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Bible Records from the William Byrd Smith Bible

William Byrd Smith born 10 Nov 1810 died 21 Feb 1864 married Mary Evoline Baker, born 14 March 1816 died 16 Aug 1891.


William Jarvis Smith born 23 May 1833, died 12 Sep 1839; age 6 yrs.

John Colton (or Carlton) Smith born 17 Aug 1835 married 1. Catherine A. _______ Sept. 16, 1854; she died 21 Dec 1855. married 2. Eleanor Shumate 17 Oct 1858 she died 3 Mar 1864

Their children:

1. James William Aven Smith born 2 Nov 1860
2. John Calvin Smith born 26 Feb 1864 died March 1864
Eli Aven Smith born 28 Jul 1838; died 10 Oct 1862; 24 yrs. died in Corinth, MS, from a wound (Civil War)
Joshua Madison Smith born 28 Jul 1840, a doctor, lived in OK, married a Woodie; separated.
Elijah Franklin Smith b 27 June 1842; married Lovey Jane Davis 30 Apr 1864
Andrew Baker Smith born 2 Aug 1845; married Elizabeth Parsons 3 Aug 1866; died 1883 in TX.

  • Child: Duke Smith died 31 Jul 1885

William Whitley Smith born 18 Dec 1847, lived in OK, married a Woodie.

  • Sarah Malinda Eveline Smith born 4 Oct 1867
  • Matilda Emeline Smith born 27 Apr 1870

Marthy Caroline Smith born 9 Mar 1850 married Steve Jones, died 8 Sep 1916
Sarah Elizabeth Smith born 7 Oct 1852, married M. Noah Dancy 16 May 1869
Matilda Catherine Smith born 18 Feb 1855, married Jesse Osborne
James Calvin Smith born 9 Sep 1858 died 20 Dec 1861; 3 yrs.

This was typed as nearly as possible as it was recorded in the Bible. Woodie may have been Woody. There is some discrepancy in the spelling of Evoline or Eveline.