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We decided to put one line of Newman Smith's Smith ancestors in the Genealogy Corner this newsletter, because we
thought that there might be some folks out there who might see a connection to one of the lines coming from 
Newman's ancestor, James E.  Smith, who was of Scottish background, but, who immigrated to America from
Ireland. This lineage is a work in progress, and any information or additions that anyone might have on his line
would be greatly welcomed.

 

 

Scottish Smith DNA Information


*There has been quite a lot written about Familytree DNA testing, and one of our members, Arden Inabinette, has
been kind enough to keep us posted on what she has learned about DNA testing in her family, and about DNA testing in 
general. So we are including some of her correspondence to fill you in on some facts that she has learned about family tree
DNA testing. We appreciate Arden's sharing her information with us. Arden writes:

Hello Peggy,

I talked to someone at Familytree DNA and got a little bit of information. If Clan Smith Society wanted to be part
of a DNA study, Familytree DNA would talk to one of the Scottish Dual Geographic groups and see if they would take
"us"under their wing so to speak. Anyone who was testing, would get a discount on their tests; don't know exact figures. I
don't know about other folks who might have already tested, but our DNA does not match up with any of the "Smith"
groups already up and going. But, we do match to the Scottish strands. The lady explained it to me this way---DNA is like
coffee, it comes in many flavors---ours happens to be the Scottish flavor! At least I know I'm not barking up the wrong tree!

Later Arden wrote

...Hello Peggy,

I told you that I'm slow----but finally, here is the link that you need to get the "existing group rate" for the DNA
testing. www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Scottish-Clans

What I found out from Family Tree DNA, is that to get the discounted rate on the testing, you go to the group
that you want to be in and request the testing from their group site---so, that is what this is. I think it saves about $50. on
the initial 12 marker test, etc. Anyone who does this will probably want to start with more than the 12 marker, since the
12 basically just tells you country of origin----and we assume we are all Scot! I was concerned that someone would need to
keep track of who wanted to do it, etc, but everyone just does it on their own and then waits for the results to show up!
Then you have to figure it all out as you go along, but it begins to make sense after a while! It's fun! 

Take care! Cheers! 
Arden Inabinette

If any of our members are interested in this, please let us know, or you can email Arden Inabinette for more
information at: wayneandarden@yahoo.com

 

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Updates on Bob Thomas' Family Tree:  

We received the following update from member Bob Thomas to be added to his family tree:

I have now documented the parents of Clark Smith born 12 Nov 1842 Clarksville, Habersham, GA died 29 Feb 1912 Jefferson County, OK
Parents: Oliver Smith born 22 Jan 1824 Franklin County, GA died 13 June 1848 in Perote, Mexico, a soldier of the Mexican American War. He married on 06 Aug 1841 in Carroll County, GA Mary Polly Ann Brown born about 1826 GA died 10 Feb 1877 Chickasaw, MS.
G/parents: James Claiborne Smith born 14 May 1796 in Elbert, GA died 14 Jan 1846 in Carroll County, GA. He married on 18 Nov 1819 in Franklin County, GA Sarah Burt born 31 Oct 1800 in Franklin, GA died 01 June 1882 in Carroll County, GA. They are buried at the Old Poplar Springs Cemetery now Horsley Cemetery at Bowden, Carroll, GA. His will was written 06 Jan 1846.
G/G/parents: Gabriel Smith born 12 Dec 1764 in Anson now Montgomery County, NC died 13 Aug 1841 in Carroll County, GA. He married on Sarah Ann Downs  on 18 July 1786 Anna Sarah Downs born about 1767 in Anson, NC died 11 April 1842 in Franklin County, GA. Gabriel was a Private in the American Revolution with service to NC. He is buried at the Old Poplar Springs now Horsely Cemetery. His will was probated 09 April 1846.
I have quite a bit of documentation on all of this also.
Thanks.
Bob Thomas

 



                                                                                        Generation No. 1

JAMES SMITH, was born 10 Dec 1797 in Ireland2, and died 04 Jun 1860 in South Carolina. He married RACHIEL E.. 
She was born 03 Apr 1794 in South Carolina , and died 02 Sep 1859 in South Carolina. Although James Smith was of
Scottish background, he, like so many others, immigrated from Ireland in about 1818, according to family records. 
According to oral history, he went back to either Ireland or Scotland when he was an adult to attend to family business over
there. He raised most of his family in Clarke County, Alabama and is listed in the Clarke County, Alabama 1850 Census.
about 1818 from Ireland.

