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Grace Smith Pettijohn 




Believing that a family history is of priceless value, 
and that many members of the Smith-Pickens family 
have long yearned for such a record. I have decided to 
pick up the broken threads as they have been handed 
down to me. and weave this cloth of gold — rich in quality 
and texture. 

Of the present generation little is written, because it 
is known to each of us, and later, when other generations 
shall come on. we shall look to one of the younger ones 
to write another book and record our deeds. 

In the history of all royal families we find noble 
deeds, fame and grandeur in all forms, but just as promi- 
nent do we find shame, disgrace and all forms of corrup- 
tion. While our family history reveals no heretofore un- 
surpassed fame, yet it is exceptionally free from disgrace. 

If every genius in the world should die. I am con- 
vinced that the Smith family would live on. but should 
every Smith die, I am just as sure that the rest of the 
world would be troubled to find supplies for their places. 

May not we later generations pay tribute to the sim- 
ple virtues of our pioneer ancestors, and by worthy imita- 
tion dedicate our lives to as noble work as did they, and, 
by so doing, dedicate these pages to their sacred memory? 



Acknowledgment is made for permission to use 
names, dates and other material collected from time to 
time by J. P. Smith ; for the untiring response to ques- 
tions put to S. M. Smith ; for letters from D. H. Russell 
and Col. W. S. Pickens, which gave much of the early 
history of our family ; and for the use of the family tree 
planned and drawn by Bessie M. and Adelaide Smith. 


Records of the Smith family are very meager. From 
the best evidence obtainable it is known that Job Smith, 
of Scotch-Irish descent, served through the Revolution- 
ary War as a soldier from the State of Virginia, and 
afterwards went to South Carolina and secured a large 
grant of land from the State and settled by the waters 
of Three and Twenty Creek, on which land his bodv now 
lies buried. 

His children were : 

II. 1. John Smith. 

2. Dorcas Smith Gasaway. 

3. Job Smith. 

4. William Smith. 

5. Bassil Smith. 

6. Nancy (i\Irs. John D.) Treadaway. 

7. Mollie (Mrs. Phillip) Porter. 

8. Joseph Smith. 

William, Job and Bassil Smith were all Methodist 
ministers. William Smith married Nancy Charles. Their 
sons were : 

III. 1. James Smith. 

2. John Smith. 

3. Israel Smith. 

4. Joseph Smith. 

They also had several daughters, one of whom was 
Martha Smith, who married Robert Pickens HI. 

John Smith, the son of Job Smith, was a farmer and 
blacksmith, an energetic, fearless, honest and successful 
business man. He joined the Methodist Church as soon 
as it was organized in that country. He lived a consist- 
ent religious life, thereby setting an example for his pos- 
terity. It is said that overwork and heat from the forge 
caused the loss of his eyesight about twelve years before 
his death. About the year 1800 John Smith married Mar- 
tha Pickens, whose father gave them the land on which 
they lived and died. It is of the descendants of these two 
that this account is told. 

It is interesting- to know that they built their log 
house one and one-half stories high, eighteen feet wide, 
twenty-four feet long. It had a shed room and small 
piazza in front and the house had a brick chimney. The 
accompanying picture was made recently, and shows the 
shed room and piazza, as they were called, converted into 
a wagon shed — thus concealing the front door and the 
entire house used as a barn. The picture is inserted for 
the sentiment of our oldest living generation, and we 
entreat the gentle reader of the rising generation to con- 
sider his own birthplace a century hence, should it be 
converted into a corncrib in the meantime, and be not 
critical of this, our first Smith-Pickens home. 


Many names of the Pickens family are interwoven 
with the history of the State of South Carolina, both in 
a civil and a military capacity, and their deeds in war 
and peace have reflected honor upon their native State. 

Nearly two centuries ago there lived in the parish of 
Killedaugh County, Ireland, a family of Scotch Cove- 
nanters of the Presbyterian faith. Two brothers of this 
family — Andrew and Robert Pickens II — emigrated to 
this country in colonial days. Andrew Pickens settled in 
Pennsylvania and Robert Pickens in Maryland. Some 
time after the close of the French and Indian war, in 
1763, a great Scotch-Irish emigration went southward, 
and in this were the families of the two brothers, Robert 
and Andrew. A great part of this emigration settled in 
the Waxhaw district, where Andrew Jackson was born, 
and in York and Chester districts, as they were then 
called. The Presb3'terian churches which they formed 
are still in existence all over those counties. 

But Andrew and Robert Pickens had heard of a sec- 
tion of South Carolina, bordering on Savannah River, but 
recently acquired from the Indians. They went to this 
country, called the Upper Long Cane Section of Abbe- 
ville district, where they helped to found the Upper Long 
Cane Presbyterian Church, which remains to this day. 
However, Robert Pickens' family afterwards became 
Methodists, to which church the succeeding generations 
of this record have almost entirely adhered. 

These two brothers were living there peacefully in 
prosperity, both elders in their church, when the guns at 
Lexington, Mass., awoke the country to the fact that the 
Revolution had commenced and that the birth of a new 
Nation was at hand. Both brothers took arms, Andrew 
becoming a Colonel of a regiment, and afterwards a 
Brigadier-general, and Robert a Lieutenant in a com- 
pany. These men were active in service throughout the 
entire war. Andrew Pickens made a treaty with the 
Cherokees under a great spreading oak near his home, 
which oak is still standing. By this treaty the Indians 
ceded a large tract of country now embraced in four 

An interesting tradition has been handed down from 
father to son, and is as follows : The history of the re- 
covery of the Carolinas after it had been overrun by the 
British is well known. However, there were a few who, 
remaining loyal to the crown, were very hostile towards 
the members of the Continental army. On one occasion, 
when Lient. Robert Pickens was at home on a furlough^ 
visiting his family, a body of these Tories surrounded the 
house, bent on the capture of this hero. Lieut. Pickens 
and his wife planned their campaign for defense. The 
door was closed, and, while the brave wife did what she 
could to keep the Tories out, Lieut. Pickens climbed the 
chimney, the door was then opened, and the Tories en- 
tered with such noise and confusion that Lieut. Pickens 
was enabled to run down the roof, jump to the ground, 
and hurriedly secrete himself in the field back of the 
house. A large pine log lay in the field, and the bark 
having just fallen ofif, he crept closely to the log and 
pulled the bark over himself. The Tories, after search- 
ing the house, rushed down through the field, jumped 
over this very log, and, not seeing him, were soon lost in 
the distance. 

At the close of the Revolution Robert Pickens settled 
by the Three and Twenty Creek, being the first white 
settler in that section. This land has passed to the sev- 
enth generation, and is now owned by Robert Pickens 
Vn, and it is here where his ancestor, Robert Pickens H, 
was the first person buried in the Pickens graveyard, as 
it is still known. 

The Pickens family has furnished three governors of 
the State of South Carolina : Andrew, Ezekiel and Fran- 
cis W. Pickens. They have always been land-owners. 
They have been men and women of high character and 
sterling integrity, honored and respected by their fellow- 
citizens in church and state. 

Robert Pickens married Dorcas Hallum, and their 
children were : 

IL 1. John Pickens. 

2. Martha Pickens. 

3. Margaret Pickens. 

4. Elizabeth Pickens. 

5. Mary Pickens. 

6. Andrew Pickens. 

7. Dorcas Pickens. 

8. Anna Pickens. 

9. Robert Pickens IIL 

Margaret and Elizabeth Pickens never married. 

Mary Pickens married Georg-e Bowman, a Methodist 
minister. He was the father of Pickens Bowman and 
grandfather of Viro Bowman. 

