Thanks for your reply. I had feared that I was going to be dropped again by Oliver Thompson's family.
Oliver Thompson Smith's father Thompson Smith b. 1806 SC and died 1863 (death came from Josephine Lowry's sister Emaline Lowry Lloyd's book. It is quite interesting.
I will copy it and mail it to you if you so desire.
Thompson married first Martha Ann Adams b. 1806 TN, they married in TN, and came through Alabama and settled in Monroe Co. Ms ,which borders Alabama, about 1830. His father was John Smith and mother Sarah maiden unknown. John and Sarah came with Thompson and brothers, Nathan,George Washington, Joel (according to Lowry History Joel Smith married Elvira Adams in TN, sister to Martha Ann Adams.
There was a yellow fever epidemic in 1853 and we believe Martha died then.
My great grandfather, William S. Smith was the oldest born in 1827 AL, Howard b. 1828; Adline b. 1830; James born 1831; Sarah Elizabeth b.1834; Thomas Abraham b. 1835; and John born 1842 (died in Civil War 1862.
I am away from my records so wait until I mail you some correct date information. ha
Thompson remarried in1855 to Josephine Lowry. They had two children: Oliver Thompson Smith b. 1857 and Mary Texana b. 1858. In 1859 Thompson sold his farm in Monroe Co. MS (where i live) and they left for parts unknown. The Smith history says they never heard from him again.
I found them in the 1860 Arkansas, Jefferson Co. White Sulphus Springs, census. All four of them are named with ages.
The Lowry History says "Thompson and Mary Texana died in 1862 04 1863 in Mississippi". But, I do not believe it.
The Lowry History says Josephine and Oliver Thompson had caught up with her people in Salt Lake City, Utah by 1867.
The Smith's bought land and farmed before the Civil War.
I will examine and look at your history, I do appreciate it.
A Fotopolous lady had a message on the Monroe Co. site that she had photos of Oliver Thompsons family that she would share. But, I could never get them even after mailing her the Smith history.
Do you have some photos? I only have a photo of William S Smith, my great and Thomas A.Smith, and Adline and Sarah.
The two males that died in the Civil War as single men and Howard who returned home after the Civil War died in 1871.
I own land that once belonged to William S. Smith. He purchased it in 1877.
Yes, I agree with you, Martha had a hard life.It has just been in the last 65 years that life has been good, and most oof that on borrowed money.
Thank you for your information.