William Wallace Smith1,2,3

ID# 2495, (1826 - 1900)
FatherStrother J Smith4 (abt 1803 - )
MotherSusannah Clark5

Key Events:

Birth: 4 Mar 1826, Kentucky6,7,8
Marriage: Georgina J. Mims, 29 Jan 1850, Caldwell Co., Kentucky9,10,11
Death: 13 Sep 190012,13
Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky12

Spouse:Georgina J. Mims (26 Aug 1832 - 22 Oct 1911)
     Children:

  • John Mims Smith25,26 (3 Jan 1851 - 1 Sep 1852)
  • William Clark Smith25,27,26 (4 Aug 1853 - 2 Feb 1861)
  • Hanson Mims Smith28,25,27 (26 Aug 1855 - 5 Feb 1888)
  • James Strother Smith25,27,29 (7 Aug 1857 - )
  • Effie Anna Smith25,30,27 (18 Oct 1859 - )
  • Minnie Machen Smith25 (23 Nov 1860 - bef 1870)
  • Guy Aubrey Smith25,29,31 (15 Sep 1861 - 3 Mar 1950)
  • Robbison C. Smith25,29,32 (11 May 1863 - 19 Dec 1878)
  • Hugh Arney Smith25,29,23 (4 Aug 1869 - )
ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     William Wallace Smith was born on 4 Mar 1826 in Kentucky.6,7,8
     He was probably the male under age 5 listed in the household of his father, Strother J Smith, in the 1830 Federal Census of Montgomery Co., Tennessee.14 He was probably the male age 10 to 15 listed in the household of his father in the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky.15
     William married Georgina J. Mims, daughter of John H. Mims and Caroline Hanson Cresap, on 29 Jan 1850 in Caldwell Co., Kentucky.9,10,11
     William is not listed with his parents in the 1850 census and cannot be found elsewhere. His wife is listed with her mother, Caroline Hanson Cresap, eigth months after their marriage with her name entered strangely. While he is not listed in the record, perhaps he was actually living there.16,17
     William and Georgina appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 11 Aug 1860, reporting real estate of $100 and personal estate of $300. Their children William, Hanson, James and Effie were listed as living with them, as were Samual A. Smith, age 24 and a laborer, Anna E. Gregory, age 24 and a domestic, and two year old Sue A. Gregory.3
     William and Georgina appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of District No. 1, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 27 Jun 1870, reporting personal estate of $200. Their children Hanson, James, Effie, Guy, Robbison and Hugh were listed as living with them.18
     William was a physician, according to the 1860 census, but in 1870 reported his occupation as engineer. By1880 he had taken up hotel keeping.19,20,21,22
     William and Georgina appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 26 Jun 1880. Their son Hugh was listed as living with them.23
     William and Georgina appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, at Main St., enumerated 5 Jun 1900, reporting they were renting their home. Also listed as living with them was a grandson, Robin Smith, age 14, and four borders: Thomas Leonard, manager of a sawmill, and his wife Louise, Gustava Ritt, an inspector, and Bartley James, a manufacturer.24
     William died on 13 Sep 1900 at age 74.12,13 He was buried in Riverview Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky.12

Citations

  1. [S2309] Lyon County Historical Society, Cemeteries of Lyon County, pg 273, shows name as William Wallace Smith.
  2. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360, shows name as Wallace W. Smith.
  3. [S1809] William W. Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  4. [S3188] Flynn, "RE: William Wallace Smith," e-mail to author, 14 Nov 2008, citing letter from Guy Smith, William's son, to Minnie Smith, Guy's sister, stating the Strother was his grandfather.
  5. [S7421] Marriage Returns, Christian Co., Kentucky, 2:190, Strather Smith and Susannah Clark, shows her as married to the boy's father.
  6. [S2309] Lyon County Historical Society, Cemeteries of Lyon County, pg 273, shows date.
  7. [S7408] Wm. W. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows month, year, age 74, and state.
  8. [S1809] William W. Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows age 34 and state.
  9. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible, shows date.
  10. [S727] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book B, no. 208, W. W. Smith to Miss Georginia Mims, 28 Jan 1850, no return is posted.
  11. [S7408] Wm. W. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows married 50 years.
  12. [S2309] Lyon County Historical Society, Cemeteries of Lyon County, pg 273.
  13. [S1287] Georgia Mimms Smith, Certificate of Death, shows his wife as a widow.
  14. [S7420] Strother Smith household, 1830 U.S. Census, Montgomery Co., Tennessee.
  15. [S7409] Strother Smith household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  16. [S568] Caroline H. Mims household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S647] Caroline H. Mims, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  18. [S1804] Wallace W. Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S1809] William W. Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as physician.
  20. [S1804] Wallace W. Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as engineer.
  21. [S7407] Wm. W. Smith household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as hotel keeping.
  22. [S7408] Wm. W. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as hotel keeper.
  23. [S7407] Wm. W. Smith household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  24. [S7408] Wm. W. Smith household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S2003] John Mims Family Bible.
  26. [S736] Cresap and Cresap, History of the Cresaps, pg 360.
  27. [S1809] William W. Smith household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them in the same household, apparently as parent and child.
  28. [S1307] H. Smith, birth register.
  29. [S1804] Wallace W. Smith household, 1870 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows them in the household, apparently as parent and child.
  30. [S1306] Effy A. Smith, birth register.
  31. [S7410] Guy Aubrey Smith, Certificate of Death.
  32. [S1308] Death Register, Lyon Co., Kentucky, 1878 pg 1, Robt. C. Smith.