Andrew Pickens married Katie Weayer. He was a 
Methodist minister. They had a family. 

Dorcas Pickens married Mr. Parris. 

Anna Pickens married James Bolding. 

Robert Pickens married Martha Smith, a niece of 
John Smith, who married Robert's sister, Martha Pickens. 
After Martha's death, Robert Pickens married Nancy 
Pegg. He had nine children by each wife. 

Robert Pickens' and Martha Smith Pickens' children 
were : 

HI. 1. Margaret Pickens. 

2. Sallie Pickens. 

3. John Norton Pickens. 

4. Charles Franklin Pickens. 

5. Col. William Smith Pickens. 

6. Robert Mason Pickens. 

7. James Madison Pickens. 

8. Martha Ann Pickens. 

9. Israel Wesley Pickens. 
Margaret Pickens married Simeon Rogers. 
Sallie, John and Chas. Pickens died in youth. 
Martha Ann Pickens was married and died in child- 

Israel AVesley Pickens married and had one son. 
Robert Mason and James Madison Pickens were both 
Methodist ministers. 

Col. Wm. S. Pickens. 

Col. Wm. S. Pickens tells of his own life in a most 
interesting- manner. He was married three times. His 
first wife was Julia Ann Welborn. After twelve years 
she died, leaving three sons. His second wife was Pru- 
dence Emeline Oliver, with whom he lived thirty-five 
years. They had four daughters and one son. After the 
death of his second wife he married Alartha Louisa Rush, 
with whom he lived the rest of his life. 

He had eight children, thirty-eight grandchildren and 
four great-grandchildren— fifty in all— and he wrote that 
all of the fifty were expected for Christmas dinner at his 
house each year. 

He was an official member of the M. E. Church over 
fifty years, was Sunday-school superintendent for thirty 
years and Sunday-school lecturer for several years. He 
gave liberally to his children and paid more state, county 
and church tax than any man in his township. 

Martha Pickens, daughter of Robert Pickens, mar- 
ried John Smtih, son of Job Smith, about the year 1800, 
and it is of their descendants that this account is told, 
and herewith begins a renumbering of the generations, 
with John Smith and Martha Pickens No. I. 

Their children were : 

II. 1. Lucinda Smith. 

2. Talitha Smith. 

3. Sidney Smith. 

4. Miranda Smith. 

5. Mary A. Smith. 

6. John Collinsworth Smith. 

7. James Douthart Smith. 

8. Andrew McKindrew Smith. 

John Smith died Sept. 26, 1848. 

Martha Pickens Smith died March 17, 1818. 


Lucinda Smith was born in South Carolina, Sept. 
16, 1802. She married James Douthett Sims, a farmer 
and a local Methodist minister. She died Dec. 18, 1870. 
Their children are: 

III. 1. Mar}^ Ann Talitha Sims. 

2. Martha Emeline Sims. 

3. John McPherson Sims. 

4. Eliza Jane Sims. 

5. Miranda Elizabeth Sims. 

6. Margaret Louisa Sims. 

7 . James Addison Sims. 

8. Emily Amanda Sims. 

This family lived in South Carolina and Georgia, but 
while their children were small they moved to Indiana. 

Mary Ann Talitha Sims was married to James Wes- 
ley Higgins, a carpenter and cabinetmaker. Their only 
child is : 

IV. 1. James B. Higgins. 

James B. Higgins is a millwright. He married Eme- 
line Smith, and they had two children : 
V. 1. Estella Higgins. 

2. Pearl Higgins. 
Estella Higgins died in infancy. 

Pearl Higgins married John H. Shoaf, a designer and 
manufacturer of biscuit dies. They live in Indianapolis, 
Ind., and have two daughters : 
VI. 1. Doris Shoaf. 
2. Marie Shoaf. 
James B. Higgins' second wife was Elizabeth Stultz. 
Their children are : 

V. 1. Claud Higgins. 
2. Nellie Higgins. 
Claud Higgins is an electrician. He married Dana 
Lowden. They have a daughter : 
VI. 1. Jeannette Higgins. 


Martha Emeline Sims was married to Martin Van 
Buren McQuitty, a farmer. They went to Iowa. Their 
children are: 

IV. 1. Hannah AlcOuitty. 

2. Luella McQuitty. 

3. Amanda McQuitty. 

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John McPherson Sims 

John McPherson Sims, a contractor and builder, mar- 
ried Emeline Parr. They had a double wedding cere- 
mony, when his sister, Emily Amanda Sims, married his 
wife's brother, Dr. J. Nelson Parr. 

John McPherson Sims united with the Methodist 
Church in early life and held official relation to it for 
many years. Their son was : 
IV. 1. Charles Elliott Sims. 

After the death of his first wife J. McPherson Sims 
married Mrs. Jane Ellen Scott-Port, of Knightstown, 
Ind., where they lived and where he superintended farm- 
ing interests until his death. He was the first President 
of the Smith-Pickens Association. 

Charles Elliott Sims was in the wholesale jewelry 
business in Indianapolis. He and his father both died of 


pneumonia, a few hours apart. The son had been espe- 
cially attentive to his father during- his last few years of 
delicate health, and while nursing him in his last illness 
Elliott contracted the same disease, and both succumbed 
to it. Charles Elliott Sims married Lula Pea. Their 
only son was : 

V. 1. Herbert Elliott Sims. 

So soon after the deaths of his father and grand- 
father, a sad fate ended the young life of Herbert Elliott 
Sims, when he met with an accident when crossing the 

Eliza J. Sims Higgins. 

After the death of her oldest sister, Eliza Jane Sims 
was married to James Wesley Higgins, her brother-in- 

Their children are : 


Orra Higgins. 

Alargaret Higgins. 

Malissa Higgins. 

Emma Higgins. 

William Addison Higgins. 
Orra Higgins was married to John Calvin, a carpen- 
ter, of Zionsville, Ind. Thev now live in Indianapolis, 


Their children are : 
V. 1. Lillian Calvin. 

2. Clarence Calvin. 
Lillian Calvin was married to Jasper Peacock, who 
is employed by a book concern in Washington, where 
they live. Their children are : 
VL 1. Robert Peacock. 
2. Ruth Peacock. 
Ruth Peacock died in infancy. 

Clarence Calvin is employed in a foundry in Detroit, 
Mich. He married Nora Godfrey. Their children are: 
VL 1. Harry Calvin. 

2. Lillian Calvin. 

3. Morris Calvin. 

4. Elizabeth Calvin. 

Margaret Higgins was married to William Ham^ 
mond, an editor, and they live in California. 
Their children are : 
V. 1. Arthur Hammond. 

2. Bertha Hammond. 

3. Albert Hammond. 

4. Alfred Hammond. 

5. Jessie Hammond. 

Bertha Hammond is married and lives in Minneapo- 
lis, Minn. 

Malissa Higgins, a twin sister of Margaret Higgins, 
was married to Luther M. Pentecost. They reside in 
Indianapolis, Ind. Their only child died in infancy. 

V. 1. Raymond W. Pentecost. 

Emma Higgins is a woman of artistic temperament, 
an expert needle-woman, and her designs in artcraft have 
gained her considerable recognition. She was married to 
Hubert Craft, a railroad postal clerk, of Indianapolis. 
Their two sons are skilled musicians. 

V. L Dean Craft. 
2. Kenneth Craft. 

Dean Craft married Ethel Brown, of Warsaw, Ind., 
and their home is in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Kenneth Craft is a student at DePauw University 
and a member of the Sis'ma Chi Fraternity. 