Children of JAMES SMITH and RACHIEL E. are:
? SMITH, b. Sep 1820 (a male child born to them, but nothing else is known of him at this time)
? SMITH, b. Abt. 16 Oct 1821.
JAMES F. SMITH, b. 05 Sep 1826, Alabama; d. 22 Feb 1904, Texas.
GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH, b. 09 Aug 1828; d. Bet. 25 - 26 May 1864, Killed in Battle of New Hope 
Church, Georgia; married Anne Perry on 14 Dec. 1858 in Clark, Alabama
ISIAC (ISAAC) SMITH, b. 10 Mar 18302; d. 06 Apr 1862, Killed in battle of Correnth; married MARGARET
CRENSHAW, *22 Jan 1852, Clark, Alabama.
ELIZABETH C. SMITH, b. 02 Jul 1831.
RACHEL JANE SMITH, b. 30 Sep 18332; d. 12 Jan 1870; married JOHN M. PICKENS, 15 Dec 1856, Clark,
Alabama.

                                                                                         Generation No. 2

JAMES F. SMITH (son of JAMES E. SMITH AND RACHIEL E.) was born 05 Sep 1826 in Alabama, and died 22 Feb
1904 in Texas. He married LUCY, 29 Sep 1857. Lucy died 08 Jun 1907.

Children of JAMES SMITH and LUCY are:
GEORGE NEWETT SHELBY SMITH, b. 20 Aug 1866.
ALICE BARBARA SMITH, b. 14 Sep 1858; d. 29 Sep 1866.
MATHEW LAFAYETTE SMITH, b. 27 Dec 1860; d. 29 Mar 1891.
JOHN FRANKLIN SMITH, b. 07 Jan 1869.
LUCY JANE SMITH, b. 18 Sep 1864, Alabama; d. 11 Jan 1936, Coleman Co., Texas, and buried in Whon Texas
Cemetery; m. ANTONE HOLMES (A. H. ) BRANDSTETTER, 29 Nov 1888, Cameron, Milam County, Texas.

GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH (son of JAMES E. SMITH and RACHIEL E.) was born 09 Aug 1828, and died
Bet. 25 - 26 May 1864, Killed in Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia. He married ANNE E. PERRY 14 Dec 1858
in Clark, Alabama. George Washington Smith served in the Civil War in Company B, 22nd Alabama Infantry. He was
First Sergeant and was killed at the battle of New Hope Church near Marietta, Georgia between May 25-26, 1864. 

Also during his life, George Washington Smith traveled back to either Ireland or Scotland by ship, which according to
oral history, left from Mobile, Alabama. Also according to oral history from Newman's granddmother Clara Lee Smith
Newman, he was back in the British Isles in regard to family business and/or family property. Among the items he brought
back was a beautiful lustreware tea pot, which he and his wife used for brewing tea. George's son, George Milton Smith and
his wife, Emily Dixon Smith also used this teapot to brew tea and their daughter Clara Lee Smith Newman inherited it, and
she then gave it to Newman as a keepsake, where it is still in his possession.


George Washington Smith also spent several years out in California during the gold rush. He was on a ship headed
for home from California, evidently having done very well in hunting gold, when the ship went down, close to an island, 
which was most probably Alcatraz Island, carrying his treasure. George survived, but his treasure went down with the ship. 
His travels to the British Isles and to California all took place before he married in Anne Perry 1858. 

Child of GEORGE SMITH and ANNE PERRY is:
GEORGE MILTON SMITH, b. 25 Mar 1863, Clarke County, Alabama; d. 01 Dec 1926, Birmingham, Alabama.

ELIZABETH C. SMITH (daughter of JAMES E. SMITH and RACHIEL E.) was born 02 Jul 1831. She married (1) JACK
ETHERIDGE. She married (2) JAMES CRENSHAW 09 Mar 1851 in Clark, Alabama. He was born 09 Mar. 1825
Children of ELIZABETH SMITH and JACK ETHERIDGE are:
ISAAC ETHERIDGE
CARRIE ETHERIDGE
Child of ELIZABETH SMITH and JAMES CRENSHAW is:
ALBINA JANE CRENSHAW, b. 14 Aug. 1856, Alabama; d. 25 Mar. 1934, Amarillo, Texas Burial, Lowell,
Texas.

