Allen Tennison; thus the name John Allen Smith.

Allen Tennison and Rachel Eastep Tennison died ca 1862 during Civil War time and are buried under Norton's Barn in Newton County, Arkansas, White Township. They were killed by bushwhackers.

James W and Mary Tennison Smith did not show up on the 1870 or 1880 census records that I could find.
Mary Tennison Smith was on the 1900 Newton County, Arkansas census as a widow with 9 living children. I cannot account for the 9th child.
Do not know when and where Mary Tennison Smith died.
1900 Newton County, Arkansas Census, Pleasant Hill Township, Visit 151
SMITH, Mary, head, born Nov 1853,46, Wd, M32 yrs, 11-9 living children,AR,AR,MO
...... Stephen, son, Aug 1884, 15, S, AR, AR, AR
...... Frank, son, Apr 1892, 11, S, AR,AR,AR
...... Louisiana, daug., Apr 1892, 8, S, AR,AR,AR

Will be putting photos of these families in this story from time to time, so please come back and visit again.

children of James W Smith and Mary Tennison were:
i:JOHN ALLEN SMITH, born March 1868(4March1867) in Newton County.
He married MARY ELIZABETH "Bess" SHATSWELL on 20 Oct 1887 (pg297)in Newton County.
Mary Elizabeth Shatswell was born 10June1870 in Newton County.
Mary was daughter of Thomas C. SHATSWELL and Elizabeth "Betsy" Peoples Shatswell.

John Allen and Mary Elizabeth "Bess" Shatswell Smith
Thank you Lamona Phillips for letting me use your photo

Mary Shatswell was a small child when her father Thomas was murdered by raiders in Newton County, Arkansas.
See "Thomas Crownshield and Elizabeth "Betsy" Peoples Shatswell Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories'.
John Allen Smith died 1May1947 at Onapa, McIntosh County, Oklahoma with burial in Brush Hill Cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth Shatswell Smith died 18May1949 at Checotah,McIntosh County,Oklahoma
She is buried in Brush Hill Cemetery in McIntosh County, Oklahoma
Their known Children were:
1) MARY SMITH, born 5 Sept 1888. Died 20Sept1888 and is buried in Coppers Bluff Cemetery in Newton County.

2)PEGGY ANGELINE SMITH, born 10\18 April 1890 in Newton County.
She married DILLARD ROSE on 13 Feb 1910,Franklin County, Arkansas
(have Franklin County, Arkansas Marriage Books)
Peggy died 23 Feb 1965 Bakersfield,Kern County,California with burial in the Arvin Cemetery in Bakersfield, California

Their known children :
1. Frankie Rose
2. Beulah Inez Rose, born in Franklin County, Arkansas
3. Laury Macpherson Rose, born Franklin County, Arkansas
4. Odis Beatrice Rose born 1914 in LeFlore County, Oklahoma
5. Jettie Rose, born in LeFlore County,Oklahoma
6. Andrew Jackson Rose, born in LeFlore County, Oklahoma
7. John Rose, born in LeFlore County, Oklahoma
8. Goldie Rose, born Cherokee County, Oklahoma
9. Wilbur Eugene Rose born in Oklahoma
10. Dillard L. Rose born in McIntosh County, Oklahoma
11. Living Rose

3)JAMES W. SMITH, born Oct 1891
He supposedly died in Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Have been unable to find him definitely on census records so far.

1920 Muskogee County, Oklahoma Census, Visit 135
Is this our James W Smith?
Smith, James, 29, AR
.......Grace C, age 23, born Arkansas.
........William H age 8; AR
.........Floyd J age 6; AR
.........Samuel W age 3-11/12m , AR;
.........Hershel, age 1-9/12 born Oklahoma.

4) SARAH EMMALINE SMITH, born 14Sept1895 Newton County, Arkansas
married JOHN WESLEY WALDRON on 25Jan1912 Franklin County, Arkansas.
Sarah died 30Nov1934 in Minco,Grady County, Oklahoma with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery
John Wesley Waldron, was born 20Jan1895,Newton County, Arkansas at Richland.
He died 25Jan1965 Bakersfield,California with burial at Wasco,California.
Their Children:
1. Herbert H. Waldron, born 1914 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
2. Roy Walter Waldron born Sequoyah County, Oklahoma
3. George Lee Waldron, born LeFlore County, Oklahoma
4. Carl William Waldron, born LeFlore County, Oklahoma
5. Johnny Jay Waldron, born LeFlore County, Oklahoma
6. Donna Fay Waldron, born at Dover, Pope County, Arkansas
7. Lois Ann Waldron, born at Minco, Grady County, Oklahoma

Thank you LaMona Phillips for your help with these families.

5)MATTIE VIRGINIA "Jinny" SMITH, born 19 Aug 1897 in Newton County.
Married SAMUEL THOMAS WALDRON,born 1 Jan 1894 at Lurton, Richland Township,Newton County, Arkansas.
Married on 8\9 Sept1914 in Sallisaw,Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
Mattie died on 15Oct1942,Lamont,Kern County, California and is buried in Union Cemetery,Bakersfield,California.
1. Herman D Waldron,born Franklin County, Arkansas
2. Winnie Fay Waldron, born LeFlore County, Oklahoma
3. J.E. Waldron, born LeFlore County, Oklahoma
4. Alene Waldron, born LeFlore County, Oklahoma
5. Edith Jewel Waldron, born at Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma
6. Loren Waldron, born in McIntosh County, Oklahoma
7. Living Waldron
8. Living Waldron
Samuel Thomas Waldron, died February 27, 1959, Arvin, Kern County, California,buried in Union Cemetery Bakersfield, Kern County, California
Samuel Thomas Waldron was the son of James Edward Waldron, and Margaret Ann Cook, the daughter of Joseph Cook and Mary Ann Moody
James Edward Waldron and Margaret Ann Cook married April 16, 1876, at Vichy, Maries County,Missouri. They had 8 children.

Thank you LaMona Phillips for sharing your Waldron Family information and sending this picture of Mattie's tombstone.
Thank you for sending the 1910 Franklin County, Arkansas census information on John A Smith family. I could not find them

1900 Newton County, Arkansas, Pleasant Hill Township, Visit 109-114(5 children with 4
Smith, John, head, M, May 1869, M12yrs
.......Mary E, Wife, F, Jan 1870, M12yrs, 5-4 living children
.......Peggy W, daug., F, Apr 1890
.......James W, son, M, Oct 1891
.......Sarah E, daug.,F, Sept 1894
.......Mattie J, daug.,F, Aug 1897

6) GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH, born 19Aug1901 in Ozark, Franklin County,Arkansas.
He married ALTA VERDA SHELTON in Cameron, LeFlore County,Oklahoma.
Alta was born 1Dec1903 in Arkansas. She died 10Aug1985 in Tulare County, California
Alta's parents were William H. Shelton and Minerva C. Pierce. Minerva Pierce's ancestors were Joshua Reeves and Alsey E. Kester Reeves of Searcy County, Arkansas.
Most Arkansas kinfolks seemed to live and marry in the same areas

William and Minervia Pierce Shelton were on the 1920 LeFlore County, Oklahoma census, at visit #248 with daughter Alta, age 16.
George and Alta Shelton Smith had 10 children, all living at present time.
Do not have their childrens' names.
George Smith died 28Dec1984 in Kingsburg, Tulare County, California.

7) ROSEY E. SMITH, born 25July 1903 at Ozark, Franklin County, Arkansas.
Rosey died 20 Sept 1907 in Franklin County and is buried in Belt Cemetery there.

8)MAGGIE LOIS SMITH, born 11 Oct 1906 Franklin County, Arkansas
She married TED CALLISON in Checotah, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.
Ted, age 17, born in Oklahoma, was living with his parents, L.C. and Lucy Callison on the 1930 McIntosh County, Oklahoma census at Checotah.
Maggie and Ted had 7 children: Frank, Betty, Pat, Virginia, Nadine, Kim and Mike Callison.

