Per YDNA testing our ancestor, Levi Jackson Smith connects back to the Meshack Hembree line from this area. Meshack Hembree's son James Martin Hembree was the son of Ibey Surilla Smith Hembree. Levi Jackson Smith's records show he was born about 1840/1842. His connection to this family is proved only by DNA. Our first records is his marriage in Ashley County AR and his family from that marriage. Have been in contact with Dale Standifer. Interested in hearing from anyone that can help with Smiths from this area. Per records he is older than Rilla....perhaps a brother?