William Addison Higgins is a graduate of Wabash 
College at Crawfordsville, Ind. He is a musician and a 
student of history. He married Katherine Brown, of In- 


Miranda Elizabeth Sims was married to Henry 
Drury, a carpenter and builder. 

Margaret Louisa Sims Stabler. 

jMargaret Louisa Sims married the Rev. Thomas 
Stabler, of Yorkshire, England, a minister of the ^I. E. 
Church. Their children are all gifted musicians. The 
quartet is composed of: 

IV. 1. William J. Stabler. 

2. Thos. Percival Stabler. 

3. Marv Louisa Stabler. 

4. Edith S. Stabler. 

William J. Stabler, a professional musician, married 
Delia Quivey, a teacher of painting. They live in Michi- 
gan. Their only son is : 

y. 1. Quivey Stabler. 

Thomas Percival Stabler has a position in a railroad 
office in Dayton, Ohio. 

Alary Louisa Stabler, a most capable and accom- 
plished woman, married Charles Fremont Hunt, of In- 
dianapolis, in which city they lived for several years, but 
now reside in Lafayette, Ind. Their children are: 

V. 1. Helen Gavl Hunt. 

2. Edith Gladys Hunt. 

3. Richard Stabler Hunt. 


Gayl and Gladys Hunt are twins. Each has in- 
herited a musical ability, which, added to their natural 
vivacity, makes them especially attractive young school 

Richard Stabler Hunt died in infancy. 

Edith Stabler married Alfred Pierson Conklin, a lum- 
berman, of Greenfield, Ind., where they live, and in whose 
home the Rev. and Mrs. Stabler spent their last days. 
Their daughter is : 

V. 1. Mildred Conklin. 

James Addison Sims. 

James Addison Sims, a contractor and manufacturer 
of composition roofing, married Jennie Pugh, who died a 
few years later. Their son is : 

V. 1. Walter Sims. 

Later, James Addison Sims married Mary E. Laugh- 
lin, a gifted and influential woman, who, with her hus- 
band, shares the respect and love of a large circle of 
church friends and neighbors. 

Their sons are : 

V. 1. Thomas Sims. 
2. Ernest Sims. 

Both sons were graduated from the University of 
Michigan. Both are members of the Sigma Nu Fra- 


lernity. Thomas lives with his father and mother in In- 
dianapolis, Ind. Ernest is in business in Toronto, Can. 

Emily Amanda Sims, the youngest child of Lucinda 
Smith and James D. Sims, lived but a short time after 
her marriage to J. Nelson Parr, a minister and physician. 


Talitha Smith was born March 14, 1804, and died 
November 3, 1835. She was married to Levi Bowman. 
Their son was : 

III. 1. William Bowman. 

William Bowman's mother died when he was very 
young-, and he lived with his aunt, Miranda Smith. He 
married Anna Pfafif, of Westfield, Ind. Their children 

IV. 1. Flora Bell Bowman. 

2. Cora Apellis Bowman. 

3. Levi Walter Bowman. 

4. Harry William Bowman. 
Flora Bell Bowman died in infancy. 

Cora Bowman, who is still remembered by her West- 
field friends as a beautiful girl, died just as she had 
reached young womanhood. 

Walter Bowman lives in Westfield and conducts 
farming interests with his mother and brother, Harry. 
Walter married Ina Crago. of Carmel, Ind. 

Harry Bowman lives in the old home with his mother 
and his family. He is a musician and has made some 
very clever musical instruments, upon which he plays. 
He married Goldie Meyers. They have a daughter: 

V. 1. Cora Bowman. 


Sidney Smith was born December 24, 1805. His 
was a life of usefulness, and we are told he was a shining- 
light among- his fellowmen. He came from South Caro- 
lina and located on a farm south of Jolietville, Ind. He 
donated the ground for the old Sugar Grove church and 
cemetery. This was the first place for worship in that 
community. The log church building was later torn 
down and some of Sidney Smith's descendants helped to 
build the frame structure on the same ground. He mar- 
ried Eliza Osborn. He died November 3, 1835. 

Their children are : 
HI. 1. Martha Ann Smith. 

2. Lucinda Caroline Smith. 

3. Parintha Smith. 

4. John Preston Smith. 

Martha Ann Smith married a Mr. Clampitt, who died 
a few years later. They had one son : 
IV. 1. James Clampitt. 

Martha Ann Smith Clampitt married Washington 
Hoke and moved to North Carolina. 

Lucinda Caroline Smith married Jacob P. Johns. 
Their children are : 
IV. 1. Martha Lucinda Johns. 

2. Sarah Rosetta Johns. 

3. Amanda Frances Johns. 

4. Sidney M. Johns. 

5. Mary Ida Johns. 

6. Thomas Theodore Johns. 

7. Henry Preston Johns. 

8. A\^illiam Weaker lohns. 

Parintha Smith married George Johns, a brother of 
Jacob P. Johns. 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. Eva Johns. 

2. Arminnie Clementine Johns. 


Eva Johns holds the record of having won the great- 
est number of prizes in the way of husbands. Her first 
and second husbands were cousins, both being named 
Joel Richardson. By the first husband she had one son : 

V. 1. Chas. E. Richardson. 

By her second husband, Eva Johns had two daugh- 

V. 1. Elsie M. Richardson. 
2. Bessie O. Richardson. 

Eva John's third and fourth husbands were brothers. 

By her fourth husband, William Poor, she had four 
children : 

V. 1. Leona Poor. 

2. Arminnie Poor. 

3. Lottie M. Poor. 

4. Ermin Poor. 

Arminnie C. Johns married Jacob Stilabower. They 
live in Meadville, Mo. Their children are: 
V. 1. Pearl Stilabower. 

2. George E. Stilabower. 

3. Carrie C. Stilabower. 

4. Lillian M. Stilabower. 

5. Eva C. Stilabower. 

6. Frank E. Stilabower. 

7. Sylvia D. Stilabower. 

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John Preston Smith was born in Hamilton, county, 
Indiana, in 1840, and died in Iowa in 1896. He was a 
successful farmer. He was a member of the M. E. 
Church for fifty years and a class leader for forty years. 
He married Sarah J. Alloway. They had six children : 
IV. 1. William Allen Smith. 

2. Mary Lucy Smith. 

3. Winfield Scott Smith. 

4. Selby Alvin Thomas Smith. 

5. Addie Eliza Smith. 

6. Minnie Rose Smith. 

William and Mary Smith died in infancy. 


Rev. Winfleld Scott Bmith. 

Winfield Scott Smith is a Presbyterian minister, hav- 
ing been pastor of various charges in Iowa. He married 
Sarah Amelia Penn. 

Their children are : 

y. 1. Lena Esther Smith. 

2. Maud Amelia Smith. 

3. Phoebe Elizabeth Smith. 

4. Penn Scott Smith. 

Selby Alvin Thomas Smith married Mollie Hartung. 
He conducts the "Fort Dodge Times." a paper owned by 
his brother, the Rev. \\\ Scott Smith. They live at Fort 
Dodge, Iowa. 

Their children are : 

V. 1. 

Scott C. Smith. 


Selby P. Smith. 


Joy Louise Smith. 


Francis S. Smith. 


John Paul Smith. 


Minnie Margurite Smith. 


Lyle Gay Smith. 


Eliza Smith married William Kooker, a farm- 


children are : 

V. 1. 

Victor Kooker. 


Selina Kooker. 


3. Harold Kooker. 

4. Osmond Kooker. 

5. Villa Kooker. 

Harold and Osmond Kooker are twins. 

