Looking for information on a Elizabeth Smith who was born possibly between the dates of 1815 â€“1820. She married John J. Coulter probably in Bledsoe County, Tennessee around 1829. They are found in the 1830 census in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. There are lot of Smithâ€™s around them in that county, but can not make a connection to any of them as of yet.
John and Elizabeth had 8 children. They were:
James Lafayette Coulter b. abt 1829/30 Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Benjamin Carroll Coulter b. July 8, 1832 Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Jane E. Coulter b. abt 1835 Tennessee
Mary L. â€œPollyâ€ Coulter b. abt 1838 Tennessee
Thomas A. Coulter b. November 10, 1841 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Elizabeth Coulter b. abt 1843
Marilda T. Coulter b. abt 1844 Missouri
George Washington Coulter b. April 17, 1845 Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri
John and Elizabeth as you can tell by the children lived in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, Shelby County, Tennessee then moved to Missouri where they lived in Cedar, Dade, and Taney Counties. Sometime before the 1860 census John lost Elizabeth and remarried to a Emaline Hooten. It is assumed that Elizabeth died in Missouri, but not sure which county. 1860 census shows John living in Taney County, Missouri. On the childrens census records, it shows that their mother was born in Georgia, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. Not sure which. Son Thomas A. Coulterâ€™s death certificate shows that his mothers name was Elizabeth Smith.
My Cousin Tami and I are connecting John J. Coulter with Brig. Gen Thomas Coulter and Louisa Johnson through George Washington Coulterâ€™s (John & Elizabethâ€™s son) pension records. He talks a lot about his family in them. Can anyone out there connect Elizabeth with their Smith line? She may have had brothers move with them to Missouri. There are a lot of Smithâ€™s in Cedar County, Misssouri at that time that was from Tennessee.
Would love to hear from anybody who may think they have a connection!