9) JEWELL L. SMITH, born 27July1910 in Franklin County, Arkansas.
She married JACOB LANSFORD on 3 July 1931 in McIntosh County, Oklahoma.
Was unable to find a record of this marriage in McIntosh County.
There were Lansfords living in McIntosh County, Oklahoma but could not locate the name of Jacob Lansford.
Jewell died 4Dec1939 in Texana, McIntosh County, Oklahoma and is buried in the Fishertown Cemetery. She died shortly after giving birth to son Johnny L. Lansford.

1910 Franklin County, Arkansas census, Watalula Township, Black Mt. Road, Visit 208-213
SMITH, John A, head, age 42, m 22yrs, AR,AR,AR
......Mary E, age 38, wife, m 22yrs, 8-6 living children, AR,AR,AR
............ James, son, age 18, AR,AR,AR
........... Sarah E, daughter, age 15, AR,AR,AR
........... Mattie, daughter, age 12?, AR,AR,AR
........... George E, son, age 9, AR,AR,AR
........... Maggie, daughter, age 7, AR,AR,AR
Census was hard to read.

1920 Leflore County, Oklahoma, Cameron census, visit 299-303
SMITH, John A, head, 51, AR, AR,AR, rents, farmer
............Marry E, wife, 49, AR,MA,TN
............George W, son, 18, AR,AR,AR
............ Maggie L, daughter, 12, AR,AR,AR
........... Jewell L, daughter, 9, AR,AR,AR


continuing with children of James W and Mary Tennison Smith.

ii:PEGGIE B.SMITH born 1874 in Newton County.
married WILLIAM B. RIDDLE on 22 Feb1896(pg299)in Newton County, Arkansas. Last name could be REDDELL\REDDEL

1900 Franklin County, Arkansas, Cravens Township.
Riddle, William B, head, Apr1874, m4yrs, AR,UN,TN, farm laborer
.......Peggie, wife, Dec1874, m4yrs, 3-2 living children, AR,AR,AR
.......... Benj. H, son, 2, born Jan1897, AR
.......... Mary J, daughter, 8/12, born Oct 1899, AR

Could not find parents of William B Riddle. Could not find William B & Peggie Riddle in 1910.

Known children:
1) Benjamin H Riddle, born 1897 Arkansas
2) Mary J Riddle, born 1899 in Arkansas
3) Walker Riddle, born 1903 in Arkansas
4) Beckey Riddle, born 1906 in Arkansas
5) Frank Riddle, born 1908 in Arkansas
6) Lula Riddle, born 1912 in Arkansas
7) Chester Riddle born 1914 in Arkansas
there may be more Riddle children

William B Riddle died in Franklin County, Arkansas winter of 1917-1918 during flu outbreak and is buried near Charleston, Franklin County, Arkansas.

1920 Sebastian County, Arkansas Census, Island Township, Visit 136-137
Peggie Riddle, head, age 46, widow, born Arkansas is shown with children:
Walker Riddle, 17, Arkansas
Beckey Riddle, 14, Arkansas
Frank Riddle, 12, Arkansas
Lula Riddle, 8, Arkansas
Chester Riddle 6, Arkansas
(they lived at Lavaca, Sebastian County, Arkansas)

1930 Sebastian County, Arkansas Census, Island Township, Visit 56-58
RIDDLE, Walker, head, 27, single, AR,AR,AR. Rents
.............Peggy B, mother, 56, widow, m@22, cannot read or write
...............Rebecca, sister, 24, single, AR,AR,AR
...............Chester H, brother, 16, single, AR,AR,AR
Peggy Smith Riddle is said to have died after 1943.

See SURNAME LISTINGS for Riddle,Reddell


iii:EMMALINE SMITH, born May 1875. Per tombstone in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Sebastian County,Arkansas, gives her birth date as 23May1874. She died 8July 1949.
George W PEOPLES, born 1Aug1870 and died 29Dec1955 (tombstone dates)and is also buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Emmaline married GEORGE W. PEOPLES(19)of Red Rock on 15 Dec 1893 (pg46)Newton County, Arkansas
Known children:
1)James Newton Peoples, born Jan 1896, Newton County.
He married FLOY HEYDENRICH on 23Apr1916 (pg150)in Newton County, Arkansas.
They are on the 1920 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township with children:
1. Clayton Peoples, born 1918
2. Ethel Peoples, born 1919
After James Newt Peoples died in March 1921,Floy Heydenrich Peoples married
JERRY RICKETTS in Newton County and they had several Ricketts children.
See the "Ricketts Story" on my website.
Jerry Ricketts was brother to our great-grandmother Hester Ricketts Flud (Mrs. Simon David Flud)

2) Lona B Peoples, born Oct 1896. She married F.O. HEYDENRICH

3) Elmer G Peoples, born Jan 1900. He married ETHEL MORELAND

4) Theoffice "Offie" Peoples, born 1902

5) John Jefferson Peoples, born 1905

6) Clyde Elmage Peoples, born May 1907. Died May 1976 with burial at Mt.Zion Cemetery in Sebastian County, Arkansas.

7) Elsie May Peoples, born 8Jan1912 in Arkansas.

8) Walter Peoples, born 1914 in Arkansas

9) Custer Peoples, born 1916
There may be other children.

1900 Newton County, Arkansas, White Township, Visit 162-171 (3 children-3living)
1910 Newton County, Arkansas, White Township, Visit #131, M1, 16yrs,7-6 living children
1920 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township, Visit 114-114
Peoples, George, H, owns, 44, M
..............Emmaline, wife, 44, M
............. Elmer, son, 20
............ Offie, son, 18
............ John, son, 15
............. Elmage, son, 13
............. May, daughter, 8
............. Walter, son, 6
..............Custer, son, 2-4/12

See the "Smith Peoples Story" in my Kinfolks Stories for more Peoples information.
(family lived Greenwood....Sebastian County, Arkansas)


iv:"JEPP" JETHA T (J.T.)SMITH, born 1 Jan 1878, in Newton County.
Married MARY ELIZABETH "Lizzie" PEOPLES on 28 Jan 1900 (pg 362)Newton County Arkansas. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Peoples Smith was born 10Oct1878. She is buried in Crossroads Cemetery with no death date on stone.
See the "Smith Peoples Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories' for more Peoples information.

1900 Newton County, Arkansas, Pleasant Hill Township, Visit 152
Their known children:
1) Vestie Smith, born 1901 in Newton County. She married EDDIE FISHER
They were on the 1920 Newton County, Arkansas Census in White Township, living next to Jepp T Smith Family.

2) Ernie L Smith, born 1903 in Newton County

3) Bessie M Smith, born 26 Jan 1905 in Newton County
She married CHESTER CARTER, 23, on 10 Oct 1920 (pg640) in Newton County.

BESSIE CARTER, 91, Jasper Arkansas
Newton County, Arkansas Times Obituary
Bessie Carter, age 91 of Jasper, Arkansas died March 16, 1996 at Newton County Nursing Home.
She was born January 26, 1905 at Red Rock, Arkansas the daughter of J.T. and Lizzie Peoples Smith.
She was a member of the Jasper Assembly of God Church and had a strong Christian belief. She was a life-long resident of Newton County.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Chester Carter, two sons, Kenneth and Herbert Carter; one sister and three brothers.
Survivors include two sons Eartus Carter of Osceola, Missouri and Leroy Carter of Jasper, Arkansas; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were March 19,1996 at Coffman Chapel in Jasper with Rev. Troy Walker officiating. Burial was in Cowell Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael W. Carter, Joe G Carter, James K Carter, Kenny W. Carter, John L. Vanderpool and Jerry Keef.
Honorary pallbearers were Junior Carter, Phillip Carter, Gary Carter and Mary Scott, R.N.

