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Submitted by: Julie Smith Oliver julie_oliver87@yahoo.com on Sat Mar 1 15:59:38 2003

Husband Thomas H. SMITH 
Born  1847  Location  NC 
Married  20 Dec 1868  Location  McNairy Co., TN 
Died  Ca 1895   Location  TN 
Cemetery  Unknown  Location  TN 
Father  Bennett SMITH 
Mother  Anny 
Other Spouses   

Wife Maletha Ann Crabtree 
Born  02 Nov 1851  Location  McNairy Co., TN 
Died  25 Aug 1919  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Father  Alfred Crabtree 
Mother  Eliza Horn 
Other Spouses   

Children

1 Name  William Wesley SMITH 
Born  12 Apr 1869  Location  McNairy Co., TN 
Died  29 Apr 1937  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  TX 
Spouse 1  Ella A. James 
Married    Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

2 Name  James Thomas SMITH 
Born  1871  Location  McNairy Co., TN 
Died  29 Oct 1871  Location  TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 1  Emma Scott 
Married  24 Dec 1893  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

3 Name  John J. SMITH 
Born  Sep 1873  Location  McNairy Co., TN 
Died  Unknown  Location  MS 
Cemetery  Unknown  Location  MS 
Spouse 1  Never wed 
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

4 Name  Joseph Cay SMITH 
Born  17 Jul 1877  Location  McNairy Co., TN 
Died  12 Aug 1940  Location  TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 1  Fannie Fowler 
Married  25 May 1887  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

5 Name  Robert Andrew SMITH 
Born  17 Dec 1885  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Died  08 Dec 1964  Location  TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 1  Ida Christian 
Married  13 Oct 1907  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

6 Name  Boss SMITH 
Born  23 Dec 1888  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Died  24 Oct 1947  Location  TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 1  Pearl Cain 
Married  03 Apr 1907  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

7 Name  Henry Harrison SMITH 
Born  11 Jan 1892  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Died  11 Feb 1953  Location  Styx, Henderson Co., TX 
Cemetery  Shiloh Cemetery  Location  Kemp, Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 1  Vera Etoyal Chandler 
Married  13 Oct 1910  Location  Greenville, Hunt Co., TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

8 Name  Susie Martha SMITH 
Born  June 1895  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Died  24 Oct 1917  Location  Kaufman Co., TX 
Cemetery  Cottonwood Cemetery  Location  Cottonwood, Kaufman Co., TX 
Spouse 1  Larkin Richard 
Married  Unknown  Location  TX 
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

9 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

10 Name   
Born    Location   
Died    Location   
Cemetery    Location   
Spouse 1   
Married    Location   
Spouse 2   
Married    Location   

Comments:

Thomas and Maletha moved to Kaufman County in the late 1870's. 
Sometime in the mid 1890's Thomas had to go back home to TN to take 
care of some family business.  When he got off the train in TN he had to 
walk a long distance in the rain.  He became ill with pneumonia and died.
His place of burial is unknown. 

Also note: Maletha had birthed 13 children total but only 8 lived.  I do
not have names for them but one was a male child which showed up in
Kaufman Co.'s 1880 census (no name, born in 1879).  I can find
nothing else on this child.

Sources:

*Marriage license of Thomas and Maletha Crabtree- McNairy Co., TN, Book D,
page 209- I have a certified copy and a photocopy of the original. 
* 1880 Kaufman County, TX Census- Precinct 5 (Cottonwood)
* 1900 Kaufman County, TX Census- Precinct 5, 366/373
* 1910 Kaufman County, TX Census- Precinct 5/ Red Bank Rd., note:
Malethas house was on the same road as Williams, Josephs and Bosses. 
* Death certificate of Maletha SMITH, pg. 36/vol. 4 (Kaufman County, TX)
Some of the childrens marriages-
* Joseph and Fannies marriage- Kaufman Co. Vol 9/pg 433
* Boss and Pearls marriage- Kaufman Co. Vol. 10/ pg 36
Other sources- Maletha and her children that are buried at Cottonwood all
have headstones.  Most of these can be viewed through the Kaufman County
website via the Cottonwood Cemetery enumeration.

Links:


Cottonwood Cemetery 


The Kaufman County, TXGenWeb Project Site
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