William SMITH James W Raspberry SMITH Carter SMITH John David SMITH Ephran SMITH Martin SMITH Florence A SMITH Harvey SMITH Zechariah A SMITH Enoch SMITH Edward Edgar SMITH Robert Lee SMITH Louisa Amanda FORRESTER Mini tree diagram

Robert Lee SMITH1,2,3,5,6

May 18581,2,3,4,5,6 - 21st Apr 19393,4

Life History

May 1858

Born in Culloden, Monroe, Georgia.1,2,3,4,5,6

about 1882

Married Louisa Amanda FORRESTER

14th Oct 1883

Birth of son William SMITH in Georgia.8,1

8th Jul 1884

Birth of son James W Raspberry SMITH in Texas.8,9,1,10,5,11

Dec 1886

Birth of son Carter SMITH in Georgia.2,1

May 1889

Birth of son John David SMITH in Fair Mountain, Georgia.1,5,12,13,2,6,14

Oct 1890

Birth of son Ephran SMITH in Georgia.15,1,16

25th Oct 1893

Birth of son Martin SMITH in Georgia.8,1,5

Apr 1895

Birth of son Florence A SMITH in Georgia.2,6,5,1,14

Jan 1897

Birth of son Harvey SMITH in Georgia.14,8,6,5,1,2

Jan 1899

Birth of son Zechariah A SMITH in Talking Rock, Pickens, Georgia.17,5,18,1

22nd Jun 1902

Birth of son Enoch SMITH in Georgia.5,8,2

15th Mar 1905

Birth of son Edward Edgar SMITH in Georgia.8,2,6,5

2nd Jan 1908

Birth of son Robert Lee SMITH in Georgia.2,6

21st Apr 1939

Died in Brady, Garvin, Oklahoma.3,4

after 21st Apr 1939

Buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley, Garvin, Oklahoma.7,4

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, James County, Tennessee, 5 June, Civil District7, Enumeration District 77, page 3B, Hse #53, Fam #56
    Smith, Robert Head W M  May 1858  42 Married 18 yrs GA GA GA LogDriver Rents
    Smith, Amanda Wife W F Oct 1866  33 Married 18 yrs 13 children/9living GA NC NC
    Smith, William Son W M  Oct 1883  16 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, James A  Son W M  Sept 1885  14 Single TX GA GA
    Smith, Carter Son W M  Dec 1886  13 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, John D  Son W M  May 1889  11 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Epheham Son W M  Oct 1890  9 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Mart Son W M  Jan 1893  3 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Florance A  Dau W M  Apr 1895  5 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Harvy Son W M  Jan 1897  4 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Zack Son W M  Jan 1899  1 Single GA GA GA

    Note that James was born in Texas.  This means they moved from Georgiato Texas between October 1883 and December 1885.  Then after James'birth, they were not in Texas a whole year, before they moved back toGeorgia, where Carter was born in December 1886. That is an amazingmove for that time, only to return to Tennessee,

    All the other children were born in Georgia.  Thus they moved intoTennessee about a year or so before this census.  They wound up backout west, in Indian Territory.

    1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 9 April, FrancisTownship, District 256, page 14A, Hse #218, Fam #254
    Smith, Robert Head M W 52 Married 30 years GA GA GA Farming Rents
    Smith, Manda Wife F W 43 Married 30 years 17 children/13 living GA GAGA
    Smith, Berry Son M W 24 Single TX GA GA Farmer
    Smith, David Son M W 19 Single GA GA GA Farm Helper
    Smith, Mart Son M W 17 Single GA GA GA Farm Helper
    Smith, Harve Son M W 14 Single GA GA GA Farm Helper
    Smith, Florence Dau F W 16 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Zachariah Son M W 13 Single GA GA GA Farm Helper
    Smith, Enoch Son M W 7 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Eddie Son M W 5 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Robert Son M W 2 Single GA GA GA

    In age, David here matches Epheham of 1900.  But family genealogiesidentify John D as John David, with nickname Dave.  He is listed asDave in 1920.  In 1900 John D was reported as born in 1889 and 11years old, while David in 1910 is only 19, where we would expect JohnD to be 21.  No one matching John D appears in the 1910 census.Birthdays are not very reliable in the 1900 census.

