MARY WILSON WOODRUFF SMITH (26 January 1810 - ): Mary Wilson Woodruff was the daughter of William Rivers Woodruff and Matilda Ferguson. She married Presley R. Smith (1811 - ) in Lincoln County, Tennessee. After moving to Arkansas, Presley served as Sheriff in Washington County during the years 1840-1844. On the 1850 Arkansas Census, Washington County, the couple is shown with children Mary 15, Catherine 11, Lafayette 9, Eliza 3 and infant 6 months. Both Mary and Presley were born in Tennessee. During the War Between the States, Mary's husband Presley held the position of Washington County Clerk and hid the county records in a dry case in the mountains south of Fayetteville to prevent their falling into the hands of Federal soldiers. He held the position of County Clerk from 1846-1862 and again from 1866-1868. Presley R. Smith was also a close friend of Sophia Sawyer, who opened an Indian School in Fayetteville. Presley was the executor of her will.