Minnie Rose Smith is the widow of the Rev. A. C. 
Hathaway, a Friends minister, who died in Richmond, 
Ind. They have one son: 

V. 1. Francis W. Hathaway. 


Miranda C. Smith. 

Miranda C. Smith was born January 18, 1808. She 
married Benjamin Madison Smith, of South Carolina. 
After the birth of their first child they moved to a farm 
joining- the town of Jolietville, Ind., where they built a 
log house and barn. Later, however, they built a large 
frame house which was characteristic of that day. It had 
a center hall extending from the front of the house to 
the back, where it opened on to a large rear porch. The 
stairway was in this hall, and the rooms were on each 
side of the hall. Their youngest child was born in this 
house. After the death of B. M. Smith, Miranda C. Smith 
made her home with her second son, who took charge of 
the home farm, until her death. May 6, 1886. 
Their children are : 
III. 1. Sarah Smith. 

2. Mary Smith. 

3. James Monroe Smith. 

4. William W. Smith. 

5. Sidney Smith. 

6. Amanda Smith. 


Sarah Smith Pritchard. 

Sarah Smith came to Indiana with her parents and 
now lives in Noblesville, Ind. She was married to Curtis 
N. Pritchard. 

Their children are : 


James M. Pritchard. 

Emma Pritchard. 

Maud Pritchard. 

Cora Pritchard. 

Ella Pritchard. 
James M. Pritchard married Lucy Edwards. They 
live in Noblesville, Ind. 
Their children are : 


Cecil Pritchard. 
Berger Pritchard. 
Maggie Pritchard. 
Edith Pritchard. 
Guy Pritchard. 
Emma Pritchard was married to John I. Brewing- 

They live in Kansas. 
Maud Pritchard was married to Jacob Tipton. Their 
only child is : 

V. 1. Bertha Tipton. 

Cora Pritchard was married to Mr. Shufflebarger, 
who died in 1896, leaving a wife and their three children : 



V. 1. 


Stella Shiifflebarger. 
Glen Shiifflebarger. 
Roy Shufflebarger. 

Ella Pritchard was married to Isaac Clark. They 
live in Carmel, Ind. 

Their children are: 

V. 1. 

Forest Clark. 
Paul Clark. 


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Smith married John Thomas. Their children 

are : 

IV. 1. 




Horace Thomas. 
Ossie Thomas. 
Ruby Thomas. 
Will Thomas. 
May Thomas. 
]\Iinnie Thomas. 

Horace and Will Thomas are married. 
Ruby Thomas married Albert Knotts. 
May Thomas married Ellis Edwards. 
Ossie Thomas married Weaker Harger. 
Minnie Thomas lives in St. Louis. Mo. 

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James Monroe Smith was a man of whom the rela- 
tives were especially proud. He was said to have been a 
very handsome man, and worthy of the honored name, in 
character and ability. He married Sarah Ann ]Mower. 
They lived on a farm near Jolietville, Ind., until his death 
by accident. He had climbed into a tree to trim the top 
of it, when he fell to the ground and was killed. 
Their children are : 
IV. 1. Laura Smith. 

2. Charles Smith. 

3. Allie Smith. 

4. Nettie Smith. 

5. Walter Smith. 

Laura Smith married Louis Dreyer. They live in 

Their children are : 

V. L Dell Dreyer. 
2. Haley Dreyer. 

Dell Dreyer is a stenographer. Haley Dreyer is a 
photographic artist. 


Charles Smith was a baseball player, when a young 
man, and he was known all over the country as "Fatty 
Smith." He is now the genial politician and postmaster 
at \\"estfield, Ind. He married Lilly Chew. 

Their children are: 

V. 1. Meade Smith. 

2. Glen Smith. 

3. Ruby Smith. 

4. Anna Smith. 

5. Landis Smith. 

Glen Smith is a rural mail carrier at W^estfield. 

Ruby Smith is married to Mr. Hinshaw, of Westfield, 

'Allie Smith married James D. Corbin. They live on 
a farm near Jolietville, Ind. 

Their children are : 

V. 1. Claud Corbin. 

2. Clare Corbin. 

3. Lucile Corbin. 

4. Doyle Corbin. 

5. Ina Corbin. 

Claud and Clare Corbin are twins. 
Nettie Smith was married to Jefferson Knox, a drug- 
gist, of Zionsville, Ind. 
Their children are : 
V. 1. Doris Knox. 

2. Grace Knox. 

3. Harold Knox. 

Doris Knox is a teacher in the Boone County schools. 
Grace Knox is a sweet singer. 

A\'alter Smith is in the grain, feed and flour business 
at Jolietville, Ind. He married Eva Chance. 
Their son is : 
V. 1. Russell Smith. 


\\'m. W. Smith. 

AX'illiam A\\ Smith is living with his family on the 
old home farm of his parents, joining the town of Joliet- 
ville, Ind. For many years he lived in the old homestead, 
but recently he has built a large house, which stands in 
front of the one built by his father. Hale and hearty, he 
enjoys life today, as he always has. and this enjoyment he 
has shared with his most hospitable family. His wife, 
nee Lou Corbin. and their three daughters have been in- 
fluential in their church and vicinity. Their friends and 
relatives have always found a most cordial welcome in 
their home. The wife's years of devotion and tender care 
of her husband's mother will always be remembered by 
her friends in the family. William W. Smith has served 
his county as commissioner. He is at present President 
of the Smith-Pickens xA.ssociation. 

Their daughters are : 
IV. 1. Eva Smith. 

2. Dell Smith. 

3. Pearl Smith. 

Eva Smith fulfills the mission of the daughter in the 
home, while Dell and Pearl have gone to homes of their 
own, having married brothers. Dell married H. R. John- 
son and lives on a farm north of Jolietville, Ind. Pearl 
married Horace W. Johnson, and they live on a farm near 
Noblesville. Ind. 


Their children are : 

V. 1. Edith Johnson. 

2. Clifford Johnson. 

3. Kathryn Johnson. 

Edith is a student at the Indiana State University 
and a member of the Pi Beta Phi fraternity. 

Sidney Smith, son of B. M. and Miranda C. Smith, 
entered the army at the age of eighteen years. He died 
from lung fever at Nashville, Tenn. His father was vvfith 
him at the time of his death and returned to bury the re- 
mains in the old Sugar Grove Cemetery, near Jolietville, 


Amanda Smith was married to Samuel Wilson. 
Their sons are : 
IV. 1. Frank Wilson. 
2. Harry Wilson. 
Frank Wilson is the only remaining member of this 
family. He is living on a farm near Jolietville, Ind. 


Mary Ann Smith was born July 24, 1810. She mar- 
ried Duff Wilson. The latter part of her married life was 
spent in the care of an invalid husband, but after his 
death her entire time was devoted to the families of her 
brothers and sisters. In sickness and health, in joys and 
sorrows, all called upon "Aunt Mary," and she was al- 
ways ready to help them. She had no children, but her 
life was full of lovino- deeds for all her kin. She died 
July 29, 1877. 


John C. and Amanda Smith. 

John Collinsworth Smith was born April 30, 1812, in 
South Carolina, and lived his entire life in the same 
county. He lived to be eighty-seven years old, and it 
must have been eighty-seven years well lived. He was a 
member of the Methodist Church for about seventy-five 
years, and pastors looked upon him as a pillar of the 
church. His religion was his everyday life. John Smith 
married Amanda Smith, a sister of Benjamin Madison 
Smith, who married John C. Smith's sister. Miranda 
Smith. The accompanying picture is one of "Uncle 
John" and "Aunt Amanda," whose long life together was 
a beautifully happy one. Their children and grandchil- 
dren have nearly all remained in the South. 