4)James Sherman Smith, born 28 July 1909 who died 7 November 1968 with burial in Crossroads Cemetery, Newton County.
5) Dillard C. Smith, born 1912 in Newton County

6) Russell E. Smith, born 14 February 1916.Died 11 March 1962 with burial at Crossroads Cemetery. He is listed in the Crossroads Cemetery records as their son, but was not listed on the 1920 Newton County, Arkansas census with the family.??

Mainly use the census records to obtain names and dates for children. Sometimes the first name is used; another time the middle name is used and often times a nickname is used on census records. Also, there may be other children for the listed couples, born between census records and there may be other children born after the 1920 census.

1910 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township, Visit 129
SMITH, Jetha, head, 32, M1 10yrs
......Mary E, wife, 32,M1 10 yrs, 4- 4 living children
......Vestie, daug., age 9
...... Earnie L, son, age 7
....... Bessie M, daug., age 5
....... James S, son, age 1-7/12

1920 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township, Visit 108-108
Smith, J.T., head, owns, 42, M, AR
.......... Lizzie, wife, 42, M, AR
...........Ernest L, son, 17, S, AR
........... Bessie, daughter, 14, S, AR
...........James Sherman, son, 9, AR
...........Dillard C, son, 8, AR

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Peoples Smith is buried in Crossroads Cemetery in Newton County, with no death date listed.
Jepp T Smith died 6Feb1961 with burial in Crossroads Cemetery in Newton County.

v: VIRGINIA S. "Jennie" SMITH, born 1880 in Newton County.
She married ALFRED (WILLIAM ALFRED)SHATSWELL (22)on 22Jan1897 (pg 6)Newton County,Arkansas
See also "Thomas C and Elizabeth Peoples Shatswell Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories'
WILLIAM 'ALFRED' SHATSWELL was born Jan 1875 in Newton County.

William Alfred and Jennie Shatswell's known children:
1)Floyd Shatswell, born 1902 in Arkansas.
Married MINNIE (mnu) ca 1920 in Johnson County, Arkansas

2)Archie Shatswell, born 1903 in Arkansas .He married BEATRICE (mnu)

3)Laura E. Shatswell, born ca 1905 in Arkansas

4)Franklin Shatswell, born 1908 in Arkansas

5)Buddie Shatswell, born 1911 in Arkansas

6)Louisiana Shatswell, born 1913 in Arkansas

7)Albert Shatswell, born 1920 in Arkansas

1910 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Pittsburg Township, Visit 243-248
Shatswell, Alfred, Head, 35, M1 12yrs, born AR, father AR, mother AR
........., Jennie S, Wife, 26,M1 12yrs, born AR, father AR, mother AR
........., Floyd, son, 9, AR,AR,AR
........., Archie, son, 8, AR,AR,AR
........., Luera? E, daug., 6, AR,AR,AR
........., Franklin, son, 4, AR,AR,AR
........., Buddie, son, l1/12, AR, AR, AR

1920 Johnson County, Arkansas, Pittsburg Township, Visit 166
Shatwell, William A., head, 45, M, AR,AR,AR
........, Jennie, wife, 37, M, AR,AR,AR
........, Archie, son, 17, Single, AR,AR,AR
........, Laura, daug., 15, Single, AR,AR,AR
........, Frank, son, 12, Single, AR,AR,AR
........, Buddie, son, 9, Single, AR,AR,AR
........, Lousiana, daug. 7, Single, AR,AR,AR
........, Baby, son, 2/12, Single,....AR,AR,AR

Visit 167-183
Shatwell, Floyd, Head, 18, M, AR,AR,AR
........, Minnie, wife,16, M, AR,US,AR

1930 Sebastian County, Arkansas Census, Ft. Smith, Upper Township,
Visit 604-40, North Seventh Street. Rents.
SHATSWELL, William, Head, age 52, married at 20, born AR
…………….. Virginia, Wife, age ?, married at 16. Born AR
…………….. Floyd, Son, age 29, Single, Born AR
…………….. Anna, Daughter, age 17, Single,(she is Louisiana in 1920)
……………..Albert, Son, age 10, Single, Born AR

1930 Sebastian County, Arkansas Census, Ft. Smith, Upper Township
Visit 604-39
SHATSWELL, Archie, Head, $16.00, age 26, married at 23, Born AR. Rents
……………… Beatrice, Wife, age 23, married at 23, Born AR
……………… Frankie, Daughter, age 3?, born AR
………………..Bobbie, Son, age 4/12, born AR


vi: STEPHEN R. "Steve" SMITH, born 15Aug 1884 in Newton County.
Stephen married LILLIE PEOPLES on 27May1906 (pg172)Newton County, Arkansas.
Lillie was daughter of John Peoples and Sarah Hampton.
Stephen died 29Jan1962 with burial in Jasper Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas>
Lillie Peoples Smith was born 24Sept1889 and died 1979 with burial
in the Jasper Cemetery.
See "Smith Peoples Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories' for more Peoples information.
Known Smith children were( may not be in birth order):
1)Nettie A Smith, born 1907. She married MR. PRICE

2)Arnold Smith, born 1Sept1909.Arnold married GRACE DUCK.
Arnold died 15Apr1966; Jasper Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas burial.

Nadine Sutton, age 62, of Route 1, Harrison, Arkansas, died at her home Friday, August 14, 1992.
She was born in Newton County May 13, 1930, daughter of Arnold and Grace Duck Smith.
A former resident of California, she had lived in Boone County 17 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, GLENN SUTTON of the home; three daughters, Peggy Lee Hudson of Harrison, Arkansas, Judith Ann Muller of Springfield, Missouri, Elizabeth Yvonne Mahan of Little Rock, Arkansas; her mother Grace Gilmore of Napa California; three sisters, Genevieve Bailey of Auburn, California, Rheba Arnold of Washington State, Carolyn Sue Perry of Livermore, California; five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Graveside services were conducted, Monday, August 17, 1992 by minister Greely Kirkpatrick. Burial was in Jasper Cemetery under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home, Harrison.

3)Iva Smith, born 1912
4)Binam Smith, born 1914
5)Imogene Smith who married MR. THORNSBERRY
6) Leonard Smith, born 1919
7) Ava Marie Smith, born 21 Aug 1921. She married FORREST EUGENE KEEF.

Newton County, Arkansas Times Obituary
AVA MARIE KEEF, age 72 of Jasper, Arkansas, died February 19, 1994 at North Arkansas Medical Center, Harrison, Arkansas.
She was born August 21, 1921 at Redrock, Arkansas a daughter of Steve and Lilly Peoples Smith. She was a housewife and a lifelong resident of Newton County.
She is survived by her husband Forrest Eugene Keef of Jasper, Arkansas; two sons Jerry Lee Keef and Jim Wilborn Keef both of Jasper, Arkansas; one daughter-in-law, Delberta Keef of Jasper, Arkansas; three sisters, Nettie Price and Lorene Robinson both of Harrison, Arkansas and Imogene Thornsberry of Parsons, Kansas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 21, 1994 at Jasper Assembly of God Church with Rev. Eldon King and Rev. Troy Walker officiating. Burial was in Jasper Cemetery under the direction of Coffman Funeral Home of Jasper.
Pallbearers were Joey Brasel, J.C. Cantrell, John King, Mike Carter, Ab Phillips and Ed York.

8)Grandville Smith was born 7 April 1924 at Jasper.

