Benjamin Franklin SMITH Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN Zora E CHRISTIAN Thomas Benjamin CHRISTIAN Edward Everett CHRISTIAN Richard CHRISTIAN Mineola CHRISTIAN Lillie O CHRISTIAN Marvin CHRISTIAN Joseph Lee Roy CHRISTIAN Ernest CHRISTIAN Essie CHRISTIAN Estel C CHRISTIAN Hester Ann SMITH Charles H SMITH William L SMITH Ella SMITH Mary Isabella HENSON Mini tree diagram
Catherine Jane SMITH

Catherine Jane SMITH3,4,6,7,9,1,8,2,10,11

10th Apr 18683,4,5,6,7,1,8 - 22nd Jul 19431

Life History

10th Apr 1868

Born in Cass County, Texas.3,4,5,6,7,1,8

19th Dec 1883

Married Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.25

29th Nov 1884

Birth of daughter Zora E CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.8,12,13

7th Jun 1886

Birth of son Thomas Benjamin CHRISTIAN in Dalton, Cass, Texas.8,3,14,15,13

13th Jul 1888

Birth of son Edward Everett CHRISTIAN in Naples, Morris, Texas.12,13,16

about 1889

Birth of son Richard CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.12

Nov 1889

Birth of daughter Mineola CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.2,8,12,17,2,18,19

5th Sep 1892

Birth of daughter Lillie O CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.8,3,10,13

28th Feb 1895

Birth of son Marvin CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.12,20

20th Dec 1898

Birth of son Joseph Lee Roy CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.8,21,22,13

about 1899

Birth of son Ernest CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.12

24th Nov 1902

Birth of daughter Essie CHRISTIAN in Marlow, Pickens, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.12,23,13,24

4th Oct 1905

Birth of son Estel C CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma Territory.12,24,13

14th Jun 1934

Death of Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN in Ashland, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.13

22nd Jul 1943

Died in Ashland, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.1

25th Jul 1943

Buried in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.1,2


  • 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 12 July, Precinct 3, District 12, page 60 (scan 150A), Hse/Fam #562
    Bancroft, Eliza W F 70 (No Relationship Rptd) Widow Farming NC NC NC
    Smith, D F  W M 45 (No Relationship Rptd) Married Farming TN TN TN
    Smith, Mary E  W F 38 Wife Married Keeps House TX NC NC
    Smith, Catherine  W F 12 Dau Single TN TN TX

    The Marsh-Elliott Genealogy spells the name Catherine:
    "Catherine Jane Smith b abt 1868 in Cass Co, TX"

    This genealogy also reports three other children I will not include in my records:
    "Charles H Smith b 1874 in Bryans Mill, Cass Co, TX
    William L Smith b 1877 in Cass Co, TX
    Gatsey Smith b aft 1880"

    For information on these children, see this genealogy on

    "Joseph Benjamin Christian, Jr. and his wife Catherine [Smith] are buried in the Ashland Cemetery in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. The Findagrave website has a photo of their headstone and biographies. My mother, Barbara Lucille Battles (1920), was Mineola Christian Battles' daughter and before she passed in 2014 she was able to recall her grandfather's name as 'Joe B.'"
    --  Keith Farris, Ancestry messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins 09 February  2017

    Catharine "Kate" Christian
    Birth Apr 10, 1866 Texas
    Death  Jul 10, 1943 Oklahoma

    [Death date on the gravestone differs from the date derived from the obituary below.  Obit was published on Saturday 24 July 1943, and states that death occurred on Thursday, which would be 22 July 1943.  The stonecutter may have accdientally repeated the 10 from the birth date when carving the death date.]

    Mrs. Kate Christian, 75, of Route 1, Stuart, died Thursday [July 22, 1943]. She was born in Texas on April 10, 1868, but had been a resident of Pittsburg County for 45 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon [July 25, 1943] at the Ashland Baptist Church with Rev. Leonard Carter officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Ashland. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Zora Battles of Route 1, McAlester, Mrs. Minnie Battles of Duncan, Mrs. Lillie Grubbs of Ashland, and Mrs. Essie Kalkup [sic] of Coalgate; five sons, Estel Christian and Tom Christian, both of Ashland, Roy Christian of Seagraves, Tex., and Marvin Christian and Everett Christian, both of Portes, N.M.; one brother, Will Smith, Texarkana, Tex.; 34 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
    (The McAlester News Capital, Saturday, July 24, 1943)

    Family links:
    J. B. Christian (1856 - 1934)
    Zora E. Christian Battles (1884 - 1964)
    Thomas B Christian (1886 - 1958)
    Everett E Christian (1888 - 1973)
    Lillie Christian Grubbs (1892 - 1978)
    Marvin Christian (1895 - 1983)
    Essie Lee Christian Walkup (1902 - 1986)

    Burial Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    Created by MillieBelle Mar 10, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18336101,


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