Benjamin F. Smith, b. c 1825, TN d. probably in Colorado
by 4/7/1911. Wed Jane, maiden name unknown. 1870
resided, Carrollton, Carroll Co., Missouri where he was
Justice of the Peace. 1880 resided Leadville, Lake Co.,
Colorado. Enumerated in 1880 census as a mine owner.
1. Elmus Smith wed Bettie Floyd (Possibly in Carroll Co.,
MO). Bettie was possibly a daughter of John H. Floyd
and Mary E. Bowdry who may have resided Carroll Co.,
MO and later resided Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO.
Elmus operated a dry goods store in Carrollton with
John T. Goodson. In early 1870's Elmus operated a
grocery store in Denver, CO. About 1873 to 1882
operated a grocery store in Golden, Jefferson Co., CO.
Elmus d. 1882, Golden, CO, bur. Golden Cemetery.
Bettie d. 1919, Trinidad, Las Animas Co., CO, bur.
Golden Cemetery. No children.
2. Mary Smith, b. c 1852, TN. 1870, resided Carrollton,
Carroll Co., MO. Don't know what happened to her.
3. Joel W. Smith, b. c 1854, TN d. unknown. Married,
unknown. Clerk in dry goods store of Daniels & Fisher
in Denver, Colorado. Operated dry goods store in
Golden, Jefferson Co., Colorado. Member of dry goods
firm of Daniels, Fisher & Smith, Leadville, Colorado.
Possibly a member of Colorado legislature. 1900 had
interest in dry goods firm in Leadville and Denver, CO.
Don't know if he had children.
4. Martha Smith, b. c 1858, TN. Resided Carrollton, Carroll
Co., MO in 1870. Don't know what happened to her.
5. Benjamin F. Smith, Jr., b. c 1864, Indiana. 1880, clerk
in a store in Leadville, Colorado.
6. William Smith, b. c 1868, Missouri. 1880, clerk in a
store in Leadville, Colorado.
Letter of Elizabeth Austin, Historian Carrollton Chapter
D. A. R. to Mrs. R. B. Yoakum of Leavenworth, Kansas.
"My dear Mrs. Yoakum; - Rev. Floyd, a friend of mine
formerly of Carrollton, but now pastor of the Independence
Mo. church has forwarded your letter relative to information
on family history to me.
The B. F. Smith you mention is dead but my cousin
married his son (the son also deceased) and as we knew
the family well, many perhaps have the information you
wish - though do not have any idea as to which line you
Would be glad to correspond with you on the subject -
as that is what I am most interested in - the tracing of the
family lines - My father is past eighty years old and is one
of the pioneers here therefore knew all the people of the
past years here.
Trusting I may hear from you soon.
I am, very sincerely yours.
Does this Smith family ring a bell with any Carroll Co., MO
Would anyone know anything about the above Elizabeth