Robert Lee SMITH William Chandler SMITH James William SMITH Zechariah A SMITH John David SMITH Carter Lee SMITH Bertha Alice YOUNGBLOOD Martin Lee Arthur Van Buren SMITH Florence A SMITH Joe Harvey SMITH Enoch SMITH Edward Edgar SMITH Robert Lee SMITH Louisa Amanda FORRESTER Mini tree diagram
Ephram SMITH

Ephram SMITH1,2,3,4

Oct 18901,2,3 - 26th Sep 19693

Life History

Oct 1890

Born in Georgia.1,2,3


Married Bertha Alice YOUNGBLOOD.3

29th Feb 1940

Death of Bertha Alice YOUNGBLOOD in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.3,3

26th Sep 1969

Died in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.3

after 26th Sep 1969

Buried in Ada Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma.4


  • Terry Smith Escamillo is a Smith Forrester Descendant I have worked with on this family.  Terri has posted several photos and found family information on Epheham and his siblings.  On one photo with his brothers, Epheham is referred to as Eaf.  Another with him and his wife at a young age his name is written as Ef.

    In the 1900 census  this child's name was written as Epheham, and this is what all the genealogies have.  It appears the intended name was the biblical name Ephraim.  We have found no entry for Ef in the 1910 or 1920 censuses.  Int he 1930 census his name is somewhat faded, but definitely has no second H in it.  It looks like Ephram, which is the way many people pronounce the name Ephraim.

    1900 Federal Census, James County, Tennessee, 5 June, Civil District 7, Enumeration District 77, page 3B, Hse #53, Fam #56
    Smith, Robert Head W M  May 1858  42 Married 18 yrs GA GA GA Log Driver Rents
    Smith, Amanda Wife W F Oct 1866  33 Married 18 yrs 13 children/9 living GA NC NC
    Smith, Epheham Son W M  Oct 1890  9 Single GA GA GA

    No child appears in the 1910 census with this name.  The child David would match by age.  But genealogies seem to match David with John David, referred to as Dave.  One discrepancy seems to bring that into question.  John D is reported in the 1900 census as born in May 1889, but David is reported as 19 years old in April 1910, matching the birth of Epheham in Oct 1890.  We are cautioned, however, that the birth years reported in the 1900 are notoriously wrong.

    Ef is recorded in the 1930 census under the name Ephran.

    1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma, 16 April, South Lathram Township, District 48, page 4B, Hse/Fam #260
    Smith, Ephran Head Rents No Radio M W 37 Married at age 34 GA GA GA Farm Laborer
    Smith, Alice Wife F W 30 Married at age 26 OK IA MO
    Smith, Hope May Dau F W 8 OK GA OK

    Ef's age here would make him born in about 1893, instead of 1890 as the 1900 census said.

    I have been able to find no documentation on Epheham's death. Some genealogies have the details, but provide no documentation.

    Epheham Smith
    Birth 10/1890 in Georgia
    Death 26 Sep 1969 in Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma
    Robert Lee "Bob" Smith 1858 - 1939
    Louisa Amanda Forrester 1866 - 1940
    Spouse Bertha Alice Youngblood 1900 - 1940; married 1924
    Child:  Virginia Hope Smith 1921 - 1996
    --  Phelps,

    In her genealogy Terry Escamillo adds Ef's burial information.

    Burial Sep 1969
    Ada Memorial Park Cemetery
    Ada, Pontotoc, Oklahoma
    --  Terri Smith Escamillo,


  • 1. 1930 Federal Census, Caddo County, Oklahoma
    • 16 April, South Lathram Township, District 48, page 4B, Hse/Fam #260
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, James County, Tennessee
    • 5 June, Civil District 7, Enumeration District 77, page 3B, Hse #53, Fam #56
  • 3. Ancestry Trees
  • 4. Terri Smith Escamillo

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