    Epheham, or Ephraim, whose age reports overlap with Dave, is reportedwith separate details, including death in Ada.  Dave (who appears tobe John David) died in Pauls Valley and is buried in Mt OlivetCemetery.

    We can tell that Berry matches James A because the birth state of bothis reported as Texas.  All other children were born in Georgia, exceptthe last child, born after they moved to Oklahoma.  The age of Robertindicates they moved there after the creation of the State of Oklahomain December 1907.

    It is not clear from this evidence whether the initial A was an erroror Berry is a nickname.  Berry is often a proper given name, but isalso sometimes a nickname for the popular name Greenberry.  At leastone genealogy has James William Raspberry as one child, combining thetwo children William and James of the 1900 census.  This does not seempossible, since William and James were enumerated as two separatechildren in 1900.

    Some other genealogies do have Berry as William's middle name.  Thisneeds further attention, since Berry matches James here.  See notesfor James W Raspberry Smith.

    In the 1920 census, Robert is named Robert B instead of Robert L.

    1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma, 7 February, BradyTownship, District 21, page 2A, West Township Line, Hse #23, Fam #24
    Smith, Robt B Head Rents M W  65 GA GA GA Cotton Farmer
    Smith, Mandy Wife F W  57 GA GA GA Cotton Picker
    Smith, Dave Son M W  29 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Harve V Son M W  20 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Florence Dau F W  21 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Enoch Son M W  17 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Edward Son M W  16 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Robert Son M W  14 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    - Fam #25 -
    Smith, Charter Head M W  33 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Rosetta Wife F W  22 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Dewey Lee Son M W  2yrs5mos GA GA GA
    Smith, David E Son M W  4mos GA GA GA

    1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 4 April, MaxwellTownship, District 24, page 2A, Hse/Fam #216
    Smith, Dave Son M W 40 Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Florence Dau F W 37 Single GA GA GA
    Smith, Harve Son M W 35 Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Edgar Son M W 26 Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Robert Jr Son M W 23 Single GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Manda Sister F W 66 Single GA GA GA

    The Smith family genealogy has a note stating:
    "Robert is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Pauls Valley, Ok inSection 1 lot 6 block 44 space 1."
    --  Smith, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/30103154/person/12241566604

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, James County, Tennessee
    • 5 June, Civil District 7, Enumeration District 77, page 3B, Hse #53,
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 7 February, Brady Township, District 21, page 2A, West Township Line,
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
    • Smith, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/30103154/person/12241566604
  • 4. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 5. 1910 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 9 April, Francis Township, District 256, page 14A, Hse #218, Fam #254
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Maxwell Township, District 24, page 2A, Hse/Fam #216
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
  • 8. Social Security Death Index
  • 9. 1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 29 April, Fitzhugh Township, District 20, page 3A, Hse #41, Fam #42
  • 10. 1940 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 17 April, Fitzhugh Township, District 62-21, page 5A, Hse #79, Rents
  • 11. 1920 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma
    • 10 February, Ada, District 120, page 8B, Hse #136, Fam #131
  • 12. Gravestone of John David Smith, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pauls Valley,Oklahoma, Footstone
  • 13. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 14. 1940 Federal Census, Garvin County, Oklahoma
    • 19 April, Stratford, District: 25-22, page 10A, Hse#161, Rent $5
  • 15. 1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    • 16 April, South Lathram Township, District 48, page 4B, Hse/Fam #260
  • 16. Ancestry Trees
    • Phelps,
  • 17. 1940 Federal Census, Kern County, California
    • 6 April, Judicial Township 15, District 15-84, page 4A, Hwy 399, Hse
  • 18. Ancestry Trees
    • Private Tree,

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