Their children are: 

HI. 1. Monroe Smith. 

2. Sarah Elizabeth Smith. 

3. John Theodore Smith. 

4. Cornelia Jane Smith. 

5. Mary Lucretia Smith. 

6. William Gamewell Smith. 

7. Earl Madison Smith. 

8. Warren M. Smith. 

9. Martha Emma Smith. 


10. Charles Bascom Smith. 

11. Jay Lelon Smith. 

12. Edwin Smith. 

13. Julia May Dora Smith. 

Monroe Smith entered the Confederate army and was 
wounded in the seven days' fight at Vicksburg and died 
a month later. 

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John Theodore Smith married Esther Burdine. They 
live on a farm which is adjoining the old home of our 
grandparents, John and Martha Smith. This is another 
Methodist family, and they possess the truly southern 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. ]\Ionroe Smith. 

2. Alary Lenora Smith. 

3. Luther Gamewell Smith. 

4. Alma Elizabeth Smith. 

5. Hubbard Burdine Smith. 

6. Oscar Burdine Smith. 

7. John Redmond Smith. 

8. Clarence Theodore Smith. 

9. Charlotte Amanda Smith. 
Monroe Smith married Margaret Pickens. 
Lenora Smith married John Sheriff. 

Luther Smith was a soldier in the Spanish-American 

John Redmond Smith is the fourth John Smith in a 
direct line of four generations. 

Earl Madison Smith married Mary Louisa Young. 
Their children are : 
IV. 1. Henry Clark Smith. 

2. William Hovey Smith. 

3. AValter Leland Smith. 

4. Marv Lillian Smith. 

5. John Coke Smith. 

The mother and Lillian died a few years ago. 

The father and sons are living in South Carolina, ex- 
cepting John Coke Smith, who is employed as assistant 
manager of the lumber yards owned by James Preston 
Smith at Wabash, Ind. 


William Gamewell Smith was in the milling business 
in Cog" Hill, Tenn. He conducted an extensive business 
and was quite successful. He has been dead a few years. 
His first wife was Savannah M. Kay. 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. Delia K. Smith. 

2. Fanny K. Smith. 

3. Lula K. Smith. 

After the death of his first wife, William Gamewell 
Smith married Louisa A. Payne. 
Their children are : 
IV. 1. Mary Amanda Smith. 

2. Dora Victoria Smith. 

3. William Paul Smith. 

4. Claud Collinsworth Smith. 

Mary Lucretia Smith married John G. Richardson. 
They had six children, three boys and three girls. 

Warren INIanning- Smith married Nancy Emeline 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. Lilly May Smith. 

Oliver Dickens Smith. 

3. Eunice Ida Smith. 

4. Prudence Emeline Smith. 
Maud Amanda Smith. 
^^^illiam Rov Smith. 


Charles B. Smith. 

Charles Bascom Smith is a farmer in South Carolina. 
He is also interested in sawmills and cotton gins. He is 
a devout Weslevan jNIethodist. His first wife was Anna 



After her death, he married Martha Ann 

children are : 

Preston W. Smith. 
Eula Amanda Smith. 
Nolan B. Smith. 
Lola Smith. 

Edwin S. Smith's children are : 


Bessie Smith. 
Mamie Smith. 
Edith Smith. 
Clara Smith. 

Jay Lelon Smith's children are : 
IV. 1. Herman Franklin Smith. 
2. Maddie Moulder Smith. 


James Douthart Smith. 

Martha J. Acker Smith. 

When John and Martha Smith had six children, the 
3^oung'est, six years old, twin boys were born to them, 
James Douthart and Andrew McKindrew. When these 
babies were three months old, their mother died, leaving 
James D. in the home in the care of his oldest sister, Lu- 
cinda, then a girl of sixteen years; and Andrew M. was 
reared by his mother's sister, Elizabeth Pickens. James 
D. and Andrew M. Smith were born January 26, 1818. 
James D. died September 2, 1896. Andrew M. died Aug- 
ust 21. 1888. 

Whether it is a fact that twins are reallv closer in 
their afifections, or whether they only happen to be more 
congenial so frequently, I do not know, yet it always 
seemed to be a fact that these brothers, although sepa- 
rated in babyhood and again in old age, were always very 
near and dear to each other, and their children have been 
interested in each other as own brothers and sisters in- 
stead of as cousins, and this interest has been felt by their 
children's children, who are not strangers, however sel- 
dom thev may have met. 


James Douthart Smith was reared on the headwaters 
of Three and Twenty Creek in South Carolina. In 1868 
he sold his plantation and removed to Indiana, whither 
his four sisters and two of his brothers had removed in 
the early settlement of that state. For many years pre- 
ceding, and during the war, he merchandised in partner- 
ship with his brother John, and carried on the carriage 
and buggy business under the firm name of Acker & 
Smith. He married Martha Jane Acker in 1844. He 
joined the Methodist Church when a boy, and throughout 
his entire life, nearly seventy-five years, he was an humble 
follower of the Master. He was a member of the Ma- 
sonic fraternity. He and his wife died a few years apart 
in Benton County, Indiana. 

Thev had eight children : 


Frances Elvira Smith. 
Alary Elizabeth Smith. 
Andrew McGilvery Smith. 
James Leard Smith. 
Infant son. 
Infant daughter. 
Ruth Alice Smith. 
Margaret Lucretia Smith. 


Frances E. Smith Russell. 

Frances Elvira Smith was born in South Carolina and 
was educated at Williamston College in Anderson Coun- 

JA^IES D. S^riTH. 

ty, S. C. She was married to D. H. Russell, a graduate of 
the University of Yiroinia. They went to Indiana to 
live for a time, where Air. Russell taught school. Later 
they returned to Anderson, South Carolina, where Mr. 
Russell is now editing the "People's Advocate." Their 
children reflect their mother's queenly grace and their 
father's mental and moral stamina. All are members of 
the Presbyterian Church. 
Their children are : 
IV. 1. Alartha Jane Russell. 

2. Alice Alay Russell. 

3. Lela Aletha Russell. 

4. Hugh Hamilton Russell. 

5. James A\"alker Russell. 

6. Thomas Halbert Russell. 

7. Lula Acker Russell. 

8. Ted. G. Russell. 

Alartha Jane. James A\'. and Lula Acker Russell died 
in infancy. 

Alice May Russell impresses one at once with her 
dignity and capability. She is teaching in the public 
schools of Anderson, S. C, and at the same time is 
assuming the responsibilities of the home, that the cares 
may rest lightly upon the mother, who is cherished as 
only such a mother deserves to be. 

Lela Aletha Russell, of charming- personality and ex- 
ceptional conversational ability, holds the position as 
critic teacher in the State Normal College at Rock Hill, 
S. C. She was educated in Anderson. S. C, and took a 
special course of study at Columbia L"^niversity. 

Hugh Hamilton Russell is a farmer and lives near 
Anderson, S. C. Pie married Amy Lillian Dean. 

Their children are : 

V. 1. Anna May Russell. 

2. Dean Russell. 

3. Elizabeth Russell. 

Thomas and Ted Russell were educated at the Mili- 
tary School at Staunton. Virginia, owned by Captain 
Kable. Their records as students and as young men were 
such that each secured for himself a splendid position as 
professor in this school, and both were fortunate in mar- 
rying the lovely daughters of Captain Kable. Thomas is 
now a captain, and Ted is a major. 

Thomas has a son : 

V. 1. Kable Russell. 


Mary E. Smitli McConnell. 

