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Texas Smiths, 156 Years

Texas Smiths, 156 Years

Sue Owens (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2002 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith, Anderson, Green, Stinson, Gurley, Carmack, McDougal
Texas Smiths, 156 Years

I have completed the reprint of "A Family History and Fifty-two Years of Preacher Life in Mississippi and Texas" by Rev. Wesley Smith, published 1898. I have added William Robert Wesley Smith's descendants and added an index. It is available at

If you are connected to this Smith line, including Anderson, Green, Stinson [Stephenson], Gurley, Carmack and McDougal, there are dates of birth, marriage and death on most of the descendants.

Descendants of Joshua Smith I (Father of Wesley)

1. JOSHUA2 SMITH I (JOHN1) was born 5 April 1765 in Prince William County, Virginia, and died 15 August 1844 in Tishomingo County, Mississippi (Thursday, abt 10:00 a.m.). He married MARY ANDERSON 20 June 1791, daughter of WILLIAM ANDERSON and NANCY STINSON. She was born July 1774 in Chester District, South Carolina, and died 13 October 1848 in Franklin County, Alabama.

i. NANCY3 SMITH, b. Aft. 1791; d. Infancy.
ii. MOSES SMITH [II], b. Aft. 1792; d. Infancy.
iii. JOHN SMITH [III], b. 15 March 1795, Chester District, South Carolina; d. 2 June 1834, Lauderdale County, Alabama; m. ELIZABETH JOHNSON, 1823; b. 17 April 1800, Union District, South Carolina.
iv. PATIENCE BLAND SMITH, b. 24 October 1797, Chester District, South Carolina; d. 30 June 1885, Waco, McLennan County, Texas; m. DAVIS GURLEY, 8 June 1823, Franklin County, Alabama; b. 7 April 1792, North Carolina; d. 2 June 1861, Waco, McLennan County, Texas.
v. NANCY AGNES SMITH, b. 20 November 1799, Chester District, South Carolina; d. 8 December 1860, Jacinto, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; m. CORNELIUS CARMACK, 30 September 1818, Robertson County, Tennessee.
vi. JAMES SMITH, b. 25 September 1801, Chester District, South Carolina; d. 15 April 1863, Dallas County, Texas; m. ANN KILLEN, 26 February 1824; d. 2 April 1860.
vii. JOSHUA SMITH [II], b. 5 February 1804; d. 22 November 1869, Tishomingo County, Mississippi; m. ANN S. MOORE, 28 June 1831, Lauderdale County, Alabama.
viii. AMASA SMITH II, b. 5 February 1806; d. 30 January 1875, McClellan County, Texas; m. ELIZABETH J. ROBERTS, 18 September 1834; b. 10 March 1813; d. McClellan County, Texas.
ix. ROBERT SMITH, b. 23 March 1809, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee; d. 25 October 1836, Elyton, Alabama.
x. WILLIAM SMITH, b. 23 March 1809, Springfield, Robertson County, Tennessee; d. 4 January 1867, Austin, Travis County, Texas; m. JULIA A. HAMILTON, 7 September 1837.
xi. MARY ANN HARRIET SMITH, b. 20 December 1812, Robertson County, Tennessee; d. 2 September 1834, Lauderdale County, Alabama; m. DANIEL MCDOUGAL, 30 October 1828.
xii. WESLEY SMITH [I], b. 4 January 1815, Robertson County, Tennessee; d. 1 April 1902; m. (1) MARY KILLEN, 12 November 1835; d. 23 September 1836, Valley of Tombigbee River, Monroe County, Mississippi; m. (2) MARY ANN ELIZABETH FARR, 13 March 1838; b. 1 January 1823, Monroe County, Mississippi; d. 5 December 1891, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas at 12:15 o'clock a.m..

Sue Owens

Re: Texas Smiths, 156 Years

Posted: 5 Mar 2002 3:27AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jul 2005 1:38AM GMT
Surnames: Smith/Standridge/Ruble
I am interested if the Smith familly married into the Standridge family Ala. Also if the Ruble family married into the Smith family. One of the Smith Ruble children were named Carmac. This is interesting. Thank you. Lena Stone Criswell -

Re: Texas Smiths, 156 Years

Sue Owens (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2002 4:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
page 30:
Six children were born unto John [II] and Elizabeth Smith, whose names have been recorded in the previous section. These were all born in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Miriam, the first born was married to Issac Standridge and died May 14, 1860, in Falls County, Texas...

page 31: James Henry Smith was a soldier in the Confederate war, in Colonel Tom Green's regiment, Sibley's Brigade, and was in the battle of Val Verde, in which he had a horse killed from under him. He was married to Sarah Ruble, September 21, 1862. They had one son, Edward Carmack Smith, born October 19, 1865...

Re: Texas Smiths, 156 Years

Posted: 5 Mar 2002 4:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jul 2005 1:38AM GMT
Surnames: Standridge/Smith/Carmac/Ruble
There they are! Oh my I can't believe this. I wrote Methodist ARchives in Fort Worth researching another ancestor and they wrote me back that they had a lot of information on
Rev Smith - circuit rider - related to Miriam Smith Standridge.
Isn't this amazing. I imagine you know all this. Where do you fit in? Do you know anything of the Ruble or are you interested. I have so much material on the Rubles including pictures. Lena

Re: Texas Smiths, 156 Years

Sue Owens (View posts)
Posted: 5 Mar 2002 4:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Rev. Wesley Smith, who wrote the book in 1898 was my husband's GGGrandfather. Our copy of the book crumbles when you turn the pages and there are just a few family members that still have one. I wanted to make the book available to all descendants of this line. It won't have a lot of info on all the "sidelines," but is the complete Smith line as Wesley knew it, plus I've added his son William Robert Wesley's descendants.

I also did a through index of the book by name so it makes it a lot easier to search through. I have not had time to enter the info into my family tree, but will get to that eventually. Always before, I didn't want to "break" the pages in the book so used it sparingly! <grin>

Later, Sue Owens

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