Newton County, Arkansas Times Obituary 1994
Grandville Smith, 69, of Harrison, died at the North Arkansas Medical Center Saturday, January 1, 1994.
Graveside services were at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Tuesday, January 4, 1994 with Rev. Graham Roberts officiating. Burial was under direction of Holt Memorial Chapel of Harrison.
He was born April 7, 1924 at Jasper, a son of Steve and Lilly Peoples Smith.
He was a disabled veteran of World War II. A former resident of Newton County, he had lived in Boone County 25 years. He was member of Jasper Masonic Lodge and Jasper First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include his wife, BESSIE TREAT SMITH of the home; two sons, Rick Smith of Springfield, Missouri and Bryon Buttons Smith of Harrison; a stepson, Jim Bogle of Harrison; four sisters, Ava Keef of Jasper, Nettie Price and Lorene Robinson of Harrison, Imogene Thornsberry of Parsons, Kansas; a grandchild; two step grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Kenny Andrews, Shawn Bogle, Phillip Smith, Donald Smith, Jerry Keef and Jerry Smith

9)Lorene Smith, born 9 April 1930 at Jasper. She married Mr.ROBINSON

Lorene Robinson, 74, of Harrison, died Friday, August 20, 2004 at Harrison. Funeral was 2 p.m. Tuesday, Augustut 24 at Holt memorial Chapel in Harrison. Burial was in Summers Cemetery (Boone County).
She was born April 9, 1930 at Jasper, the daughter of Steve and Lillie Peoples Smith.

There may be additional children.

1910 Newton County, Arkansas Census, Pleasant Hill, Visit 70-71
Smith, Steven R, head, 22, m4yrs
.......Lilly, wife, 19, m4yrs, 2-2 living children
.......Nettie A, daug., 3 yrs, AR
.......Arnold, son, 7/12, AR

1920 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township, Visit 112-112
SMITH, Steve, Head, Rents, age 35, M, AR
...... Lillie, wife, age 30
...... Nettie, daug., age 12
...... Arnold, son, age 10
...... Iva, daug., age 8
...... Binum, son, age 6
...... Leonard, son, age 1-1/12, born Arkansas


vii: J. FRANK SMITH, born April 1889 Newton County, Arkansas.
He married MYRTLE CAMPBELL on 7 Aug 1910 (pg623) in Newton County, Arkansas.
Myrtle was the daughter of William Kennison Campbell and Mary Elizabeth Pierce (James Pierce and Rachel Owen family).

William Kenison Campbell was born 25May1844 and died 22Jan1916. He served in Co. G, 20th Tennessee Infantry (CSA). He is buried in Smith Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas.
William K Campbell had been married before and had several children from this first marriage. Solomon Campbell was one of these children.

They are on the 1900 Newton County, Arkansas census, Big Creek Township, Visit 132
The 1910 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township, Visit 133-134
After William Kennison Campbell's death Mary E Pierce Campbell married ARCHIBALD Y POOL.
Mary E. Pierce Campbell applied for William K's Civil War Pension record from Newton County. Have a copy of her application but do not have the papers with me at the time of this writing. For more information on the Pierce Family, see "John L and Mary Polly Burdine Pierce Story" in my Kinfolks Stories.
Known J. Frank Smith children:
1) Russell Smith, born 1915

2) Lela Smith, born 1919

3) Alice L. Smith, born 30 April 1921. She married LEE MORRIS.She died 16 Sept 2003 in Boone County, Arkansas with burial in White Church Cemetery, Boone County

ALICE MORRIS, 82 of Harrison

Alice L. Morris, 82 of Harrison, died Saturday, Sept. 13(2003) at NARMC in Harrison. She was the daughter of Frank Jay Smith and Mirtle (Campbell) Smith. She was born in Jasper on April 30, 1921. She was a member of the Marble Falls Baptist Church and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Morris; great-granddaughter Kirsten Marie Morris and five brothers and sisters.
Survivors include sons, Garry Morris of Huntsville and Larry Morris of Harrison; daughters, Sue Howard of Harrison and Polly Crain of Texas; a sister, Daisy Thornesbury of Florida and a brother Donald Smith of Harrison; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. `7 at the Christeson Funeral Home in Harrison. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 16 at the funeral home. Burial was in the White Church Cemetery with Rev. Charles Christian, Rev. O.D. Chaney, Jr. and Rev. Terry Bolin officiating.
Pallbearers were Roger Morris, Rowdy Morris, Brad Morris, Tim Crain, Bobby Howard and Shane Hensley.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Charles Klepper, James Roy Tigg, Dr. Mike Marvel and the NARMC ICU Staff.
Memorials may be sent to The Gideons International at P.O. Box 997 Harrison, Ark. 72501.
On line condolences may be left at

4) Ted Smith, born 1925

5) Dale Smith, (twin)born 1928

6) Daisy Smith, (twin) born 1928

7) Donald Smith

there may be additonal children.

1920 Newton County, Arkansas Census, White Township
SMITH, Frank, head, 29, M, AR
...... Myrtle, wife, 15, M, AR
...... Russell, son, age 5, AR
...... Lelar, daug., age 1-3/12, AR

1930 Newton County, Arkansas Census (children)
Russel Smith, 16, born 1914
Lela Smith, 11, born 1918
Alice Smith, 8, born 1922 Dale Smith (twin), 2-2/12, born 1928
Daisy Smith (twin),2-2/12, born 1928

The family may have gone to Ft.Gibson,Oklahoma as I do not find them in the Newton County, Arkansas cemetery records.


viii: LOUISANA SMITH, born April 1892 in Newton County
Louisana married VIRGIL L. COWELL(28) of Johnson County, Arkansas on 23Aug1910 (pg628) in Newton County, Arkansas.
Louisana Smith Cowell died before 1920.
Virgil Lee Cowell was born 29 Mar 1881 in Arkansas and died 10July1962 with burial in New Addition Lamar Cemetery, Johnson County, Arkansas.
Their children:
1) Linzy Cowell, born 1912
2) Gleny I Cowell, born 1914
3) Florence E. Cowell, born 1916. She died young.

1920 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Pittsburg Township, Visit 162-178
COWELL, Vergil L, head, 29, M, TN
...... Martha F, mother, 65, WD, TN
....... Linsey V, son, 8, AR
....... Gleny I?, daug., 6, AR
....... Florence E, daug., 3-5/12, AR. Died young.
The census indicates that Virgil was married. Where is wife Louisana?
She apparently died before 1920.
Virgil Lee Cowell married (2) DORA BELLE TORIX on 27Apr1920 in Newton County, Arkansas. Dora Belle was the daughter of William L and Sarah Savina Shatswell Torix.
4) Bert Lee Cowell, born 1924
5) Arnola Cowell
6) Florence Arlene Cowell

Dora Belle Torix Cowell died Dec 1953 with burial in Old Section, Lamar Cemetery Johnson County, Arkansas.

ix: Who is the ninth child of James W and Mary Tennison Smith?
The 1900 Newton County, Arkansas census, Pleasant Hill Township, Visit 151-149
states they had 11 children with 9 living.
Does anyone know? Would you share your information?

continuing with children of John M Smith and Mary Polly Rena Rowland Smith

(3)SARAH JANE SMITH, born 1849 in Newton County
married CHARLES FRANKLIN FOSTER on 14 Aug 1872 (pg148)Newton County, Arkansas
Charles Franklin Foster was born 10Sept 1845 in Tennessee. He died 27Aug1924 in McIntosh County, Oklahoma. His parents were Charles Foster and Mary Ann Nichols ("old John" Nichols family)
i: Mary Jane Foster, born 11Nov1872 in Newton County
She married JAMES HARRISON JONES on 4 Oct 1892 (pg225)in Newton County, Arkansas
Do not have a record of their children.

ii: John Taylor Foster, born 30Aug1875. He died 2Jan1954 in Haskell, Oklahoma
John married (1) LAURA FARMER 3Mar1892 in Newton County, Arkansas and
(2)CYNTHIA ANN PIERCE on 2June1908 (pg388) in Newton County, Arkansas.
He married (3) NANCY ELIZABETH CAMPBELL on 8Oct1921

iii: Charles William "Bill " FOSTER, born 27May1877 in Newton County, Arkansas.