Mary E. Smith was a music teacher when she was 
married to Jasper W. McConnell, of Oxford, Ind, then 
Deputy County Treasurer, but now in the real estate busi- 
ness. They went to Arkansas for a short stay in their 
early married life, but their home has been in Oxford, 
Ind., ever since. This is a Presbyterian family. 

Their children are : 

IV. 1. Ada Dell McConnell. 

2. Lon Dee McConnell. 

3. Clara DeForest McConnell. 

4. Bert Drell McConnell. 

5. Will Deland McConnell. 

6. Jasper Donald McConnell. 

Dell McConnell, a beautiful girl, who has grown into 
a beautiful woman, married William M. Harmon. They 
lived for a few years in Texas, but have returned to Ox- 
ford, Ind. 

V. 1. Russell Harmon. 

2. Pauline Harmon. 

3. Wilma Harmon. 

Lon D. McConnell is an agent for an insurance com- 
pany, traveling over Indiana and Ohio. The loss of his 
wife, Lola McConnell. leaves him with the added care of 
mother as well as father over his two children : 


V. 1. Tyrell McConnell. 
2. Virginia McConnell. 

Clara AlcConnell's mission in life was fulfilled in 
early girlhood and her light went out, leaving its shadow 
in the home which she had brightened. 

Bert McConnell is cashier of a bank in Lafavette, 

Will McConnell is married and he and Jasper D. are 
in the real estate business with their father. 

Andrew McGilverv Smith. 

Andrew McGilvery Smith and James Leard Smith 
came to Indiana with their father in 1868. They married 
sisters, Ella and Rose Haigh, of Otterbein, Ind. Both 
men were salesmen for a time, but located on farms of 
their own near Otterbein, where they lived for many 
years. Recently A. M. Smith's family went to Otterbein 
for residence. Both families are Methodists. 

Andrew McGilvery and Ella Smith's children have 
had good educational advantages and all have found 
places for themselves in their homes and communities. 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. Laura Haigh Smith. 

2. jNIvrtle Lona Smith. 

3. Rubv Ellen Smith. 


4. Aletha Aland Smith. 

5. Clarence Acker Smith. 

6. James Edward Smith. 

7. Eva Elizabeth Smith. 

8. Emmett Spencer Smith. 

9. Andrew McGilvery Smith. Jr. 

Lanra and Myrtle Smith were snccessful teachers in 
the Benton County schools. 

Laura and Ruby had a double weddino'. 

Laura Smith married Frank jNIoore, a farmer. 

Their children are: 

V. 1. Perry Moore. 
2. Alyra M. Moore. 

Myrtle Smith married Mr. Walsh, a farmer, and they 
live near King Hill, Idaho. Their daughter is : 

V. 1. Ardis Ellen Walsh. 

Ruby Smith married Thomas Bowyer. They have a 
beautiful farm home south of Otterbein, Ind. Their chil- 
dren are : 

V. 1. Naomi Bowyer. 

2. Elizabeth Aletha Bowyer. 

Aletha Maud Smith received training- as a nurse in 
a hospital in Lafayette, Ind., and she has proven herself 
a gifted and capable nurse. 

Clarence Acker Smith married Bessie McGinnis. 
They live in Kempton, Ind., where Mr. Smith is the suc- 
cessful manager and joint owner of a lumber yard with 
J. Preston Smith. Their children are: 

V. 1. Dorothy M. Smith. 
2. Frances Paula Smith. 

James Edward Smith married the postmistress of 
King Hill, Idaho. He is in the real estate business at that 

Eva Elizabeth Smith is a gifted musician and a suc- 
cessful teacher. 

Emmett Spencer Smith is a bookkeeper, located in 

Andrew McGilvery Smith, Jr., is a railroad postal 


James L.. Smith. 

James Leard Smith was unfortunate in having trou- 
ble with his eyes and he has become ahiiost blind. Yet 
he goes about over his farm and manages his afifairs with 
the greatest success. James Leard and Rose H. Smith's 
children are : 

IV. 1. 

Sidney Smith. 


Frances Elvira Smith. 


Leo D. Smith. 


Beulah Leard Smith. 


Herbert Spencer Smith. 


Winona M. Smith. 


Rosalie Smith. 


Smith is assistant cashier of the Otterbein 



Smith is a school teacher. 

The younger children are still in happy childhood. 


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Three children of James D. and Martha A. Smith 
died in infancy. They were twins — a boy and a girl, and 
a daughter, Ruth Alice. 


Margaret Lucretia Smith Bolt. 

Margaret Lncretia Smith, the youngest child, was 
married to Robert Henry Bolt. They both attended 
school in Anderson County, S. C, and later, with their 
parents, moved to Otterbein, Ind., where they were mar- 
ried and have since lived. Mr. Bolt has been cashier of 
the State Bank of Otterbein many years. Their only son 

IV. 1. AVade Bolt. 

Wade Bolt is a musician of ability, and he is editor 
of a newspaper in Otterbein, Ind. 







The melodlan was purchased over lifty years ago by Andrew M. 
Smith, was played upon by all of his children, and Is now in the possess- 
ion of William J. Smith. 

The history of the family of Andrew McKindrew 
Smith is an open story book to the one who has under- 
taken this account. Sketches from these lives have been 
repeated to illustrate every point in moral teachings, to 
quicken the imagination, to make acute the sense of hu- 
mor, to awaken a love for deeds of valor, and to cultivate 
a sympathetic heart. These sketches are full of wit and 
pathos, and indeed there is a story to fit every emotion. 
The stories of each of the other brothers' and sisters' fam- 
ilies are just as interesting, no doubt, but they have not 
been my nursery tales. 

However, the history of this branch is probably more 
or less typical of all families of that period, and it may be 


that some of the pleasures and some of the hardships are 
unknown to the present generation, and for that reason 
and because of the more intimate knowledge which makes 
this branch more real, as it were, a fuller account is Qiven. 

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Andrew M. and Minerva W. Smith, with their baby, Jay. 

Andrew ]\IcKindrew Smith, born in South Carolina, 
was reared by his "Aunt Betsy," or Elizabeth Pickens, 
who, after his marriage, made her home with him for a 
number of years, and at her death left her property to 

^^llen a young man he came to Hamilton County, 
Indiana, where he wooed the sixteen-year-old daughter of 
Samuel Benjamin Wagaman. When he asked for her 
hand, her father replied that she could not cook, but after 
the youthful lover assured her father that she could learn 
to cook the father consented and Andrew Smith married 
Minerva Caroline Wagaman and returned to South Caro- 
lina, where this girl not only learned to cook, but to spin, 
weave, sew and knit, not only for her family of little ones, 
which so soon numbered twelve, but she provided cloth- 
ing for the slaves which were left them with the propertv. 
Most of the slaves were field hands, and it was little help 
the young wife received in the house. But her marvelous 
patience and wonderful courage may be imagined when 
her oldest son recalls awakening in the nightand seeing 
his mother sitting by the open fire knitting stockings and 
softly singing. "I'm glad salvation's free." 


Shortly before the war they freed their slaves and 
with their family of nine children, one child having died 
in infancy, moved to Indiana, where the two youngest 
children were born. They lived in Benton County, In- 
diana, but after the mother's death, the father went to 
Kansas, where he died in 1888. 