                                                                                             Generation No. 3

GEORGE MILTON SMITH (son of GEORGE WASHINGTON SMITH and Anne Perry) was born 25 Mar 1863 in Clarke
County, Alabama, and died 01 Dec 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama, and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Birmingham, 
Alabama . He married MATTIE EMILY DIXON 24 Jan 1886 in Hoboken, Marengo County, Alabama, daughter
of THOMAS DIXON and RACHEL ROBERDS. She was born 16 Nov 1865 in Hoboken, Marengo County, Alabama, and
died 10 Jul 1961 in Birmingham, Alabama, and is buried in Forest Hills Cemebery, Birmingham, Alabama.

Children of GEORGE SMITH and MATTIE DIXON are:
CLARA LEE SMITH, b. 12 May 1898, Marengo County, Alabama; d. Nov 1979, Birmingham, Alabama.
MABRY KENTON SMITH, b. 15 Dec 1886.
EDDIE GEORGE SMITH, b. 31 Dec 1888.
ELIZABETH SMITH, b. 26 Jun 1891.
FREDERICK MAXWELL SMITH, b. 03 Aug. 1893.
ERIC CARR SMITH, b. 11 Dec 1895.
MATTIE BERNICE SMITH, b. 21 Feb 1901.
HENRY MARX SMITH, b. 02 Jul 1904.
MARY LOUISE SMITH, b. 14 Sep 1906.
HERBERT NICHOLS SMITH, b. 16 Feb 1908.
MILTON DIXON SMITH, b. 18 Jun 1912.

ALBINA JANE CRENSHAW (daughter of ELIZABETH SMITH and James Crenshaw) was born 14 Aug 1856 in Alabama,
and died 25 Mar 1934 in Amarillo, Texas Burial, Lowell, Texas. She married WILLIAM ROGERS 02 Dec 1872 in Marian,
Alabama, son of JOHN ROGERS and DESDOMONIA. He was born 26 Nov 1851 in Alabama, and died 14 Oct 1933 in
Amarillo, Texas.
Child of ALBINA CRENSHAW and WILLIAM ROGERS is:
CHARLES WATSON ROGERS, b. 06 Jan 1887, Dublin, Texas; d. 13 Jul 1952, Amarillo, Texas.

                                                                                            Generation No. 4

CLARA LEE SMITH (daughet of GEORGE MILTON SMITH and MATTIE EMILY DIXON) was born 12 May 1898 in
Marengo County, Alabama, and died Nov 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama, with burial in Forest Hills Cemetery,
Birmingham, Alabama. She married ADOLPHUS SYLVESTER NEWMAN , son of ELBERT NEWMAN and SUSAN
MORRIS. in 1922,He was born 07 Nov 1897 in Argo, Alabama, and died Oct. 1979 in Birmingham, Alabama, with burial
in Forest Hills Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama. 

Children of CLARA SMITH and ADOLPHUS NEWMAN are:
CLARA ELIZABETH NEWMAN, b. 1923, Birmingham, Alabama; d. 1970, Birmingham, Alabama.
MAXWELL NEWMAN, b. Birmingham, Alabama; d. Birmingham, Alabama.

CHARLES WATSON ROGERS (son of ALBINA CRENSHAW and William Rogers) was born 06 Jan 1887 in Dublin,
Texas, and died 13 Jul 1952 in Amarillo, Texas. He married VIRGINIA EDITH HORNE 26 Nov 1908 in Stephenville,
Texas, daughter of JAMES HORNE and ELIZABETH MAIRESETTE. She was born 09 Mar 1888 in Amarillo, Texas, and
died 13 Jun 1973 in Amarillo, Texas.

Child of CHARLES ROGERS and VIRGINIA HORNE is:
JANIE BERTIE ROGERS, b. 26 Jan 1915, Quanah, Hardeman Co., Texas; d. 25 Jun 1998, Albuquerque,
New Mexico.

                                                                                               Generation No. 5

CLARA ELIZABETH NEWMAN (daughter of CLARA LEE SMITH and ADOLPHUS SYLVESTER NEWMAN) was
born 1923 in Birmingham, Alabama, and died 1970 in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery,
Birmingham, Alabama.  She married LEE FLOYD SMITH in 1945. LEE FLOYD SMITH was born in 1922 in Mississippi,
and his family moved to Alabama when he was boy,  and he grew up in the Birmingham area.  He was a career Marine.

Child of CLARA NEWMAN and LEE FLOYD SMITH is:
NEWMAN LEE SMITH, born in Birmingham, Alabama.

Descendants of James Smith of Ireland

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