Charles William married (1)DELPHIA FARMER and (2)OLLIE BELLE CAMPBELL

Sarah Jane Smith Foster died between 1880 and 1886 in Newton County, Arkansas.
After her death, Charles Franklin Foster remarried to MARTHA O'NEAL on 21Feb1886 in Newton County, Arkansas.
They had many children. Have a list of their children but did not list them here.


Continuing with children of John M and Mary Polly Rene Rowland Smith family
(4)MARY A. POLLY SMITH, born April 1851
married WILLIAM SHATSWELL 6 May 1869(pg63)Newton County, Arkansas
See the "Thomas C & Elizabeth "Betsy" Peoples Shatswell Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories.
i: James William Shatswell born 1871, married MARY ABIGAIL ENGLAND, ca 1893 at unknown place and date.
James William Shatswell died 13 Sept 1954 in McIntosh County, Oklahoma.

1900 Newton County, Arkansas Census, Pleasant Hill Township.

Known children:
1) Artemsia Shatswell,born ca 1901 in Arkansas.

1910 Johnson County, Arkansas Census in Spadra Township)Visit 504-522
Upper Hagarville Road.Listed as Chatwell.
CHATWELL, James W, head, age 32, M1 11years, AR,AR,AR, Rents farm
.................Mary, wife, age 30, M1 11yrs
.................Artemesia, daughter, age 9, born AR

ii: Mary E Shatswell, born 1872 in Newton County.
married ANDREW BAKER(22)of Red Rock on 17 March 1889 Newton County, Arkansas.
Known children
1) Thomas Baker, born 1895
2) William T Baker
Mary died young and one of her children is listed with the Shatswell family on a census as a grandchild.

iii: Sarah Savina Shatswell,born Jan 1876(census);tombstone date 2 Jan1878.
Sarah and her brother John C Shatswell could not have been born in the same year unless she was a twin??
Married WILLIAM LOUIS TORIX on 17 Jan 1894 Newton Co. AR.
See "Torix Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories' for a list of their children.
William L.Torix was son of Peter Torix and Mary Flud Brewer Torix.
Sarah Shatswell Torix died 30 Jan 1930 with burial in Crossroads Cemetery in Newton County.

iv: John C Shatswell,born 1878(census):tombstone 4Feb1878
married MARTHA EVELYN MARTIN on 21 Aug 1902 in Newton County, Arkansas
She was daughter of John Martin and Sarah Henson.
See "Thomas C and Elizabeth "Betsy" Peoples Shatswell Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories'
v: Steven Shatswell, born Apr1880 in Newton County.
He married CATHERINE "Katy" L SUTTON on 2 May 1901 in Newton County, Arkansas
Kathy was born 1Mar1886 and died 15Aug1973 with burial in Red Rock Cemetery in Newton County.
Steven left her and I believe went to Oklahoma. He remarried to ETHEL HARRIS after 1922.
Katy Sutton Shatswell later married DAVID VESTOR NICHOLS on 28Aug1930.
vi: Thomas G. Shatswell, born May1883 in Newton County.
Married RACHEL CORNELIA SMITH (19)of Parthenon, on 30 Sept 1900 Newton County, Arkansas
More information on this family in 'Thomas C and Elizabeth Peoples Shatswell Story' in my 'Kinfolks Stories'.

The 1920 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Pittsburg Township, Visit 182-188
Shatwell, Thomas G., Head, age 36, M, Born AR, Father born AR, mother born AR
……….. Rachel C, Wife, age 38, M, Born AR, Father born IL, Mother born MO
……… Cora, Daughter, age 16, Single, AR,AR,AR
…………(Cora Shatswell married CHARLEY ROSS on 9 February 1921 in Johnson County,Arkansas (W-238))
……….. Stella E., Daughter, age 15, Single, AR,AR,AR
……….. Lowry F, Son, age 13, Single, AR,AR,AR
…………….(Lowery Farrell Shatswell?)
……….. Flossie A, Daughter, age 11, Single, AR,AR,AR
……….. James H, Son, age 10, Single, AR,AR,AR
…………….(James Howard Shatswell ?)
………...Ruby M, Daughter, age 7, Single, AR,AR,AR
…………..(Ruby Mamie Shatswell married Mr. DUTTON.She died in 1992 in Weletka, Oklahoma)
………..Tessie O, Daughter, age 5, Single, AR,AR,AR
………..Homer, Son, age 3, Single, AR,AR,AR
………..May, Daughter, age l-0/12, Single, AR,AR,AR

See the 1930 census below
Per Patricia ( their children were:
Ruby Mamie; Cornelia; Faye; May;Farrell; Howard; Homer and Stella Shatswell

Thomas Shatswell applied for marriage license to marry 18 year old FLORA ROBINSON on 8 May 1922 in Newton County, Arkansas, but no marriage certificate was issued.
The person performing the marriage probably forgot to turn the Marriage Certificate in or the Certificate was lost, which happened many times.

1930 Newton County, Arkansas Census, Pleasant Hill Township, Visit 6-6
SHATSWELL, TOM H, Head, age 44, married first time at 17; born AR. Rents.
………………Flora, Wife, age 24, married at age 18. Born AR.
………………Homer, Son, age 13, born AR (from first marriage)
………………May, Daughter, age 11, born AR(from first marriage)
………………Vada, Daughter, age 6, born AR
………………Pauline, Daughter, age 4-7/12, born AR
………………Irma?, Daughter, age 1-8/12, born AR

vii: Joseph Shatswell, born Jan 1885 in Newton County
Married ALLIE MARTIN (19) on 16Feb1902 in Newton County, Arkansas.

viii:George Shatswell, born 14 May 1886 in Newton County.
He married (1) GROVIE P. COWELL ca 1906, probably Johnson County
Grovie P. COWELL was born 6 January 1886 in Tennessee.
One record states she died on 16 March 1919 BUT she is on the 1920 Johnson County, Arkansas Census (see below).

1920 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Pittsburg Township, Visit 160-176: George was sawmill Laborer
SHATWELL, George W, Head, age 32, Married, Born AR,AR, AR
…………Grovie P., wife, age 34, Married, TN,TN,TN
i:………… CLYDE RAY, Son, age 13, born AR
(Clyde Ray Shatswell married ORA MAYE. He died 1Oct1997 at unknown place.His son Delman Ward SHATWELL married DORIS FAYE BROOMFIELD)
ii:………….NORA, Daughter, age 11, born AR
iii:………….MARION S., Son, age 10, born AR
iv:………….VEITAH,(Vectal?)Son, age 6, born AR

George W. Shatwell then married (2)MINNIE BOEN on 25 November 1920 in Johnson County, Arkansas (W-204) Their Known children:
v)Odell Shatwell
vi)Delbert Shatwell
vii)Millard Shatwell
viii)Herchell Eugene Shatwell
ix)J. C. Shatwell, born 1938
x) Clifford Glen Shatwell
xi) Clarence J Shatwell
xii) Billy Shatswell

George died on 9 September 1974 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.
Wife Minnie BOEN was born 1902 and died in 1995, with burial also in Greenwood Cemetery at Eufaula, Oklahoma.

ix: Martha Shatswell, born Oct 1888
(nothing further known)

x: David C Shatswell, born Nov 1898(census);per tombstone 1 Jan 1901
David died 2 July 1972 with burial Crossroads Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas.
He is the little boy pictured with his grandmother in Shatswell Story, with Elizabeth "Betsy "Peoples Shatswell.
He married IDA OLA HUDSON on 3 June 1933 in Newton County, Arkansas

Mary Polly Smith Shatswell died 1908, with burial in Coppers Bluff Cemetery,Newton County, Arkansas.
Wiliam M Shatswell then married(2) ELLEN ROBINSON on 1 Jan 1908 in Newton County, Arkansas.
Ellen Robinson Shatswell died 1939 and is buried in the Essex Cemetery in Newton County, Arkansas.
She was daughter of Francis M Robinson and Sarah Woodward.
William M Shatswell died 8 Sept 1933 with burial in Crossroads Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas, Row 19, Grave 25.


continuing with children of John M and Mary Polly Rene Rowland Smith

(5)STEPHEN SMITH, born 30 Mar 1853 Newton County, Arkansas,
married POLLY A. O'NEAL 7 Jan 1877 (pg309)Newton County, Arkansas
Polly O'Neal, born 8March1856 died before 1910.She was daughter of Blackburn O'Neal and Rebecca Smith. Blackburn O'neal died during Civil War near Lewisburg, Arkansas. Rebecca Smith O'Neal is buried in Smith Cemetery, Newton County, Arkansas.