Andrew M. Smith was a devout Methodist, and 
wherever he lived he organized a Sunday School. His 
own family furnished the singing, and with a few neigh- 
bors attending, he conducted the services. Sometimes 
they met in school houses, and one time he conducted his 
Sunday School in the woods with all of them sitting on 
fallen "trees. Their children are : 

III. 1. Margaret Ann Smith. 

2. Samuel McPherson Smith. 

3. Louisa Caroline Smith. 

4. Miranda Emeline Smith. 

5. Mary Adelaide Smith. 

6. James Preston Smith. 

7. Infant daughter. 

8. William Jones Smith. 

9. Andrew Fletcher Smith. 

10. Cornelia Josephine Smith. 

11. Jay AVhiteford Smith. 

12. Edgar Orlando Smith. 

Can you picture a happier family than this, as they 
gather about the little old melodian and sing the old fa- 
miliar hymns? Or, fancy the boys and girls as they start 
out with the young people of the neighborhood, all on 
horses, as they go galloping over the country. Imagine 
the flurry as they all try to make the necessary prepara- 
tions to go out together. Living in a modest home, with 
probably six or eight almost grown, imagine one of the 
boys with soap in ears and eyes, as he pauses in the pro- 
cess, to rush to the room where the boys' clothes are laid 
out, and where some of them are dressing, and again hear 
him say, "Say ! fellers, I wish you would save me a pretty 
good shirt." And, oh ! you most fortunate girl with at 
least one brother, do you suppose these girls' blessings 
were sixfold when their brothers began to tease? How 
did they ever get a Sunday cake to keep till Sunday in 
the house with six boys? 

These boys were all named for Methodist ministers, 
with the hope that such names would make good men of 


These children received the education available near 
their home, some of them attending academies and normal 
colleges. Margaret, Samuel, Emeline and Adelaide were 
successful teachers. 

And now we turn to the pathetic ending of the life of 
the mother, who gave so much to the world. And to the 
death of all the daughters in rapid succession. 

Margaret A. Smith was a great help in the home, in 
sharing the responsibilities borne by the mother, and in 
inspiring the brothers and sisters to greater ambitions. 
While teaching school in Hamilton County, Indiana, she 
died, after a short illness, at the home of her brother, 

Samuel M. Smith. 

Samuel M. Smith married Aletha Anh White, of 
Westfield, Ind., who has been honored by the Smith fam- 
ily with numerous namesakes on the tree. 

Samuel M. Smith was the second President of the 
Smith-Pickens Association. 

A mere friend might describe him as a successful 
farmer, a man of fine business and moral principles, a man 
with an academic education, and born with a natural love 
for reading, and a yearning for things higher and better. 
An old fashioned Methodist, a thirtv-second degree Ma- 


son, a staunch Republican, and a dyed-in-the-wool Smith. 
But from the standpoint of a child or grandchild he is 
simply "papa" and "grandpa," with all that the words im- 
ply. We feel that one need only to look upon his tall, 
broad form to know the burdens which have rested so 
confidingly there, to look into his kind, gentle eyes to 
know the love and sympathy which are always found in 
his heart. To see him in his home and recall the tender 
devotion of years to a wife whose years of invalidism were 
made rich by his patience and by his eiiforts to keep apace 
with her ambitions for their children. His greatest joy 
has been to provide for the comfort and pleasure of his 
family and with such a heart, many a widow and orphan 
has sought his council. This love and interest in his own 
family has reached to the larger family circle and on be- 
yond to that universal brotherhood which has included 
many strangers. And now as he and his wife go hand in 
hand towards the setting sun, enjoying the fruits of their 
labor, their children are ready to rise up and call them 
blessed. They recently moved to Indianapolis, Ind., as a 
central point between the scattered nests of their birdl- 
ings, who, in turn, find the warmth of the home nest never 
ceases to warm as they return frequently from their little 

They educated their children at the Friend's Acad- 
emy at Westfield. Ind., near their farm home, and the 
girls attended DePauw University at Greencastle, Ind., 
the boys choosing an early business career. 


children are: 

IV. 1. 

Euberta Smith. 


Percy Smith. 


Elizabeth Minerva Smith 


Adelaide Smith. 


Olive Smith. 


Grace Smith. 

After receiving a practical knowledge of farming, 
Euberta and Percy Smith went into the drygoods and gro- 
cery business at Zionsville, Ind., where they have been 
for a number of years. They have dealt in livestock, and 
have taken contracts for building gravel roads, as side 
lines and have succeeded well in all lines. Their homes 
are well located on a pretty street near their place of busi- 
ness. They are identified with all good movements of 
church and vicinity, and have always remained loyal to 


the staid teachings of the Quaker ancestors of their 
mother, and have been true to the standards of Smith 

Bert Smith married Halcyone H. Dove, a sweet sing- 
er, of Westfield, Ind. 
Their daughter is : 
V. 1. Irene Smith. 

Irene Smith is a charming young girl with promising 

Percy Smith married Maud Alford, of Zionsville, 
Ind. In their home, one is greeted with genuine old time 
hospitality, for Maud's father and mother were reluctant 
to give up their only daughter, but most graciously ac- 
cepted the new son-in-law. as this happy quartet entered 
the new home together. 

Elizabeth Minerva Smith, endowed with the names 
of her two grandmothers, compromised the title by being 
simply Bessie J\I. Smith. After graduating from the Art 
Department of DePauw University, she spent some time 
in study and travel. She studied with the best artists in 
Indianapolis, took spcial course in art at Chicago. 111., 
and Chautauqua, N. Y. Besides extensive trips through- 
out the United States, she traveled in Europe and Japan. 
She is now Dean of Women of DePauw University and is 
Director of the Art Department of the university. 

Adelaide Smith, after graduating at DePauw Univer- 
sitv, went to Europe wdth her sister. She taught mathe- 
matics for a number of years in the high schools of Car- 
mel, Blufifton and Noblesville, Ind. She is now instructor 
of English and German at DePauw University. She is 
also chaperoning the chapter house of the Kappa Kappa 
Gamma fraternity, of which she is a member. However 
much she is occupied at home or at school, she always 
finds time and strength to serve the church in all its de- 
partments of work. Her motto in life seems to be "Any- 
thing worth doing at all is worth doing well," for every- 
thing she undertakes is done with exactness and precision. 
Olive Smith died in infancy. 

Grace Smith is a member of the Kappa Kappa Gam- 
ma fraternity of DePauw University. She taught Eng- 
lish and history in the high school at Pendleton, Ind. She 
was married to her childhood sweetheart, Fred L. Petti- 
john, a physician, of Indianapolis, Ind., where they live 
and in whose home many relatives and friends have 
sought mental and physical balm. 


Their two dauehters 

are : 

V. 1. Aletha Harriett Pettijohn. 

2. Martha Grace Pettijohn. 
These two little girls, full of promise for the future, 
hold the hearts of many in the hollows of their hands. 

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Soon after the removal of Andrew M. Smith's family 
from South Carolina to Indiana, all of the family fell ill 
with typhoid fever, and Louisa, a beautiful blue-eyed girl, 
with golden hair, fell a victim to the disease and died. 

Miranda Emeline Smith married James B. Higgins, of 
Zionsville, Ind. Emeline gave up her life for the little 
life which went out with her own, but she left to the 
world a little daughter who was to grow up to be just 
such a woman as she was. For all the descriptions of ap- 
pearance, manner and general make-up seem to be em- 
bodied in our knowledge of her daughter, Pearl. 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. Estella Higgins. 
2. Pearl Higgins. 

Estella Higgins died in infancy. 

Pearl Higgins was married to John Henry Shoaf, a 
manufacturer of biscuit dies. Pearl is an example of a 
contented and capable housewife and mother, whose gen- 
tle and unassuming manner has always endeared her to 
the entire family, and this same example has been im- 
parted to her two lovely daughters : 

V. 1. Doris Shoaf. 
2. Marie Shoaf. 

Doris and Marie Shoaf are attending Shortridge 
High School, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Mary Adelaide Smith possessed an artistic tempera- 
ment. She loved the beautiful and ever sought the good. 
She married James Wiley, a farmer and stock dealer. 
They had five children, only one of whom is living. Like 
her sister Emeline, her life was sacrificed for the sake of 
one who went with her to the next world. 
Their children are : 
IV. L Infant. 

