Does anyone know who the parents of Appleton Smith b abt 1867 in Laurel Co., Ky are? I know a few things about him. He may have been born in Clay Co and his first name may have been William. He married abt 1891 (Sarah?) Louisa Cobb b. abt 1867 in Knox Co., Ky daughter of Robert and Mary Jane Tuttle Cobb.
I’ve got 9 children off of the 1900/10/20 Fed Census for Laurel Co., Ky. The first child Mary b abt 1892 married Robert Abner b abt 1891 son of Charles M. Abner b abt 1857.
The rest of the children are Thomas b. 1894, Simeon b. 1895, Maggie b. 1898, Bertie b. 1900, Toliver b. 1904, Grace b. 1907, Willie b. 1908, Charles b. 1913.
Don’t know why I can’t find him prior to 1900. I believe that he came from either Clay or Knox Counties and that he is descended from the the family of Henry Smith b. abt 1803 and Susan Smith b. abt 1806 (her maiden name is Smith). As on the Censuses that I can find Appeton a couple of Henry’s sons are nearby. Also nearby Appleton on those Censuses are a Jabe b. 1876 and a Frank b. 1882 who may be brothers or cousins. Any help you can provide will be appreciated.