1900 Newton County, Arkansas Census, Pleasant Hill Township, Visit 158-166
SMITH, Stephen, Head, born 1856, age 44, M21yrs
..... Polly A, Wife, born 1859, age 40, 13 children-9 living
..... Ritchard, son, 14
..... Gilbert, son 13
......Gracie, daug., 13
......Bradley, son, 7
...... Newton, son, 6
...... Neoma, daug., 4
...... Alfred C, son, 2
(daughter Mary Smith had married GEORGE W FLUD in 1897.
Son John Smith had married SARAH FLUD in 1898. That accounts for the 9 living children).

1910 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Spadra Township, Visit 495-513, Hagarville Road
SMITH, Stephen, head, 43, widower, AR,MO,MO,Rents, farm laborer
..... Gilbert T, son,(twin) 21, AR
..... Augusta (Grace Augusta?),(twin) daug., 21, AR
......Leoma, daug, 18, AR
......Newton, son, 15, AR
......Alfred, son, 14, AR
......Bradley, son, 13, AR

Known Children OF Stephen Smith:
i: MARY SMITH,born 1877 Married GEORGE W FLUD on 15Apr1897 (pg44) Newton County, Arkansas. He was son of Nathaniel Harvey Flud and Louisa Catherine Shatswell.
Mary Smith FLud died 1949 at Redding,California. What is so sad is that she had taken to "California Wine" and died of malnutritional causes.
Have this Flud Family research and will be putting that genealogy on my website eventually.

ii:JOHN SMITH, born 1878
Married SARAH FLUD on 26June1898(pg155)Newton County, Arkansas
Their children I have record of:
1) Ethel Smith, born Aug 1899; married DEWEY BOHANNON
2)Orlando Smith, born 1902,married MAGGIE SANDERS
3)Otto Smith,born 1904,married BERTHA BROWN

John Smith died 6June1932 in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma with burial in Allen Cemetery.
Sarah Flud Smith died 10Feb1934 with burial in Allen Cemetery, Pontotoc County,Oklahoma

iii:JAMES SMITH, born Aug 1880(does not show on the 1880 census as he was born after the census was taken that year).
James married MINNIE SHATSWELL on 22 Feb 1900 (pg372) Newton County, Arkansas
Minnie was daughter of Thomas C. Shatswell and Rutha Mariah Jones Shatswell.
1) Finis Smith, born 10Jan1903. He married CARRIE McOIG.
Finis Smith died 8Feb1969 in Eufaula, Oklahoma.
His children were all living at time of this story: Eleverita, Emmaline,Dollie, Ruthie, J.D.(twin), J.W.(twin), and Vera Smith

2) Ellen Smith, born 1905. She married ROSS RICE
Children were Lorne, Velma, Gracie, Mildred, Edith, Wilson and Otto Rice.

3) Geneva Smith, born 11 June 1907
She married Mr. FLORES. Geneva died 11 Feb 1994 with burial at Eufaula, Oklahoma

4) Pearl Smith, born 5Aug1910. She married Mr. HOPKINS. Pearl died 8July1988 with burial at Eufaula, Oklahoma.

5)Montie Smith, born 18 June 1914. He died 14Feb1990 with burial at Eufaula, Oklahoma.

6) Vera Smith. She married LEE DUNGAN.
Children were L.C., Emmervee, Barbara, Roy Lee and Diane Dungan

Thank you Kathy M ( for your help with this family.
iv:RICHARD H. SMITH, born Nov 1883 Newton County, Arkansas
married MOLLIE MARTIN, (19)of Deer on 12 Aug 1906 (pg192)Newton County, Arkansas
known children:
1) Charles Smith
2) Larry Smith
3) Opal Smith
There are probably more children.

1920 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Spadra Township, Visit 46-46
SMITH, Richard, Head, 36, AR,AR,AR
...... Ola, wife, 34, AR,SC,TN
...... Charles, son, 9, AR,AR,AR
....... Larry, son, 6, AR,AR,AR
...... Opal, daug., 2, AR,AR,AR

They were in McIntosh County, Oklahoma in the 1930s and 1940s.

v:GILBERT TAYLOR SMITH,(twin)born 17 Dec 1886**
married SARAH ROSETTA NUCKOLLS on 4Mar1917 (V389)Johnson County, Arkansas
Sarah was born 14Mar1900 in Johnson County, Arkansas
Her father was William H. Nuckolls, born 7Jan1868 and died 21June1962 at Henryetta,Oklahoma in Okmulgee County.
Mother was Martha Caroline Boen, born 14Nov1878 in Johnson County, Arkansas.

WWI Draft Card Registration 1917-1918
Name: Gilbert Taylor Smith
City: Not Stated. County: Johnson. State: Arkansas
Birth date: 18 Nov 1883, age 34 (note difference in birthdate**)
Race: White. Roll: 1530468. Draftboard: 0
Permanent Address: Lamar, Johnson County, aR
Employed by ? Childress- farming
Nearest Relative: Mrs. Rosata Smith, Lamar, Johnson County, AR
Signed registration 9-12-1917
Physical description: tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair, no physical impairments

1930 Pontotoc County, OK, Allen Township, Dist. 11, household 70-70
Smith, Gilbert, head, 44, married @ 34, AR,AR,AR, general farming
Rosa, wife, 30, married @ age 20, AR,AR,AR
The children of Rosie and Gilbert are:
1) Marie Smith
2) William Alfred “Dub” Smith
3) Imogene “Lorene” Smith
4) Lola Mae Smith
5) Daniel Silas Smith
6) Clayton Roscoe Smith
7) Lester Smith
8) Marcine LaVerne Smith
9) Norma Loretta Smith
10) stillborn
11) stillborn


Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., OK
Daniel Silas Smith, 60, 213 E. 9th St., Mounds, died Monday at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center.
Services are to be held at 10 am Thursday at the Mounds Cemetery with Rev. Baxter Scroggins officiating.
Burial is to follow in the Mounds Cemetery under the direction of Owen Funeral Home.
Smith was born March 14, 1933 in Artusse to Gilbert Taylor and Sarah Rosetta Smith. He first married BETTY LOU HESTAND on 18Dec1954 at Henryetta, OK.
He was married secondly on Oct 3, 1992 in Mounds to SARAH MAE SMITH and was a machine operator with Liberty Glass Co. for more than 30 years. He had lived in this area for the last 40 years of his life, coming from Eufaula.
He is survived by wife Sarah Mae of the home; mother Sarah Rosetta "Rosie" Smith of Sapulpa; step-son Rusty Brown of Sapulpa; step-daughters Angela Lassiter of Sapulpa and Valerie N. Brown of Japan; brothers Clayton Smith and Lester Smith, both of Mounds; sisters Lola Anderson of Mounds, Loretta Mann of Broken Arrow, and Marcine Norman of Choctaw; and two step-grandchildren.