2. Aletha Wiley. 

3. Leland Wiley. 

4. Ray Wiley. 

5. Infant. 


iVletha and Leland Wiley were twins. Aletha died 
in infancy. Leland lived to survive the mother a few 

Ray Wiley, the only living member of this family, is 
married and lives in Bentley, Kansas. He is in the mer- 
cantile business. 

James Preston Smith 

James Preston Smith is probably the most success- 
ful in business, from a financial standpoint, of all the en- 
tire family. His extensive interests have been chiefly in 
the lumber business. He married Genevieve Hays, a 
charming- woman and a talented musician, whose gra- 
cious hospitality has ever been extended to the members 
of this large family circle. Their united generosity and 
hospitality has been extended times without number. In 
fact, the stories of Kris Kringle fade in significance as 
the nieces recall the impartial distribution of lovely gold 
necklaces and such things dear to their girlish hearts. 
xA.nd when certain other relatives have received new 
winter gowns, it seemed that another elf had stepped out 
of Fairyland. 

Their only child is : 

IV. 1. Preston Hays Smith. 


Hays Smith, an invalid from birth, has been such a 
patient sufferer and is of such an unusual disposition 
that every one who meets him learns one of life's sweet- 
est lessons, and it seems fitting to pay him a little tribute, 
however feeble the attempt may be. 


Oh ! Cousin Hays, with a heart of gold, 
And disposition sweet, as we're told. 
Turn us from this ever frenzied strife, 
Show us your philosophy of life. 
That we, too, may turn our clouds about, 
And wear their bright linings inside out. 

William Jones Smith. 

William Jones Smith received his education at a nor- 
mal school and entered the business of manufacturing 
tile — a pioneer business in a pioneer country. He suc- 
ceeded well, but is now devoting his time to extensive 
farming interests. No doubt his daughter, Margaret, 
would claim he is the best man on earth and few there 
would be who would try to deny it. Always a favorite 
among his nieces, he stands as an example of unselfish 
faithful manhood. He married Laura Brockway. and 
they live in Fowler, Ind., where they have one of the 
most beautiful homes in the city. 


Their only child is : 
IV. 1. Margaret Smith. 

Margaret Smith is attending DePauw University. 
She is a musician and a member of the Alphi Chi Omega 

Andrew Fletcher Smitli. 

One can not properly appreciate the life and charac- 
ter of Andrew Fletcher Smith unless the view is taken of 
his entire family, for he is principally a family man. His 
happy disposition, linked with the tranquil acquiescence 
of his wife's manner, and their frolicsome family of six 
represent one long dream of bliss. Fletcher Smith is a 
farmer and stock dealer. He has shared in the honors of 
a citizen of Fowler many years and has assisted in the 
work of church, party and city. He married Anna Park- 
er, of Fowler, Ind. 

Their children are : 
IV. 1. Parker Smith. 

2. Bernice Smith. 

3. Andrew Smith. 

4. Lois Smith. 

5. Elsie Smith. 

6. Harriett Minerva Smith. 


Parker Smith married Etta Ruth, of Logansport, 
Ind.. where they live and where Parker is employed by a 
manufacturer of harness. 

Bernice Smith was married to Harold Woodburn, a 
civil engineer, of Indianapolis, Ind. Their baby daugh- 
ter is : 

V. 1. Anna Bernice Woodburn. 

Andrew Smith is an electrician. 

Lois Smith is attending DePauw University. She 
is of an artistic temperament and charming personality. 
She is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. 

Elsie Smith, although a high school girl, has already 
displayed a remarkable domestic ability. 

Harriett Smith, the baby daughter, is a fun loving- 
little girl of a most loveable disposition. 

Cornelia Josephine Smith, the youngest daughter of 
A. M. and Minerva Smith, was loving and true. As a 
young lady, she was sunny and bright, and she made 
many friends. When very young she assumed the re- 
sponsibility of housekeeper and home-maker for her 
father and brothers, until the father and two younger 
brothers went to Kansas to live. She then resumed her 
studies. While attending the Normal College at Val- 
paraiso, Ind., she became very ill with typhoid fever. She 
was taken to the home of friends, the Brockway family 
in Fowler, and, although tenderly cared for by these 
friends and by her three older brothers, she succumbed 
to the disease. 


Jay W. Smith. 

Few men live to realize their own worth or to ex- 
perience the appreciation of their fellowmen, but this was 
the experience of Jay AMiiteford Smith, when he, recent- 
ly, moved his business — that of the manufacture of har- 
ness and dealer of buggies and automobile supplies — 
from Fowler, Ind., to Logansport, Ind. He was given a 
remarkably unique farewell by his church friends and fel- 
low citizens. He had taught a class of young ladies in 
Sunday School for several years. He has been honored 
with all the offices of his lodge — Knights of Pythias. He 
is full of appreciation, gratitude, sympathy, and good, 
common sense. He possesses a keen sense of wit and an 
abundance of the spirit of human kindness. He is a well 
read man, having become self-educated by his wide and 
well-chosen reading. There is scarcely a subject sug- 
gested, but that he can impart some information upon it. 
Moreover he is an excellent listener. He is "optomistic 
Jay" to three generations, each one of whom declares him 
to be most loveable and companionable. He is a real 
living example of a true Christian. 


Edgar O. Smith. 

Edgar Orlando Smith was educated in the country 
schools and the business college of AVichita, Kansas. 
Later he came to Indiana and was employed in auditing 
accounts for a number of banks in Indiana and Illinois. 
For several years he has been in the cooperage business 
in Louisville, Ky., in which business he has met with suc- 
cess. He and his wife, Eudora, have a pleasantly situ- 
ated home in Louisville, Kv. They have a fine baby girl : 
IV. L Mildred Smith. 


Were it possible to draw a composite picture of the 
Smith men, I should say, he is, of course, John Smith, a 
man six feet and two inches in height, weighing over 
two hundred pounds, and is of unusual soundness of both 
mind and body. I am sure we would all of us rejoice to 
have him pass through the pioneer days and remain true 
to the simple teachings of that time, and yet we would 
wish for him to have a modern home with all the ad- 
vantages of the present day. 

He would be a Methodist, with a little leaning to- 
wards Presbyterianism. He would be a tiller of the soil, 
that he might love Nature as well as mankind. I tremble 
at the suggestion of his politics, and leave it, like the 
present political situation, to be solved by time. But, 
above all things, he will show the greatest wisdom in 
the selection of his mate for life. For this man of steady 
nerve, of strong will, of tender heart, a man of bigness of 
body, mind and soul, chooses a wife of dignity, refine- 
ment, ambition and courage. They have a family of six 
children, two of whom are twins, of course. These chil- 
dren are given every advantage for growing into strong 
and beautiful men and women, serving God and their fel- 
low men. 

And for a composite picture of the Smith-Pickens 
woman, we would turn, with pride, to our illustrious 
grandmother, Martha Pickens Smith, and inherit not only 
the rights of a D. A. R. member, but the rights of 
"A perfect woman — nobly planned, 
To warm, to comfort and to command." 

Be she a mother or a teacher, we would see her 
faithfully performing the tasks at hand. 

Home of John C. Smith in South Carolina. 

Home of Andrew M. Smith in Soutli Carolinj 




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