I know my Lafayette Smith's father was John B Smith & mother was Jane Shell. John & Jane was married in Hamilton Co. Illinois 1827.Layfayette's sister was my gr grgrandmother Nancy Ann Smith, Brown, Taylor. I have a pic on tintype & Nancy is wearing a arrowhead necklace. My great uncle said his grandmother was Cherokee,??? U can find Lafayette in 1860 hamilton Co Census with his family. But I think in this census his father had remarried & Jane is no longer his wife. It list Virginia Hammons as his wife. Later in 1880 Jon B Smith goes to live with his son Rufus Smith in Saline co Illinois with his 1st wife Jane.