Sapulpa Herald, Creek Co., OK
MOUNDS - Mrs. Daniel (Betty Lou) Smith, 53, of Mounds, died Monday at Tulsa Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 am Thursday at Mounds Cemetery with the Rev. Baxter Scroggins officiating.
Burial will follow under the direction of Owen Funeral Home.
Casketbearers will be Ronnie Smith, Randy Smith, Jerry Smith, Wayne Smith, Roger Anderson and Rick Anderson.
She was born May 30, 1938, in Okmulgee, and moved to Mounds in 1961 from the Henryetta area. She married Dan Smith Dec 18, 1954, in Henryetta. She was a housewife.
Survivors include husband, Dan; mother Roxie Hestand of Mounds; and sisters Inez Jones of Crosby, Texas, and Lois Smith of Mounds.
The family will headquarter at 215 E. Ninth Street in Mounds.

Gilbert T Smith died 15 June 1979 at Mounds, Oklahoma
Sarah Rosetta Nuckolls Smith died 10 Jan 1998 and is buried in Mounds Cemetery beside her husband.

When Gilbert was in his 60s he moved his family to the east side of Eufaula, Oklahoma. The Federal Corp of Engineers later bought their Eufaula home for it was going to be part of Lake Eufaula. Gilbert took the money from the sale and bought a home in Checotah, Oklahoma. The Gilbert Smith family lived in Checotah until they both needed someone to help them in the middle 1970s.Their sons Clayton and Daniel bought a mobile home and moved them behind their son Daniel and Betty Smith home at Mounds, Oklahoma. Clayton only lived 200 feet away and both Daniel and Clayton Smith families could provide them the necessary support to take care of their needs for Gilbert was near 90.
Gilbert Taylor Smith and Sarah Rosetta Nuckols Smith had eleven children, two that were stillborn.
Gilbert was named after his great uncle Gilbert Taylor Smith, born 10 Sept 1831 in Tennessee. He was the brother of John M. Smith, who was Gilbert T Smith's Grandfather. Father was Stephen Smith, born March 1843 in Newton County, Arkansas. Mother was Polly Ann O'Neal, born 1856 in Tennessee.

Per Marcus Payne:
Gilbert Taylor Smith was born December 17, 1886 in Jasper, Newton County Arkansas and died at Mounds, Okla. June 15, 1979 (Fathers Day) in Mounds, Oklahoma. He is buried at Mounds Cemetery.
Sarah Rosetta Nuckles was born March 14, 1900 and died at Mounds, Okla. Jan 10, 1998 and is buried at Mounds Cemetery beside her husband.
Gilbert was a farmer at Autessee Oklahoma, near Eufaula. When Gilbert was in his sixties he moved his family to the East Side of Eufaula Oklahoma. The Federal Core of Engineers later bought their Eufaula home for it was going to be part of Lake Eufaula. Gilbert took the money from the sale and bought a home in Checotah Oklahoma. The Gilbert family lived in Checotah until they both needed someone to help them in the middle 1970s. Their sons Clayton and Daniel bought a mobile home and moved them behind their son Daniel and Betty Smith home in Mounds, Oklahoma. Clayton only lived 200 feet away and both Daniel and Clayton families could provide them the necessary support to take care of their needs for Gilbert was near 90.
Gilbert Taylor Smith and Sarah Rosetta (Nuckolls) Smith had eleven children including two that were stillborn:
BIOGRAPHY: Named after his great uncle Gilbert Taylor Smith, born 10 Sep 1831 in Tennessee. He was the brother of John M Smith, who was Gilbert T Smith's Grandfather.
Father: Stephen SMITH b: MAR 1854 in Newton County,AR
Mother: Polly Ann O'NEAL b: 1856 in TN

Thanks (svpearce for your additional information

Was this the only marriage for GILBERT T. SMITH? Believe he was married once before.
He was about 31 when he married Sarah Rosetta Nuckolls.
Was he the Gilbert T Smith who married Mary Shatswell earlier??
There were about 5 Gilbert Smiths.
See "The Many Gilbert Smiths Story" in my 'Kinfolks Stories'
VI:GRACIE(Gracie Rebecca Augusta?)SMITH (twin)born Dec 1886
married WILLIAM "Bill"BREEDLOVE (25)of Deer on 2 Mar 1913 (pg245) Newton County, Arkansas
William "Bill" Taylor Breedlove was born 31Jan1888 in Morgan County, Tennessee
His parents were William Ryley Breedlove and Celeste Jane Williams.
known children were:
1)Elmer Leroy BREEDLOVE b: 2 JUN 1915
2)Jess Theodore BREEDLOVE b: 22 MAY 1917
3) Phyllis Jane BREEDLOVE b: 17 MAR 1920
4) Stanley Dallas BREEDLOVE b: 15 MAR 1923
5) Chester Ralph BREEDLOVE b: 6 MAY 1925 in Clarksville, Arkansas
6) Vester Edth BREEDLOVE b: 6 MAY 1925 in Clarksville, Arkansas
7) William Leon BREEDLOVE b: 8 AUG 1927
8) Fred E. BREEDLOVE, born 30Apr1930. Died 21 Sept2000.

THE INDIAN JOURNAL, Thursday, September 28, 2000
Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma
FRED E. BREEDLOVE was born April 30, 1930 in Lamar Arkansas to William Taylor and Gracie Rebecka (Smith) Breedlove. Fred married HAZEL GRAY on December 26,1953 in Eufaula, and died Thursday,Sept. 21, 2000 at his residence in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Services were Sept.23 in the Resthaven Funeral Home followed by burial in the Bower Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife;a daughter & son-in-law, Patrica & Danny Charboneau of Ada; a son and daughter-in-law, Freddie & Angela Breedlove of Grand Forks North Dakota; 5 grandchildren, Tiffany & Kyle Charboneau, Chance, Colt & Cache Breedlove; a brother and sister-in-law, Rev Vester and Quanita Breedlove of Eufaula.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Dallas, Elmer, Jesse, Leon and Chester Breedlove and one sister, Phyllis Harris.

1930 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Perry Township, Visit 133-134
BREEDLOVE, W.T., head, 42, married age 35, TN,TN,TN,farmer
Gracy R, wife, 42, married age 28, AR,AR,AR Jessie T., son, 12, AR
Philis, son, 10, AR (Phyllis-female,daug.)
Dallas S. son 7, AR
Vester E, son, 5, twin, AR
Chester R, son 5, twin, AR
William L, son, 2-10/12, AR
ROBERSON, Alf, boarder, 30, AR,AR,AR, farm labor

Gracie died 1947 with burial Bower Cemetery, Eufaula, McIntosh County, Oklahoma. William died in 1952 with burial in Bower Cemetery.

vii:EVIE or EFFIE SMITH , died in a fire at approximately 3-l/2 years age

viii:WILLIAM BRADLEY SMITH, born 14Feb1893
Married MAUDIE WARREN on 25Sept1916 in Johnson County, Arkansas.
Maudie was born 26 May 1899 in Johnson County.
Known Children:
1) Vera Smith, born 1918
2)Joyce Smith
3) Magdalene Smith
4)Vivian M Smith
5)Gracie L Smith
(there are probably more children)

World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918
Name: William Bradley Smith
City: Not stated. County: Johnson...State: Arkansas
Birthplace: Arkansas; United States of America
Birth Date: 14 Feb 1893, age 24, Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1530468...Draftboard: 0
Address: Knoxville, AR
Born: Red Rock, AR, USA
Occupation: Farming
By whom Emloyed: Mrs. M.A. Warren, Knoxville, AR
Dependents: wife, married
Grounds for exemption: wife to support
Physical Description: medium height, slender build, dark blue eyes, red physical impairments.
Signed: William Bradley Smith, June 5, 1917...Harwell, Johnson County, AR

1930 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Hickey Township, Visit 44-44
SMITH, Bradley W, head, 39, married @26, AR,US,US
..... Maud, wife, 31, married @18, AR,AR,AR
.....Vera E, daug., 12, AR
.....Vivian M., daug., 10, AR
..... M. Magaline, daug., 7, AR
...... Gracie L, daug., 5, AR

Bradley Smith is buried in New Lamar Cemetery,Johnson County, Arkansas(info.from Johnson County,AR Cemetery Book)

Mrs. Maude Jane Smith
Johnson County Graphic, Johnson County, Arkansas, May 31, 2000
Mrs. Maude Jane Smith, 100, of Lamar died Tuesday, May 23, 2000 at Clarksville Convalescent Home. She was a daughter of the late William and Mary Bowen Warren, widow of Brad Smith and a Baptist. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Miller and Magdalene Ashley both of Lamar; one sister Bertha Elms of Clarksville; one brother William Warren of Lamar; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Friday, May 26 at Roller-Cox Chapel with Rev Gary Blair officiating. Burial was in Lamar Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Brad Miller, T.R. Grace, Steve Campbell, Wade Grace, Leon Bachus, and Donald Grace. Honorary pallbearers were Junior Warren, Garry Warren, Randy Warren, Don Warren, Tony Warren, Roy Smith and Jerry Elms


ix:NEWTON J SMITH, born 4 Oct 1893 in Newton County, Arkansas.
Married OTHEL KNUCKLES on 11Feb1917 in Johnson County, Arkansas.
Known children:
1) Mckinley Smith, born 1919

2)Lillie M Smith

3)Newton Smith Jr.

4) Leon R Smith

1930 Johnson County, Arkansas Census, Red Lick Township, Visit 55-56
SMITH, Newte J., head, 38, married @25, farm labor, AR,AR,AR
......Othel, wife, 30, married @17, AR,AR,AR
......McKinley, 11, AR
......Lillie M., 9, AR
...... Newte, Jr., 5, AR
...... Leon R, 3/12, AR
(there are probably other children

NEWT JESSE SMITH JR. of Clarksville
Age 81, died on 7 Jan 2006.
Survivors included son Timothy Smith of Coal Hill, daughter Shirley Callahan of Ozone. He was buried in Minnow Creek Cemetery, at Lamar, Johnson County, Arkansas.

NEWTON J. SMITH Sr., born May 4, 1893, died 10 August 1968 at Lamar, Johnson County, Arkansas
Parents were Stephen and Polly Ann O'Neal Smith

Information from Norman Smith (>

x:NEOMA "Oma" SMITH, born April 1896
married(1) MAT BOWMAN on 19Dec1918 in Johnson County, Arkansas.She married (2)?
(3) Mr. Bond

Believe MAT BOWMAN was brother to James Wesley Bowman ??(see his story in my 'Kinfolks Stories'.

xi:ALFRED C. SMITH, born Jan 1898
supposedly died at Lamar,Johnson County, Arkansas. Nothing further known.

continuing with children of John M and Mary Polly Rene Rowland Smith

(6)LEWIS SMITH, born 1858.Nothing further

(7)JOHN SMITH, born 1860. Nothing further

(8)SAVINA (Savannah?) SMITH born 1865 Newton County
married "WILD JERRY" SMITH on 20 Aug 1883 Franklin County, Arkansas Book C,(pg 45), son of James Smith and Sarah Flood Smith Cooper.
James Smith was son of Jeremiah Smith and Margaret Armstrong Byrd?
James was hung in 1863 in Limestone Valley of Newton County by Confederates. James was a Union soldier.
Savina and Jerry Smith were first cousins.
"Wild " Jerry was son of James and Sarah Flood Smith Cooper
(James was brother to John M Smith, subject of this story). "Wild Jerry" Smith was mentioned in the "Smith-Nichols Feud".
It is thought that "Wild Jerry" Smith fled to Franklin County, Arkansas with Savina as the law was looking for him in connection with this mentioned feud.
Cunningham family members said that Jerry did not talk about his family or his past.
Known children of Jerry and Savina Smith Smith:
i: Sarah Smith, born ca 1886
ii: Rene Smith. Died between 1910 and 1920 with burial in Dugan Cemetery.
She died of tuberculosis
iii: Tennessee Smith, born 1891. Died between 1910 and 1920 with burial in
Dugan Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas. She also died of
iv: Anna Smith, born 1894
v: James Smith, born 1897
Have more information from a census on James Smith.
vi: Mattie Smith, born 1899. Married CHARLES CUNNINGHAM
Am in contact with members of this Cunningham family.
vii: Alfred Smith, born 1901
viii: Electa Smith, born 1904
ix: Effie M Smith, born 1912
See this family in "My husband's Kinfolks" on page one of my website(pending)

1910 Crawford County, Arkansas, Maxey Township, Dyer Road
Smith, Jerry, head, M, W, 48, M1 27yrs, AR, AR, AR
.....Savina, wife, f, w, 35, M1 27yrs, 10-9 children, AR,AR,AR,
.....Sarah, daug., f, 24, AR,AR,AR
.....Tennessee, daug., 19, AR,AR,AR
..... Anna, daug., 16, AR,AR,AR
.....James, son, 13, AR,AR,AR
.....Mattie, daug., 11, AR,AR,AR
.....Alfred Smith, son, 9, AR,AR,AR
.....Electa Smith, daug., 6, AR,AR,AR

1920 Franklin County, Arkansas, Miller Township, Visit 12-12
SMITH, Jerry, head, owns, 59, M, AR,AR,AR
............. Savina, wife, 54 M, AR,TN,TN
............ Sarah, daug., 27, S, AR,AR,AR
............ James, son, 21, S, AR,AR,AR
........... Alfred, son, 17, S, AR,AR,AR
........... Electa, daug., 15, S, AR,AR,AR
........... Effie M, daug., 8, S, AR,AR,AR
COOPER, Sarah, mother, 80, widow, AR,TN,NC
(this is Sarah Flood Smith Cooper, mother of "Wild Jerry" Smith.
She was daughter of Nathaniel Flood and Mary Polly Jones.
Sarah lived on to 7Dec1940. She is buried in Greenwod Cemetery at Eufaula, Oklahoma. Sarah Flood Smith Cooper was sister to our great- great-grandfather George W "Uncle Wash" Flood.

living next to Smith family:
CUNNINGHAM, Charles, head, 25, M, AR
.................Mattie, wife, 20, M, AR
................ C.C., son, 2/12, AR
(Mattie Smith Cunningham, daughter of "Wild Jerry" and Savina Smith

Savina Smith Smith died 20Feb1953 at Mulberry(Crawford County)Arkansas; buried Dugan Cemetery.
Wild Jerry Smith died 11 Dec 1939 in Franklin County, Arkansas and is buried in Dugan Cemetery.

1900 Newton County Census record stated that John and Mary had 13 children, with 3 living.
White Township, Visit #158.
Out of the 13 children born to John and Mary, I believe only
(3)MARY A SMITH SHATSWELL, (5)STEPHEN SMITH and (8)SAVINA SMITH SMITH were only living children at the time of the 1900 Newton County census enumeration when Mary Polly Rene Rowland Smith stated she had 13 children with 3 living.

Have published Newton County, Arkansas Marriage Books E, F, G, I and J, covering
the period ca 1895 thru 1922 (with exception of Book H published by Vera Dean-Ross)
The Newton County, Arkansas Marriages listed are from these published books.

Want to thank everyone who has given me Smith family information and thus enables me to write this genealogy.
As always, additions and corrections are welcome.

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